We are incredibly pleased to announce that Sight Loss Councils has launched in the East Midlands.

Nottinghamshire Sight Loss Council (SLC) our 18th SLC and first East Midlands council, launched in July 2023.

We are currently looking for new members to join us. If you are blind or partially sighted and passionate about creating positive change, we’d love to hear from you.

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Meet the members


Head shot of Matt Harrison, Engagement Manager for East Midlands. Matt is standing against a white wall and smiling at the camera. He is wearing a black shirt and a blazer.

“Sight Loss Councils are driven by blind and partially sighted people. Our members are keen to ensure that their local communities and services are accessible. We aim to create positive change around public transport, street safety, and other topics of local interest.

“Volunteering with us will give you the opportunity to develop advocacy skills and meet other blind and partially sighted people within your region. We will meet monthly to discuss our various projects and would love for you to join us.”

Matt Harrison, Engagement Manager, East Midlands


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.

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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.

“It is comforting to know that I am not in this alone, and that we are all trying to improve things for people in a similar situation.”

Alun, Nottinghamshire 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

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.

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