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.


Group type

Barnsley Macular Society Support Group

Group telephone calls every month at 10am - 11am, please call for more information. at Barnsley & District Blind and

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Barnstaple Macular Society Support Group

Monthly forth Tuesday 10.15am-12.30pm at Queens Theatre

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Barnt Green Macular Society Support Group

Meets monthly (except December) on the last Friday of the month, between 2.00 - 4.00pm at The Parish Centre

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Barrow-in-Furness Macular Society Support Group

Meet on the third Monday of the month 1pm -3pm at Barrow Blind Society

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Basingstoke Macular Society Support Group

Monthly 1st Thursday 10am - 12 noon at St. Michaels Church Cottage

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Bath Macular Society Support Group

Meet 1st and 3rd Weds 2pm at The Bubble

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Bathgate Macular Society Support Group

Meets Second Monday of every month from 2.30-4pm at Rosemount Gardens

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Bearsden Macular Society Support Group

Last Wed of month, 1-3pm. (Not Dec, July, Aug) at Bearsden Cross Parish Church Halls

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Bedford Macular Society Support Group

Meets third Monday of every Month at Bedford Volunteer Centre

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Belfast Macular Society Support Group

Monthly 2nd Tuesday 2.00 - 4.00pm Except June July and August at Holywood Arches Library

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Belfast Macular Society Wayp Support Group

Bi monthly - Dates and venues vary. Please contact group leader. at Venues Vary Please Call Leader

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Berwick-Upon-Tweed Macular Society Support Group

Meet on the last Wednesday of the month, 10.30am to 12 noon. at King James Court Retirement Home

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