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.

Barking Macular Society Support Group

Meets first Monday of every month at 10.30am - 12.30pm at Barking Learning Centre

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Hereford Macular Society Support Group

Monthly (except August) 1st Tuesday 2.00 - 4.00pm at Herefordshire Vision Links

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Kidderminster Support Group

Meets monthly second Wednesday 10:30 - 12:00 at Museum of Carpet, Stour Vale Mill

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Leamington Spa Support Group

Monthly (except Aug & Dec) 3rd Tuesday 2.00 - 4.00pm (Outings Jan & May) at The Baptist Church

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Lichfield Support Group

First Friday of the month 10:30-12:30 at Beacon Park Village

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Oswestry Support Group

Group meets on the 3rd Friday of each month 2-4pm. at The Qube Centre

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Sandwell Support Group

Meets on the second Tuesday of each month -11:30am - 1:00pm at Wesley Methodist Church

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Shirley Support Group

Group meets on the second Thursday of every month from 1.00 to 3.00pm at The Shirley Methodist Church

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Shrewsbury Support Group

Meet on the 3rd Monday of the month from 1.00-3.00PM at St Nicholas Hall

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Solihull & South Birmingham Support Group

Meets on the first Thursday of each month 2.00pm-3.30pm at St. Augustines Church Hall

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Spalding Support Group

Meets Second Tuesday of every month, except January. 1.30pm - 3.30pm at United Reformed Church

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Stroud & District 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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