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.

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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Boston Macular Society Support Group

This group is currently not meeting. Please contact Paul on 07769 494 087 if you would be interested in attending this group. at The Zion Methodist Church

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Chelmsford Macular Society Support Group

Meets Face to Face on the Second Thursday of every month 10.00am - 11.45am at Chapter House

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Downham Market Macular Society Support Group

Third Tuesday of each month from 1.30pm to 3.30pm at Function Room

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Hertford Macular Society Support Group

Calls not running - Gl is keeping in touch from time to time Monthly Last Thursday 10.30am at Methodist Church Hall

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Huntingdon Macular Society Support Group

Runs on the fourth Monday of the month but please contact Group Leader for information on dates of meetings. at Huntingdonshire Community Church

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Leighton and Linslade Support Group

Meets alternate months (Feb Apr Jun etc) First Tuesday 2pm to 4pm at Linslade Community Hall

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Letchworth Support Group

1.30 - 3.30pm Meet monthly on the third Wednesday at Salvation Army Hall

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Luton Support Group

Affiliated with Sight Concern Bedfordshire Meets Fortnightly Friday 10.00 am-12.00 pm. at St Paul's Church

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Norwich Support Group

Meets on the second Friday of the month, 12pm to 2pm at Norfolk & Norwich Association For

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Peterborough Support Group

Calls running Bi monthly - third Tuesday - Meets 5 times a year third Tues 10.30am - noon (Not Winter) Please contact Group Leader for details at St Peter and All Souls Community Centre

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Southend-on-Sea Support Group

Meets 2pm to 4pm, First Wednesday of each month. at The Echo Club

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