A Sight Loss Council for London has been created to advocate the needs of blind and partially sighted people after the appointment of 14 members.

It has been facilitated as part of a national network of councils by London Vision with funding provided by the Thomas Pocklington Trust and the Vision Foundation.

Cathy Low, CEO of London Vision said: ‘The formation of a London Sight Loss Council has generated a lot of interest from applicants across the capital. Sight Loss Councils promote engagement and self-advocacy, and can effect real change as demonstrated already with Sight Loss Councils’ work across the country.

‘The 14 members come from a range of locations and backgrounds across the capital. London is an incredibly diverse city and this diversity is reflected in our members to ensure a variety of views and experiences is represented.’