Tyne and Wear

Our Tyne and Wear Sight Loss Council launched in January 2021.

If you are blind and partially sighted, live in Tyne and Wear and interested in advocating for visually impaired people, we want to hear from you!

Meet the members


A headshot of Jack Moffat, Engagement Manager for the North East. Jack has dark hair and a beard. He is looking at the camera, smiling.

“At Tyne & Wear Sight Loss Council, we offer a friendly environment where motivated blind and partially sighted people can affect change in their local area.

“We want to facilitate and empower people to feel proud of themselves and the work they do. Help us to develop and deliver projects that mean something to you.

“Let’s work together, create friendships, and make the north east a better place for the visually impaired.”

Jack Moffat, Engagement Manager, North East


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.

“I joined Tyne & Wear Sight Loss Council as I have ‘living’ experience of the ongoing issues that blind and partially sighted people face on daily basis. I want to make changes to the way things are for us all, and Sight Loss Councils provide a great platform to do this.”

Hazel Hyland, Tyne and Wear Sight Loss Council member

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

If you want to stay up to date with news from the Sight Loss Councils, sign up to our mailing list.

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