Skill Share with us
Help us by sharing you expertise and know-how by joining our Skill Share programme.Skill Share
People who are blind and partially sighted continue to experience barriers and obstacles when it comes to the workplace. Our corporate partners are helping us redress that.
There are over two million people in the UK living with sight loss and it is estimated that this figure will double by 2050. 27% of registered BPS people are in employment compared to 81% in the general population (RNIB). Unemployment rates for BPS people haven’t changed significantly in a generation (RNIB). Employment rates for BPS people compare less favourably with employment rates for other groups with impairments – 25% vs 50% (UK Government). There are approximately 84,500 registered BPS people of working age in the UK (RNIB).
In recent research, blind and partially sighted people rated employment as the second biggest barrier they face in living their lives.
We are working to change this by partnering with businesses and organisations. Partnering with us not only demonstrates your organisation’s values and responsibility, it also shows that you are passionate about positive change.
We partner with those who:
If you share our passion and commitment, we want to hear from you. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 020 8995 0880. To register your interest and get onboard, please complete our Corporate Partners Form.
By partnering with us, we can help your organisation attract talent and support you in making your workplace accessible, allowing you to harness the value that blind and partially sighted employees bring.
As a corporate partner with Thomas Pocklington Trust, you gain access to a range of transformative opportunities.
From volunteering as a sighted guide to hosting a coffee morning, signing petitions, or sharing posts on social media, there are numerous ways you can contribute and create positive change. The best part is, our opportunities are flexible, allowing you to seamlessly integrate them into your existing commitments.
Mentoring (Commitment: One hour a month for six months): Become a role model and offer support, advice, and guidance to our interns, students, and young people. Empower them to reach their potential and shape their future.
Skill Share (Commitment: One to four hours, either online or in-person): Share your expertise by delivering short workshops to our interns, students, volunteers and employees at Thomas Pocklington Trust. Alternatively, you can host an event at your workplace, fostering knowledge exchange and growth.
Pro-bono Projects (Commitment: Varies depending on the project): Leverage your unique skills and experience to contribute to meaningful projects that benefit blind and partially sighted individuals. Opportunities range from a few days to a couple of months.
Sighted Guide (Commitment: Hours vary): Receive full training and become a sighted guide at our national conference in October, supporting delegates at the venue. Additionally, there are sighted guide opportunities at our regional events.
Coffee Morning (Commitment: Two to three hours): Combat social isolation by hosting a coffee morning for blind and partially sighted individuals in your workplace.
Lunch ‘n’ Learn (Commitment: 30 minutes to an hour): Share your hobbies and passions by hosting a social session at your workplace to foster a sense of community and understanding.
Share a Campaign (Commitment: 10 minutes a month): Support blind and partially sighted individuals by signing our petitions or sharing our social media posts to help change attitudes and drive meaningful change.
We welcome your creative ideas on how you can contribute and raise awareness for our cause. Please feel free to contact us below.