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Become a Tyne & Wear Sight Loss Council member


Are you living in Tyne & Wear, blind or partially sighted and interested in advocating for others?

The Thomas Pocklington Trust are looking to recruit volunteers with lived experience of sight-loss to join their Tyne & Wear Sight-loss council. Join their community of blind and partially sighted advocates and help support visually impaired people in your area to live the lives they want to lead.

What does a Sight Loss Council member do?

As a Sight Loss Council member your duties may include putting forward local issues affecting your community at Sight Loss Council meetings (ie pavement parking, guide dog refusals etc) or taking part in accessibility testing sessions, forums, seminars and contributing to public consultations.

If you’re interested in gaining advocacy experience, you are a great communicator and confident with technology (or willing to learn), then they want to hear from you!

How do I join?

To find out more about becoming a Tyne & Wear Sight Loss Council member, download the volunteer role description and email volunteering@pocklington-trust.org.uk to let them know which Sight Loss Council you are interested in joining.

Download the job description





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