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.

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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Bilbrook and Codsall Macular Society Support Group

First Friday of the month, 1.30pm - 3pm at Codsall Library- Codsall Community Hub

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Cheltenham Macular Society Support Group

Monthly Third Wednesday, 2-4pm. Please contact Amanda on 07432 700 478 before attending your first meeting. at Christ Church

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Cirencester Macular Society Support Group

This group is currently not meeting, but hoping to relaunch very soon, please contact Amanda Read to register your interest and be notified when the group restarts - amanda.read@macularsociety.org or call 01453 755 803 at Venue TBC

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Coventry Macular Society Support Group

Monthly 3rd Tuesday 10.30am - 12.30pm at Bonds Hospital (Flats)

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Dudley Macular Society Support Group

Meet monthly 3rd Wednesday 2pm to 4pm at Halesowen Town Hall (formerly Cornbow Hall)

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Gloucester City Macular Society Support Group

Monthly 1st Wednesday 10.00 - 12noon (July- annual day trip) at Gloucestershire Deaf Association

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Malvern Support Group

Meets on the second Monday of every month. During darker months (November through to end of March), they will meet from 1pm to 3pm. During lighter months, 2pm to 4pm at Christ Church Hall

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Milton Keynes Support Group

Meets second Tuesday of the month 2-4pm at Centrecom Meeting Place

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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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Nottingham Support Group

Meeting via telephone call only on the Third Thursday of the month from 2-3pm. Contact Lucinda Hardy 07517 544 027 for more information. at Meet via Conference Call

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Retford Support Group

Group meets on the First Thursday of each month 10:30am - 12 midday at Albert Hall

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