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.

Meet the members

Join us

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?

Read SLC member Laura Kennedy’s story

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.

Volunteer Role Description Sight Loss Council Member (DOCX, 60 KB)

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

Purple Tuesday

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.

Read more about SLC Purple Tuesday events here

Merseyside SLC discusses inaccessible retail websites

Accessible public transport

Merseyrail invited Merseyside Sight Loss Council members on an exclusive tour of their new trains.

Read more here

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.

Watch a recording here

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.

Learn more

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.

Read more


If you would like to collaborate with the Merseyside Sight Loss Council on a project, please get in touch.

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