Work with us
Sight Loss Councils (SLCs) across England work with local and national businesses and service providers to ensure what they do is accessible and inclusive.
All SLCs prioritise making public transport and our streets accessible, so everyone can travel independently and safely. This is because blind and partially sighted have told us these issues matter to them the most (Listening Month 2022).
Locally, multiple SLCs across England also focus on one of the following areas to respond to local need: health, shopping, sports and leisure, or arts and culture.
Take a look at the priority areas we are working on in your region below and find out how you can work with us.
- West Yorkshire: arts and culture
- North Yorkshire: sports and leisure
- Merseyside: arts and culture
- Greater Manchester: retail
- Northumberland: sports and leisure
- Tyne & Wear: sports and leisure
- Birmingham and Black Country: health services and sports and leisure
- Worcestershire: health services
- London: retail
- South West London: retail
- West of England: health services
- Gloucestershire: arts and culture
- East Sussex: retail
- West Sussex: retail
“Sight Loss Councils’ support for NBT has been invaluable. The volunteers have supported us in embedding the Accessible Information Standard and raising awareness across the Trust. Their commitment, passion and support has already led to significant change and we are looking forward to continuing the journey to improving access. Thank you, SLC!”
Ann O’Malley, Patient Communications and Engagement Lead, North Bristol NHS Trust
“Our ambition to be an exemplar region for disabled people and those with long term health conditions has been built on co-production and developing a robust and credible voice. Thomas Pocklington Trust and Sight Loss Councils have worked alongside us as we build the framework for this ambition. This relationship is really valued and helps ensure we continue to build and co-produce this vision with wide reach and a person-centered approach.”
Mark Fosbrook, Health improvement Disability Manager, West Midlands Combined Authority
“I’m so proud of the work we’ve done with West of England Sight Loss Council to launch this audio guide, which will help to ensure that our station remains as accessible as possible for all passengers, especially during the roof works.”
Bernadette Sachse, Station Manager at Bristol Temple Meads, Network Rail
Partner with us
Thomas Pocklington Trust is also looking to partner with businesses and organisations who wish to:
- widen their talent pool through employing, training or offering internships to blind and partially sighted people.
- educate and train their staff in supporting partially sighted colleagues and customers.
- offer goods and/or services that are fully accessible to people living with sight loss.
- champion our cause by getting involved and supporting our campaigns, and signing up to our campaigns e-newsletter.
Partnering with us not only demonstrates your organisation’s values and responsibility; it also shows that you are passionate about positive change.