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.

Motherwell and District Support Group

Please note the Motherwell Support group April meeting is being held on 17 April, and there will be no meeting in May due to hall closure. Meets second Monday of month, 1- 3pm. (Not Jan, July, Aug) at Dalziel St. Andrew's Church Hall

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Neath Support Group

Meets fourth Tuesday of the month 1pm-3pm at Neath Library

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New Cross Hospital Support Group

Group meets on alternate months. 11am-1pm at The Boardroom

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Newry Support Group

Meets Fortnightly 11am to 1pm by group telephone, Please contact Emma for more information at groupsadmin@macularsociety.org or call 01264 560 259 at Newry Library

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Newton Stewart Support Group

The group is currently paused. To register your interest please contact Aoife Mooney 07586 168 803 aoife.mooney@macularsociety.org - Regional Manager South West Scotland at Venue TBC

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Newtownabbey Support Group

Meet second Wednesday of the month 11am-12.30pm (not July & August) at Glengormley Library

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Newtownards Support Group

Meets Fourth Thursday of every months (Not July & August) from 1030am-12noon at LeWinters Hotel

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North East Group Leader Forum

meet every 6 months at Venues Vary

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North Lancs Support Group (Was Carnforth)

Last Tuesday of the month 2pm - 3.30pm at Brew Me Sunshine (Galloways)

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North Staffordshire Support Group

Monthly every third Tuesday (except August and December) 10.30am-12:30pm at St James Church Hall

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Northwich Central Support Group

Meets on the second Wednesday of the month from 10.30 to 12.30 at Salvation Army

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Sorsby's Fundus Dystrophy Group

at meet virtually via Zoom/Conference Call

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