Welcome to London Sight Loss Councils.

We have three Sight Loss Councils in the capital, with a view to expand further. We currently cover North, South East, and South West London.

We are passionate about using our lived experience to increase the accessibility of services across London.  Each Sight Loss Council (SLC) addresses local need, specific to area, whilst also working together on London-centric projects.

Image shows South West London SLC member, Harry Meade. He has his head turned to the camera and is smiling. he is standing in front of a door, smiling.“Volunteering for Sight Loss Councils has given me the opportunity to get involved in many areas that affect all of us living with sight loss, with a view to influencing change for the better.”

Harry Meade, South West London SLC member


Leanne, London SLC member is sitting on a park bench with her guide dog. She is looking forwards, laughing.“I love volunteering with London Sight Loss Councils because it gives me the chance to help make important changes for everyone with sight loss. I find it so rewarding!”

Leanne Best, South East London SLC member


Where we operate

Our North London SLC covers the 21 boroughs which lie above the river Thames. Our long-term vision is to split this area into multiple Sight Loss Councils.

South East London SLC covers six boroughs. These are Bexley, Bromley, Greenwich, Lambeth, Lewisham, and Southwark.

South West London SLC also covers six boroughs. These are Croydon, Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Sutton, and Wandsworth.

We are currently recruiting for volunteers for North London and South East London SLCs’.

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Our work

London SLCs have forged great working partnerships with several key partners.

We are working with Transport for London (TfL) on a number of initiatives to improve access to public transport across their network. This includes bus stops, pedestrian crossings, and e-scooters.

Another key partnership for London SLCs is with shared electric vehicle company Lime. SLCs are working with Lime to improve rider awareness of blind and partially sighted people – particularly around the parking safety.

“Over the last year, we have worked closely with London Sight Loss Councils on a variety of projects to improve the accessibility of London’s transport network.

“Both staff members and member volunteers have been positive, inquisitive, and easy to work with. Whether testing routes and technology on the network, feeding back on new transport initiatives and policies, or showing staff members their lived experiences.

“We would highly recommend working with London Sight Loss Councils to other transport providers or organisations looking to improve the accessibility of their services for blind and partially sighted people.”

Mark Evers, Chief Customer Officer, Transport for London

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