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Scotland Sight Loss Councils

Scotland Sight Loss Councils

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.


What are their priorities

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.


Want more information?

To find out more about sight loss council then click the link below:

Sight Loss Councils – influencing positive change

Audio clip on Sight Loss Council from RNIB Connect Radio:

RNIB – new sight loss councils to launch in Scotland


Logos of Sight Loss Councils, Visibility Scotland, Sight Scotland, Sight Scotland Veterans and Thomas Pocklington trust

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