Welcome to the Gloucestershire Sight Loss Council page.
Gloucestershire Sight Loss Council launched in January 2020, and we are led by blind and partially sighted living in Gloucestershire. We are passionate about campaigning and advocating for the needs of visually impaired people in the region.
We meet once a month to discuss accessibility issues raised by the community. Our projects reflect these and our three key priority areas of Employment and Skills, Health and Well-being and Inclusive Communities.
Why should I volunteer?
If you want to make a real difference in your local area on the issues that affect blind and partially sighted people, joining our Sight loss Council could be the perfect volunteering opportunity for you.
You will work with policy makers and local service providers to improve access for blind and partially sighted people in your local community. It is also a great opportunity to come together with other blind and partially sighted people in your area.
“Sight Loss Councils give you an opportunity to join with a group of people from all walks of life. Each bringing their experiences, with the purpose of focusing on the issues concerning sight impaired and blind people. We have fun too!”
Ann, Gloucestershire Sight Loss Council member
This is your chance to develop your skills and influence positive change.
Training and development
It’s really important to us that you get as much as possible out of volunteering. You’ll receive relevant training and the opportunity to learn and/or enhance your skills. Whether you’re interested in public speaking or honing your social media skills, there’s something for everyone to get involved in.
Stay in the know
If you want to stay up to date with news from the Sight Loss Councils, sign up to our mailing list.