Sight Scotland, Sight Scotland Veterans, Visibility Scotland and Thomas Pocklington Trust are excited to announce that together we are launching Sight Loss Councils across the Central Belt of Scotland and in Dumfries and Galloway.
What are Sight Loss Councils?
Sight Loss Councils (SLCs) are being launched in Scotland in a bid to make streets, transport, and shopping and leisure facilities more accessible. There are currently 20 SLCs across England, delivered by Thomas Pocklington Trust, but this is the first time SLCs will exist in Scotland.
Each SLC will be made up of a small group of blind and partially sighted volunteers who meet monthly to discuss accessibility issues and plan projects in their regions.
Priorities of the SLCs include accessible transport and streets so everyone can travel independently and safely. They will also work to increase the accessibility of healthcare, shopping, museums and galleries, and sports and leisure facilities, as well as the particular needs of each local area.
We will be recruiting an Engagement Manager to lead on SLCs in October 2023 and will begin recruiting volunteers, firstly across the central belt, in 2024.
To find out more about sight loss council listen to the audio clip below or visit Sight Loss Councils - Influencing positive change for vision impaired people