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Student volunteering week: ‘Volunteering is a really good way to get into the industry you want to work in’
Sight Loss Council member, Ada Eravama, discusses skills and positive experiences she’s gained from volunteering.
‘You’re not on your own’ – Gary’s story
After losing his sight, Gary Tunney set-up his own support group to help other blind and partially sighted people in his community. The group has been a great success, which has inspired Gary to continue helping others. He is now a fully fledged member of the Greater Manchester Sight Loss Council, focusing on the priority area of Technology.
A voice for the local community
Lianne McKeon has literally become a voice for blind and partially sighted people in Birmingham.
‘We’re making a real difference’ – Anela’s story
Anela Wood is a member of our Bristol Sight Loss Council. She talks about the work she has done with the council, helping Southmead Hospital improve their check in system and providing vision impairment awareness training to staff at local GP surgeries.
‘Blind people are getting a voice’ – Ines’ story
Gloucestershire Sight Loss Council member Ines Higgins shares how her long battle to get work inspired her to advocate for other blind and partially sighted people. She also talks about the positives of volunteering and explains the importance of the Sight Loss Council’s work.
Apple Accessibility Workshops with Merseyside Sight Loss Council
Merseyside Sight Loss Council teamed up with the Liverpool Apple Store, to put on tailored workshops designed to help blind and partially sighted people use Apple devices. SLC volunteer went along to the sessions and blogs about the training visually impaired participants were given.
Calling blind or partially sighted people in Gloucestershire
If you are blind or partially sighted, over 18 and live in Gloucestershire, then we want to hear from you.
Bristol SLC unveils Mayoral Manifesto
Bristol Sight Loss Council unveiled its Mayoral Election Manifesto to raise awareness of the issues regularly faced by blind and partially sighted people in the city.
Bridging the gap between employers and visually impaired people
Alex Wallis reports on what happened at the Bridge the Gap event in Liverpool.
Bridge the Gap busting myths to increase diversity
Businesses in the Merseyside region came together with blind and partially sighted people today to find out how they could increase the number of visually impaired people in the workforce.
Find out more about Merseyside Sight Loss Council member Laura Kennedy and how volunteering had a positive impact on her life in this case study.
My first year
Iain writes a blog post, reflecting on his first year as Engagement Manager for the North West.
World Sight Day 2019
A news release about the work of the Sight Loss Councils and to highlight the message of World Sight Day 2019.
National Eye Health Week 2019
A blog covering some important messages from National Eye Health Week 2019
Inquiry into Pavement Parking
The Birmingham & Black Country Sight Loss Councils submitted a response to the Transport Select Committee’s Inquiry into Pavement Parking.
Inquiry into Enforcing the Equality Act
Birmingham & Black Country Sight Loss Council's response to the Women & Equalities Select Committee Inquiry into Enforcing the Equality Act
Hear about Laura's journey to becoming a Sight Loss Council member and how it has changed her life.
WAF 25th April 2019
The April WAF event held at DWF Law featured two employment-focused guest speakers.
Birmingham Sight Loss Council supported the development of a new transport initiative, Ask Annie.
The Sight Loss Council was requested to support Birmingham Airport with feedback on their accessibility services.
WAF 25th October 2018
The third WAF took place on 25th October 2018 and our guest speaker was Anthony Tattum from Big Cat agency.
WAF 26th July 2018
Read our report of the second WAF in West Midlands featuring Blind Dave Heeley.
The First WAF
Write up of the first working age forum held in Birmingham
Find out about the successes of Sight Loss Council member, Mohammed.
Discover more about one of original members, Yvonne and the changes she has made as a Sight Loss Council member.
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