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 £25 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.

Booking is essential - get in touch with our team to book a place. Contact details are at the bottom of this page. 

Our Social Groups take place monthly at the following venues from 10:30am - 3:00pm

Monday Group: Thurnby Lodge Community Centre - 2nd Monday of each month

Wednesday Group: Thurnby Lodge Community Centre - 2nd Wednesday of each month

Thursday Group: The Brite Centre, Braunstone - 2nd Thursday of each month 

County Social Groups take place from 10:30am - 3:00pm

Coalville Group: Marlene Reid Centre - 1st Tuesday of each month

Loughborough Group: St Peter's Church - 2nd Tuesday of each month 

Oakham Group: Voluntary Action Rutland, Lands End Way - 1st Wednesday of each month

Market Harborough Group: Methodist Church - 3rd Thursday of each month 

Melton Mowbray Group: The Edge Room - 1st Thursday of each month 

Syston Group: St Peter's Court - 3rd Thursday of each month (Please note this group is from 2:00pm - 4:00pm)

Lutterworth Group: United Reform Church - 3rd Friday of each month 

Hinckley Group: United Reform Church - 2nd Friday of each month 

Find out more

For more information, please contact one of our team below.

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Even after thirteen years, I’m always looking forward to the next social group.

Monica has lived with reduced sight for most of her life, following an accident when she was a teenager.

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Meeting other people with sight loss has helped me come out of my shell.

Barbara regularly attends the social groups, giving her a chance to meet others in a similar situation.

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