Local support groups

Our groups provide information and support to those with macular disease, their family and friends.

Each one is a welcoming and compassionate place to learn about the support available, build your confidence, and better understand your own macular disease. And, of course, it’s a chance to make new friends who really understand what sight loss is like.

Find out more about our support groups, including telephone groups and those for working age and young people. There are also online support groups specific to particular types of macular disease. See our regional support information for patient information events and contact details for our team out in the regions.

If you would like to make a peer support group referral for yourself or someone else, please fill in this form.


Group type

Many of our local groups are still meeting via telephone conference call, in line with our Guidance for Support groups. To join a group or confirm if a specific group is meeting face to face or by telephone, please phone our groups admin team on 01264 560 259.

Aberdeen Support Group

Meets on third Friday of every month at 10.30 - 12.00noon at North East Sensory Services

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Abergele Support Group

Meets the Third Monday of every month at 1.30pm. No meeting in August. December's meeting is the Christmas Party! at 1 Hafod-Y-Parc

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Aberystwyth Support Group

Meets forth Wednesday of every month at 11.00am at Athro Cafe

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Abingdon Support Group

Meets on the Second Thursday of most months (Contact Group leader for actual dates) from 10.30 to 12 noon at The Baptist Church Hall

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Accrington Support Group

Meets 2nd Tuesday of the month from 10am to 2pm at 32 Bank Street

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Airedale Support group

Meet second Thursday of the month 1pm to 3pm at The Lena Anderton Meeting Room

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Alnwick Support Group

Meets on second Monday of every month at 10-12noon. at Weavers Court

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Altrincham Support Group

Virtual Meetings Only - Meets first Wednesday of every month at 1:45pm-2:45pm at TBC

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Amersham Support Group

Meets First Friday of Alternate Months (Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct & Dec) 2.00-4.00pm at St. Johns Methodist Church

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Ammanford Support Group

Meets second Thursday of every month at 10.30am – 2.30pm at Public Memorial Village Hall

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Andover VIP Support Group

Meet 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month, St Annes' meetings 2-4pm Office address and drop in centre - Borden Gates, 41 Bridge Street, Andover, SP10 1BG at St Ann's Hall

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Antrim Support Group

Meet on second Friday of the month from 11am to 12.30 pm at Greystone Community Centre

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