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        Sight loss in the UK is a growing concern.

        We know that churches want to give everyone the best possible welcome – but it can be hard to work out just how to do that.

        People with sight loss can easily feel unable to join in with or attend church, leading to a lack of community support and human connection. Becoming part of Sight Loss Friendly Church means that we can help you give the warmest welcome to people with sight loss, making your church a place where they can thrive.

        Jesus is
        for everyone

        Everyone has the right to a fulfilling spiritual life, but feeling left out or unable to join in at church often means that people stop attending altogether. They then miss out not just on regular services, but social activities, a sense of community and a feeling of human connection. Churches may not realise that anyone in their congregation or local community has sight loss, and if they do they may not know how to provide support. Sight Loss Friendly Church is here to help.

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        If you would like to explore what it means to become a Sight Loss Friendly Church, the benefits of becoming one and how to go about it, why not join one of our free Taster Sessions on Zoom? These sessions will last no more than 30 minutes and there will be an opportunity to ask questions of the SLFC team.

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        SLFC Story quote

        “At my church my sight loss is not an issue.”

        "They welcomed me, got to know me and included me. Now I am in the worship team and help lead a home group." - Mavis

        It’s all about attitude

        Attitude is the most important thing about being sight loss friendly. In any congregation, it can be hard to meet everyone’s needs at the same time and the same is true with sight loss.

        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.

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        SLFC Story quote

        “Being part of a Sight Loss Friendly Church allows me to live out my faith.”

        - Michael

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