Christianity 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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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.

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The impact of sight loss affects us all

LONELINESS

almost half of blind and partially sighted people feel ‘moderately’ or ‘completely’ cut off from people and things around them.

EVERY DAY

250 people in the UK start to lose their sight

1 IN 5 PEOPLE

will start to live with sight loss in their lifetime

By 2050 the number of people with sight loss in the UK could be nearly

4 MILLION

Why being sight loss friendly matters

 

Being sight loss friendly is a state of mind

THINK

about people with sight loss

ASK

them what they would like

ACT

with kindness and consideration

Torch Trust can help your church to become more aware of how to support people with sight loss. We can help you become more accessible and more able to confidently engage everyone in your church, and those who would like to join.

Sign up today

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Thanks to the changes my church has made, I feel connected to people again, it’s made such a difference to my life. 

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What now?

To take the next step toward sight loss friendliness, then sign up to become a Sight Loss Friendly church.

SLFC churches will have free access to Torch’s advice and guidance, opportunity to book personal consultations or workshops for your church and access the Torch catalogue of accessible Christian literature. Your church will then feature on our map to encourage people with sight loss in your area to your congregation.

We can help make your ministry accessible.

Sign up today