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: Blyth Constitutional Club, Croft Road, Blyth NE24 2JL

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

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


Group and area: Cramlington SocialEyes

Venue: Community Centre, East Farm Terrace, Cramlington NE23 1DT

Date and time:  2nd Tuesday of the month 1pm 3pm


Our new Sports team, NCBA 'Get Active', will soon have dedicated web-pages.

In the mean time, please see below for details of activities currently planned.

Always contact our Sports Activities Coordinator (details below) before attending any of these events, as places are limited and changes may have been made since publication.

Thank you.


Welcome to

Get Active!

Page last updated:

19/3/20

By:

BF

The calendar below shows events for people with a Visual Impairment.

Click on the event for more information about it and how to book a place.

Visit this page often as we’re always adding more opportunities!

You’ll also find some useful links below the table.

March

2020

April

2020

May

2020

June

2020

July

2020

August

2020

Sept

2020

17th: Woodland walk, Morpeth

Postponed: Corona-virus Safety

27th: Woodland walk in Alnwick

30th: Tennis, Rothbury

12th: Walk, Rothbury

14th: Tennis, Rothbury

2nd  Tennis, Rothbury

4th: Woodland walk, Druridge

10th: Tennis, Rothbury

12th: Woodland walk, Longhirst

13th: Tennis, Rothbury

14th: Woodland walk, Hartburn

2nd: Woodland walk, Hepburn

4th: Tennis, Rothbury

October

2020

Nov

2020

Dec

2020

January

2021

February

2021

March

2021

April

2021

Useful links:

British Blind Sport

Smile Through Sport

VI Sport North East


Get Active!

Here you’ll find more information on events listed in the calendar.

To book or for further information, please contact:

Barry Frost, Sports Activities Coordinator

T: 01670 514316         E: barry.frost@ncba.org.uk

Or write to NCBA, Reiver House, Morpeth NE61 1TD

 Date

Event

Notes (all events weather permitting!)

POSTPONED FROM

17th March 2020

Walk. [POSTPONED]

Bluebell Wood. 11am-1pm. Meet at Reiver House, Morpeth NE61 1TD

Participants must be able to walk five miles, including uneven paths and steps.

27th April 2020

Walk. Huhne Park. 1pm-2pm. Meet at Bailey’s Café, NE66 1HZ

Participants must be able to walk two miles on paths and quiet roads.

12th May

2020

Walk. Rothbury. 11am to 12.30pm. Meet at The Queen’s Head, NE65 7SR

Participants must be able to walk three miles on paths and quiet roads.

4th June

2020

Walk. Druridge. 11.30am to 1.30pm. Meet at Visitor’s Centre, NE61 5BX

Participants must be able to walk three miles on paths, some steps and the beach.

12th July

2020

Walk. Paddock Wood. Noon to 2pm. Meet at NE61 3LJ (to be confirmed)

Participants must be able to walk one mile over gentle woodland paths

14th August

2020

Walk. Hartburn Glebe. Noon to 2pm. Meet at NE61 4JB (to be confirmed)

Participants must be able to two miles over uneven woodland and riverside trails

2nd Sept

2020

Walk. Hepburn Wood. Noon to 2pm. Meet at NE66 4EG (to be confirmed)

Participants must be able to walk two miles along uneven trails, including some steeper inclines

30/4; 14/5; 2/6; 10/7; 13/8; 14/9

All 2-4pm

VI Tennis at Rothbury Tennis Club, Riverside, Rothbury NE65 7NS

All abilities and experience welcome. Some sessions will have coaching. Equipment provided.

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