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.

Cranleigh Macular Society Support Group

Meet on the fourth Tuesday of every month, 2pm-4pm at The Manor

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Crawley Macular Society Support Group

This group has both virtual and face to face meetings.

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Crieff Macular Society Support Group

Meet on the first Monday of the month 10.00 to 12.00 at St Columba's Episcopal Church

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Croydon Macular Society Support Group

Meet monthly second Monday of the month 2pm-3.30pm at Bedford Hall

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Dalkeith Macular Society Support Group

This group is not currently running. If you would be interested in attending this group, please call Regional Manager, Iona on 07517 543 998.

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Dalvenie Macular Society Support Group

Meets on the third Wednesday of the month from 10.30am to 12.00pm at Centenary Hall, Banchory-Ternan West Parish Church

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Darlington Macular Society Support Group

This group is currently not running. Please contact Regional Manager, Katherine Young on 07517 544 046 if you would be interested in attending. at Age Concern

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Deeside Macular Society Support Group

Meets on the first Tuesday in the month from 10.00am to 12.00pm at Deeside Bowling Club

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Derby Macular Society Support Group

Meets first Wednesday of every month from 1.30pm to 3pm No Meeting in January at Central United Reformed Church

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Dereham Macular Society Support Group

Meets the second Tuesday of the month, 10.30am to 12.30pm. at Meeting Point, Jubilee Suite

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Diss Macular Society Support Group

Calls on the first Friday at 10.30am - 01264 560 282 PIN1 Meet first Friday of the month 10.30am - 12 noon at The Bowls Club

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Dolgellau Macular Society Support Group

Meet on the third Wednesday of each month, 1.30pm - 3.30pm. No meeting in January, August and December. at Theatr Fach

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