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Thomas Pocklington Trust is a leading advocate of equality for blind and partially sighted people. We are a charitable organisation primarily staffed by people who are blind or partially sighted and we have a dedicated membership of over 200 volunteers who have lived experience of sight loss. Our mission is to support blind and partially sighted people to bring about equity and inclusion in every aspect of society.
Our work is focused on championing the needs and aspirations of blind and partially sighted people, fully recognising the depth and complexity of the challenges faced. We address these challenges not only within our local communities across the country through direct action by members of our Sight Loss Councils, but also at the heart of our national government and policy structures. We are a leader in providing direct grants that target systemic change and improvements for blind and partially sighted people.
Our mission is to support blind and partially sighted people to bring about equity and inclusion in society and their own lives. We achieve this by focusing on significant life milestones for blind and partially sighted people, including ensuring a high standard of educational attainment, fostering positive employment opportunities and promoting overall health and wellbeing, with timely health interventions when needed.
In addition to addressing equality in life opportunities, our strategy is designed to support blind and partially sighted people at every stage of their journey through the education system, further training or employment and their chosen careers.
We aim to:
We support blind and partially sighted people to lead the lives they want to by:
To achieve these objectives, we work in partnership with blind and partially sighted people, experts and our dedicated supporters to implement campaigns, activities and services that increase independence and improve lives.
Together we are changing mindsets and advocating for better services, equitable access and improved accessibility.
Sight Loss Councils (SLCs), funded by Thomas Pocklington Trust, are regional groups led by blind and partially sighted people. Together, they work with organisations to ensure what they do is accessible and inclusive. They do this using the power of their lived experience.Find out more about 'Sight Loss Councils'