North London Sight Loss Council: Meet the members

Meet the Staff

Head shot of Lucy Williams, Senior Engagement Manager (south). She is smiling at the camera. she has long fair hair and is wearing glasses.

Lucy Williams

Lucy is the Senior Engagement Manager for the South and joined Sight Loss Councils in September 2022, having previously sat on the Council as a volunteer.

She was born with albinism and has been partially sighted since birth.

Lucy is a very keen gig goer, loves browsing independent bookshops, and attempting to play football! Before joining the sight loss sector, she worked in the space industry, and still has a keen love of all things spacey.

Having moved to London in 2018, Lucy has enjoyed exploring the city and is really excited to be supporting the growth of Sight Loss Councils in London.

She is passionate about working with members of London Sight Loss Council to be a force for positive change for current and future Londoners in our community. She wants to push for improved accessibility and awareness of visual impairment across the capitol.

Black and white headshot of Liam O'Carroll. His head is turned slightly to the side and he is smiling.

Liam O'Carroll

Liam was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa at the age of 6 and was registered blind aged 11.  He took up the role of Sight Loss Coordinator for London in January 2023.

Liam first joined Thomas Pocklington Trust in 2016. He was later seconded to London Vision, where he worked for five years as Project Coordinator.

Before joining TPT, Liam worked freelance as an actor, performing in roles in television, radio and theatre.  He studied English and Drama at Roehampton University and later gained a Masters at the University of Wales, Bangor. Here, he specialised in Arthurian tradition in twentieth-century fiction.

In his spare time, Liam enjoys writing fiction, reading literature, listening to audio described telly and playing board games.

Meet the Members

Headshot of London SLC member, Renu. She has her head tilted towards the camera and is smiling.

Renu Jaspal

Renu has been visually impaired from birth and was diagnosed in 2019 with a rare genetic condition called Achromatopsia.

“Since receiving my diagnosis, I have been actively networking with other blind and partially sighted peers and have developed an in-depth understanding of the challenges faced in society. There is still a lack of awareness and education about visual impairment. As a North London Sight Loss Council member I’m keen to raise awareness and educate about vision impairment and to deliver this knowledge with a positive, optimistic and holistic approach”.

Renu has many interests, including martial arts, walking, reading and cooking; “I’m a huge kitchen gadget fan and become a big kid with a new toy when I receive a new gadget”.

She enjoys going on adventures both big and small, and she’s a social butterfly, really enjoying socialising and pursuing new experiences.

Left to right: Vinnie, support worker, is with Davinder and Renu of London SLC. They are seated at a table during a workshop, clapping. Vinnie is looking over his shoulder at Davinder.

Davinder Kullar

Davinder Kullar is a Technology for Life Co-ordinator with RNIB. Registered blind, he understands the challenges and is passionate about the potential value in using technology for blind and partially sighted people.

Headshot of Amrit Dhaliwal. London SLC member. Amrit is sitting on a sofa, looking at the camera, smiling. She has dark hair, pulled back. she is wearing glasses and large hoop earrings. She has a flowery top on.

Amrit Dhaliwal

Amrit is a dedicated south Asian disability campaigner media spokeswoman, and host to the ‘Blind Able’ YouTube channel.

She was diagnosed with sight loss at the age of five due to glaucoma.

Amrit loves personal growth, stretching her comfort zone, and she is always open to new adventures.  Amrit loves to channel her creativity into art, dance, singing, acting, and visiting places of culture.

She says: “Since networking with other visually impaired people, I am continuously gaining confidence and motivation from other people’s achievements.  It is an honour to be accepted into North London Sight Loss Council. I will utilise my extensive lived experience of visual impairment to help create a more accessible and inclusive London City.

“My goal is to bring all aspects of sight loss to the forefront of society and campaign for disability to be an integral part of the school curriculum. This will help to create a more positive understanding of visual Impairment in our future generations.”

Headshot of Emmanuel Beck, London Sight Loss Council member. Emmanuel is wearing a red polo shirt and black jacket. He is facing the camera, with a big smile on his face,

Emmanual Beck

Coming soon!

Nick Wilson

Nick was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa at the age of 13 and was registered blind in 2008. He enjoys going to the gym, walking and attending live music events.

Nick has spent most of his working career as an entrepreneur with multiple businesses across a variety of categories. He has spent much of the last 15 years focussed on meditation and yoga, training at a variety of retreat centres across the UK.

Nick said: “I am looking forward to joining the Sight Loss Council team and working to improve the lives of other blind Londoners.”

Selina Mills

Coming soon!

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