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.

Carmarthen Macular Society Support Group

Meets face to face from 10.30-12.30 on fourth Thursday of the month. at Bowling Green Club House, Carmarthen Bowling Club

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Carrickfergus Macular Society Support Group

Meets fourth Tuesday of every month 11am to 12.30pm (apart from July and August). For more information please contact Emma at groupsadmin@macularsociety.org or call 01264 560 259 at Northlands Court (Alpha Housing)

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Caterham Macular Society Support Group

Face to face meetings second Friday of the month 2.00pm - 4.00pm. Calls run on Fridays every two weeks (please call for dates) from 2.00pm - 3.00pm, Contact groupsadmin@macularsociety.org or call 01264 560 259 at United Reformed Church (Foyer)

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Chard Macular Society Support Group

First Friday of the month at 11am - 1:30pm at Baptist Church

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Chelmsford Macular Society Support Group

Meets Face to Face on the Second Thursday of every month 10am - 11.45am at Age Concern building

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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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Chester Macular Society Support Group

Meets the Third Tuesday of the Month from 11-12.20pm at The Wesley Church Centre

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Chesterfield Macular Society Support Group

Last Wednesday 2.00 - 3.30pm at Central Methodist Church

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Chichester Macular Society Support Group

Monthly on the first Wednesday from 1.30 - 3.30pm at Wellington Grange Care Home

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Chipping Macular Society Sodbury Support Group

Meets monthly 3rd Tuesday 2pm-4pm at Watkins Room

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Chorley Macular Society Support Group

Meet second Monday of the month from 2pm to 4pm at St Georges Church Hall

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Chorleywood Macular Society Support Group

This group is currently not meeting. Please contact Sue on 07517 543 948 if you would be interested in attending this group.

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