York Sight Loss Council is looking for new members!

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


Why should I join?

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, our monthly meetings will be held virtually for now. Be an advocate from your home and work with policy makers and local service providers to improve access for blind and partially sighted people in the area.

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)

Iain Mitchell

Iain Mitchell is the Engagement Manager for York Sight Loss Council.

He has a visual impairment, caused by Albinism, Nystagmus and photo sensitivity.

Iain Mitchell “Sight Loss Councils are the only platform I’m aware of, run purely by blind and partially sighted people. The councils address issues in their area and give visually impaired people a voice. That lived experience makes it unique. I’ve seen boardrooms and forums light up when someone stands up and talks about their lived experience. It opens doors.”

Iain Mitchell

Find out more about Iain in his blog post Don’t let your visual impairment stop you’”

Have your say

What are services like for you as a blind and partially sighted person living in York?

Let us know the issues you feel we should focus on.

Fill in our short survey here



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