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.

Please note that some of our local groups meet via telephone conference call while some are meeting in person. 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. Please call to check whether a groups is meeting in person before you set out for a meeting.

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.

Arbroath Macular Society Support Group

Meets Last Friday of every month from1.30-3.30 at Arbroath Library

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Arundel Macular Society Support Group

Meet on the first Tuesday of the month, from 11am at The Swan Hotel

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Aylesbury Macular Society Support Group

Meets Last Wednesday of each month 1 to 3pm (except December) at Aylesbury Methodist Church

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Ayr & District Macular Society Support Group

Meets last Tuesday of every month from 2pm-3.30pm (not December). For more information contact Shona Spence, shona.spence@macularsociety.org or mobile 07586 168 803

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Backwell & Nailsea Macular Society Support Group

Group meets last Wednesday of month 1.30 to 3.30pm at W.I. Hall

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Ballymena Macular Society Support Group

Meets Third Tuesday of the Month from 10.30am to 12pm at First Ballymena Presbyterian Church

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Ballymoney Macular Society Support Group

third Monday of the month, 11am-12pm first call 16 Nov at Tbc

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Banff Macular Society Support Group

Meets on the last Tuesday of the month from 10.30am to 12.30pm at Banff Library

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Bangor (NI) Macular Society Support Group

Meets on first Tuesday of every month except July and August from 10.30am to 12pm at Hamilton Road Community Hub

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Banstead Macular Society Support Group

Back to face to face 10.30am - 12.30pm on third Monday of the month at Banstead United Reform Church

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Barking Macular Society Support Group

Meets first Monday of every month at 10.30am - 12.30pm at Barking Learning Centre

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Barnsley Macular Society Support Group

Group telephone calls every month at 10am - 11am, please call for more information.

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