Lancashire blind and partially sighted people have come together to increase the accessibility of services, through the launch of Lancashire Sight Loss Council (SLC).

Lancashire SLC is our third SLC in the north west, complimenting our Greater Manchester and Merseyside SLCs. It will bring the total number of Sight Loss Councils’ in England to over 18.

We are currently looking for new members to join us. If you are blind or partially sighted and passionate about creating positive change, we’d love to hear from you.

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Meet the members


headshot of Kelly Barton, Engagement Manager for the north west. Kelly is standing against a white wall and smiling at the camera. Her hair is pulled back into a pony tail. She is wearing a black top with red and white flowers on it.“We are delighted to be launching a brand-new Sight Loss Council in Lancashire and are really keen to build on the work already being undertaken by existing Sight Loss Councils in the northwest region.

“And, we are now looking for blind and partially sighted volunteers to join us.  So, if you live in the Lancashire area and are keen to make positive change then please do get in touch. We’d love to hear from you.

“Being a Sight Loss Council volunteer is both enjoyable and very rewarding. You will be given the opportunity to get involved in some great projects, and shape the work and changes that you feel need to be made in the Lancashire area.”

Kelly Barton, Engagement Manager, North West


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.

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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.

“I can’t put into words how excited I am about joining Lancashire SLC. I have seen the superb work and differences that other SLCs have made, and I can’t wait for us to follow in those footsteps.

“I look forward to getting started and I have no doubt that we will improve the lives of all visually impaired residents in Lancashire.”

Mohammed Salim Patel, Lancashire Sight Loss Council

This is your chance to develop your skills and influence positive change.

Hear from our volunteers about why you should join us

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.

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