Nottinghamshire SLC joins our expanding network

We are thrilled to announce the recent launch of Nottinghamshire Sight Loss Council (SLC). It is our 19th SLC in England and is the latest to join our expanding network across the country.

Sight Loss Councils, funded by Thomas Pocklington Trust, are regional groups led by blind and partially sighted people. Together, they work with organisations to ensure what they do is accessible and inclusive.

During the launch, SLC members discussed how they will advocate on behalf of the blind and partially sighted (BPS) community using their lived experience of sight loss. Key priorities include making transport and our streets accessible so everyone can travel independent and safely.

The group explored a range of issues to tackle including inaccessible transport services and hubs, street clutter, overhanging vegetation, electric vehicles, and advertising boards.

Matt Harrison, Engagement Manager for East Midlands, said:

“I am so proud to see the East Midlands’ first Sight Loss Council up and running.  The enthusiasm shown by our volunteers was incredible, and I am very excited about what we can achieve.

“The SLC volunteers have a vast amount of lived experience to draw upon. Through consultation with the wider visually impaired community, will use this to effect positive change across Nottinghamshire. We can’t wait to get to work, and to be the latest SLC to join an expanding network across the country. ”

Join us

Are you passionate about making a difference? Do you want to influence positive change? Our Sight Loss Councils, led by blind and partially sighted volunteers, are recruiting new members. Join us today.

We use our lived experience to create positive change for others. Together, we tackle local issues and work with businesses and service providers to improve the accessibility of their services.

Join us to help ensure visually impaired people in your area can live the lives they want to lead.


Training and development

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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Publication date: 11 August 2023

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