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MACS family helpline - (MACS (Microphthalmia, Anophthalmia & Coloboma Support))Service

Telephone helpline offering advice and support to parents of children born without eyes or with under-developed eyes.
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Macular Society Advice and Information Line - (Macular Society)Service

Being diagnosed with macular disease can leave you and your family feeling isolated and uncertain about the future. But, there is no need to face macular disease alone; the Macular Society specialist helpline team provide free information, guidance and advice to anyone affected by central vision loss whether it's you, a friend or a family member.
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Macular Group - Aberystwyth - (Macular Society)Service

Group meets 4th Wednesday each month at 11am. The Marine Hotel, Aberystwyth.
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Macular Disease Support Group Conwy - (Macular Society)Service

Meets on the first Monday of the month from 10.30 to 12.00 at Craig y Don Community Centre.
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Macular Group - Bangor - (Macular Society)Service

Support group for people with macular disease. Meets on the 2nd Monday of every month at Quaker House, Dean Street, Bangor. 1.30pm.
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Macular Group - Blaenau Ffestiniog - (Macular Society)Service

Support group for people with macular disease meets on 2nd Thursday of every month, 1-3pm. Gwesty Ty Gorsaf Hotel, 1 High Street, Blaenau Ffestiniog.
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Macular Group - Brecon - (Visual Impairment Breconshire)Service

The group meetsw on the last Monday of every month. Venue: Brecon Theatre, Canal Wharf, Brecon. Time: 10.30am to 12.30pm.Contact Macular Society Regional Manager, Adele Francis.
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Macular Group - Bridgend - (Macular Society)Service

Support group for people with macular disease at Evergreen Hall, Angel Street, Bridgend, CF31 4AD. Meets on the first Friday of the month from 10 am to 12pm.
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Macular Group - Cardiff - (Macular Society)Service

Support group for people with macular disease. Meets at CIB monthly on the last Friday of the month. 10.30am - 12.30pm. Cardiff Institute for the Blind, Jones Court, Womanby Street, Cardiff CF10 1BR.
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Macular Group - Dolgellau - (Macular Society)Service

Support group for people with macular disease. Meets on 3rd Wednesday of every month, at 1.30pm. Theatre Fach, Dolgellau, Gwynedd.
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Macular Group - Llandudno - (Macular Society)Service

Support group for people with Macular disease. Meets monthly, on first Monday of the month at 11am. Cae Mor Hotel, 6 Penrhyn Crescent, Llandudno.
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Macular Group - Milford Haven - (Macular Society)Service

Support group meets on the first Thursday of the month from 2pm to 4pm at Christ Church, 26 Priory Road, Milford Haven.
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Macular Group - Monmouth - (Macular Society)Service

Support group for people with macular disease at Bridges Community Centre, Drybridge Park, Monmouth on the first Thursday of the month from 2 pm to 4 pm.
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Macular Group - Newport - (Macular Society)Service

Support group which meets at the Newport Leisure Centre, Emlyn Room, 1 Kingsway on the last Tuesday of the month from 2 pm to 4 pm.
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Macular Group - Pwllheli - (North Wales Society for the Blind)Service

Support group for people with macular disease meets 2nd Friday of every month.
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Macular Group - Tenby - (Macular Society)Service

Support group which meets at Tenby Community Centre, Augustus Place, Tenby on the last Thursday of the month from 2 pm to 4 pm.
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Macular Group - Ystradgynlais - (Macular Society)Service

The group meets every month on the second Tuesday of the month. Venue: Adelina Patti Day Room, Ystradgynlais Community Hospital, Glanrhyd Road, Swansea SA9 1AU. Time: 10.30am - 12.30pm. Contact Macular Society Regional Manager, Adele Francis.
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Macular Group Holyhead - (Macular Society)Service

Group supporting people with macular degeneration. Meets on 3rd Tuesday of every month at 10.30am. Mill Bank Community Centre, Holyhead, Anglesey.
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Macular Group Llanbedr - (Macular Society)Service

Group meets 4th Thursday each month at 1.30pm. Llanbedr Community Hall, Llanbedr, Gwynedd.
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Macular Group Llangollen - (Macular Society)Service

Support group meets 4th Monday of every month at 11am. The Hand Hotel, Llangollen, Denbighshire.
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Macular Group Newtown - (Macular Society)Service

Support group meets 1st Monday each month at 2pm. MCRA, Plas Dolerw, Milford Road, Newtown, Powys.
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Macular Group Pwlleli - (Macular Society)Service

Support group meets on 1st Friday of every month at 1pm. Presbyterian Church, Ala Road, Pwlleli, Gwynedd.
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Macular Group Swansea - (Macular Society)Service

Club for people with macular degeneration in Swansea. Meets at the Grand Theatre from 11.30 am to 12.30 pm on the first Saturday of alternate months (January, March etc).
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Macular Group Welshpool - (Macular Society)Service

Group meets 2nd and 4th Tuesday each month at 2pm. The Catholic Church, 2 Raven Street, Welshpool.
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Macular Group Wrexham - (Macular Society)Service

Support group for people with macular disease. Meets on the third Thursday of the month, between 1pm at AVOW, 21 Egerton Street, Wrexham.
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Macular Society All-Wales Telephone Groups - (Macular Society)Service

Telephone-based support group meetings in English and Welsh for people with macular disease. Contact details below for latest information.
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Macular Society local support groups - (Macular Society)Service

The Macular Society has local self-help support groups across the UK. The groups vary in size and style but all offer invaluable practical and emotional support to people with macular disease from people with macular disease. Click the link below and enter your postcode to find the group near you.
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Macular Support Group - Maesteg - (Macular Society)Service

Meets 2nd Monday of every month, 10.30am-12.30pm. All welcome. Meet at Heritage Suite, Maesteg Health and Wellbeing Centre, Hartshorn House, Neath Road, CF34 9EE.
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Macular Support Group Abergele - (Macular Society)Service

Meets on 3rd Monday in the month at 1.30pm. Hafod - Park, Abergele, Conwy.
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Macular Support Group Brecon - (Visual Impairment Breconshire)Service

The group meets on the last Monday of every month.
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Marfan Trust - (Marfan Trust)Service

Provides information and a range of literature about Marfan syndrome. Members are also invited to various events organised by the association.
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Men's Group - (Bridgend County Borough Council)Service

VI/Deaf-blind men of all ages meet every 6 weeks in Wetherspoons Maesteg 2-4pm. Contact Sandy Davies, Rehabilitation Officer, for forthcoming dates.
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Macular Society Befriending - (Macular Society)Service

It is not unusual for some people with macular disease to feel isolated, especially if it's difficult to get out and about. However, there is no need to feel alone - MS telephone befrienders can provide a regular friendly phone call, which may help to rebuild confidence and independence. Their telephone befriending service may be especially helpful if you cannot get to one of their support group meetings, but would like to talk to someone who has experience of macular disease.
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Macular Society buddies - (Macular Society)Service

The Macular Society can put you in touch with a Treatment Buddy who has already had treatment, for information and reassurance. If you are experiencing visual hallucinations (Charles Bonnet Syndrome) due to sight loss there is a buddy service where you can talk to someone who has also experienced visual hallucinations for information and reassurance.
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My Guide - (Guide Dogs Cymru)Service

The 'My Guide' scheme is a partnership between Guide Dogs and community organisations, which helps people with sight loss get out of their homes and back into the community. My Guide aims to reduce the isolation that many people with sight loss experience, helping to rebuild their confidence and regain their independence.
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Making Reasonable Adjustments for Disabled People in Employment - (Diverse Cymru)Service

Know when you need to change the way things are done, when to make changes to overcome barriers created by physical features of your organisation and when to provide extra equipment or provide assistance.
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Managing Better - (Care and Repair Cymru)Service

Managing Better is a free, cross-tenure, home visiting service offering practical help for older people with sensory loss, dementia, or who have had a stroke. Their dedicated Managing Better Caseworkers will visit your home and provide vital information and practical help to enable you to live as freely and safely as possible. They can provide adaptations to your home that are necessary if you are suffering from sight loss, hearing loss, dementia or have had a stroke.
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Membership services for disabled and Deaf artists - (Disability Arts Cymru)Service

Disabled and Deaf artists, as members of Disability Arts Cymru, have access to information, advice and support throughout Wales.
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Merthyr (Prince Charles) Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) - (NHS Wales)Service

Part time ECLO based at Prince Charles Hospital, Merthyr. Provides emotional support, often at a time of great need. Also signposts patients on to the many different services to help maintain their independence. The role of ECLO helps to bridge the gap between health and social care services for blind and partially sighted people.
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Merthyr Direct Payments - (Merthyr Tydfil Social Services)Service

Direct Payments enable people assessed as requiring Social Care services to purchase their own care and support. Merthyr uses Dewis CIL to manage DP.
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Monmouthshire Direct Payments - (Monmouthshire Social Services)Service

Direct Payments enable people assessed as requiring Social Care services to purchase their own care and support. Direct Payments in Monmouthshire are managed by GAVO.
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My Care My Home Direct Payments Support - (My Care, My Home)Service

The Direct Payment allows you to be in control of who provides your support and provides consistency of care. My Care My Home can help you with all aspects of this process.
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Merthyr Tydfil Mobility specialist - (Merthyr Tydfil Education Department)Service

Merthyr Tydfil Council as a member of staff qualified to provide mobility training to vi children in a school environment. The contact is Lisa Beattie.
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Merthyr Tydfil Rehabilitation Officer Visual Impairment (ROVI) - (Merthyr Tydfil Social Services)Service

A ROVI assists someone regain skills they may have lost through sight problems and helps them re-learn to do things they could previously do for themselves.
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Mobility specialist - (SenCom Vision Impairment Service)Service

SenCom VIS provides five local authorities with staff qualified to provide habilitation to vi children in a school and home environments. The contact is Sarah Hughes.
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Mobility Specialist - (North East Wales Sensory Support Service (NEWSS))Service

Flintshire Council has a member of staff qualified to provide mobility training to vi children in a school environment. The contact is Anne Noden.
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Monmouthshire Rehabilitation Officer Visual Impairment (ROVI) - (Monmouthshire Social Services)Service

A ROVI assists someone regain skills they may have lost through sight problems and helps them re-learn to do things they could previously do for themselves.
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Merthyr Tydfil Qualified teacher of the visually impaired (QTVI) - (Merthyr Tydfil Education Department)Service

Merthyr Tydfil Council has teachers who are qualified to teach visually impaired children. The contact is Lisa Beattie.
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Mold Visionaires - (Wales Council of the Blind)Service

Formerly run by Vision Support. Contact Wales Council of the Blind for current status.
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Monmouth VI Club - (Monmouth VI Club)Service

A friendly social environment for members to share experiences and help each other cope with the effect of sight problems, with a swap-shop for talking books and vision aids and visiting speakers. Transport to and from meetings and outings can be provided.
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Mountain Ash Social Group - (Sight Life)Service

Social group meeting fortnightly on Wednesdays from 2-4pm at Oxford Street Community Centre.
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Mumbles VIP Group - (Sight Life)Service

Group which meets at the Mumbles Methodist Church, Swansea from 1.30 to 3.30 pm on the second Monday of each month.
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Mynydd Mawr Blind Society - (Carmarthenshire County Blind Society)Service

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Money Advice Service for disabled people - (Money Advice Service)Service

An online resource dedicated to supporting people who become ill or disabled. The site offers a range of practical tips and free impartial advice to help people better understand their money matters when faced with a life-changing event such as a long-term health condition or disability.
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