London Sight Loss Council launched in January 2021. We work to advocate the needs of blind and partially sighted people and influence positive change across the capital.

Our members meet monthly to discuss accessibility issues and plan projects under the three priority themes of Employment and Skills, Health and Wellbeing, and Inclusive Communities.

We have now launched our second Sight Loss Council in the capital. Find out more about South West London Sight Loss Council and how you can join here.

Meet the members

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.

Join us

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

Headshot of Vidya Nathan, standing against a yellow background. Vidya has long, dark hair. She is wearing a black blazer and a polka dot top. She is smiling at the camera. “I am truly passionate about making a difference, breaking down barriers and creating a more inclusive world. Becoming a part of the blind and partially sighted community has enabled me to get to know others, hear their experiences, and broaden my own knowledge of the requirements of those within our community. This will help me to advocate the needs of our community more effectively too.”

Vidya, London 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


If you are blind and partially sighted and interested in advocating for visually impaired people, we’d love to hear from you. We are actively taking applications in South East London, including the following boroughs: Bexley, Bromley, Greenwich, Lambeth, Lewisham, Southwark.

If you live in South West London (Croydon, Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Sutton and Wandsworth), please refer to the South West London SLC page  where we are taking applications.

Please note recruitment is paused in the following boroughs in north and central London until we are able to expand. This includes the boroughs of Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith and Fulham, Harrow, Hillingdon, Kensington and Chelsea, Hounslow, Westminster, Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Haringey, Islington, Barking and Dagenham, City of London, Hackney, Havering, Newham, Redbridge, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest. If you would like to submit your details to be made aware when recruitment opens up in these areas, contact 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.

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.

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