Torch Trust, a Christian sight loss charity, has a new FREE initiative - Sight Loss Friendly Church (SLFC) which has been developed to help churches to become accessible for people with sight loss.

They believe that to become sight loss friendly clergy and church administrators need to follow three principles:

THINK

When planning church events, services or communications think to yourself, “What can we do to include blind or partially sighted people?”

ASK

Approach individuals and ask what would be best for them.

ACT

Make changes, adapt room layouts or use Torch resources so that everyone with sight loss feels included in your church.

It has a range of resources available to help a church transition to becoming sight loss friendly. 

In addition it is providing some free 30 minute taster sessions on Zoom for churches to find out more about SLFC including all the benefits of this resource; how to go about becoming a SLFC and where you can meet the SLFC team and ask questions. The following dates and times are available.

Tuesday 29th September 2pm
Wednesday 30th September 7pm
Tuesday 27th October 2pm
Wednesday 28th October 7pm

If anyone would like to find out more visit sightlossfriendlychurch.org.uk or to book a place email [email protected]