Welcome to Staffordshire Sight Loss Council.

We are excited to announce the launch of our next West Midlands Sight Loss Council in Summer 2024. With around 25 Sight Loss Councils established, it joins an expanding network across England. 

Sight Loss Councils (SLC), funded by Thomas Pocklington Trust, are regional groups led by blind and partially sighted (BPS) volunteers. Together, we use our lived experience to tackle the issues that really matter to blind and partially sighted people in your region.

If you are passionate about making positive change, have lived experience of sight loss, and would like to join like-minded people, we would love to hear from you. You will have the opportunity to work collaboratively across the county to improve access, understanding, and inclusion within your community, 

Image shows Louise Connop, Senior Engagement Manager, smiling at the camera. She is wearing sungkasses.“We are really excited to announce the launch of our newest West Midlands Sight Loss Council in Staffordshire.

“Working collaboratively with organisations, businesses and service providers across a range of sectors, we will raise awareness of the challenges and barriers faced within your community. Sharing lived experience is so important, and together we can empower each other to share stories, build relationships, and break down those barriers with effective solutions.

“If you are blind or partially sighted, live or work in Staffordshire and are passionate about bringing your lived experience to the table to create positive change in the region then get in touch to find out more about joining us.”

Louise Connop, Senior Engagement Manager – Central England


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.

Join us

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.

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.

Stay in the know

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