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

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: Alnwick area

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


Group and area: Bloomers Garden Club

Venue: Hepscott Park Garden Centre

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

Date and time: 2nd Tuesday of the month, 10am – 12 noon


Group and area: Blyth Club

Venue: Scout HQ, Edward Street

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


Group and area: Insight club, Blyth

Venue: Adult Training Centre, Kitty Brewster Estate

Date and time: Alternate Tuesday evenings at 6.30pm


Group and area: Craft Group

Venue: Reiver House, Morpeth

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


Group and area: SocialEyes Hexham

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

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


Group and area: SocialEyes Ponteland

Venue: Merton Hall, 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: Younger Person’s Group

Venue: Reiver House, Morpeth and other venues

Date and time: 4th Monday of the month, 10.30am - 12.30pm