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.


Group type

Most of our local groups are currently meeting via telephone conference call, in line with our Guidance for Support groups.

Find about more about our support groups, including telephone groups and those for younger people. Our regional support information tells you about patient information events and gives you contact details for our team out in the regions.

Armagh Support Group

Meets Group call every last Tuesday of the month. 10:30am - 11:30am at Dobbin Street

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Arundel Support Group

Meets Joint call running on the fourth Thursday of the month at 2.00pm - 01264 560 295 PIN 1 at The Swan Hotel

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Axminster Sight Loss Hub Affliliated Support Group

Meets Meets every other month on the first Wednesday Refreshments from 10am, Meeting 1030am to 12.30 at Senior Citizen's Centre

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Axminster Support Group

Meets Meets first Friday of the Month (except August) 10.30am-12.30pm at Senior Citizens Centre

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Aylesbury Support Group

Meets Meets Last Wednesday of each month 1 to 3pm at Room 2

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Ayr & District Support Group

Meets LastTuesday of the month 2 - 4 p.m. (Not Jul, Aug and Dec) at Holy Trinity Church Hall

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Backwell & Nailsea Support Group

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

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Ballymena Support Group

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

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Ballymoney Support Group

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

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Banff Support Group

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

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Bangor (NI) Support Group

Meets Meet on the second Tuesday of every month except July and August from 10.30am to 12.30pm at Hamilton Road Community Hub

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Bangor Cae Garnedd Support Group

Meets Meets second Monday of each month. 1.30pm to 3.30pm No meetings in January, August & December. at Cae Garnedd

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