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Meet the Councils
Tyne and Wear
Health and Well-being
Employment and Skills
#StreetsForAll: Phase 1: E-scooters and pavement parking
#StreetsForAll Phase 2: Inaccessible street designs
Employment and Skills resources
Health and Well-being resources
Inclusive Communities resources
The roadmap out of lockdown
COVID-19: resources for blind and partially sighted people
Celebrating Volunteers’ Week 2022
For Volunteers Week, we want to say thank you to our incredible blind and partially sighted volunteers, who are working so hard to advocate for visually impaired people in their communities.
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.
The Working Age Forum is an opportunity for networking and peer support held quarterly. Find out about one of our success stories from the forum.
Bus Stop Signage
Working with the West Midlands Combined Authority, the Sight Loss Councils have improved bus stop signage.
Birmingham Sight Loss Council have worked on inclusion with the Hippodrome as part of our Sport & Leisure priority.
Pan-Disability Jobs Fair
Birmingham Sight Loss Council collaborated with the West Midlands Combined Authority to organise a disability job fair.
Purple Tuesday 2018
Birmingham and Black Country Sight Loss Councils visited the Bullring to talk to the retailers about how to be more accessible.
Wolverhampton Train Station
Black Country Sight Loss Council invited MPs to put themselves in the shoes of a person with sight loss at the local train station.
Volunteers week: Saying thank you to our wonderful volunteers
For Volunteers Week, we want to say thank you to our incredible blind and partially sighted volunteers, who are working so hard to advocate for visually impaired people in their...
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