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Bedfordshire Sight Loss Council celebrates impact on third birthday
Sight Loss Council partners are celebrating the impact Bedfordshire Sight Loss Council has had on their work, as Bedfordshire SLC celebrates its third birthday.
Retinitis Pigmentosa: volunteers share their stories
29 February 2024
Retinitis Pigmentosa is the most common inherited eye condition in the UK today. To mark Retinitis Pigmentosa Awareness month we asked two Sight Loss Council volunteers to share their experience of living with RP.
Essex SLC partner with Greater Anglia railway
29 February 2024
Essex Sight Loss Council has partnered with Greater Anglia railway to increase the accessibility of its services for blind and partially sighted people.
Nottinghamshire SLC working to increase accessibility of transport
22 February 2024
Nottinghamshire Sight Loss Council is working with transport providers to increase the accessibility of services for blind and partially sighted people.
Retinitis Pigmentosa Awareness Month – Jack’s story
20 February 2024
This February marks Retinitis Pigmentosa awareness month. A month dedicated to raising awareness of Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) – one of the most common eye conditions in the UK today.
Are blind and partially sighted people on your MP’s agenda?
19 February 2024
2024 will be a big year in British politics, with a General Election all but certain to take place. But are blind and partially sighted people on your MP's agenda?
‘Bringing Museums to Life’ event success
14 February 2024
Around 40 blind and partially sighted people attended the Museum of Liverpool for Merseyside Sight Loss Council’s ‘Bringing Museums to Life’ event.
Third Sight Loss Council launches in London
06 February 2024
We are delighted to announce the launch of our third Sight Loss Council in the capital.. South East London Sight Loss Council joins our existing London and South West London SLCs.
Tyne and Wear SLC celebrates third birthday
29 January 2024
Tyne and Wear Sight Loss Council is celebrating its third birthday and its work to create change for blind and partially sighted people across the region.
Detail of audio visual announcements revealed
22 January 2024
Audio visual announcements on buses took a step closer this month, as Thomas Pocklington Trust met with the Real-Time Information Group to discuss the roll-out of audio-visual announcements on buses.
New film highlights Sight Loss Council work to improve street design
15 January 2024
Sight Loss Councils are working with councillors and local authorities to improve street design and better understand the impact of street obstacles.
Increasing the parking etiquette of e-bikes and e-scooters
12 January 2024
Sight Loss Councils are working with e-scooter and e-bike providers to promote parking etiquette, work for which we were shortlisted for a national award.
Pavement parking means I can’t leave the house alone
09 January 2024
Rowan Stansfield, who is partially sighted, feels she can no longer go out of the house alone because cars parked on the pavement do not leave space for her wheelchair to get past.
Travelling blind: my injury caused by pavement parking
09 January 2024
Sight Loss Council Engagement Manager, David Smith, like many blind and partially sighted people, has collided with vehicles due to pavement parking.
SLCs inform ‘Try a Train’ event
03 January 2024
Sight Loss Councils are working with Govia Thameslink Railway in a joint initiative to encourage blind and partially sighted people to ‘’Try a Train’.
Lancashire SLC launches first project to make streets accessible
12 December 2023
Lancashire Sight Loss Council (SLC), our latest SLC to launch in October, has carried out its first Lancashire-based project to increase the accessibility of our streets.
Urgent call to address pavement parking danger
11 December 2023
In communities nationwide, the act of pavement parking poses a serious threat to safety. It significantly impacts those who are blind or partially sighted, parents with pushchairs, young children, wheelchair users, and those with mobility challenges.
It belongs in a museum’ – Essex SLC event success
29 November 2023
Over 36 blind and partially sighted residents across Essex came together to learn more about audio description at Essex Sight Loss Council’s (SLC) ‘‘It belongs in a museum’ event last month.
North Yorkshire SLC attend TIER’s acoustic alert pilot in York
27 November 2023
York blind and partially sighted residents in joined North Yorkshire Sight Loss Council last week at TIER’s acoustic vehicle alert system (AVAS) pilot. This is the first time the alert has been heard outside of London.
London SLCs attend 2023 CiTTi Awards
22 November 2023
London Sight Loss Councils have presented an award, and been nominated for two awards at the 2023 City Transport and Traffic Innovation (CiTTi) Awards for their work to make our streets accessible.
Sight Loss Council Communications Apprentice vacancy
22 November 2023
Thomas Pocklington Trust, a national charity dedicated to delivering positive change for blind and partially sighted people, has launched a new apprenticeship scheme. Due to a period of exciting growth, we are looking for a communications apprentice to support the work of our Sight Loss Councils.
Northumberland SLC celebrates second birthday
14 November 2023
Northumberland Sight Loss Council has celebrated its second birthday and its work to create change for blind and partially sighted people across the region.
Yorkshire and Humberside Let’s Get Active multi-sport taster event success
10 November 2023
Over 35 blind and partially sighted people attended our fully booked multi-sport taster event created by and for blind and partially sighted people in York on 3 November.
The power of the Purple Pound
07 November 2023
Today, Sight Loss Councils are celebrating Purple Tuesday and the power of the ‘Purple Pound.’ This is part of their work to make retail and shopping more accessible for blind and partially sighted people.
New report highlights barriers to accessing transport
01 November 2023
Sight Loss Councils (SLC) and Thomas Pocklington Trust have launched a report that highlights the challenges blind and partially sighted (BPS) people face accessing transport. #MakeTransportAccessible report – PDF...
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