Welcome to the Merseyside Sight Loss Council.
Launched in March 2019, the Merseyside Sight Loss Council is led by blind and partially sighted members from Merseyside.
If you’re visually impaired, from Merseyside and interested in advocating for blind and partially sighted people, then why not consider becoming a Sight Loss Council member?
If you are interested in finding out more information about volunteering for the Sight Loss Councils, read the Volunteer Role Description below and fill in our short expression of interest form. If you would like to apply to become a Sight Loss Council member, apply online.
We meet once a month to discuss any accessibility issues raised by the community and plan projects under our six themes of Education, Employment, Health, Technology, Transport and sport.
Merseyside projects and successes
Merseyside SLC invited shoppers, retailers and staff to take part in Sim-Spec sessions and learn about ways to improve the experience of blind and partially sighted shoppers.
Accessible public transport
Merseyrail invited Merseyside Sight Loss Council members on an exclusive tour of their new trains.
VI Forum: Life after lockdown
Merseyside Sight Loss Council held a VI Forum on Friday, 17 September, to tackle the challenges blind and partially sighted people face as everything opens up again. The forum is a great way to find out about the services and support available for blind and partially sighted people in Merseyside.
Accessibility workshops with Apple
We teamed up with the Apple store in Liverpool to run accessibility workshops to help blind and partially sighted people use Apple devices.
Bridge the gap employment
In February 2020, we held our Bridge the gap employment event at Anfield stadium. Employers and blind and partially sighted job seekers came together to discuss ways to get more visually impaired people into the workplace.
If you would like to collaborate with the Merseyside Sight Loss Council on a project, please get in touch.