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.

Cardiff Macular Society Support Group

Monthly first Monday of the month 10.30am - 12.30pm at Cardiff Institute For the Blind

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Carlisle Macular Society Support Group

Group alternates between face to face and telephone meetings. All meetings second Thursday of the month, excluding January and August, at 11am. Contact Carl on 07920 054 509 for further information at Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery

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Carmarthen Macular Society Support Group

Meets face to face from 10.30-12.30 on fourth Thursday of the month. at Bowling Green Club House, Carmarthen Bowling Club

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Carrickfergus Macular Society Support Group

Meets fourth Tuesday of every month 11am to 12.30pm (apart from July and August). For more information please contact Karen Toogood on karen.t@macularsociety.org or Tel: 07852 885 925 at Joymount Presbyterian Church

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Caterham Macular Society Support Group

Face to face meetings second Friday of the month 2.00pm - 4.00pm. Calls run on Fridays every two weeks (please call for dates) from 2.00pm - 3.00pm, Call 01264 560 295 PIN 1 at United Reformed Church (Foyer)

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Chard Macular Society Support Group

Meets quarterly. Please contact Jo Fishwick 07947 373 244 for further details at .

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Cheddar Macular Society Support Group

Meets Last Wednesday of every month 10am to 12noon July meeting of the Cheddar Group is at the Catholic Church Hall and is a coffee morning meeting Address for this date only is Tweentown, Cheddar BS27 3HU (No meeting in August) at Riverside Public House

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Chelmsford Macular Society Support Group

Meets Face to Face on the Second Thursday of every month 10.00am - 11.45am at Chapter House

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Chelsea Royal Hospital Macular Society Support Group

(Closed group for Pensioners at Chelsea Royal Hospital) 10.00am – 12 noon. at Royal Hospital Road

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Cheltenham Macular Society Support Group

Monthly Third Wednesday 2.00-4:00pm at Christ Church

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Chester Macular Society Support Group

Meets the Fourth Tuesday of the Month from 11-12.30pm at The Wesley Church,

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Chesterfield Macular Society Support Group

Last Wednesday 2.00 - 3.30pm at Central Methodist Church

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