Thomas Pocklington Trust training at Tipton Leisure Centre

Thomas Pocklington Trust training at Tipton Leisure Centre

The team at Tipton Leisure Centre welcomed Thomas Pocklington Trust and Sight Loss Council members for some vital training.

In the UK there are currently 2.23 Million people living with sight loss. RNIB estimate approximately 198,000 of these people live in the West Midlands. In the Black Country, this number is estimated at 37,800.

Thomas Pocklington Trust’s vision is a society where blind and partially sighted people can participate fully.

They support blind and partially sighted people to live the life they want to lead and support grant applications that reflect our core strategy strands. They tackle local issues and work with businesses and service providers to improve the accessibility of their services.

During the training, the team learnt about: 

  • Terminology that should be used 
  • How to help prevent sight loss
  • Eye conditions  
  • Communicating with someone who is visually impaired
  • Difference in canes and what they are used for 
  • Welcoming Guide dogs and how to be of assistance 
  • How to guide a customer around the facility and give a tour

Our team really enjoyed participating in the training and loved learning this new information. 

A big thank you to:

Lu Connop, Senior Engagement Manager for Central England

Ashleigh Bryant, West Midlands Sight Loss Council Coordinator

Carl Galloway, Sight Loss Council member

Meena Rattu, Sight Loss Council member