Social groups

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Our social groups offer a supportive environment for people with sight loss to come together and take part in social activities or events.

With an interesting range of activities on offer, from flower arranging, pottery and crafts, to gardening, yoga and keeping fit, as well as occasional trips to local shops and restaurants, there is always something to enjoy.

People who attend our social groups have made friends for life. They're a fantastic way to meet people with similar experiences and a great opportunity to get out and have fun. We run regular groups throughout Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland and always welcome new members. 

There is an annual subscription charge of £20 payable by each group member. Each session costs £18 and includes a two course hot lunch, and transport if you are assessed as requiring it.

Our groups are based in Loughborough, Oakham, Braunstone, Lutterworth, Market Harborough, Thurnby, Coalville, Melton Mowbray, Syston and Hinckley. Check our events page for dates.

Booking is essential - get in touch with our team to book a place.

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The groups are thoroughly enjoyable. I’ve made friends here, and I often go home and think about what we got up to!

Joan's sight has deteriorated in the last five years. Her loss of central vision means she finds it hard to recognise faces, read, or perform other activities of daily life.

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It helps to be around others who can relate - there’s no embarrassment, as we’re all in a similar situation.

John was a normal teenager, living in Hinckley during the Second World War. At just 14 years old, he was a civilian casualty, resulting in complete blindness in both eyes.

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