Clubs and support groups

Clubs and support groups have been set up throughout Northumberland to combat social isolation felt by many vision-impaired people as a result of sight loss. 

Anyone with sight loss can join a club or support group, whether registered or not. Carers, friends and relatives are also welcome to attend.

The aim of the groups is to provide vision-impaired people with support to enable them to meet with other partially-sighted people from their own community. 

The groups are supported by volunteers and are self-funding and self-motivating, enabling members to maintain independence, choice and control.

Please contact us if you are interested in attending any of the following groups:


Group and area: Ashington

Venue: Bothal Cottages, Community Centre NE63 8NS

Date and time: Mondays, 1.30pm – 3.30pm


Group and area: SocialEyes Ashington

Venue: Ashington and surrounding area

Date and time: 1st Wednesday of the month, 12.30pm – 2.30pm


Group and area: Activities Group

Venue: Reiver House, Morpeth and various venues around Northumberland

Date and time: Monthly basis on a Wednesday


Group and area: SocialEyes Alnwick

Venue: Various venues around the Alnwick area (often The Oaks)

Date and time: 2nd Friday of the month, 12.30pm – 2.30pm


Group and area: Bloomers Garden Club

Venue: Hepscott Park Garden Centre NE61 6NF

Date and time: 3rd Friday of the month, 10.30am – 12.30pm


Group and area: Sensory Allotment Group, Bedlington

Venue: Bedlington Community Allotment behind Chester Court Care Home NE22 6LA

Date and time: 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, 10am – 12 noon (less in winter)


Group and area: Blyth Club

Venue: Scout HQ, Edward Street NE24 1DW

Date and time: Meet weekly on a Thursday from February to mid-December, 1pm - 3pm


Group and area: Insight Club, Blyth

Venue: Riverside Resource Centre, Coniston Road, Blyth NE24 4RQ

Date and time: Alternate Tuesday evenings at 6.30pm


Group and area: Craft Group

Venue: Reiver House, Morpeth NE61 1TD

Date and time: 3rd Thursday of the month, 10am – 12 noon (not August)


Group and area: Hexham Luncheon Club

Venue: Various locations around Hexham

Date and time: 1st Tuesday of the month, 12 noon – 2.30pm


Group and area: SocialEyes Prudhoe

Venue: Parish Hall, Prudhoe Front Street NE42 5HN

Date and time: 3rd Tuesday of the month, 10am – 12 noon


Group and area: SocialEyes Ponteland

Venue: Various venues in and around Ponteland

Date and time: 3rd Thursday of the month, 1.30pm - 3pm


Group and area: Women’s Group

Venue: Reiver House, Morpeth

Date and time: 3rd Tuesday of the month, 10.30am - 12.30pm


Group and area: Peer To Peer Information Technology Support

Venue: Reiver House, Morpeth NE61 1TD

Date and time: 4th Thursday of the month, 1.30pm - 3.30pm


Group and area: Reading Group

Venue: Reiver House, Morpeth NE61 1TD

Date and time:  Thursday monthly, 1.30pm - 3pm