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.

Aberdeen Macular Society Support Group

Meets on third Friday of every month at 10.30 - 12.00noon at North East Sensory Services

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Abergele Macular Society Support Group

Meets the Third Monday of every month at 1.30pm. No meeting in August. December's meeting is the Christmas Party! at 1 Hafod-Y-Parc

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Aberystwyth Macular Society Support Group

Meets forth Wednesday of every month at 11.00am at Tesco Community Room

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Abingdon Macular Society Support Group

Meets on the Second Thursday of most months (Contact Group leader for actual dates) from 10.30 to 12 noon at The Baptist Church Hall

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Airedale Macular Society Support group

Meet second Thursday of the month 1pm to 3pm at The Lena Anderton Meeting Room

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Alnwick Macular Society Support Group

Meets 10:15am-12:15pm on the last Monday of every month at Weavers Court

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Altrincham Macular Society Support Group

First Weds of each month (Except January) from 10.30am to midday at Dobbies Garden Centre

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Amersham Macular Society Support Group

Second Wednesday of alternate months (Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sep and Nov) from 11am - 12.30pm at The Lounge, Amersham Community Centre

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Ammanford Macular Society Support Group

Meets second Thursday of every month at 10.30am – 2.30pm at Public Memorial Village Hall

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Irvine Support Group

Meets third Wednesday of the month from 11.15am to 12.45pm (no meetings in April and August) at Volunteer Rooms

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Medway Support Group

Fourth Wednesday of the month from 10.30am – 12.30pm. The first meeting will be on 22 March. at Strood Community Hub (third floor)

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North East Group Leader Forum

meet every 6 months at Venues Vary

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