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.

Bude & Holsworthy Macular Society Support Group

Group meets second Tuesday of each month 2pm to 4pm. Not meeting in December due to Christmas lunch out. at Holsworthy Memorial Hall

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Burnley Macular Society Support Group

Meets first Thursday of the month 12.30-2.30pm at East Lancs Voluntary Resource

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Burton Joyce Macular Society Support Group

Meets third Thursday of alternate months - Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sep & Nov. Contact the Group Leader for further information about the group. at St Helen's Church Centre

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Bury (Lancs) Macular Society Support Group

Meets the third Wednesday of every month from 1.30pm to 3pm at Wolstenholme House

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Bury Macular Society Support Group (Ramsey Club)

Meets on second Monday each month but please contact Erika Brown or Tracey Acourt at Hunts Blind for information on 01480 453 438. at Ramsey Club

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Buxton and Beyond Macular Society Support Group

Meet on the second Friday of the month 1.30 to 3pm. Every month. *lower hall level access via exit on right side of building in Fountain Street. at Buxton Methodist Church

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Caerphilly Macular Society Support Group

Meets 3rd Tuesday of every Month 10.30-12.30 at Caerphilly Library

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Caithness Macular Society Support Group

Meets on the third Thursday of the month from 11am -1pm at Pulteney People's Project

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Camborne and Redruth Macular Society Support Group

Meets Third Tuesday of the Month 2-4pm Changing venue in March, refer to Regional Manager at Tyacks Hotel

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Cambridge Macular Society Support Group

Monthly except April and August. Third Monday of the month, 12pm to 2pm at Chesterton Methodist Church Hall

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Cannock Macular Society Support Group

Meets Monthly Last Tuesday 10am - 12pm. Contact Amanda Read on 07432 700 478 for more information. at Community Room

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Canterbury Macular Society Support Group

Meets Second Monday of every month from 1.30-3.30pm at St Peter's Methodist Church Hall

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