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.

Chichester Macular Society Support Group

Monthly on the first Wednesday from 2.00 - 4.00pm at The Lounge

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Chorley Macular Society Support Group

Monthly First Monday 1pm-2.30pm at St Georges Church Hall

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Chorleywood Macular Society Support Group

This group is currently not meeting. Please contact Sue on 07517 543 948 if you would be interested in attending this group.

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Christchurch Macular Society Support Group

Meets second Tuesday of the month 10.30 - 12 noon at Christchurch Library, Druitt Buildings

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Church Stretton Macular Society Support Group

Group meets every other month 3rd Friday 10.30 - 12.30 at The Health & Wellbeing Centre

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Colchester (N.E. Essex) Macular Society Support Group

This group is currently not meeting. Please contact Sue on 07517 543 948 if you would be interested in attending this group.

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Coleraine Macular Society Support Group

Meet on first Thursday of the month 1.30 to 3pm at First Coleraine Presbyterian Church

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Cookstown Macular Society Support Group

Meets first Thursday of every month, 10.30am to 11.30am at Royal Hotel

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Cote Lane Macular Society Support Group

Meets the last Thursday of the month from 2pm to 4pm at Main Hall Oatley House, St Monica Trust

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County Durham Macular Society Support Group

This group is currently not meeting. Please register your interest in the group with Katherine on 07517 544 046.

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Coventry Macular Society Support Group

Monthly 3rd Tuesday 10.30am - 12.30pm at Bonds Hospital (Flats)

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Craigavon Macular Society Support Group

Meets 11am on the Second Monday of every month by group telephone call due to COVID-19 Now meeting fortnightly at The Jethro Centre

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