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18th of July 2024

Wales and West Young People's online - 18 - 50yrs (online)

Meet every Thursday via video call. (aged 18 - 50 years). For more information contact Eleanor Rothwell on 07702 821 915 or Eleanor.rothwell@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Tea & Chat (Pontarddulais)

Group meets on the Third Thursday of the month. For more information, contact Anita on 07824 541 982 or email Anita.davies@sightlife.wales

Hosted by - Sight Life

Tea & Chat (Swansea Central)

Group meets on every Thursday. For more information, contact Anita on 07824 541 982 or email Anita.davies@sightlife.wales

Hosted by - Sight Life

Walled City VI Social and Activities Group (Chester)

The Bowls group meets every Thursday (April-September) 11:00am – 1:00pm at St Werbergh’s Parish Centre, Brook Street, Chester. Equipment and refreshments provided. All ability levels and volunteers welcome. Outside of the Bowls season, (September-April) the group will be meeting at Northgate arena, Chester. Every Thursday from 1:00pm – 3:00pm to play Indoor Curling. If you would like to get involved in playing please contact Josh on 07842 319377 or email jgarland@visionsupport.org.uk

Hosted by - Vision Support

VI Tennis (Wrexham)

Every Thursday. Our vision impaired tennis sessions aim to provide a supportive and inclusive environment for individuals with visual impairments to engage in the joy of tennis. Participants will have the opportunity to receive expert coaching, enhance their tennis skills, and connect with others who share similar interests. This is aimed at ALL levels. For further information, contact Aimée Kaye, Tennis Manager on 0772 705 8518 or E-Mail: aimee.kaye@wrexhamtenniscentre.co.uk

Darts Night (Swansea)

In partnership with the Lions. The group meet on 3rd Thursday of each month. For more information, contact Anita on 07824 541 982 or email Anita.davies@sightlife.wales

Hosted by - Sight Life

Audio described tour at the National Museum in Cardiff - 'Art 100 Exhibition'

An audio described tour of the Museum’s Art 100 exhibition. For more information and to book tickets, click the link provided.

V.I. Bowls group (Carmarthen)

The group meet every Thursday morning between 11am-12pm at Bro Myrddin Indoor Bowls Club. Players just need to wear comfy clothes and flat shoes. Bowls are provided. For more information, call John Wilson on 07970 460 257.

In Tune With Success - education and professional pathways for VI musicians (online)

Online event exploring the possibilities of studying music at higher education. The session would be particularly relevant to VI young adults interested in studying music at HE and considering a music career beyond education. For more information and to book a place, click the link provided.

Hosted by - LOOK - National Federation of Families with Visually Impaired Children

Gardening Group (Swansea)

Every Tuesday and Thursday. For further information contact Anita Davies on 01792 776360 or anita.davies@sightlife.wales.

Hosted by - Sight Life

19th of July 2024

Sight Cymru Social Hub (Penarth)

The social hubs enable people with sight impairment to get together for peer support, and provide the opportunity to extend social networks. The group features a range of speakers, trips out and activities. There will be no fees collected and all activities that are chargeable will be on a pay as you go basis. If you would like to attend any of these events, or would like further information, please contact Stacey Evans on postman@sightcymru.org.uk.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

Bridgend Support Group

Third Friday of the month. For further information, contact Joy on 07985 028 212.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Welsh conversation (telephone)

Every Friday. Welsh conversation and rusty Welsh speakers on the telephone weekly. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Conwy Sight Loss Group Virtual Meeting (online and telephone)

Meet virtually on the third Friday of each month. You can join via phone or Microsoft teams. A social group to meet others living with sight loss in your community. For more information, please call Nia on 07548 829635 or email ngreer@visionsupport.org.uk

Hosted by - Vision Support

Rhydyfelin Social Group

Social Group. Meets every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month. For further information, contact Carys Groves on 07753 305 631 or carys.groves@sightlife.wales.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Cymru Campaigners (telephone)

This is our social group for people who like to campaign for change. It runs on alternate Fridays over Microsoft Teams, and people can join via a link for their computer or device, or join by phone, or can be dialled in for easy access. Our campaigners get together to talk about what they have been up to and give each other support and advice.  For more information, email cymrucampaigns@rnib.org.uk  or call 0303 123 999.

Hosted by - RNIB

South Wales Valleys phone group

Every Friday. For more information contact Eleanor Rothwell on 07702 821 915 or Eleanor.rothwell@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Swimming (Swansea)

Every Friday (not during school holidays). The pool is accessible and has ramped access to the pool. Places must be booked in advance before the Friday session. To book your place, contact Penlan Pool on 01792 588 079. Discounts may be available. Contact Swansea Council.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Vika's FUN-tastic Friday (online)

Online youth club for young people aged between 9-15 years old that has a vision impairment. Vika’s FUNT-tastic Friday is a fun, friendly, online group. From talking about our week to doing Arts & Crafts, it’s a relaxed and interactive environment that allows young people aged 9-15 to make new friends and connect. Each week there will be a different theme! For more information, visit the link provided or call 01905 763 933.

Hosted by - New College Worcester

UCAN Friday Nights (Cardiff)

Every Friday. For vision impaired young adults from 7yrs - 25yrs. Creative sound and music sessions, drama and games every Friday evening. This weekly session is a great chance to catch up with friends old and new while having fun. Contact Hannah - hannah@ucanproductions.org / 07825 468 384 if you want more information on attending, or you can check our social media for updates.

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

Gardening club (Cardiff)

Weekly at Rhydypenau allotments. Raised beds for gardening and with sighted volunteers on hand. The club will finish at the end of October but will be back in the Spring. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Vika's FUN-tastic Friday (online)

Online youth club for young people aged between 9-15 years old that has a vision impairment. Vika’s FUNT-tastic Friday is a fun, friendly, online group. From talking about our week to doing Arts & Crafts, it’s a relaxed and interactive environment that allows young people aged 9-15 to make new friends and connect. Each week there will be a different theme! For more information, visit the link provided or call 01905 763 933.

Hosted by - New College Worcester

Fun Quiz (telephone)

Telephone quiz on Fridays. Cryptic clues, Kazoo guess the tune and potluck rounds. No prizes, just fun! Play in an allotted team. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

20th of July 2024

Goalball session (Wrexham)

There's an opportunity to try the accessible sport of goalball with the launch of a new club in Wrexham. For more information, and to register your interest, please contact Kathryn Fielding: Tel 07795 263642 or Email Kathryn.Fielding@goalballuk.com.

Hosted by - Goalball UK

Behçet’s UK - Wales Support Group Meeting (online)

Online support group meeting for people affected by the condition in Wales. If you’d like to join the meeting, please email Rachael via info@behcetsuk.org

Hosted by - Behcet's UK

Exercise Through Dance (online)

Dance into the weekend every Saturday morning with our live session streamed on Zoom in partnership with Step Change Studios. For more information or support booking this activity, please contact Katie Sawyer at katie.sawyer@sense.org.uk or 07500 706 579.

Hosted by - Sense

22nd of July 2024

Guitar Jam group (Cardiff)

Guitar group meets every Monday. Beginners at 10.30am, experienced players from 11.15am. For more information, contact Valerie on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Crafters Chat group (telephone)

Every Monday. For more information, contact Rachel Llewellyn on 07510 382 496 or Rachel.Llewellyn@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Singing Group (Cardiff)

The club every Monday Run by volunteers, attendees can sing to some musical favourites old and new. For further information, call 02920 398 900.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Bright Beginnings - (Online Early Years Group)

Join RSBC's exciting weekly online early years group for parents who have a blind or partially sighted baby or child between 0-4 years old! More information is available via the link provided.

Hosted by - Royal Society for Blind Children

Ystradgynlais Support Group

Fourth Monday of the month. For further information, contact Cilla on 07762 696 576.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Seated Yoga (telephone)

Every Monday. Seated yoga classes are a fun and friendly, low-impact way to keep active. This activity is relaxed and gentle, and can be taken at the pace of the participant. Progressions can be provided to challenge participants, if desired. This activity is suitable for people aged 50+ and those with sight loss. For more information or support booking this activity, please contact Hannah Lane at hannah.lane@sense.org.uk or 07825 174 938

Hosted by - Sense

RSBC weekly online pre-school group (online)

Each Monday from 1-2 pm, we will run some fun ativities for you and your child. We will also have space where you can share experiences with each other. To register, email: connections@rsbc.org.uk

Hosted by - Royal Society for Blind Children

Digital Glaucoma Support Group - New eye drops, side effects, and the impact of other medication' (online)

Join Glaucoma UK's Digital Glaucoma Support Group titled ‘New eye drops, side effects, and the impact of other medication’. Joined by Professor Anthony Khawaja, a Professor of Ophthalmology at UCL. There will be an opportunity to ask questions at the end of the session. For more information and to book your place, visit the link provided.

Hosted by - Glaucoma UK

Digital Glaucoma Support Group - New eye drops, side effects and impacts (online)

Digital Glaucoma Support Group titled ‘New eye drops, side effects, and the impact of other medication’. The group will be joined by Professor Anthony Khawaja, a Professor of Ophthalmology at UCL. There will be an opportunity to ask questions at the end of the session. For more information and to book your place, visit the link provided.

Hosted by - Glaucoma UK

Tea & Chat (Neath)

Group meets weekly in Neath. For more information, contact Anita on 07824 541 982 or email Anita.davies@sightlife.wales

Hosted by - Sight Life

Llangollen Support Group

Fourth Monday of the month at 11am. For further information, contact Marian Williams on 07495 054 053.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Vision Support Community Information Service (Llandudno)

The service carries the latest technology to improve daily life, including talking microwaves and is packed with the latest aids, equipment and specialist advice for people with sight loss. The full Schedule is available on their website via the link provided. For more information, contact Vision Support on 01244 381 515.

Hosted by - Vision Support

Abergavenny Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The groups meets on alternate Mondays.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

Art Club UK (Telephone)

Every Monday from 11am to 12pm. For all artists and enthusiasts to share their thoughts, feelings, and stories about the arts in a welcoming, supportive and safe space. Contact: rachel.llewellyn@rnib.org.uk or 07510 382 496

Hosted by - RNIB

Tech and Talk Support (telephone)

Every Monday. Technology queries answered by peers. For more information contact George Hinton on 07711 188 292 or george.hinton@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Audio Book Club (8-25yrs) (online)

Royal Society for Blind Children's audio book club for 8-25yrs. For more information, call Kim Pearson on 02031 980 225 / 07872 835 972 or email: Kim.Pearson@rsbc.org.uk. You can also find out more on their website via the link provided.

Hosted by - Royal Society for Blind Children

Elderfit exercise group (telephone)

Weekly telephone session – An hour of standing exercises fully described with Gareth. Exercise at home over the phone on a conference call with others. Fully described, Monday is seated and standing exercises. Great fun and workout to suit ability. There is a fee for this session but you can have a taster session for free. For more information call Val on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

North Wales Society of the Blind Club (Colwyn Bay)

The group get together in a relaxed atmosphere every 2nd and 4th Monday in the month, 20 Station Road, Colwyn Bay, from 11am - 1pm. Refreshment are available during the morning and our volunteers collect orders for lunch time. Guest speakers attend the club to deliver interesting talks and local musicians provide entertainment. When the weather is good we venture out on organised day trips. The club is the perfect opportunity for people with sight loss to come together to socialize and make new friends. Transport and lunch may be arranged for you if required. For further information please contact Bethan on 01248 353 604.

Hosted by - North Wales Society of the Blind

23rd of July 2024

UCAN with Alys (Online)

Every Tuesday via Zoom. For ages 13yrs - 18yrs. Have fun and learn new skills through drama. A popular group with lots of drama games, creative and storytelling activities. Alys is one of our trained workshop leaders and has worked with UCAN for many years. Her workshops are all about making new friends and having tons of fun through activities including storytelling and improvisation. Contact Hannah - hannah@ucanproductions.org / 07825 468 384 if you want more information on attending, or you can check our social media for updates.

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

Cycling at Pedal Power (Cardiff)

Weekly cycling group at Pedal Power. £6 for the session. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Neath Macular Support Group

Fourth Tuesday of the month. Contact Carole on 01639 637 205.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Cardiff Coffee Morning

Meets every Tuesday. Everyone is welcome to drop in for a chat with other members, staff and volunteers. Coffee, tea, cake and biscuits are always available. Occasionally there are guest speakers or optional activities. For further information call 029 2039 890.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Afternoon Chat (Cardiff)

Weekly in Sight Life's activity room. Informal group in a café like setting. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Speed of Sight Driving Experience (Cowbridge)

The events are an opportunity to drive in custom-built, dual controlled cars with approved driving instructors. There is a charge for attendees. For a full list of events, and to book a place, visit the link provided, or call Speed of Sight on 0161 714 4567.

Barry and Penarth Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The groups meets every Tuesday. For more information, contact Sight Cymru on 01495 763 650.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

Nystagmus Network virtual support network - people living with congenital nystagmus (online)

An opportunity to meet like-minded people, share experiences, make new friends and support each other. You can find out more about the regular meetings via the link provided or email info@nystagmusnet.org to receive the Zoom invitation.

Hosted by - Nystagmus Network

Creative writing course (online)

LOOK is running a free, six-week Creative Writing course over the summer holiday period starting on Tuesday 23rd July. The course is for blind or partially sighted young people aged 16-25 and will be run online, over Zoom. For more information, click the link provided. Places are very limited, so apply quickly if you are interested.

Hosted by - LOOK - National Federation of Families with Visually Impaired Children

Visually Impaired Pontypridd

Social Group. Meets every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month. For further information, contact Carys Groves on 07753 305 631 or carys.groves@sightlife.wales.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Gym Group (Chester)

Brio Fitness at Northgate Arena in Chester now offer vision impaired gym sessions after running taster sessions with Vision Support. The vision impaired sessions are sports sessions tailored to those partially sighted or blind. Gym Sessions Tuesdays 12.30pm – 1.30pm. Please contact Josh on 07842 319377 or email jgarland@visionsupport.org.uk if you would like more information.

Hosted by - Vision Support

Ospreys VI Rugby Session (Llandarcy, Neath)

The Ospreys are starting vision impaired rugby sessions for over-16s from 4th July. The sessions are for men and women and will be held on Tuesdays from 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm at Llandarcy Academy of Sport. For more information, please contact Clive Oliver, Groups and Events Coordinator, Ospreys in the Community on 07828 332169 or email clive.oliver@ospreysrugby.com.

Gardening Group (Swansea)

Every Tuesday and Thursday. For further information contact Anita Davies on 01792 776360 or anita.davies@sightlife.wales.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Discussion Group (Cardiff)

Held every Tuesday. Join this group of visually impaired people of Cardiff and the Vale, for talk and support. Be involved in lively discussions about a wide variety of topics (excluding religion and politics). The group also occasionally enjoys a trip out for lunch. For further information, call 02920 398 900.

Hosted by - Sight Life

RSBC Boys Crew - 11+ yrs (online)

Royal Society for Blind Children's boys crew for 11+ yrs. For more information, call Kim Pearson on 02031 980 225 / 07872 835 972 or email: Kim.Pearson@rsbc.org.uk. You can also find out more on their website via the link provided.

Hosted by - Royal Society for Blind Children

Macular Group (Welshpool)

Group meets 2nd and 4th Tuesday each month at 2pm. The Catholic Church, 2 Raven Street, Welshpool. Contact Marian Williams for more information on 07495 054 053 or marian.williams@macularsociety.org

Hosted by - Macular Society

24th of July 2024

Bike Ability (Dunvant)

Bike Ability at Dunvant Rugby Club, Dunvant from 12pm to 1pm. Volunteer rides are available but they will need to know in advance. For more information, contact Anita Davies on 07824 541 982.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Rhyl Visionaires

The Social Club meets every fourth Wednesday of each month from 10:30am to 12:00pm at The ASK Centre, 9 – 11 Water Street, Rhyl, LL18 1SP. If you would like to attend please call Megan on 07936 950721 or email mgiles@visionsupport.org.uk

Hosted by - Vision Support

Chair Yoga (Cardiff)

Every Wednesday. The Chair Yoga class is one of our most popular groups. It gives you the chance to stretch safely and there is a wonderful relaxation session at the end. People often arrive early (or leave late!) in order to have a hot drink and a chat with other members. Numbers are limited so it is best to ring first to check whether there is space in the class. For further information call 029 2039 8900.

Hosted by - Sight Life

UCAN with Jake and Taylor (Online)

Every Wednesday. For vision impaired young children 7yrs - 13yrs. Our workshop trainers Jake and Taylor run an interactive workshop for our younger participants. Playing games, quizzes and having a laugh is what they do best. It’s a great place to make friends and introduce yourself to drama activities in a fun way.Contact Hannah - hannah@ucanproductions.org / 07825 468 384 if you want more information on attending, or you can check our social media for updates.

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

Vision Impaired Swimming Session (Chester)

Brio Fitness at Northgate Arena in Chester now offer vision impaired swimming sessions after running taster sessions with Vision Support. The vision impaired sessions are sports sessions tailored to those partially sighted or blind. Swimming Sessions Wednesdays 9.30am – 10.30am. Please contact Josh on 07842 319377 or email jgarland@visionsupport.org.uk if you would like more information.

Hosted by - Vision Support

VI Tennis (Cardiff)

Weekly, at David Lloyd Sports Centre. Session usually costs £7.50. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Speed of Sight Driving Experience (Cowbridge)

The events are an opportunity to drive in custom-built, dual controlled cars with approved driving instructors. There is a charge for attendees. For a full list of events, and to book a place, visit the link provided, or call Speed of Sight on 0161 714 4567.

All Wales telephone support group call - English Speaking (telephone)

All Wales telephone calls to help those who are unable to attend meetings in person. First, third and fourth Wednesday of the month. For further information, contact Adele on 07494 468 007.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Cardiff VI Touch Rugby

Every Wednesday. Players with or without sight loss welcome to train, play or support. For more information email: Evan.vaughan-lewis@cardiffrugby.wales

Aberystwyth Support Group

Fourth Wednesday of the month at 11am. For further information, contact Marian Williams on 07495 054 053.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Vision Support Community Information Service (Caernarfon)

The service carries the latest technology to improve daily life, including talking microwaves and is packed with the latest aids, equipment and specialist advice for people with sight loss. The full Schedule is available on their website via the link provided. For more information, contact Vision Support on 01244 381 515.

Hosted by - Vision Support

Nystagmus Network virtual support network - people living with acquired nystagmus (online)

An opportunity to meet like-minded people, share experiences, make new friends and support each other. You can find out more about the regular meetings via the link provided or email info@nystagmusnet.org to receive the Zoom invitation.

Hosted by - Nystagmus Network

VI Bowls Taster Day (Penmaenmawr, Conwy)

A chance to have a go at VI Bowls. Open to all levels of experience and levels of vision. To book your place or for more information, call Vision Support on 01244 381515 or email information@visionsupport.org.uk

Hosted by - Vision Support

Adults with Albinism (online)

Online zoom session, giving an opportunity for adults with albinism (aged 18+) to meet, chat and share experiences in a friendly and safe environment. For more information and to book a place, visit the Albinism Fellowship website, via the link provided, where you can also find out more about the charity and its work.

Hosted by - Albinism Fellowship

Vision Impaired Bowls (Caerphilly)

Bowls sessions will run weekly every Wednesday. Vision impaired classification for this session are B1, B2, B3 and B4. All equipment will be provided but please bring clean, flat shoes. For more information, contact Rhys via email at meredro@caerphilly.gov.uk or call the centre on 01495 221321.

Mission Ambition (telephone)

Every Wednesday. Support and advice group for those looking to achieve something, no matter how big or small. For more information contact George Hinton on 07711 188 292 or george.hinton@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

25th of July 2024

Tenby Support Group

Last Thursday of the month. For further information, contact Val on 07452 888 287.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Wales and West Young People's online - 18 - 50yrs (online)

Meet every Thursday via video call. (aged 18 - 50 years). For more information contact Eleanor Rothwell on 07702 821 915 or Eleanor.rothwell@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Tea & Chat (Swansea Central)

Group meets on every Thursday. For more information, contact Anita on 07824 541 982 or email Anita.davies@sightlife.wales

Hosted by - Sight Life

Walled City VI Social and Activities Group (Chester)

The Bowls group meets every Thursday (April-September) 11:00am – 1:00pm at St Werbergh’s Parish Centre, Brook Street, Chester. Equipment and refreshments provided. All ability levels and volunteers welcome. Outside of the Bowls season, (September-April) the group will be meeting at Northgate arena, Chester. Every Thursday from 1:00pm – 3:00pm to play Indoor Curling. If you would like to get involved in playing please contact Josh on 07842 319377 or email jgarland@visionsupport.org.uk

Hosted by - Vision Support

VI Tennis (Wrexham)

Every Thursday. Our vision impaired tennis sessions aim to provide a supportive and inclusive environment for individuals with visual impairments to engage in the joy of tennis. Participants will have the opportunity to receive expert coaching, enhance their tennis skills, and connect with others who share similar interests. This is aimed at ALL levels. For further information, contact Aimée Kaye, Tennis Manager on 0772 705 8518 or E-Mail: aimee.kaye@wrexhamtenniscentre.co.uk

Photography group (Cardiff)

Fortnightly in the activity room. Bring your own camera, the group often visit places of interest together. Help and advice is shared also. For more information contact Valerie on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Zoom Coffee Morning

Torch Trust, the Christian sight loss charity monthly, online coffee morning for those who are unable to visit its in-person event. The sessions will be held on the fourth Thursday of the month. The meeting starts at 10:45am with some time to chat, this will be followed at 11am with an update on Torch news, and an opportunity to pray together for the work and ministry. For more information and to book a place, visit the Torch Trust website.

Hosted by - Torch Trust

Deafblind UK TalkTech webinar (online)

The free 'Talk Tech' webinars are intended to provide practical tech advice to people with sight and hearing loss. Orbit Research will demonstrate the latest Braille readers, magnifiers, apps, and more! For more information and to book your place, visit the link provided.

Hosted by - Deafblind UK

Deafblind UK Cardiff Social Group (Cardiff)

The group provides a friendly, safe space where members can meet for a chat and a cuppa, and share challenges, information and build friendships. It will meet monthly, on the last Thursday, from 12 - 1pm on 4th floor of Cardiff Central Library. For referrals to the group, please contact Carys Jones, Sensory Support Officer via email at Carys.jones@deafblind.org.uk

Hosted by - Deafblind UK

Working Age Focus Webinar

Takes place on the last Thursday of every month, focuses more specifically on different macular conditions and issues affecting anyone of working age. To find out what you should expect from treatment and what it could mean for your vision, join our webinar on Thursday 28 September at 7pm. To find out more and register your attendance, click the link below.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Vision Support Community Information Service (Flint)

The service carries the latest technology to improve daily life, including talking microwaves and is packed with the latest aids, equipment and specialist advice for people with sight loss. The full Schedule is available on their website via the link provided. For more information, contact Vision Support on 01244 381 515.

Hosted by - Vision Support

V.I. Bowls group (Carmarthen)

The group meet every Thursday morning between 11am-12pm at Bro Myrddin Indoor Bowls Club. Players just need to wear comfy clothes and flat shoes. Bowls are provided. For more information, call John Wilson on 07970 460 257.

Llanbedr Support Group

Fourth Thursday of the month at 1.30pm. For further information, contact Marian Williams on 07495 054 053.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Summer activities with UCAN (Cardiff)

UCAN Productions is running a range of activities for vision impaired children and young people at Sight Life in Cardiff over the summer holidays. From fun, games and engaging drama sessions to exploring music and sound technology, there's something for everyone, both children and adults alike. It is a great opportunity to have a blast and learn new skills in a welcoming and inclusive environment. Keep an eye on UCAN's social media for exact timings and more information.

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

Audio Book Club (8yrs - 25yrs) (online)

Royal Society for Blind Children's audio book club for 8yrs - 25yrs. For more information, call Kim Pearson on 02031 980 225 / 07872 835 972 or email: Kim.Pearson@rsbc.org.uk. You can also find out more on their website via the link provided.

Hosted by - Royal Society for Blind Children

Retina UK Peer Support Group meeting - 'Talk Travel' (online)

Guest speakers, Sight & Sound, will be talking about the new WeWalk Smart Cane 2 coming out later this year. To find out more and book a place, click the link provided.

Hosted by - Retina UK

Gardening Group (Swansea)

Every Tuesday and Thursday. For further information contact Anita Davies on 01792 776360 or anita.davies@sightlife.wales.

Hosted by - Sight Life

26th of July 2024

Welsh conversation (telephone)

Every Friday. Welsh conversation and rusty Welsh speakers on the telephone weekly. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Carmarthen Macular Support Group

Fourth Thursday of the month. For further information, contact Janice on 07975 728 405.

Hosted by - Macular Society

South Wales Valleys phone group

Every Friday. For more information contact Eleanor Rothwell on 07702 821 915 or Eleanor.rothwell@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Swimming (Swansea)

Every Friday (not during school holidays). The pool is accessible and has ramped access to the pool. Places must be booked in advance before the Friday session. To book your place, contact Penlan Pool on 01792 588 079. Discounts may be available. Contact Swansea Council.

Hosted by - Sight Life

UCAN Friday Nights (Cardiff)

Every Friday. For vision impaired young adults from 7yrs - 25yrs. Creative sound and music sessions, drama and games every Friday evening. This weekly session is a great chance to catch up with friends old and new while having fun. Contact Hannah - hannah@ucanproductions.org / 07825 468 384 if you want more information on attending, or you can check our social media for updates.

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

Connect by Tech (online)

Meet on the fourth Friday of the month. Contact Macular Society groups admin team on 01264 560 259.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Gardening club (Cardiff)

Weekly at Rhydypenau allotments. Raised beds for gardening and with sighted volunteers on hand. The club will finish at the end of October but will be back in the Spring. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Vision Support Community Information Service (Wrexham)

The service carries the latest technology to improve daily life, including talking microwaves and is packed with the latest aids, equipment and specialist advice for people with sight loss. The full Schedule is available on their website via the link provided. For more information, contact Vision Support on 01244 381 515.

Hosted by - Vision Support

Vika's FUN-tastic Friday (online)

Online youth club for young people aged between 9-15 years old that has a vision impairment. Vika’s FUNT-tastic Friday is a fun, friendly, online group. From talking about our week to doing Arts & Crafts, it’s a relaxed and interactive environment that allows young people aged 9-15 to make new friends and connect. Each week there will be a different theme! For more information, visit the link provided or call 01905 763 933.

Hosted by - New College Worcester

Fun Quiz (telephone)

Telephone quiz on Fridays. Cryptic clues, Kazoo guess the tune and potluck rounds. No prizes, just fun! Play in an allotted team. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

27th of July 2024

Blind Baseball (Cardiff)

Some transport can be provided from Cardiff train station. Please contact blindbaseballcymru@gmail.com for more information about any of these events.

Blind Baseball (Swansea)

Blind Baseball Cymru are running a baseball session in Swansea. For further information, please email: blindbaseballcymru@gmail.com

UCAN Perform Festival (Cardiff)

All UCAN Participants welcome. Join our UCAN Leaders for our FREE annual UCAN Perform Festival. We will have a celebration of drama and sound activities and even a chance to showcase your talent! To book your place and for more information please contact Enireth via email at enireth@ucanproductions.org

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

Audio Described Theatre Performance: The Wizard of Oz (Cardiff)

For more information or If you need help with your visit or making a booking then call the box office team on 029 2063 6464.

Exercise Through Dance (online)

Dance into the weekend every Saturday morning with our live session streamed on Zoom in partnership with Step Change Studios. For more information or support booking this activity, please contact Katie Sawyer at katie.sawyer@sense.org.uk or 07500 706 579.

Hosted by - Sense

Maggie's Club (Cardiff)

Maggie's Club - Every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month (2:00pm-3:00pm) Founded in honour of UCAN Board Member, Dr Margaret Woodhouse OBE, this is held on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month. It is a fun, interactive workshop for sight impaired children and young people with additional needs. These workshops are led by Jake and Sound Man, Alex and involves fun games, stories, sounds, music and tactile art. Maggie's club is very popular and they are currently undertaking a virtual round the world tour, visiting a different country each week. Visit the link below for more information.

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

29th of July 2024

Guitar Jam group (Cardiff)

Guitar group meets every Monday. Beginners at 10.30am, experienced players from 11.15am. For more information, contact Valerie on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Torfaen Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The group meets on alternate Mondays. For more information, contact Sight Cymru on 01495 763 650.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

Crafters Chat group (telephone)

Every Monday. For more information, contact Rachel Llewellyn on 07510 382 496 or Rachel.Llewellyn@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

SASI (Cardiff)

For those aged 18+. Join Alys every fortnight. Sessions aim to develop confidence, vocal and self-advocacy skills whilst making friends and having fun. To find out more, contact alys@ucanproductions.org

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

Singing Group (Cardiff)

The club every Monday Run by volunteers, attendees can sing to some musical favourites old and new. For further information, call 02920 398 900.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Bright Beginnings - (Online Early Years Group)

Join RSBC's exciting weekly online early years group for parents who have a blind or partially sighted baby or child between 0-4 years old! More information is available via the link provided.

Hosted by - Royal Society for Blind Children

Seated Yoga (telephone)

Every Monday. Seated yoga classes are a fun and friendly, low-impact way to keep active. This activity is relaxed and gentle, and can be taken at the pace of the participant. Progressions can be provided to challenge participants, if desired. This activity is suitable for people aged 50+ and those with sight loss. For more information or support booking this activity, please contact Hannah Lane at hannah.lane@sense.org.uk or 07825 174 938

Hosted by - Sense

LOOK Parent Support Group (online)

LOOK's Parent Support Group is for all parent carers of visually impaired children and young people. It is made of a core community of regulars and new parents are always welcome. It is a supportive and safe space for parent carers to share with each other and learn from their peers. There are regular panel events, online chat sessions, and opportunities to meet in person. The panel events bring together Professionals (experts in the field) and LOOK Mentors who bring their lived experience and life hacks on the subject. The LOOK Parent Support Group meets fortnightly (online) on Mondays at 7.30pm and is hosted by PSG Lead, Jane Ring, and Jo Lomas. Both Jane and Jo are parents to visually impaired teenagers, and Jo is also visually impaired. The themes of the PSG are chosen by a Steering Group of parent carers of children living with VI. Everyone is welcome to join our PSG sessions. Further information is available in the link provided.

Hosted by - LOOK - National Federation of Families with Visually Impaired Children

RSBC weekly online pre-school group (online)

Each Monday from 1-2 pm, we will run some fun ativities for you and your child. We will also have space where you can share experiences with each other. To register, email: connections@rsbc.org.uk

Hosted by - Royal Society for Blind Children

Tea & Chat (Neath)

Group meets weekly in Neath. For more information, contact Anita on 07824 541 982 or email Anita.davies@sightlife.wales

Hosted by - Sight Life

Vision Support Community Information Service (Bangor)

The service carries the latest technology to improve daily life, including talking microwaves and is packed with the latest aids, equipment and specialist advice for people with sight loss. The full Schedule is available on their website via the link provided. For more information, contact Vision Support on 01244 381 515.

Hosted by - Vision Support

Thomas Pocklington Trust 'Future Vision' event: See me at college (online)

Online event to help vision impaired students in transitioning to the next stage of their education. This event, #SeeMe, are concerned with self-advocacy and confidence. You can find out more about these sessions and book a place via the link provided.

Hosted by - Thomas Pocklington Trust

Art Club UK (Telephone)

Every Monday from 11am to 12pm. For all artists and enthusiasts to share their thoughts, feelings, and stories about the arts in a welcoming, supportive and safe space. Contact: rachel.llewellyn@rnib.org.uk or 07510 382 496

Hosted by - RNIB

Tech and Talk Support (telephone)

Every Monday. Technology queries answered by peers. For more information contact George Hinton on 07711 188 292 or george.hinton@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Audio Book Club (8yrs - 25yrs) (online)

Royal Society for Blind Children's audio book club for 8yrs-25yrs. For more information, call Kim Pearson on 02031 980 225 / 07872 835 972 or email: Kim.Pearson@rsbc.org.uk. You can also find out more on their website via the link provided.

Hosted by - Royal Society for Blind Children

Elderfit exercise group (telephone)

Weekly telephone session – An hour of standing exercises fully described with Gareth. Exercise at home over the phone on a conference call with others. Fully described, Monday is seated and standing exercises. Great fun and workout to suit ability. There is a fee for this session but you can have a taster session for free. For more information call Val on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

30th of July 2024

UCAN with Alys (Online)

Every Tuesday via Zoom. For ages 13yrs - 18yrs. Have fun and learn new skills through drama. A popular group with lots of drama games, creative and storytelling activities. Alys is one of our trained workshop leaders and has worked with UCAN for many years. Her workshops are all about making new friends and having tons of fun through activities including storytelling and improvisation. Contact Hannah - hannah@ucanproductions.org / 07825 468 384 if you want more information on attending, or you can check our social media for updates.

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

Bird Chat (Cardiff)

Monthly, usually on the last Tuesday of the month in our activity room. All about birds and their songs and calls. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Cycling at Pedal Power (Cardiff)

Weekly cycling group at Pedal Power. £6 for the session. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Cardiff Coffee Morning

Meets every Tuesday. Everyone is welcome to drop in for a chat with other members, staff and volunteers. Coffee, tea, cake and biscuits are always available. Occasionally there are guest speakers or optional activities. For further information call 029 2039 890.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Afternoon Chat (Cardiff)

Weekly in Sight Life's activity room. Informal group in a café like setting. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Barry and Penarth Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The groups meets every Tuesday. For more information, contact Sight Cymru on 01495 763 650.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

Level Playing Field Welsh Forum (Cardiff)

Level Playing Field, the organisation that aims to create a more equitable match day experience for all disabled sports fans, is holding a Welsh Forum on Tuesday 30th July at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff. The aim of the event is to foster meaningful connections and discussions between disabled supporters and clubs’ representatives across the region’s sporting landscape. For more information and to book a free place, click the link provided.

Hosted by - Level Playing Field

Gym Group (Chester)

Brio Fitness at Northgate Arena in Chester now offer vision impaired gym sessions after running taster sessions with Vision Support. The vision impaired sessions are sports sessions tailored to those partially sighted or blind. Gym Sessions Tuesdays 12.30pm – 1.30pm. Please contact Josh on 07842 319377 or email jgarland@visionsupport.org.uk if you would like more information.

Hosted by - Vision Support

Ospreys VI Rugby Session (Llandarcy, Neath)

The Ospreys are starting vision impaired rugby sessions for over-16s from 4th July. The sessions are for men and women and will be held on Tuesdays from 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm at Llandarcy Academy of Sport. For more information, please contact Clive Oliver, Groups and Events Coordinator, Ospreys in the Community on 07828 332169 or email clive.oliver@ospreysrugby.com.

Gardening Group (Swansea)

Every Tuesday and Thursday. For further information contact Anita Davies on 01792 776360 or anita.davies@sightlife.wales.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Discussion Group (Cardiff)

Held every Tuesday. Join this group of visually impaired people of Cardiff and the Vale, for talk and support. Be involved in lively discussions about a wide variety of topics (excluding religion and politics). The group also occasionally enjoys a trip out for lunch. For further information, call 02920 398 900.

Hosted by - Sight Life

31st of July 2024

Bike Ability (Dunvant)

Bike Ability at Dunvant Rugby Club, Dunvant from 12pm to 1pm. Volunteer rides are available but they will need to know in advance. For more information, contact Anita Davies on 07824 541 982.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Chair Yoga (Cardiff)

Every Wednesday. The Chair Yoga class is one of our most popular groups. It gives you the chance to stretch safely and there is a wonderful relaxation session at the end. People often arrive early (or leave late!) in order to have a hot drink and a chat with other members. Numbers are limited so it is best to ring first to check whether there is space in the class. For further information call 029 2039 8900.

Hosted by - Sight Life

UCAN with Jake and Taylor (Online)

Every Wednesday. For vision impaired young children 7yrs - 13yrs. Our workshop trainers Jake and Taylor run an interactive workshop for our younger participants. Playing games, quizzes and having a laugh is what they do best. It’s a great place to make friends and introduce yourself to drama activities in a fun way.Contact Hannah - hannah@ucanproductions.org / 07825 468 384 if you want more information on attending, or you can check our social media for updates.

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

Vision Impaired Swimming Session (Chester)

Brio Fitness at Northgate Arena in Chester now offer vision impaired swimming sessions after running taster sessions with Vision Support. The vision impaired sessions are sports sessions tailored to those partially sighted or blind. Swimming Sessions Wednesdays 9.30am – 10.30am. Please contact Josh on 07842 319377 or email jgarland@visionsupport.org.uk if you would like more information.

Hosted by - Vision Support

Knit and natter (Cardiff)

Fortnightly in the activity room. No experience necessary, bring your knitting or crochet. For more information contact Valerie on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

VI Tennis (Cardiff)

Weekly, at David Lloyd Sports Centre. Session usually costs £7.50. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Cardiff VI Touch Rugby

Every Wednesday. Players with or without sight loss welcome to train, play or support. For more information email: Evan.vaughan-lewis@cardiffrugby.wales

Vision Support Community Information Service (Queensferry)

The service carries the latest technology to improve daily life, including talking microwaves and is packed with the latest aids, equipment and specialist advice for people with sight loss. The full Schedule is available on their website via the link provided. For more information, contact Vision Support on 01244 381 515.

Hosted by - Vision Support

Vision Impaired Bowls (Caerphilly)

Bowls sessions will run weekly every Wednesday. Vision impaired classification for this session are B1, B2, B3 and B4. All equipment will be provided but please bring clean, flat shoes. For more information, contact Rhys via email at meredro@caerphilly.gov.uk or call the centre on 01495 221321.

Mission Ambition (telephone)

Every Wednesday. Support and advice group for those looking to achieve something, no matter how big or small. For more information contact George Hinton on 07711 188 292 or george.hinton@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

1st of August 2024

Wales and West Young People's online - 18 - 50yrs (online)

Meet every Thursday via video call. (aged 18 - 50 years). For more information contact Eleanor Rothwell on 07702 821 915 or Eleanor.rothwell@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Wrexham Visionaires

The Social Club meets on the first Thursday of every month from 11:00am to 1:00pm at the Wrexham Methodist Church, 37 Regent Street, Wrexham, LL11 1RY. If you would like to attend please call Megan on 07936 950721 or email mgiles@visionsupport.org.uk

Hosted by - Vision Support

Tea & Chat (Swansea Central)

Group meets on every Thursday. For more information, contact Anita on 07824 541 982 or email Anita.davies@sightlife.wales

Hosted by - Sight Life

Walled City VI Social and Activities Group (Chester)

The Bowls group meets every Thursday (April-September) 11:00am – 1:00pm at St Werbergh’s Parish Centre, Brook Street, Chester. Equipment and refreshments provided. All ability levels and volunteers welcome. Outside of the Bowls season, (September-April) the group will be meeting at Northgate arena, Chester. Every Thursday from 1:00pm – 3:00pm to play Indoor Curling. If you would like to get involved in playing please contact Josh on 07842 319377 or email jgarland@visionsupport.org.uk

Hosted by - Vision Support

VI Tennis (Wrexham)

Every Thursday. Our vision impaired tennis sessions aim to provide a supportive and inclusive environment for individuals with visual impairments to engage in the joy of tennis. Participants will have the opportunity to receive expert coaching, enhance their tennis skills, and connect with others who share similar interests. This is aimed at ALL levels. For further information, contact Aimée Kaye, Tennis Manager on 0772 705 8518 or E-Mail: aimee.kaye@wrexhamtenniscentre.co.uk

Women with Vision (telephone)

For young blind or partially sighted women in Wales and the South West from diverse cultural backgrounds. First Thursday of the month. For more information contact Anum Munawar on 07510 382 714 or anum.munawar@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Monmouthshire Support Group

First Thursday of the month. For further information, contact David on 07951 869 586.

Hosted by - Macular Society

V.I. Bowls group (Carmarthen)

The group meet every Thursday morning between 11am-12pm at Bro Myrddin Indoor Bowls Club. Players just need to wear comfy clothes and flat shoes. Bowls are provided. For more information, call John Wilson on 07970 460 257.

Milford Haven Support Group

First Thursday of the month. For further information, contact Maddy on 07584 836 524.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Summer activities with UCAN (Cardiff)

UCAN Productions is running a range of activities for vision impaired children and young people at Sight Life in Cardiff over the summer holidays. From fun, games and engaging drama sessions to exploring music and sound technology, there's something for everyone, both children and adults alike. It is a great opportunity to have a blast and learn new skills in a welcoming and inclusive environment. Keep an eye on UCAN's social media for exact timings and more information.

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

Audio Book Club (8yrs - 25yrs) (online)

Royal Society for Blind Children's audio book club for 8yrs-25yrs. For more information, call Kim Pearson on 02031 980 225 / 07872 835 972 or email: Kim.Pearson@rsbc.org.uk. You can also find out more on their website via the link provided.

Hosted by - Royal Society for Blind Children

Wrexham Visionaires

Social group for people living with sight loss. Held on 1st Thursday of the month. For more information, call Catherine on 07821 649 066 or email cthompson@visionsupport.org.uk

Hosted by - Vision Support

Gardening Group (Swansea)

Every Tuesday and Thursday. For further information contact Anita Davies on 01792 776360 or anita.davies@sightlife.wales.

Hosted by - Sight Life

2nd of August 2024

Welsh conversation (telephone)

Every Friday. Welsh conversation and rusty Welsh speakers on the telephone weekly. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Rhydyfelin Social Group

Social Group. Meets every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month. For further information, contact Carys Groves on 07753 305 631 or carys.groves@sightlife.wales.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Cymru Campaigners (telephone)

This is our social group for people who like to campaign for change. It runs on alternate Fridays over Microsoft Teams, and people can join via a link for their computer or device, or join by phone, or can be dialled in for easy access. Our campaigners get together to talk about what they have been up to and give each other support and advice.  For more information, email cymrucampaigns@rnib.org.uk  or call 0303 123 999.

Hosted by - RNIB

Ten-pin Bowling (Swansea)

The group generally meet on 1st Friday of each month (not during school holidays). To check dates and times, contact the Swansea Office on 01792 776360.

Hosted by - Sight Life

South Wales Valleys phone group

Every Friday. For more information contact Eleanor Rothwell on 07702 821 915 or Eleanor.rothwell@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Swimming (Swansea)

Every Friday (not during school holidays). The pool is accessible and has ramped access to the pool. Places must be booked in advance before the Friday session. To book your place, contact Penlan Pool on 01792 588 079. Discounts may be available. Contact Swansea Council.

Hosted by - Sight Life

BridgeVIS coffee morning (Bridgend)

First Friday of the month. Contact John O'Donnell on 01656 766264 or email johnodonnell24@hotmail.co.uk

Hosted by - Bridgevis (Bridgend & District VI society)

UCAN Friday Nights (Cardiff)

Every Friday. For vision impaired young adults from 7yrs - 25yrs. Creative sound and music sessions, drama and games every Friday evening. This weekly session is a great chance to catch up with friends old and new while having fun. Contact Hannah - hannah@ucanproductions.org / 07825 468 384 if you want more information on attending, or you can check our social media for updates.

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

Gardening club (Cardiff)

Weekly at Rhydypenau allotments. Raised beds for gardening and with sighted volunteers on hand. The club will finish at the end of October but will be back in the Spring. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Vika's FUN-tastic Friday (online)

Online youth club for young people aged between 9-15 years old that has a vision impairment. Vika’s FUNT-tastic Friday is a fun, friendly, online group. From talking about our week to doing Arts & Crafts, it’s a relaxed and interactive environment that allows young people aged 9-15 to make new friends and connect. Each week there will be a different theme! For more information, visit the link provided or call 01905 763 933.

Hosted by - New College Worcester

Fun Quiz (telephone)

Telephone quiz on Fridays. Cryptic clues, Kazoo guess the tune and potluck rounds. No prizes, just fun! Play in an allotted team. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Macular Support Group (Treorchy)

Meets on the first Friday every month from 10:30 am. to 12:30 pm. For further information, contact Group Leader Jean Bently at 01443 775755 / 07377 673 275.

Hosted by - Macular Society

3rd of August 2024

Blind Baseball (Cardiff)

Some transport can be provided from Cardiff train station. Please contact blindbaseballcymru@gmail.com for more information about any of these events.

Blind Baseball (Swansea)

Blind Baseball Cymru are running a baseball session in Swansea. For further information, please email: blindbaseballcymru@gmail.com

Audio Described Theatre Performance: Hairspray (Cardiff)

For more information or If you need help with your visit or making a booking then call the box office team on 029 2063 6464.

Exercise Through Dance (online)

Dance into the weekend every Saturday morning with our live session streamed on Zoom in partnership with Step Change Studios. For more information or support booking this activity, please contact Katie Sawyer at katie.sawyer@sense.org.uk or 07500 706 579.

Hosted by - Sense

5th of August 2024

Guitar Jam group (Cardiff)

Guitar group meets every Monday. Beginners at 10.30am, experienced players from 11.15am. For more information, contact Valerie on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Crafters Chat group (telephone)

Every Monday. For more information, contact Rachel Llewellyn on 07510 382 496 or Rachel.Llewellyn@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Cardiff Macular Support Group

Affiliated with Sight Life. First Monday of the month. Contact Sight Life on 029 2039 8900.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Singing Group (Cardiff)

The club every Monday Run by volunteers, attendees can sing to some musical favourites old and new. For further information, call 02920 398 900.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Bright Beginnings - (Online Early Years Group)

Join RSBC's exciting weekly online early years group for parents who have a blind or partially sighted baby or child between 0-4 years old! More information is available via the link provided.

Hosted by - Royal Society for Blind Children

Seated Yoga (telephone)

Every Monday. Seated yoga classes are a fun and friendly, low-impact way to keep active. This activity is relaxed and gentle, and can be taken at the pace of the participant. Progressions can be provided to challenge participants, if desired. This activity is suitable for people aged 50+ and those with sight loss. For more information or support booking this activity, please contact Hannah Lane at hannah.lane@sense.org.uk or 07825 174 938

Hosted by - Sense

Cardiff Macular Support Group

Affiliated with Sight Life. First Monday of the month. Contact Sight Life on 029 2039 8900.

Hosted by - Macular Society

RSBC weekly online pre-school group (online)

Each Monday from 1-2 pm, we will run some fun ativities for you and your child. We will also have space where you can share experiences with each other. To register, email: connections@rsbc.org.uk

Hosted by - Royal Society for Blind Children

Tea & Chat (Neath)

Group meets weekly in Neath. For more information, contact Anita on 07824 541 982 or email Anita.davies@sightlife.wales

Hosted by - Sight Life

Abergavenny Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The groups meets on alternate Mondays.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

Art Club UK (Telephone)

Every Monday from 11am to 12pm. For all artists and enthusiasts to share their thoughts, feelings, and stories about the arts in a welcoming, supportive and safe space. Contact: rachel.llewellyn@rnib.org.uk or 07510 382 496

Hosted by - RNIB

Tech and Talk Support (telephone)

Every Monday. Technology queries answered by peers. For more information contact George Hinton on 07711 188 292 or george.hinton@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Walking Group (Swansea)

Meet on 1st and 3rd Monday of each month. For more information, call 01792 776 360 or 07824 541 982.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Audio Book Club (8yrs - 25yrs) (online)

Royal Society for Blind Children's audio book club for 8yrs-25yrs. For more information, call Kim Pearson on 02031 980 225 / 07872 835 972 or email: Kim.Pearson@rsbc.org.uk. You can also find out more on their website via the link provided.

Hosted by - Royal Society for Blind Children

Elderfit exercise group (telephone)

Weekly telephone session – An hour of standing exercises fully described with Gareth. Exercise at home over the phone on a conference call with others. Fully described, Monday is seated and standing exercises. Great fun and workout to suit ability. There is a fee for this session but you can have a taster session for free. For more information call Val on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Newtown Support Group

First Monday of the month at 2pm. For further information, contact Marian 07495 054 053.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Newport Support Group

First Monday of the month. For further information, contact Caroline on 02920 617 241.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Llandudno Support Group

First Monday of every month at 11am. For further information, contact Marian 07495 054 053.

Hosted by - Macular Society

6th of August 2024

UCAN with Alys (Online)

Every Tuesday via Zoom. For ages 13yrs - 18yrs. Have fun and learn new skills through drama. A popular group with lots of drama games, creative and storytelling activities. Alys is one of our trained workshop leaders and has worked with UCAN for many years. Her workshops are all about making new friends and having tons of fun through activities including storytelling and improvisation. Contact Hannah - hannah@ucanproductions.org / 07825 468 384 if you want more information on attending, or you can check our social media for updates.

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

Cycling at Pedal Power (Cardiff)

Weekly cycling group at Pedal Power. £6 for the session. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Doga - Chair yoga for guide dog owners (Cardiff)

Monthly, on the first Tuesday of the month. Chair yoga for members with guide dogs sitting in the session. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Macular Group (Welshpool)

Group meets 2nd and 4th Tuesday each month at 2pm. The Catholic Church, 2 Raven Street, Welshpool. Contact Marian Williams for more information on 07495 054 053 or marian.williams@macularsociety.org

Hosted by - Macular Society

Cardiff Coffee Morning

Meets every Tuesday. Everyone is welcome to drop in for a chat with other members, staff and volunteers. Coffee, tea, cake and biscuits are always available. Occasionally there are guest speakers or optional activities. For further information call 029 2039 890.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Afternoon Chat (Cardiff)

Weekly in Sight Life's activity room. Informal group in a café like setting. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Tywyn Support Group

First Tuesday of the month at 11am. For further information, contact Marian Williams on 07495 054 053.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Barry and Penarth Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The groups meets every Tuesday. For more information, contact Sight Cymru on 01495 763 650.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

Digital Glaucoma Support Group - Introduction to glaucoma and lifestyle factors (online)

Digital Glaucoma Support Group titled ‘Introduction to glaucoma and lifestyle factors’. The group will be joined by Dan Calladine, OcuPlan Founder and Consultant Ophthalmologist. There will be an opportunity to ask questions at the end of the session. For more information and to book your place, visit the link provided.

Hosted by - Glaucoma UK

Sports Chat (telephone)

First Tuesday of the month. Social group for people to chat about sport. For more information contact Anum Munawar on 07510 382 714 or anum.munawar@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Gym Group (Chester)

Brio Fitness at Northgate Arena in Chester now offer vision impaired gym sessions after running taster sessions with Vision Support. The vision impaired sessions are sports sessions tailored to those partially sighted or blind. Gym Sessions Tuesdays 12.30pm – 1.30pm. Please contact Josh on 07842 319377 or email jgarland@visionsupport.org.uk if you would like more information.

Hosted by - Vision Support

Time to Chat social group (Telephone and Online)

Monthly dial-in social group where you can join either by phone or through Teams and meet others living with a vision impairment North Wales and parts of Cheshire and Halton. There will be exciting speakers/entertainment each month. For joining details please call 01244 381515 or email information@visionsupport.org.uk

Hosted by - Vision Support

Moving on Up (10 - 11 years) (online)

Royal Society for Blind Children's Moving on Up session for 10-11 yrs moving to secondary school in September. Visit the link provided to join and find out more.

Hosted by - Royal Society for Blind Children

Ospreys VI Rugby Session (Llandarcy, Neath)

The Ospreys are starting vision impaired rugby sessions for over-16s from 4th July. The sessions are for men and women and will be held on Tuesdays from 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm at Llandarcy Academy of Sport. For more information, please contact Clive Oliver, Groups and Events Coordinator, Ospreys in the Community on 07828 332169 or email clive.oliver@ospreysrugby.com.

Gardening Group (Swansea)

Every Tuesday and Thursday. For further information contact Anita Davies on 01792 776360 or anita.davies@sightlife.wales.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Discussion Group (Cardiff)

Held every Tuesday. Join this group of visually impaired people of Cardiff and the Vale, for talk and support. Be involved in lively discussions about a wide variety of topics (excluding religion and politics). The group also occasionally enjoys a trip out for lunch. For further information, call 02920 398 900.

Hosted by - Sight Life

RSBC Boys Crew - 11+ yrs (online)

Royal Society for Blind Children's boys crew for 11+ yrs. For more information, call Kim Pearson on 02031 980 225 / 07872 835 972 or email: Kim.Pearson@rsbc.org.uk. You can also find out more on their website via the link provided.

Hosted by - Royal Society for Blind Children

Singing Group (Cardiff)

The club meets on the 1st & 3rd TUESDAY of the month. Run by volunteers, attendees can sing to some musical favourites old and new. For further information, call 02920 398 900.

Hosted by - Sight Life

7th of August 2024

Prestatyn Visionaires

Organised by Mildred Taylor, the group meets at the English Presbyterian Church of Wales, Nant Hall Rd, Prestatyn, LL19 9LR on the first Wednesday of every month from 10:00am to 12:00 noon. If you would like to attend please call Megan on 07936 950721 or email mgiles@visionsupport.org.uk

Hosted by - Vision Support

Punctate Inner Choroidopathy support group (online)

A virtual group for people affected by punctate inner choroidopathy (PIC). The group will meet monthly via Zoom, on the first Wednesday of the month at 7pm. To find out more, click the link below.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Bike Ability (Dunvant)

Bike Ability at Dunvant Rugby Club, Dunvant from 12pm to 1pm. Volunteer rides are available but they will need to know in advance. For more information, contact Anita Davies on 07824 541 982.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Tea & Chat (Gorseinon)

Group meets on the first Wednesday of the month. For more information, contact Anita on 07824 541 982 or email Anita.davies@sightlife.wales

Hosted by - Sight Life

Chair Yoga (Cardiff)

Every Wednesday. The Chair Yoga class is one of our most popular groups. It gives you the chance to stretch safely and there is a wonderful relaxation session at the end. People often arrive early (or leave late!) in order to have a hot drink and a chat with other members. Numbers are limited so it is best to ring first to check whether there is space in the class. For further information call 029 2039 8900.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Photography Group (Port Talbot)

Photography group for people with Sight Loss. Meet at Port Talbot library at 10.am. The group will meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each Month at Port Talbot library. The photographers will decide where they might go to visit to take different types of photographs. For further information, contact Anita Davies on 07824 541 982 or Anita.davies@sightlife.wales

Hosted by - Sight Life

UCAN with Jake and Taylor (Online)

Every Wednesday. For vision impaired young children 7yrs - 13yrs. Our workshop trainers Jake and Taylor run an interactive workshop for our younger participants. Playing games, quizzes and having a laugh is what they do best. It’s a great place to make friends and introduce yourself to drama activities in a fun way.Contact Hannah - hannah@ucanproductions.org / 07825 468 384 if you want more information on attending, or you can check our social media for updates.

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

Vision Impaired Swimming Session (Chester)

Brio Fitness at Northgate Arena in Chester now offer vision impaired swimming sessions after running taster sessions with Vision Support. The vision impaired sessions are sports sessions tailored to those partially sighted or blind. Swimming Sessions Wednesdays 9.30am – 10.30am. Please contact Josh on 07842 319377 or email jgarland@visionsupport.org.uk if you would like more information.

Hosted by - Vision Support

Conwy Sight Loss Group

The group meets on the first Wednesday of the month. For more information, email information@visionsupport.org.uk or call 01244 381515.

Hosted by - Vision Support

All Wales telephone support group call - English Speaking (telephone)

All Wales telephone calls to help those who are unable to attend meetings in person. First, third and fourth Wednesday of the month. For further information, contact Adele on 07494 468 007.

Hosted by - Macular Society

VI Tennis (Cardiff)

Weekly, at David Lloyd Sports Centre. Session usually costs £7.50. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Cardiff VI Touch Rugby

Every Wednesday. Players with or without sight loss welcome to train, play or support. For more information email: Evan.vaughan-lewis@cardiffrugby.wales

Vision Impaired Bowls (Caerphilly)

Bowls sessions will run weekly every Wednesday. Vision impaired classification for this session are B1, B2, B3 and B4. All equipment will be provided but please bring clean, flat shoes. For more information, contact Rhys via email at meredro@caerphilly.gov.uk or call the centre on 01495 221321.

Pontyclun Macular Support Group

First Wednesday of the month. For further information, contact Julie Parker on 07531 498 967.

Hosted by - Macular Society

RSBC LGBTQIA+ Youth Group (online)

For those aged 13-25yrs. The group is open to those who either identify as part of the LGBTQIA+ community, those who are curious or questioning, and those who simply want to join as allies. For more information, call Kim Pearson on 02031 980 225 / 07872 835 972 or email: Kim.Pearson@rsbc.org.uk. You can also find out more on their website via the link provided.

Hosted by - Royal Society for Blind Children

Mission Ambition (telephone)

Every Wednesday. Support and advice group for those looking to achieve something, no matter how big or small. For more information contact George Hinton on 07711 188 292 or george.hinton@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

8th of August 2024

Wales and West Young People's online - 18 - 50yrs (online)

Meet every Thursday via video call. (aged 18 - 50 years). For more information contact Eleanor Rothwell on 07702 821 915 or Eleanor.rothwell@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Ammanford Support Group

Second Thursday of the month. For further information, contact Macular Society groups admin team on 01264 560 259.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Tea & Chat (Swansea Central)

Group meets on every Thursday. For more information, contact Anita on 07824 541 982 or email Anita.davies@sightlife.wales

Hosted by - Sight Life

Walled City VI Social and Activities Group (Chester)

The Bowls group meets every Thursday (April-September) 11:00am – 1:00pm at St Werbergh’s Parish Centre, Brook Street, Chester. Equipment and refreshments provided. All ability levels and volunteers welcome. Outside of the Bowls season, (September-April) the group will be meeting at Northgate arena, Chester. Every Thursday from 1:00pm – 3:00pm to play Indoor Curling. If you would like to get involved in playing please contact Josh on 07842 319377 or email jgarland@visionsupport.org.uk

Hosted by - Vision Support

VI Tennis (Wrexham)

Every Thursday. Our vision impaired tennis sessions aim to provide a supportive and inclusive environment for individuals with visual impairments to engage in the joy of tennis. Participants will have the opportunity to receive expert coaching, enhance their tennis skills, and connect with others who share similar interests. This is aimed at ALL levels. For further information, contact Aimée Kaye, Tennis Manager on 0772 705 8518 or E-Mail: aimee.kaye@wrexhamtenniscentre.co.uk

Photography group (Cardiff)

Fortnightly in the activity room. Bring your own camera, the group often visit places of interest together. Help and advice is shared also. For more information contact Valerie on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

V.I. Bowls group (Carmarthen)

The group meet every Thursday morning between 11am-12pm at Bro Myrddin Indoor Bowls Club. Players just need to wear comfy clothes and flat shoes. Bowls are provided. For more information, call John Wilson on 07970 460 257.

Knitting Group (Swansea)

2nd Thursday of the Month. For further information contact Anita Davies on 01792 776 360 or anita.davies@sightlife.wales.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Summer activities with UCAN (Cardiff)

UCAN Productions is running a range of activities for vision impaired children and young people at Sight Life in Cardiff over the summer holidays. From fun, games and engaging drama sessions to exploring music and sound technology, there's something for everyone, both children and adults alike. It is a great opportunity to have a blast and learn new skills in a welcoming and inclusive environment. Keep an eye on UCAN's social media for exact timings and more information.

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

Ruthin Support Group

Second Thursday of the month at 11am. For further information, contact Marian Williams on 07495 054 053.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Audio Book Club (8yrs - 25yrs) (online)

Royal Society for Blind Children's audio book club for 8yrs-25yrs. For more information, call Kim Pearson on 02031 980 225 / 07872 835 972 or email: Kim.Pearson@rsbc.org.uk. You can also find out more on their website via the link provided.

Hosted by - Royal Society for Blind Children

Gardening Group (Swansea)

Every Tuesday and Thursday. For further information contact Anita Davies on 01792 776360 or anita.davies@sightlife.wales.

Hosted by - Sight Life

9th of August 2024

Welsh conversation (telephone)

Every Friday. Welsh conversation and rusty Welsh speakers on the telephone weekly. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

South Wales Valleys phone group

Every Friday. For more information contact Eleanor Rothwell on 07702 821 915 or Eleanor.rothwell@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Swimming (Swansea)

Every Friday (not during school holidays). The pool is accessible and has ramped access to the pool. Places must be booked in advance before the Friday session. To book your place, contact Penlan Pool on 01792 588 079. Discounts may be available. Contact Swansea Council.

Hosted by - Sight Life

UCAN Friday Nights (Cardiff)

Every Friday. For vision impaired young adults from 7yrs - 25yrs. Creative sound and music sessions, drama and games every Friday evening. This weekly session is a great chance to catch up with friends old and new while having fun. Contact Hannah - hannah@ucanproductions.org / 07825 468 384 if you want more information on attending, or you can check our social media for updates.

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

Penarth Book Club

Penarth Book Club 2nd Friday of the Month. For more information, contact Sight Cymru on 01495 763650.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

Gardening club (Cardiff)

Weekly at Rhydypenau allotments. Raised beds for gardening and with sighted volunteers on hand. The club will finish at the end of October but will be back in the Spring. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Vika's FUN-tastic Friday (online)

Online youth club for young people aged between 9-15 years old that has a vision impairment. Vika’s FUNT-tastic Friday is a fun, friendly, online group. From talking about our week to doing Arts & Crafts, it’s a relaxed and interactive environment that allows young people aged 9-15 to make new friends and connect. Each week there will be a different theme! For more information, visit the link provided or call 01905 763 933.

Hosted by - New College Worcester

Fun Quiz (telephone)

Telephone quiz on Fridays. Cryptic clues, Kazoo guess the tune and potluck rounds. No prizes, just fun! Play in an allotted team. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Bridgend Deafblind Social Group

The group meet on the second Friday of the month. The meetings provide a friendly, safe space where members can share challenges, information and build friendships. For more information, contact Carys Jones on 07950 008 870, carys.jones@deafblind.org.uk or Julie Jones on 07940 895 572.

Hosted by - Deafblind UK

Sight Cymru Social Hub (Tredegar)

The social hubs enable people with sight impairment to get together for peer support, and provide the opportunity to extend social networks. The group features a range of speakers, trips out and activities. There will be no fees collected and all activities that are chargeable will be on a pay as you go basis. If you would like to attend any of these events, or would like further information, please contact Stacey Evans on postman@sightcymru.org.uk.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

10th of August 2024

Accessible tour of Cardiff New Theatre

An enhanced description tour of Cardiff New Theatre for people with sight loss. The 90-minute tour is an opportunity to find out about the history of the theatre, go backstage and discover what's involved in putting on a show. There is a charge of £15 plus a transaction fee. For more information, visit their website via the link provided.

Exercise Through Dance (online)

Dance into the weekend every Saturday morning with our live session streamed on Zoom in partnership with Step Change Studios. For more information or support booking this activity, please contact Katie Sawyer at katie.sawyer@sense.org.uk or 07500 706 579.

Hosted by - Sense

Maggie's Club (Cardiff)

Maggie's Club - Every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month (2:00pm-3:00pm) Founded in honour of UCAN Board Member, Dr Margaret Woodhouse OBE, this is held on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month. It is a fun, interactive workshop for sight impaired children and young people with additional needs. These workshops are led by Jake and Sound Man, Alex and involves fun games, stories, sounds, music and tactile art. Maggie's club is very popular and they are currently undertaking a virtual round the world tour, visiting a different country each week. Visit the link below for more information.

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

MACS Meet Up (Newport)

MACS, the UK's national charity for children born with one or more of three rare conditions (Microphthalmia, Anophthalmia and Coloboma), is holding a Meet Up in Newport for members. MACS Meet Ups are new regional events which help bring the charity's members together in a nearby town. They will include kids' activities, a guest speaker (e.g. advice on education options) and a place for members of all ages to get together. This event is free to all MACS members. For more information and to reserve your place, contact the team via email at enquiries@macs.org.uk or by calling 0800 644 6017.

Hosted by - MACS (Microphthalmia, Anophthalmia & Coloboma Support)

12th of August 2024

Book Club (Cardiff)

Meet in person at Sight Life or local café. 2nd Monday of every month. For more information, call Val on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Guitar Jam group (Cardiff)

Guitar group meets every Monday. Beginners at 10.30am, experienced players from 11.15am. For more information, contact Valerie on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Torfaen Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The group meets on alternate Mondays. For more information, contact Sight Cymru on 01495 763 650.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

Crafters Chat group (telephone)

Every Monday. For more information, contact Rachel Llewellyn on 07510 382 496 or Rachel.Llewellyn@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

SASI (Cardiff)

For those aged 18+. Join Alys every fortnight. Sessions aim to develop confidence, vocal and self-advocacy skills whilst making friends and having fun. To find out more, contact alys@ucanproductions.org

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

Singing Group (Cardiff)

The club every Monday Run by volunteers, attendees can sing to some musical favourites old and new. For further information, call 02920 398 900.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Bright Beginnings - (Online Early Years Group)

Join RSBC's exciting weekly online early years group for parents who have a blind or partially sighted baby or child between 0-4 years old! More information is available via the link provided.

Hosted by - Royal Society for Blind Children

Seated Yoga (telephone)

Every Monday. Seated yoga classes are a fun and friendly, low-impact way to keep active. This activity is relaxed and gentle, and can be taken at the pace of the participant. Progressions can be provided to challenge participants, if desired. This activity is suitable for people aged 50+ and those with sight loss. For more information or support booking this activity, please contact Hannah Lane at hannah.lane@sense.org.uk or 07825 174 938

Hosted by - Sense

LOOK Parent Support Group (online)

LOOK's Parent Support Group is for all parent carers of visually impaired children and young people. It is made of a core community of regulars and new parents are always welcome. It is a supportive and safe space for parent carers to share with each other and learn from their peers. There are regular panel events, online chat sessions, and opportunities to meet in person. The panel events bring together Professionals (experts in the field) and LOOK Mentors who bring their lived experience and life hacks on the subject. The LOOK Parent Support Group meets fortnightly (online) on Mondays at 7.30pm and is hosted by PSG Lead, Jane Ring, and Jo Lomas. Both Jane and Jo are parents to visually impaired teenagers, and Jo is also visually impaired. The themes of the PSG are chosen by a Steering Group of parent carers of children living with VI. Everyone is welcome to join our PSG sessions. Further information is available in the link provided.

Hosted by - LOOK - National Federation of Families with Visually Impaired Children

RSBC weekly online pre-school group (online)

Each Monday from 1-2 pm, we will run some fun ativities for you and your child. We will also have space where you can share experiences with each other. To register, email: connections@rsbc.org.uk

Hosted by - Royal Society for Blind Children

Visual Impairment Merthyr Group

VIM is a registered charity supporting people who are blind, partially sighted or challenged by failing sight. Visual Impairment Merthyr Tydfil holds members meetings on the second Monday of each month. These meetings are held at Hope and Market Square Church, Three Salmons Street, Merthyr Tydfil CF47 8DS (Behind the Parish Church). The meeting are 13:30-16:00 and doors open half an hour before. For more information Contact Morgan Evans on 01685 722135, morgan@v-i-m.org.uk.

Hosted by - Visual Impairment Merthyr (VIM)

Tea & Chat (Neath)

Group meets weekly in Neath. For more information, contact Anita on 07824 541 982 or email Anita.davies@sightlife.wales

Hosted by - Sight Life

Bangor Town Support Group

Second Monday of the month at 11am. For further information, contact Marian Williams on 07495 054 053.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Tea & Chat (Port Talbot)

Group meets on the second Monday of the month. For more information, contact Anita on 07824 541 982 or email Anita.davies@sightlife.wales

Hosted by - Sight Life

Mumbles VIP Group

Social group. Meets 2nd Monday of the month. For further information contact Anita Davies on 01792 776360 or anita.davies@sightlife.wales.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Art Club UK (Telephone)

Every Monday from 11am to 12pm. For all artists and enthusiasts to share their thoughts, feelings, and stories about the arts in a welcoming, supportive and safe space. Contact: rachel.llewellyn@rnib.org.uk or 07510 382 496

Hosted by - RNIB

Tech and Talk Support (telephone)

Every Monday. Technology queries answered by peers. For more information contact George Hinton on 07711 188 292 or george.hinton@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Elderfit exercise group (telephone)

Weekly telephone session – An hour of standing exercises fully described with Gareth. Exercise at home over the phone on a conference call with others. Fully described, Monday is seated and standing exercises. Great fun and workout to suit ability. There is a fee for this session but you can have a taster session for free. For more information call Val on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Audio Book Club (8yrs - 25yrs) (online)

Royal Society for Blind Children's audio book club for 8yrs-25yrs. For more information, call Kim Pearson on 02031 980 225 / 07872 835 972 or email: Kim.Pearson@rsbc.org.uk. You can also find out more on their website via the link provided.

Hosted by - Royal Society for Blind Children

North Wales Society of the Blind Club (Colwyn Bay)

The group get together in a relaxed atmosphere every 2nd and 4th Monday in the month, 20 Station Road, Colwyn Bay, from 11am - 1pm. Refreshment are available during the morning and our volunteers collect orders for lunch time. Guest speakers attend the club to deliver interesting talks and local musicians provide entertainment. When the weather is good we venture out on organised day trips. The club is the perfect opportunity for people with sight loss to come together to socialize and make new friends. Transport and lunch may be arranged for you if required. For further information please contact Bethan on 01248 353 604.

Hosted by - North Wales Society of the Blind

Brecon Support Group

Meet on the second Monday of the month. Contact Nick for further information on 07837 562 364.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Book Club (Cardiff)

Second Monday of the month either in the activity room or local café. Informal chat about chosen audio books. For more information, call Val on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

13th of August 2024

UCAN with Alys (Online)

Every Tuesday via Zoom. For ages 13yrs - 18yrs. Have fun and learn new skills through drama. A popular group with lots of drama games, creative and storytelling activities. Alys is one of our trained workshop leaders and has worked with UCAN for many years. Her workshops are all about making new friends and having tons of fun through activities including storytelling and improvisation. Contact Hannah - hannah@ucanproductions.org / 07825 468 384 if you want more information on attending, or you can check our social media for updates.

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

Cycling at Pedal Power (Cardiff)

Weekly cycling group at Pedal Power. £6 for the session. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Cardiff Coffee Morning

Meets every Tuesday. Everyone is welcome to drop in for a chat with other members, staff and volunteers. Coffee, tea, cake and biscuits are always available. Occasionally there are guest speakers or optional activities. For further information call 029 2039 890.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Afternoon Chat (Cardiff)

Weekly in Sight Life's activity room. Informal group in a café like setting. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Cardigan Macular Support Group

Second Tuesday of the month. Contact Adele on 07494 468 007.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Macular Group (Welshpool)

Group meets 2nd and 4th Tuesday each month at 2pm. The Catholic Church, 2 Raven Street, Welshpool. Contact Marian Williams for more information on 07495 054 053 or marian.williams@macularsociety.org

Hosted by - Macular Society

Barry and Penarth Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The groups meets every Tuesday. For more information, contact Sight Cymru on 01495 763 650.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

Visually Impaired Pontypridd

Social Group. Meets every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month. For further information, contact Carys Groves on 07753 305 631 or carys.groves@sightlife.wales.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Gym Group (Chester)

Brio Fitness at Northgate Arena in Chester now offer vision impaired gym sessions after running taster sessions with Vision Support. The vision impaired sessions are sports sessions tailored to those partially sighted or blind. Gym Sessions Tuesdays 12.30pm – 1.30pm. Please contact Josh on 07842 319377 or email jgarland@visionsupport.org.uk if you would like more information.

Hosted by - Vision Support

Book Club (telephone)

Second Tuesday of the month. For more information contact George Hinton on 07711 188 292 or george.hinton@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Ospreys VI Rugby Session (Llandarcy, Neath)

The Ospreys are starting vision impaired rugby sessions for over-16s from 4th July. The sessions are for men and women and will be held on Tuesdays from 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm at Llandarcy Academy of Sport. For more information, please contact Clive Oliver, Groups and Events Coordinator, Ospreys in the Community on 07828 332169 or email clive.oliver@ospreysrugby.com.

Gardening Group (Swansea)

Every Tuesday and Thursday. For further information contact Anita Davies on 01792 776360 or anita.davies@sightlife.wales.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Discussion Group (Cardiff)

Held every Tuesday. Join this group of visually impaired people of Cardiff and the Vale, for talk and support. Be involved in lively discussions about a wide variety of topics (excluding religion and politics). The group also occasionally enjoys a trip out for lunch. For further information, call 02920 398 900.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Solva and St. David Support Group

Second Tuesday of the month. For further information, contact Margaret Hughes on 07815 729 856.

Hosted by - Macular Society

14th of August 2024

Bike Ability (Dunvant)

Bike Ability at Dunvant Rugby Club, Dunvant from 12pm to 1pm. Volunteer rides are available but they will need to know in advance. For more information, contact Anita Davies on 07824 541 982.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Chair Yoga (Cardiff)

Every Wednesday. The Chair Yoga class is one of our most popular groups. It gives you the chance to stretch safely and there is a wonderful relaxation session at the end. People often arrive early (or leave late!) in order to have a hot drink and a chat with other members. Numbers are limited so it is best to ring first to check whether there is space in the class. For further information call 029 2039 8900.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Lampeter Support Group

Second Wednesday of the month. For further information, contact Diana on 07539 081 247.

Hosted by - Macular Society

UCAN with Jake and Taylor (Online)

Every Wednesday. For vision impaired young children 7yrs - 13yrs. Our workshop trainers Jake and Taylor run an interactive workshop for our younger participants. Playing games, quizzes and having a laugh is what they do best. It’s a great place to make friends and introduce yourself to drama activities in a fun way.Contact Hannah - hannah@ucanproductions.org / 07825 468 384 if you want more information on attending, or you can check our social media for updates.

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

Vision Impaired Swimming Session (Chester)

Brio Fitness at Northgate Arena in Chester now offer vision impaired swimming sessions after running taster sessions with Vision Support. The vision impaired sessions are sports sessions tailored to those partially sighted or blind. Swimming Sessions Wednesdays 9.30am – 10.30am. Please contact Josh on 07842 319377 or email jgarland@visionsupport.org.uk if you would like more information.

Hosted by - Vision Support

Knit and natter (Cardiff)

Fortnightly in the activity room. No experience necessary, bring your knitting or crochet. For more information contact Valerie on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

VI Tennis (Cardiff)

Weekly, at David Lloyd Sports Centre. Session usually costs £7.50. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Arts & Crafts group (Swansea)

Meets 2nd Wednesday of the month. For further information contact Anita Davies on 01792 776360 or anita.davies@sightlife.wales.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Music Appreciation Group (Cardiff)

Our Music Appreciation group usually meets on the second Wednesday of the month. Our volunteer Derek puts together pieces of music for members to listen to - anything from classical pieces to big band music - and referral-service-pears">prepares a narrative to accompany each piece, as discussion points. For further information contact Valerie Baynton on 029 2039 8900 or Valerie.baynton@sightlife.wales

Hosted by - Sight Life

Cardiff VI Touch Rugby

Every Wednesday. Players with or without sight loss welcome to train, play or support. For more information email: Evan.vaughan-lewis@cardiffrugby.wales

North Wales Welsh Speakers group (telephone)

Second Wednesday of the month. For more information contact Eleanor Rothwell on 07702 821 915 or Eleanor.rothwell@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Vision Impaired Bowls (Caerphilly)

Bowls sessions will run weekly every Wednesday. Vision impaired classification for this session are B1, B2, B3 and B4. All equipment will be provided but please bring clean, flat shoes. For more information, contact Rhys via email at meredro@caerphilly.gov.uk or call the centre on 01495 221321.

Working Age Social group (Cardiff)

Second Wednesday of the month from 6pm to 8pm at Tiny Rebel Cardiff. Contact Community Connection Wales for further information: Anum - Anum.Munawar@rnib.org.uk or  07510 382714 or Rachel - rachel.llewellyn@rnib.org.uk or 07510 382496

Hosted by - RNIB

Mission Ambition (telephone)

Every Wednesday. Support and advice group for those looking to achieve something, no matter how big or small. For more information contact George Hinton on 07711 188 292 or george.hinton@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

15th of August 2024

Tea & Chat (Pontarddulais)

Group meets on the Third Thursday of the month. For more information, contact Anita on 07824 541 982 or email Anita.davies@sightlife.wales

Hosted by - Sight Life

Wales and West Young People's online - 18 - 50yrs (online)

Meet every Thursday via video call. (aged 18 - 50 years). For more information contact Eleanor Rothwell on 07702 821 915 or Eleanor.rothwell@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Tea & Chat (Swansea Central)

Group meets on every Thursday. For more information, contact Anita on 07824 541 982 or email Anita.davies@sightlife.wales

Hosted by - Sight Life

Walled City VI Social and Activities Group (Chester)

The Bowls group meets every Thursday (April-September) 11:00am – 1:00pm at St Werbergh’s Parish Centre, Brook Street, Chester. Equipment and refreshments provided. All ability levels and volunteers welcome. Outside of the Bowls season, (September-April) the group will be meeting at Northgate arena, Chester. Every Thursday from 1:00pm – 3:00pm to play Indoor Curling. If you would like to get involved in playing please contact Josh on 07842 319377 or email jgarland@visionsupport.org.uk

Hosted by - Vision Support

VI Tennis (Wrexham)

Every Thursday. Our vision impaired tennis sessions aim to provide a supportive and inclusive environment for individuals with visual impairments to engage in the joy of tennis. Participants will have the opportunity to receive expert coaching, enhance their tennis skills, and connect with others who share similar interests. This is aimed at ALL levels. For further information, contact Aimée Kaye, Tennis Manager on 0772 705 8518 or E-Mail: aimee.kaye@wrexhamtenniscentre.co.uk

Darts Night (Swansea)

In partnership with the Lions. The group meet on 3rd Thursday of each month. For more information, contact Anita on 07824 541 982 or email Anita.davies@sightlife.wales

Hosted by - Sight Life

Wrexham VI Voices

VI Voices groups are informal, supportive and friendly groups who are passionate about raising awareness of the issues and barriers people living with vision impairment face by sharing their experiences to make a difference in the local community. For more information, contact Vision Support on 01244 381515 or email Referrals@visionsupport.org.uk.

Hosted by - Vision Support

V.I. Bowls group (Carmarthen)

The group meet every Thursday morning between 11am-12pm at Bro Myrddin Indoor Bowls Club. Players just need to wear comfy clothes and flat shoes. Bowls are provided. For more information, call John Wilson on 07970 460 257.

Summer activities with UCAN (Cardiff)

UCAN Productions is running a range of activities for vision impaired children and young people at Sight Life in Cardiff over the summer holidays. From fun, games and engaging drama sessions to exploring music and sound technology, there's something for everyone, both children and adults alike. It is a great opportunity to have a blast and learn new skills in a welcoming and inclusive environment. Keep an eye on UCAN's social media for exact timings and more information.

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

Audio Book Club (8yrs - 25yrs) (online)

Royal Society for Blind Children's audio book club for 8yrs-25yrs. For more information, call Kim Pearson on 02031 980 225 / 07872 835 972 or email: Kim.Pearson@rsbc.org.uk. You can also find out more on their website via the link provided.

Hosted by - Royal Society for Blind Children

Gardening Group (Swansea)

Every Tuesday and Thursday. For further information contact Anita Davies on 01792 776360 or anita.davies@sightlife.wales.

Hosted by - Sight Life

16th of August 2024

Sight Cymru Social Hub (Penarth)

The social hubs enable people with sight impairment to get together for peer support, and provide the opportunity to extend social networks. The group features a range of speakers, trips out and activities. There will be no fees collected and all activities that are chargeable will be on a pay as you go basis. If you would like to attend any of these events, or would like further information, please contact Stacey Evans on postman@sightcymru.org.uk.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

Bridgend Support Group

Third Friday of the month. For further information, contact Joy on 07985 028 212.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Welsh conversation (telephone)

Every Friday. Welsh conversation and rusty Welsh speakers on the telephone weekly. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Conwy Sight Loss Group Virtual Meeting (online and telephone)

Meet virtually on the third Friday of each month. You can join via phone or Microsoft teams. A social group to meet others living with sight loss in your community. For more information, please call Nia on 07548 829635 or email ngreer@visionsupport.org.uk

Hosted by - Vision Support

Rhydyfelin Social Group

Social Group. Meets every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month. For further information, contact Carys Groves on 07753 305 631 or carys.groves@sightlife.wales.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Cymru Campaigners (telephone)

This is our social group for people who like to campaign for change. It runs on alternate Fridays over Microsoft Teams, and people can join via a link for their computer or device, or join by phone, or can be dialled in for easy access. Our campaigners get together to talk about what they have been up to and give each other support and advice.  For more information, email cymrucampaigns@rnib.org.uk  or call 0303 123 999.

Hosted by - RNIB

South Wales Valleys phone group

Every Friday. For more information contact Eleanor Rothwell on 07702 821 915 or Eleanor.rothwell@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Swimming (Swansea)

Every Friday (not during school holidays). The pool is accessible and has ramped access to the pool. Places must be booked in advance before the Friday session. To book your place, contact Penlan Pool on 01792 588 079. Discounts may be available. Contact Swansea Council.

Hosted by - Sight Life

UCAN Friday Nights (Cardiff)

Every Friday. For vision impaired young adults from 7yrs - 25yrs. Creative sound and music sessions, drama and games every Friday evening. This weekly session is a great chance to catch up with friends old and new while having fun. Contact Hannah - hannah@ucanproductions.org / 07825 468 384 if you want more information on attending, or you can check our social media for updates.

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

Gardening club (Cardiff)

Weekly at Rhydypenau allotments. Raised beds for gardening and with sighted volunteers on hand. The club will finish at the end of October but will be back in the Spring. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Vika's FUN-tastic Friday (online)

Online youth club for young people aged between 9-15 years old that has a vision impairment. Vika’s FUNT-tastic Friday is a fun, friendly, online group. From talking about our week to doing Arts & Crafts, it’s a relaxed and interactive environment that allows young people aged 9-15 to make new friends and connect. Each week there will be a different theme! For more information, visit the link provided or call 01905 763 933.

Hosted by - New College Worcester

Fun Quiz (telephone)

Telephone quiz on Fridays. Cryptic clues, Kazoo guess the tune and potluck rounds. No prizes, just fun! Play in an allotted team. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

17th of August 2024

Exercise Through Dance (online)

Dance into the weekend every Saturday morning with our live session streamed on Zoom in partnership with Step Change Studios. For more information or support booking this activity, please contact Katie Sawyer at katie.sawyer@sense.org.uk or 07500 706 579.

Hosted by - Sense

19th of August 2024

Guitar Jam group (Cardiff)

Guitar group meets every Monday. Beginners at 10.30am, experienced players from 11.15am. For more information, contact Valerie on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Crafters Chat group (telephone)

Every Monday. For more information, contact Rachel Llewellyn on 07510 382 496 or Rachel.Llewellyn@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Singing Group (Cardiff)

The club every Monday Run by volunteers, attendees can sing to some musical favourites old and new. For further information, call 02920 398 900.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Abergele Support Group

Third Monday of the month at 1.30pm. For further information, contact Marian Williams on 07495 054 053.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Bright Beginnings - (Online Early Years Group)

Join RSBC's exciting weekly online early years group for parents who have a blind or partially sighted baby or child between 0-4 years old! More information is available via the link provided.

Hosted by - Royal Society for Blind Children

Social group for adults (Flintshire)

The group meet on the third Monday of the month. For more information please contact: 01244 381515 or email information@visionsupport.org.uk.

Hosted by - Vision Support

Seated Yoga (telephone)

Every Monday. Seated yoga classes are a fun and friendly, low-impact way to keep active. This activity is relaxed and gentle, and can be taken at the pace of the participant. Progressions can be provided to challenge participants, if desired. This activity is suitable for people aged 50+ and those with sight loss. For more information or support booking this activity, please contact Hannah Lane at hannah.lane@sense.org.uk or 07825 174 938

Hosted by - Sense

Mold Visionaires (Mold)

The group meet on the third Monday of the month. For more information please contact: 01244 381515 or email information@visionsupport.org.uk.

Hosted by - Vision Support

RSBC weekly online pre-school group (online)

Each Monday from 1-2 pm, we will run some fun ativities for you and your child. We will also have space where you can share experiences with each other. To register, email: connections@rsbc.org.uk

Hosted by - Royal Society for Blind Children

Tea & Chat (Neath)

Group meets weekly in Neath. For more information, contact Anita on 07824 541 982 or email Anita.davies@sightlife.wales

Hosted by - Sight Life

Abergavenny Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The groups meets on alternate Mondays.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

Walking Group (Swansea)

Meet on 1st and 3rd Monday of each month. For more information, call 01792 776 360 or 07824 541 982.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Art Club UK (Telephone)

Every Monday from 11am to 12pm. For all artists and enthusiasts to share their thoughts, feelings, and stories about the arts in a welcoming, supportive and safe space. Contact: rachel.llewellyn@rnib.org.uk or 07510 382 496

Hosted by - RNIB

All Wales Volunteer Training Session (Online and Telephone)

Third Monday of every month. Contact Macular Society groups admin team on 01264 560 259.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Tech and Talk Support (telephone)

Every Monday. Technology queries answered by peers. For more information contact George Hinton on 07711 188 292 or george.hinton@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Elderfit exercise group (telephone)

Weekly telephone session – An hour of standing exercises fully described with Gareth. Exercise at home over the phone on a conference call with others. Fully described, Monday is seated and standing exercises. Great fun and workout to suit ability. There is a fee for this session but you can have a taster session for free. For more information call Val on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Audio Book Club (8yrs - 25yrs) (online)

Royal Society for Blind Children's audio book club for 8yrs-25yrs. For more information, call Kim Pearson on 02031 980 225 / 07872 835 972 or email: Kim.Pearson@rsbc.org.uk. You can also find out more on their website via the link provided.

Hosted by - Royal Society for Blind Children

20th of August 2024

UCAN with Alys (Online)

Every Tuesday via Zoom. For ages 13yrs - 18yrs. Have fun and learn new skills through drama. A popular group with lots of drama games, creative and storytelling activities. Alys is one of our trained workshop leaders and has worked with UCAN for many years. Her workshops are all about making new friends and having tons of fun through activities including storytelling and improvisation. Contact Hannah - hannah@ucanproductions.org / 07825 468 384 if you want more information on attending, or you can check our social media for updates.

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

Cycling at Pedal Power (Cardiff)

Weekly cycling group at Pedal Power. £6 for the session. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Sports Chat (telephone)

Third Tuesday of the month. For more information contact Anum Munawar on 07510 382 714 or anum.munawar@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Cardiff Coffee Morning

Meets every Tuesday. Everyone is welcome to drop in for a chat with other members, staff and volunteers. Coffee, tea, cake and biscuits are always available. Occasionally there are guest speakers or optional activities. For further information call 029 2039 890.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Afternoon Chat (Cardiff)

Weekly in Sight Life's activity room. Informal group in a café like setting. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

My Macular and Me Webinar

On the third Tuesday of every month we host two webinars to bring you closer to the experts. We are joined by experts in macular disease who discuss the latest in treatments and research and answer your questions. To find out more and register your attendance, click the link below.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Barry and Penarth Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The groups meets every Tuesday. For more information, contact Sight Cymru on 01495 763 650.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

Listening Book group (telephone)

Third Thursday of the month. Telephone social group with readings and poems. For more information contact Rachel Llewellyn: Rachel.llewellyn@rnib.org.uk or 07510 382496 or Anum Munawar: Anum.munwar@rnib.org.uk 07510 382714.

Hosted by - RNIB

Gym Group (Chester)

Brio Fitness at Northgate Arena in Chester now offer vision impaired gym sessions after running taster sessions with Vision Support. The vision impaired sessions are sports sessions tailored to those partially sighted or blind. Gym Sessions Tuesdays 12.30pm – 1.30pm. Please contact Josh on 07842 319377 or email jgarland@visionsupport.org.uk if you would like more information.

Hosted by - Vision Support

Ospreys VI Rugby Session (Llandarcy, Neath)

The Ospreys are starting vision impaired rugby sessions for over-16s from 4th July. The sessions are for men and women and will be held on Tuesdays from 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm at Llandarcy Academy of Sport. For more information, please contact Clive Oliver, Groups and Events Coordinator, Ospreys in the Community on 07828 332169 or email clive.oliver@ospreysrugby.com.

Gardening Group (Swansea)

Every Tuesday and Thursday. For further information contact Anita Davies on 01792 776360 or anita.davies@sightlife.wales.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Discussion Group (Cardiff)

Held every Tuesday. Join this group of visually impaired people of Cardiff and the Vale, for talk and support. Be involved in lively discussions about a wide variety of topics (excluding religion and politics). The group also occasionally enjoys a trip out for lunch. For further information, call 02920 398 900.

Hosted by - Sight Life

RSBC Boys Crew - 11+ yrs (online)

Royal Society for Blind Children's boys crew for 11+ yrs. For more information, call Kim Pearson on 02031 980 225 / 07872 835 972 or email: Kim.Pearson@rsbc.org.uk. You can also find out more on their website via the link provided.

Hosted by - Royal Society for Blind Children

21st of August 2024

Bike Ability (Dunvant)

Bike Ability at Dunvant Rugby Club, Dunvant from 12pm to 1pm. Volunteer rides are available but they will need to know in advance. For more information, contact Anita Davies on 07824 541 982.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Chair Yoga (Cardiff)

Every Wednesday. The Chair Yoga class is one of our most popular groups. It gives you the chance to stretch safely and there is a wonderful relaxation session at the end. People often arrive early (or leave late!) in order to have a hot drink and a chat with other members. Numbers are limited so it is best to ring first to check whether there is space in the class. For further information call 029 2039 8900.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Photography Group (Port Talbot)

Photography group for people with Sight Loss. Meet at Port Talbot library at 10.am. The group will meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each Month at Port Talbot library. The photographers will decide where they might go to visit to take different types of photographs. For more information, contact Anita Davies on 07824 541 982 or Anita.davies@sightlife.wales

Hosted by - Sight Life

Swansea Reading Group

Meets 3rd Wednesday of the month. For further information contact Anita Davies on 01792 776360 or anita.davies@sightlife.wales.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Llanelli Support Group

Third Wednesday of the month. For further information, contact Adele on 07494 468 007.

Hosted by - Macular Society

UCAN with Jake and Taylor (Online)

Every Wednesday. For vision impaired young children 7yrs - 13yrs. Our workshop trainers Jake and Taylor run an interactive workshop for our younger participants. Playing games, quizzes and having a laugh is what they do best. It’s a great place to make friends and introduce yourself to drama activities in a fun way.Contact Hannah - hannah@ucanproductions.org / 07825 468 384 if you want more information on attending, or you can check our social media for updates.

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

Vision Impaired Swimming Session (Chester)

Brio Fitness at Northgate Arena in Chester now offer vision impaired swimming sessions after running taster sessions with Vision Support. The vision impaired sessions are sports sessions tailored to those partially sighted or blind. Swimming Sessions Wednesdays 9.30am – 10.30am. Please contact Josh on 07842 319377 or email jgarland@visionsupport.org.uk if you would like more information.

Hosted by - Vision Support

Dolgellau Support Group

Third Wednesday of the month at 1.30pm. For further information, contact Marian Williams on 07495 054 053.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Caerphilly Support Group

Third Wednesday of the month. For further information, contact Denise on 07812 052 836.

Hosted by - Macular Society

VI Tennis (Cardiff)

Weekly, at David Lloyd Sports Centre. Session usually costs £7.50. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

All Wales telephone support group call - English Speaking (telephone)

All Wales telephone calls to help those who are unable to attend meetings in person. First, third and fourth Wednesday of the month. For further information, contact Adele on 07494 468 007.

Hosted by - Macular Society

LGBT+ Group (telephone)

Third Wednesday of the month. For more information contact Una.mulgrew@rnib.org.uk or Mike.holroyd@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Cardiff VI Touch Rugby

Every Wednesday. Players with or without sight loss welcome to train, play or support. For more information email: Evan.vaughan-lewis@cardiffrugby.wales

Tech Forum (online)

Vision Support's 'Tech Forum' is for anyone living with a vision impairment who is interested in learning more about technology and what’s available to tech-enthusiasts. The group meets every third Wednesday of the month. For more details get in touch on 01244 381515 or email digitalskillsreferrals@visionsupport.org.uk.

Hosted by - Vision Support

Vision Impaired Bowls (Caerphilly)

Bowls sessions will run weekly every Wednesday. Vision impaired classification for this session are B1, B2, B3 and B4. All equipment will be provided but please bring clean, flat shoes. For more information, contact Rhys via email at meredro@caerphilly.gov.uk or call the centre on 01495 221321.

Mission Ambition (telephone)

Every Wednesday. Support and advice group for those looking to achieve something, no matter how big or small. For more information contact George Hinton on 07711 188 292 or george.hinton@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Clwb Cerdded Eryri Walking Group (Bangor)

The North Wales society working in partnership with Snowdonia National Park Authority to provide leisure opportunities and facilitate access to a wide range of organised walks. Sighted guide companionship and transport from Bangor is available, the group is suitable for people of all ages and abilities and is a fantastic way of meeting new friends. All the walks are held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month - For more information contact the society on 01248 353604

Hosted by - North Wales Society of the Blind

22nd of August 2024

Wales and West Young People's online - 18 - 50yrs (online)

Meet every Thursday via video call. (aged 18 - 50 years). For more information contact Eleanor Rothwell on 07702 821 915 or Eleanor.rothwell@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Tea & Chat (Swansea Central)

Group meets on every Thursday. For more information, contact Anita on 07824 541 982 or email Anita.davies@sightlife.wales

Hosted by - Sight Life

Walled City VI Social and Activities Group (Chester)

The Bowls group meets every Thursday (April-September) 11:00am – 1:00pm at St Werbergh’s Parish Centre, Brook Street, Chester. Equipment and refreshments provided. All ability levels and volunteers welcome. Outside of the Bowls season, (September-April) the group will be meeting at Northgate arena, Chester. Every Thursday from 1:00pm – 3:00pm to play Indoor Curling. If you would like to get involved in playing please contact Josh on 07842 319377 or email jgarland@visionsupport.org.uk

Hosted by - Vision Support

VI Tennis (Wrexham)

Every Thursday. Our vision impaired tennis sessions aim to provide a supportive and inclusive environment for individuals with visual impairments to engage in the joy of tennis. Participants will have the opportunity to receive expert coaching, enhance their tennis skills, and connect with others who share similar interests. This is aimed at ALL levels. For further information, contact Aimée Kaye, Tennis Manager on 0772 705 8518 or E-Mail: aimee.kaye@wrexhamtenniscentre.co.uk

Photography group (Cardiff)

Fortnightly in the activity room. Bring your own camera, the group often visit places of interest together. Help and advice is shared also. For more information contact Valerie on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

‘Meet the Weaver’ Audio Described Tour at St Fagans National Museum of History

Audio described tour titled ‘Meet the Weaver’ at St Fagans National Museum of History. It is an opportunity to visit the Woollen Mill and meet Dewi the Museum Weaver, who works in the mill today making a variety of woollen goods using traditional methods. There will be handling opportunities and sensory experiences throughout. The tour is free, and one ticket entitles you to bring an accompanying companion. You can book a ticket online via the link provided. Early booking is essential.

Zoom Coffee Morning

Torch Trust, the Christian sight loss charity monthly, online coffee morning for those who are unable to visit its in-person event. The sessions will be held on the fourth Thursday of the month. The meeting starts at 10:45am with some time to chat, this will be followed at 11am with an update on Torch news, and an opportunity to pray together for the work and ministry. For more information and to book a place, visit the Torch Trust website.

Hosted by - Torch Trust

Deafblind UK TalkTech webinar (online)

The free 'Talk Tech' webinars are intended to provide practical tech advice to people with sight and hearing loss. A demonstration their latest low vision and Braille products from Humanware. For more information and to book your place, visit the link provided.

Hosted by - Deafblind UK

V.I. Bowls group (Carmarthen)

The group meet every Thursday morning between 11am-12pm at Bro Myrddin Indoor Bowls Club. Players just need to wear comfy clothes and flat shoes. Bowls are provided. For more information, call John Wilson on 07970 460 257.

Llanbedr Support Group

Fourth Thursday of the month at 1.30pm. For further information, contact Marian Williams on 07495 054 053.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Summer activities with UCAN (Cardiff)

UCAN Productions is running a range of activities for vision impaired children and young people at Sight Life in Cardiff over the summer holidays. From fun, games and engaging drama sessions to exploring music and sound technology, there's something for everyone, both children and adults alike. It is a great opportunity to have a blast and learn new skills in a welcoming and inclusive environment. Keep an eye on UCAN's social media for exact timings and more information.

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

Audio Book Club (8yrs - 25yrs) (online)

Royal Society for Blind Children's audio book club for 8yrs-25yrs. For more information, call Kim Pearson on 02031 980 225 / 07872 835 972 or email: Kim.Pearson@rsbc.org.uk. You can also find out more on their website via the link provided.

Hosted by - Royal Society for Blind Children

Gardening Group (Swansea)

Every Tuesday and Thursday. For further information contact Anita Davies on 01792 776360 or anita.davies@sightlife.wales.

Hosted by - Sight Life

23rd of August 2024

Welsh conversation (telephone)

Every Friday. Welsh conversation and rusty Welsh speakers on the telephone weekly. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Carmarthen Macular Support Group

Fourth Thursday of the month. For further information, contact Janice on 07975 728 405.

Hosted by - Macular Society

South Wales Valleys phone group

Every Friday. For more information contact Eleanor Rothwell on 07702 821 915 or Eleanor.rothwell@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Swimming (Swansea)

Every Friday (not during school holidays). The pool is accessible and has ramped access to the pool. Places must be booked in advance before the Friday session. To book your place, contact Penlan Pool on 01792 588 079. Discounts may be available. Contact Swansea Council.

Hosted by - Sight Life

UCAN Friday Nights (Cardiff)

Every Friday. For vision impaired young adults from 7yrs - 25yrs. Creative sound and music sessions, drama and games every Friday evening. This weekly session is a great chance to catch up with friends old and new while having fun. Contact Hannah - hannah@ucanproductions.org / 07825 468 384 if you want more information on attending, or you can check our social media for updates.

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

Connect by Tech (online)

Meet on the fourth Friday of the month. Contact Macular Society groups admin team on 01264 560 259.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Gardening club (Cardiff)

Weekly at Rhydypenau allotments. Raised beds for gardening and with sighted volunteers on hand. The club will finish at the end of October but will be back in the Spring. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Vika's FUN-tastic Friday (online)

Online youth club for young people aged between 9-15 years old that has a vision impairment. Vika’s FUNT-tastic Friday is a fun, friendly, online group. From talking about our week to doing Arts & Crafts, it’s a relaxed and interactive environment that allows young people aged 9-15 to make new friends and connect. Each week there will be a different theme! For more information, visit the link provided or call 01905 763 933.

Hosted by - New College Worcester

Fun Quiz (telephone)

Telephone quiz on Fridays. Cryptic clues, Kazoo guess the tune and potluck rounds. No prizes, just fun! Play in an allotted team. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

24th of August 2024

Exercise Through Dance (online)

Dance into the weekend every Saturday morning with our live session streamed on Zoom in partnership with Step Change Studios. For more information or support booking this activity, please contact Katie Sawyer at katie.sawyer@sense.org.uk or 07500 706 579.

Hosted by - Sense

Maggie's Club (Cardiff)

Maggie's Club - Every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month (2:00pm-3:00pm) Founded in honour of UCAN Board Member, Dr Margaret Woodhouse OBE, this is held on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month. It is a fun, interactive workshop for sight impaired children and young people with additional needs. These workshops are led by Jake and Sound Man, Alex and involves fun games, stories, sounds, music and tactile art. Maggie's club is very popular and they are currently undertaking a virtual round the world tour, visiting a different country each week. Visit the link below for more information.

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

26th of August 2024

Guitar Jam group (Cardiff)

Guitar group meets every Monday. Beginners at 10.30am, experienced players from 11.15am. For more information, contact Valerie on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Torfaen Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The group meets on alternate Mondays. For more information, contact Sight Cymru on 01495 763 650.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

Crafters Chat group (telephone)

Every Monday. For more information, contact Rachel Llewellyn on 07510 382 496 or Rachel.Llewellyn@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

SASI (Cardiff)

For those aged 18+. Join Alys every fortnight. Sessions aim to develop confidence, vocal and self-advocacy skills whilst making friends and having fun. To find out more, contact alys@ucanproductions.org

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

Singing Group (Cardiff)

The club every Monday Run by volunteers, attendees can sing to some musical favourites old and new. For further information, call 02920 398 900.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Bright Beginnings - (Online Early Years Group)

Join RSBC's exciting weekly online early years group for parents who have a blind or partially sighted baby or child between 0-4 years old! More information is available via the link provided.

Hosted by - Royal Society for Blind Children

Ystradgynlais Support Group

Fourth Monday of the month. For further information, contact Cilla on 07762 696 576.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Seated Yoga (telephone)

Every Monday. Seated yoga classes are a fun and friendly, low-impact way to keep active. This activity is relaxed and gentle, and can be taken at the pace of the participant. Progressions can be provided to challenge participants, if desired. This activity is suitable for people aged 50+ and those with sight loss. For more information or support booking this activity, please contact Hannah Lane at hannah.lane@sense.org.uk or 07825 174 938

Hosted by - Sense

LOOK Parent Support Group (online)

LOOK's Parent Support Group is for all parent carers of visually impaired children and young people. It is made of a core community of regulars and new parents are always welcome. It is a supportive and safe space for parent carers to share with each other and learn from their peers. There are regular panel events, online chat sessions, and opportunities to meet in person. The panel events bring together Professionals (experts in the field) and LOOK Mentors who bring their lived experience and life hacks on the subject. The LOOK Parent Support Group meets fortnightly (online) on Mondays at 7.30pm and is hosted by PSG Lead, Jane Ring, and Jo Lomas. Both Jane and Jo are parents to visually impaired teenagers, and Jo is also visually impaired. The themes of the PSG are chosen by a Steering Group of parent carers of children living with VI. Everyone is welcome to join our PSG sessions. Further information is available in the link provided.

Hosted by - LOOK - National Federation of Families with Visually Impaired Children

RSBC weekly online pre-school group (online)

Each Monday from 1-2 pm, we will run some fun ativities for you and your child. We will also have space where you can share experiences with each other. To register, email: connections@rsbc.org.uk

Hosted by - Royal Society for Blind Children

Tea & Chat (Neath)

Group meets weekly in Neath. For more information, contact Anita on 07824 541 982 or email Anita.davies@sightlife.wales

Hosted by - Sight Life

Llangollen Support Group

Fourth Monday of the month at 11am. For further information, contact Marian Williams on 07495 054 053.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Art Club UK (Telephone)

Every Monday from 11am to 12pm. For all artists and enthusiasts to share their thoughts, feelings, and stories about the arts in a welcoming, supportive and safe space. Contact: rachel.llewellyn@rnib.org.uk or 07510 382 496

Hosted by - RNIB

Tech and Talk Support (telephone)

Every Monday. Technology queries answered by peers. For more information contact George Hinton on 07711 188 292 or george.hinton@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Elderfit exercise group (telephone)

Weekly telephone session – An hour of standing exercises fully described with Gareth. Exercise at home over the phone on a conference call with others. Fully described, Monday is seated and standing exercises. Great fun and workout to suit ability. There is a fee for this session but you can have a taster session for free. For more information call Val on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

North Wales Society of the Blind Club (Colwyn Bay)

The group get together in a relaxed atmosphere every 2nd and 4th Monday in the month, 20 Station Road, Colwyn Bay, from 11am - 1pm. Refreshment are available during the morning and our volunteers collect orders for lunch time. Guest speakers attend the club to deliver interesting talks and local musicians provide entertainment. When the weather is good we venture out on organised day trips. The club is the perfect opportunity for people with sight loss to come together to socialize and make new friends. Transport and lunch may be arranged for you if required. For further information please contact Bethan on 01248 353 604.

Hosted by - North Wales Society of the Blind

27th of August 2024

Bird Chat (Cardiff)

Monthly, usually on the last Tuesday of the month in our activity room. All about birds and their songs and calls. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

UCAN with Alys (Online)

Every Tuesday via Zoom. For ages 13yrs - 18yrs. Have fun and learn new skills through drama. A popular group with lots of drama games, creative and storytelling activities. Alys is one of our trained workshop leaders and has worked with UCAN for many years. Her workshops are all about making new friends and having tons of fun through activities including storytelling and improvisation. Contact Hannah - hannah@ucanproductions.org / 07825 468 384 if you want more information on attending, or you can check our social media for updates.

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

Cycling at Pedal Power (Cardiff)

Weekly cycling group at Pedal Power. £6 for the session. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Neath Macular Support Group

Fourth Tuesday of the month. Contact Carole on 01639 637 205.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Cardiff Coffee Morning

Meets every Tuesday. Everyone is welcome to drop in for a chat with other members, staff and volunteers. Coffee, tea, cake and biscuits are always available. Occasionally there are guest speakers or optional activities. For further information call 029 2039 890.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Afternoon Chat (Cardiff)

Weekly in Sight Life's activity room. Informal group in a café like setting. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Barry and Penarth Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The groups meets every Tuesday. For more information, contact Sight Cymru on 01495 763 650.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

Thomas Pocklington Trust 'Future Vision' event: See me at University (online)

Online event to help vision impaired students in transitioning to the next stage of their education. This event, #SeeMe, are concerned with self-advocacy and confidence. You can find out more about these sessions and book a place via the link provided.

Hosted by - Thomas Pocklington Trust

Visually Impaired Pontypridd

Social Group. Meets every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month. For further information, contact Carys Groves on 07753 305 631 or carys.groves@sightlife.wales.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Gym Group (Chester)

Brio Fitness at Northgate Arena in Chester now offer vision impaired gym sessions after running taster sessions with Vision Support. The vision impaired sessions are sports sessions tailored to those partially sighted or blind. Gym Sessions Tuesdays 12.30pm – 1.30pm. Please contact Josh on 07842 319377 or email jgarland@visionsupport.org.uk if you would like more information.

Hosted by - Vision Support

Ospreys VI Rugby Session (Llandarcy, Neath)

The Ospreys are starting vision impaired rugby sessions for over-16s from 4th July. The sessions are for men and women and will be held on Tuesdays from 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm at Llandarcy Academy of Sport. For more information, please contact Clive Oliver, Groups and Events Coordinator, Ospreys in the Community on 07828 332169 or email clive.oliver@ospreysrugby.com.

Gardening Group (Swansea)

Every Tuesday and Thursday. For further information contact Anita Davies on 01792 776360 or anita.davies@sightlife.wales.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Discussion Group (Cardiff)

Held every Tuesday. Join this group of visually impaired people of Cardiff and the Vale, for talk and support. Be involved in lively discussions about a wide variety of topics (excluding religion and politics). The group also occasionally enjoys a trip out for lunch. For further information, call 02920 398 900.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Macular Group (Welshpool)

Group meets 2nd and 4th Tuesday each month at 2pm. The Catholic Church, 2 Raven Street, Welshpool. Contact Marian Williams for more information on 07495 054 053 or marian.williams@macularsociety.org

Hosted by - Macular Society

28th of August 2024

Rhyl Visionaires

The Social Club meets every fourth Wednesday of each month from 10:30am to 12:00pm at The ASK Centre, 9 – 11 Water Street, Rhyl, LL18 1SP. If you would like to attend please call Megan on 07936 950721 or email mgiles@visionsupport.org.uk

Hosted by - Vision Support

Bike Ability (Dunvant)

Bike Ability at Dunvant Rugby Club, Dunvant from 12pm to 1pm. Volunteer rides are available but they will need to know in advance. For more information, contact Anita Davies on 07824 541 982.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Chair Yoga (Cardiff)

Every Wednesday. The Chair Yoga class is one of our most popular groups. It gives you the chance to stretch safely and there is a wonderful relaxation session at the end. People often arrive early (or leave late!) in order to have a hot drink and a chat with other members. Numbers are limited so it is best to ring first to check whether there is space in the class. For further information call 029 2039 8900.

Hosted by - Sight Life

UCAN with Jake and Taylor (Online)

Every Wednesday. For vision impaired young children 7yrs - 13yrs. Our workshop trainers Jake and Taylor run an interactive workshop for our younger participants. Playing games, quizzes and having a laugh is what they do best. It’s a great place to make friends and introduce yourself to drama activities in a fun way.Contact Hannah - hannah@ucanproductions.org / 07825 468 384 if you want more information on attending, or you can check our social media for updates.

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

Vision Impaired Swimming Session (Chester)

Brio Fitness at Northgate Arena in Chester now offer vision impaired swimming sessions after running taster sessions with Vision Support. The vision impaired sessions are sports sessions tailored to those partially sighted or blind. Swimming Sessions Wednesdays 9.30am – 10.30am. Please contact Josh on 07842 319377 or email jgarland@visionsupport.org.uk if you would like more information.

Hosted by - Vision Support

Knit and natter (Cardiff)

Fortnightly in the activity room. No experience necessary, bring your knitting or crochet. For more information contact Valerie on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

VI Tennis (Cardiff)

Weekly, at David Lloyd Sports Centre. Session usually costs £7.50. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

All Wales telephone support group call - English Speaking (telephone)

All Wales telephone calls to help those who are unable to attend meetings in person. First, third and fourth Wednesday of the month. For further information, contact Adele on 07494 468 007.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Cardiff VI Touch Rugby

Every Wednesday. Players with or without sight loss welcome to train, play or support. For more information email: Evan.vaughan-lewis@cardiffrugby.wales

Aberystwyth Support Group

Fourth Wednesday of the month at 11am. For further information, contact Marian Williams on 07495 054 053.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Vision Impaired Bowls (Caerphilly)

Bowls sessions will run weekly every Wednesday. Vision impaired classification for this session are B1, B2, B3 and B4. All equipment will be provided but please bring clean, flat shoes. For more information, contact Rhys via email at meredro@caerphilly.gov.uk or call the centre on 01495 221321.

Mission Ambition (telephone)

Every Wednesday. Support and advice group for those looking to achieve something, no matter how big or small. For more information contact George Hinton on 07711 188 292 or george.hinton@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

29th of August 2024

Tenby Support Group

Last Thursday of the month. For further information, contact Val on 07452 888 287.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Wales and West Young People's online - 18 - 50yrs (online)

Meet every Thursday via video call. (aged 18 - 50 years). For more information contact Eleanor Rothwell on 07702 821 915 or Eleanor.rothwell@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Tea & Chat (Swansea Central)

Group meets on every Thursday. For more information, contact Anita on 07824 541 982 or email Anita.davies@sightlife.wales

Hosted by - Sight Life

Walled City VI Social and Activities Group (Chester)

The Bowls group meets every Thursday (April-September) 11:00am – 1:00pm at St Werbergh’s Parish Centre, Brook Street, Chester. Equipment and refreshments provided. All ability levels and volunteers welcome. Outside of the Bowls season, (September-April) the group will be meeting at Northgate arena, Chester. Every Thursday from 1:00pm – 3:00pm to play Indoor Curling. If you would like to get involved in playing please contact Josh on 07842 319377 or email jgarland@visionsupport.org.uk

Hosted by - Vision Support

VI Tennis (Wrexham)

Every Thursday. Our vision impaired tennis sessions aim to provide a supportive and inclusive environment for individuals with visual impairments to engage in the joy of tennis. Participants will have the opportunity to receive expert coaching, enhance their tennis skills, and connect with others who share similar interests. This is aimed at ALL levels. For further information, contact Aimée Kaye, Tennis Manager on 0772 705 8518 or E-Mail: aimee.kaye@wrexhamtenniscentre.co.uk

Deafblind UK Cardiff Social Group (Cardiff)

The group provides a friendly, safe space where members can meet for a chat and a cuppa, and share challenges, information and build friendships. It will meet monthly, on the last Thursday, from 12 - 1pm on 4th floor of Cardiff Central Library. For referrals to the group, please contact Carys Jones, Sensory Support Officer via email at Carys.jones@deafblind.org.uk

Hosted by - Deafblind UK

Working Age Focus Webinar

Takes place on the last Thursday of every month, focuses more specifically on different macular conditions and issues affecting anyone of working age. To find out what you should expect from treatment and what it could mean for your vision, join our webinar on Thursday 28 September at 7pm. To find out more and register your attendance, click the link below.

Hosted by - Macular Society

V.I. Bowls group (Carmarthen)

The group meet every Thursday morning between 11am-12pm at Bro Myrddin Indoor Bowls Club. Players just need to wear comfy clothes and flat shoes. Bowls are provided. For more information, call John Wilson on 07970 460 257.

Summer activities with UCAN (Cardiff)

UCAN Productions is running a range of activities for vision impaired children and young people at Sight Life in Cardiff over the summer holidays. From fun, games and engaging drama sessions to exploring music and sound technology, there's something for everyone, both children and adults alike. It is a great opportunity to have a blast and learn new skills in a welcoming and inclusive environment. Keep an eye on UCAN's social media for exact timings and more information.

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

Gardening Group (Swansea)

Every Tuesday and Thursday. For further information contact Anita Davies on 01792 776360 or anita.davies@sightlife.wales.

Hosted by - Sight Life

30th of August 2024

Welsh conversation (telephone)

Every Friday. Welsh conversation and rusty Welsh speakers on the telephone weekly. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Cymru Campaigners (telephone)

This is our social group for people who like to campaign for change. It runs on alternate Fridays over Microsoft Teams, and people can join via a link for their computer or device, or join by phone, or can be dialled in for easy access. Our campaigners get together to talk about what they have been up to and give each other support and advice.  For more information, email cymrucampaigns@rnib.org.uk  or call 0303 123 999.

Hosted by - RNIB

South Wales Valleys phone group

Every Friday. For more information contact Eleanor Rothwell on 07702 821 915 or Eleanor.rothwell@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Swimming (Swansea)

Every Friday (not during school holidays). The pool is accessible and has ramped access to the pool. Places must be booked in advance before the Friday session. To book your place, contact Penlan Pool on 01792 588 079. Discounts may be available. Contact Swansea Council.

Hosted by - Sight Life

UCAN Friday Nights (Cardiff)

Every Friday. For vision impaired young adults from 7yrs - 25yrs. Creative sound and music sessions, drama and games every Friday evening. This weekly session is a great chance to catch up with friends old and new while having fun. Contact Hannah - hannah@ucanproductions.org / 07825 468 384 if you want more information on attending, or you can check our social media for updates.

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

Gardening club (Cardiff)

Weekly at Rhydypenau allotments. Raised beds for gardening and with sighted volunteers on hand. The club will finish at the end of October but will be back in the Spring. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Fun Quiz (telephone)

Telephone quiz on Fridays. Cryptic clues, Kazoo guess the tune and potluck rounds. No prizes, just fun! Play in an allotted team. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

31st of August 2024

Audio Described Theatre Performance: Here You Come Again (Cardiff)

For more information or If you need help with your visit or making a booking then call the box office team on 029 2063 6464.

Exercise Through Dance (online)

Dance into the weekend every Saturday morning with our live session streamed on Zoom in partnership with Step Change Studios. For more information or support booking this activity, please contact Katie Sawyer at katie.sawyer@sense.org.uk or 07500 706 579.

Hosted by - Sense

2nd of September 2024

Guitar Jam group (Cardiff)

Guitar group meets every Monday. Beginners at 10.30am, experienced players from 11.15am. For more information, contact Valerie on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Crafters Chat group (telephone)

Every Monday. For more information, contact Rachel Llewellyn on 07510 382 496 or Rachel.Llewellyn@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Cardiff Macular Support Group

Affiliated with Sight Life. First Monday of the month. Contact Sight Life on 029 2039 8900.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Singing Group (Cardiff)

The club every Monday Run by volunteers, attendees can sing to some musical favourites old and new. For further information, call 02920 398 900.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Bright Beginnings - (Online Early Years Group)

Join RSBC's exciting weekly online early years group for parents who have a blind or partially sighted baby or child between 0-4 years old! More information is available via the link provided.

Hosted by - Royal Society for Blind Children

Seated Yoga (telephone)

Every Monday. Seated yoga classes are a fun and friendly, low-impact way to keep active. This activity is relaxed and gentle, and can be taken at the pace of the participant. Progressions can be provided to challenge participants, if desired. This activity is suitable for people aged 50+ and those with sight loss. For more information or support booking this activity, please contact Hannah Lane at hannah.lane@sense.org.uk or 07825 174 938

Hosted by - Sense

Cardiff Macular Support Group

Affiliated with Sight Life. First Monday of the month. Contact Sight Life on 029 2039 8900.

Hosted by - Macular Society

RSBC weekly online pre-school group (online)

Each Monday from 1-2 pm, we will run some fun ativities for you and your child. We will also have space where you can share experiences with each other. To register, email: connections@rsbc.org.uk

Hosted by - Royal Society for Blind Children

Tea & Chat (Neath)

Group meets weekly in Neath. For more information, contact Anita on 07824 541 982 or email Anita.davies@sightlife.wales

Hosted by - Sight Life

Abergavenny Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The groups meets on alternate Mondays.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

Art Club UK (Telephone)

Every Monday from 11am to 12pm. For all artists and enthusiasts to share their thoughts, feelings, and stories about the arts in a welcoming, supportive and safe space. Contact: rachel.llewellyn@rnib.org.uk or 07510 382 496

Hosted by - RNIB

Tech and Talk Support (telephone)

Every Monday. Technology queries answered by peers. For more information contact George Hinton on 07711 188 292 or george.hinton@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Walking Group (Swansea)

Meet on 1st and 3rd Monday of each month. For more information, call 01792 776 360 or 07824 541 982.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Elderfit exercise group (telephone)

Weekly telephone session – An hour of standing exercises fully described with Gareth. Exercise at home over the phone on a conference call with others. Fully described, Monday is seated and standing exercises. Great fun and workout to suit ability. There is a fee for this session but you can have a taster session for free. For more information call Val on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Newtown Support Group

First Monday of the month at 2pm. For further information, contact Marian 07495 054 053.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Newport Support Group

First Monday of the month. For further information, contact Caroline on 02920 617 241.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Llandudno Support Group

First Monday of every month at 11am. For further information, contact Marian 07495 054 053.

Hosted by - Macular Society

3rd of September 2024

UCAN with Alys (Online)

Every Tuesday via Zoom. For ages 13yrs - 18yrs. Have fun and learn new skills through drama. A popular group with lots of drama games, creative and storytelling activities. Alys is one of our trained workshop leaders and has worked with UCAN for many years. Her workshops are all about making new friends and having tons of fun through activities including storytelling and improvisation. Contact Hannah - hannah@ucanproductions.org / 07825 468 384 if you want more information on attending, or you can check our social media for updates.

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

Cycling at Pedal Power (Cardiff)

Weekly cycling group at Pedal Power. £6 for the session. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Doga - Chair yoga for guide dog owners (Cardiff)

Monthly, on the first Tuesday of the month. Chair yoga for members with guide dogs sitting in the session. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Macular Group (Welshpool)

Group meets 2nd and 4th Tuesday each month at 2pm. The Catholic Church, 2 Raven Street, Welshpool. Contact Marian Williams for more information on 07495 054 053 or marian.williams@macularsociety.org

Hosted by - Macular Society

Cardiff Coffee Morning

Meets every Tuesday. Everyone is welcome to drop in for a chat with other members, staff and volunteers. Coffee, tea, cake and biscuits are always available. Occasionally there are guest speakers or optional activities. For further information call 029 2039 890.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Afternoon Chat (Cardiff)

Weekly in Sight Life's activity room. Informal group in a café like setting. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Tywyn Support Group

First Tuesday of the month at 11am. For further information, contact Marian Williams on 07495 054 053.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Barry and Penarth Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The groups meets every Tuesday. For more information, contact Sight Cymru on 01495 763 650.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

Sports Chat (telephone)

First Tuesday of the month. Social group for people to chat about sport. For more information contact Anum Munawar on 07510 382 714 or anum.munawar@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Time to Chat social group (Telephone and Online)

Monthly dial-in social group where you can join either by phone or through Teams and meet others living with a vision impairment North Wales and parts of Cheshire and Halton. There will be exciting speakers/entertainment each month. For joining details please call 01244 381515 or email information@visionsupport.org.uk

Hosted by - Vision Support

Gym Group (Chester)

Brio Fitness at Northgate Arena in Chester now offer vision impaired gym sessions after running taster sessions with Vision Support. The vision impaired sessions are sports sessions tailored to those partially sighted or blind. Gym Sessions Tuesdays 12.30pm – 1.30pm. Please contact Josh on 07842 319377 or email jgarland@visionsupport.org.uk if you would like more information.

Hosted by - Vision Support

Moving on Up (10 - 11 years) (online)

Royal Society for Blind Children's Moving on Up session for 10-11 yrs moving to secondary school in September. Visit the link provided to join and find out more.

Hosted by - Royal Society for Blind Children

Ospreys VI Rugby Session (Llandarcy, Neath)

The Ospreys are starting vision impaired rugby sessions for over-16s from 4th July. The sessions are for men and women and will be held on Tuesdays from 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm at Llandarcy Academy of Sport. For more information, please contact Clive Oliver, Groups and Events Coordinator, Ospreys in the Community on 07828 332169 or email clive.oliver@ospreysrugby.com.

Gardening Group (Swansea)

Every Tuesday and Thursday. For further information contact Anita Davies on 01792 776360 or anita.davies@sightlife.wales.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Discussion Group (Cardiff)

Held every Tuesday. Join this group of visually impaired people of Cardiff and the Vale, for talk and support. Be involved in lively discussions about a wide variety of topics (excluding religion and politics). The group also occasionally enjoys a trip out for lunch. For further information, call 02920 398 900.

Hosted by - Sight Life

RSBC Boys Crew - 11+ yrs (online)

Royal Society for Blind Children's boys crew for 11+ yrs. For more information, call Kim Pearson on 02031 980 225 / 07872 835 972 or email: Kim.Pearson@rsbc.org.uk. You can also find out more on their website via the link provided.

Hosted by - Royal Society for Blind Children

Singing Group (Cardiff)

The club meets on the 1st & 3rd TUESDAY of the month. Run by volunteers, attendees can sing to some musical favourites old and new. For further information, call 02920 398 900.

Hosted by - Sight Life

4th of September 2024

Prestatyn Visionaires

Organised by Mildred Taylor, the group meets at the English Presbyterian Church of Wales, Nant Hall Rd, Prestatyn, LL19 9LR on the first Wednesday of every month from 10:00am to 12:00 noon. If you would like to attend please call Megan on 07936 950721 or email mgiles@visionsupport.org.uk

Hosted by - Vision Support

Punctate Inner Choroidopathy support group (online)

A virtual group for people affected by punctate inner choroidopathy (PIC). The group will meet monthly via Zoom, on the first Wednesday of the month at 7pm. To find out more, click the link below.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Tea & Chat (Gorseinon)

Group meets on the first Wednesday of the month. For more information, contact Anita on 07824 541 982 or email Anita.davies@sightlife.wales

Hosted by - Sight Life

Bike Ability (Dunvant)

Bike Ability at Dunvant Rugby Club, Dunvant from 12pm to 1pm. Volunteer rides are available but they will need to know in advance. For more information, contact Anita Davies on 07824 541 982.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Photography Group (Port Talbot)

Photography group for people with Sight Loss. Meet at Port Talbot library at 10.am. The group will meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each Month at Port Talbot library. The photographers will decide where they might go to visit to take different types of photographs. For further information, contact Anita Davies on 07824 541 982 or Anita.davies@sightlife.wales

Hosted by - Sight Life

Chair Yoga (Cardiff)

Every Wednesday. The Chair Yoga class is one of our most popular groups. It gives you the chance to stretch safely and there is a wonderful relaxation session at the end. People often arrive early (or leave late!) in order to have a hot drink and a chat with other members. Numbers are limited so it is best to ring first to check whether there is space in the class. For further information call 029 2039 8900.

Hosted by - Sight Life

UCAN with Jake and Taylor (Online)

Every Wednesday. For vision impaired young children 7yrs - 13yrs. Our workshop trainers Jake and Taylor run an interactive workshop for our younger participants. Playing games, quizzes and having a laugh is what they do best. It’s a great place to make friends and introduce yourself to drama activities in a fun way.Contact Hannah - hannah@ucanproductions.org / 07825 468 384 if you want more information on attending, or you can check our social media for updates.

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

Vision Impaired Swimming Session (Chester)

Brio Fitness at Northgate Arena in Chester now offer vision impaired swimming sessions after running taster sessions with Vision Support. The vision impaired sessions are sports sessions tailored to those partially sighted or blind. Swimming Sessions Wednesdays 9.30am – 10.30am. Please contact Josh on 07842 319377 or email jgarland@visionsupport.org.uk if you would like more information.

Hosted by - Vision Support

Conwy Sight Loss Group

The group meets on the first Wednesday of the month. For more information, email information@visionsupport.org.uk or call 01244 381515.

Hosted by - Vision Support

All Wales telephone support group call - English Speaking (telephone)

All Wales telephone calls to help those who are unable to attend meetings in person. First, third and fourth Wednesday of the month. For further information, contact Adele on 07494 468 007.

Hosted by - Macular Society

VI Tennis (Cardiff)

Weekly, at David Lloyd Sports Centre. Session usually costs £7.50. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Cardiff VI Touch Rugby

Every Wednesday. Players with or without sight loss welcome to train, play or support. For more information email: Evan.vaughan-lewis@cardiffrugby.wales

Vision Impaired Bowls (Caerphilly)

Bowls sessions will run weekly every Wednesday. Vision impaired classification for this session are B1, B2, B3 and B4. All equipment will be provided but please bring clean, flat shoes. For more information, contact Rhys via email at meredro@caerphilly.gov.uk or call the centre on 01495 221321.

Pontyclun Macular Support Group

First Wednesday of the month. For further information, contact Julie Parker on 07531 498 967.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Mission Ambition (telephone)

Every Wednesday. Support and advice group for those looking to achieve something, no matter how big or small. For more information contact George Hinton on 07711 188 292 or george.hinton@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

5th of September 2024

Wrexham Visionaires

The Social Club meets on the first Thursday of every month from 11:00am to 1:00pm at the Wrexham Methodist Church, 37 Regent Street, Wrexham, LL11 1RY. If you would like to attend please call Megan on 07936 950721 or email mgiles@visionsupport.org.uk

Hosted by - Vision Support

Wales and West Young People's online - 18 - 50yrs (online)

Meet every Thursday via video call. (aged 18 - 50 years). For more information contact Eleanor Rothwell on 07702 821 915 or Eleanor.rothwell@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Swansea Macular Group

Bi-monthly (Jan, March, May, July, Sept, Nov). First Thursday of the month. Contact Kate on 01792 401 450.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Tea & Chat (Swansea Central)

Group meets on every Thursday. For more information, contact Anita on 07824 541 982 or email Anita.davies@sightlife.wales

Hosted by - Sight Life

Walled City VI Social and Activities Group - Bowls and Curling (Chester)

The Bowls group meets every Thursday (April-September) 11:00am – 1:00pm at St Werbergh’s Parish Centre, Brook Street, Chester. Equipment and refreshments provided. All ability levels and volunteers welcome. Outside of the Bowls season, (September-April) the group will be meeting at Northgate arena, Chester. Every Thursday from 1:00pm – 3:00pm to play Indoor Curling. If you would like to get involved in playing please contact Josh on 07842 319377 or email jgarland@visionsupport.org.uk

Hosted by - Vision Support

VI Tennis (Wrexham)

Every Thursday. Our vision impaired tennis sessions aim to provide a supportive and inclusive environment for individuals with visual impairments to engage in the joy of tennis. Participants will have the opportunity to receive expert coaching, enhance their tennis skills, and connect with others who share similar interests. This is aimed at ALL levels. For further information, contact Aimée Kaye, Tennis Manager on 0772 705 8518 or E-Mail: aimee.kaye@wrexhamtenniscentre.co.uk

Photography group (Cardiff)

Fortnightly in the activity room. Bring your own camera, the group often visit places of interest together. Help and advice is shared also. For more information contact Valerie on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Deafblind UK TalkTech webinar (online)

The free 'Talk Tech' webinars are intended to provide practical tech advice to people with sight and hearing loss. Hearing Products International Limited will demonstrate the latest products developed to support people with hearing loss. For more information and to book your place, visit the link provided.

Hosted by - Deafblind UK

Women with Vision (telephone)

For young blind or partially sighted women in Wales and the South West from diverse cultural backgrounds. First Thursday of the month. For more information contact Anum Munawar on 07510 382 714 or anum.munawar@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Monmouthshire Support Group

First Thursday of the month. For further information, contact David on 07951 869 586.

Hosted by - Macular Society

V.I. Bowls group (Carmarthen)

The group meet every Thursday morning between 11am-12pm at Bro Myrddin Indoor Bowls Club. Players just need to wear comfy clothes and flat shoes. Bowls are provided. For more information, call John Wilson on 07970 460 257.

Milford Haven Support Group

First Thursday of the month. For further information, contact Maddy on 07584 836 524.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Wrexham Visionaires

Social group for people living with sight loss. Held on 1st Thursday of the month. For more information, call Catherine on 07821 649 066 or email cthompson@visionsupport.org.uk

Hosted by - Vision Support

Gardening Group (Swansea)

Every Tuesday and Thursday. For further information contact Anita Davies on 01792 776360 or anita.davies@sightlife.wales.

Hosted by - Sight Life

6th of September 2024

Welsh conversation (telephone)

Every Friday. Welsh conversation and rusty Welsh speakers on the telephone weekly. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Rhydyfelin Social Group

Social Group. Meets every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month. For further information, contact Carys Groves on 07753 305 631 or carys.groves@sightlife.wales.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Ten-pin Bowling (Swansea)

The group generally meet on 1st Friday of each month (not during school holidays). To check dates and times, contact the Swansea Office on 01792 776360.

Hosted by - Sight Life

South Wales Valleys phone group

Every Friday. For more information contact Eleanor Rothwell on 07702 821 915 or Eleanor.rothwell@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Swimming (Swansea)

Every Friday (not during school holidays). The pool is accessible and has ramped access to the pool. Places must be booked in advance before the Friday session. To book your place, contact Penlan Pool on 01792 588 079. Discounts may be available. Contact Swansea Council.

Hosted by - Sight Life

BridgeVIS coffee morning (Bridgend)

First Friday of the month. Contact John O'Donnell on 01656 766264 or email johnodonnell24@hotmail.co.uk

Hosted by - Bridgevis (Bridgend & District VI society)

UCAN Friday Nights (Cardiff)

Every Friday. For vision impaired young adults from 7yrs - 25yrs. Creative sound and music sessions, drama and games every Friday evening. This weekly session is a great chance to catch up with friends old and new while having fun. Contact Hannah - hannah@ucanproductions.org / 07825 468 384 if you want more information on attending, or you can check our social media for updates.

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

Gardening club (Cardiff)

Weekly at Rhydypenau allotments. Raised beds for gardening and with sighted volunteers on hand. The club will finish at the end of October but will be back in the Spring. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Fun Quiz (telephone)

Telephone quiz on Fridays. Cryptic clues, Kazoo guess the tune and potluck rounds. No prizes, just fun! Play in an allotted team. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Macular Support Group (Treorchy)

Meets on the first Friday every month from 10:30 am. to 12:30 pm. For further information, contact Group Leader Jean Bently at 01443 775755 / 07377 673 275.

Hosted by - Macular Society

7th of September 2024

Guide Dogs Family Event (Pembrokeshire)

Guide Dogs is running a Family Event at Folly Farm in Pembrokeshire. Bookings are being taken now. To register your interest please contact the Family Events Team via email on familyevents@guidedogs.org.uk. Children with a vision impairment plus one parent/guardian are free and immediate family members are £7.50 each. For more information about Guide Dogs Family Events, click the link provided.

Hosted by - Guide Dogs

Audio Described Theatre Performance: Grease The Musical (Cardiff)

For more information or If you need help with your visit or making a booking then call the box office team on 029 2063 6464.

Exercise Through Dance (online)

Dance into the weekend every Saturday morning with our live session streamed on Zoom in partnership with Step Change Studios. For more information or support booking this activity, please contact Katie Sawyer at katie.sawyer@sense.org.uk or 07500 706 579.

Hosted by - Sense

9th of September 2024

Book Club (Cardiff)

Meet in person at Sight Life or local café. 2nd Monday of every month. For more information, call Val on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Guitar Jam group (Cardiff)

Guitar group meets every Monday. Beginners at 10.30am, experienced players from 11.15am. For more information, contact Valerie on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Torfaen Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The group meets on alternate Mondays. For more information, contact Sight Cymru on 01495 763 650.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

Crafters Chat group (telephone)

Every Monday. For more information, contact Rachel Llewellyn on 07510 382 496 or Rachel.Llewellyn@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

SASI (Cardiff)

For those aged 18+. Join Alys every fortnight. Sessions aim to develop confidence, vocal and self-advocacy skills whilst making friends and having fun. To find out more, contact alys@ucanproductions.org

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

Singing Group (Cardiff)

The club every Monday Run by volunteers, attendees can sing to some musical favourites old and new. For further information, call 02920 398 900.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Bright Beginnings - (Online Early Years Group)

Join RSBC's exciting weekly online early years group for parents who have a blind or partially sighted baby or child between 0-4 years old! More information is available via the link provided.

Hosted by - Royal Society for Blind Children

Seated Yoga (telephone)

Every Monday. Seated yoga classes are a fun and friendly, low-impact way to keep active. This activity is relaxed and gentle, and can be taken at the pace of the participant. Progressions can be provided to challenge participants, if desired. This activity is suitable for people aged 50+ and those with sight loss. For more information or support booking this activity, please contact Hannah Lane at hannah.lane@sense.org.uk or 07825 174 938

Hosted by - Sense

LOOK Parent Support Group (online)

LOOK's Parent Support Group is for all parent carers of visually impaired children and young people. It is made of a core community of regulars and new parents are always welcome. It is a supportive and safe space for parent carers to share with each other and learn from their peers. There are regular panel events, online chat sessions, and opportunities to meet in person. The panel events bring together Professionals (experts in the field) and LOOK Mentors who bring their lived experience and life hacks on the subject. The LOOK Parent Support Group meets fortnightly (online) on Mondays at 7.30pm and is hosted by PSG Lead, Jane Ring, and Jo Lomas. Both Jane and Jo are parents to visually impaired teenagers, and Jo is also visually impaired. The themes of the PSG are chosen by a Steering Group of parent carers of children living with VI. Everyone is welcome to join our PSG sessions. Further information is available in the link provided.

Hosted by - LOOK - National Federation of Families with Visually Impaired Children

RSBC weekly online pre-school group (online)

Each Monday from 1-2 pm, we will run some fun ativities for you and your child. We will also have space where you can share experiences with each other. To register, email: connections@rsbc.org.uk

Hosted by - Royal Society for Blind Children

Visual Impairment Merthyr Group

VIM is a registered charity supporting people who are blind, partially sighted or challenged by failing sight. Visual Impairment Merthyr Tydfil holds members meetings on the second Monday of each month. These meetings are held at Hope and Market Square Church, Three Salmons Street, Merthyr Tydfil CF47 8DS (Behind the Parish Church). The meeting are 13:30-16:00 and doors open half an hour before. For more information Contact Morgan Evans on 01685 722135, morgan@v-i-m.org.uk.

Hosted by - Visual Impairment Merthyr (VIM)

Digital Glaucoma Support Group - Narrow angles and primary angle closure glaucoma (online)

Digital Glaucoma Support Group titled ‘Narrow angles and primary angle closure glaucoma’. The group will be joined by Rachel Hilton, Glaucoma Specialist Nurse. There will be an opportunity to ask questions at the end of the session. For more information and to book your place, visit the link provided.

Hosted by - Glaucoma UK

Tea & Chat (Neath)

Group meets weekly in Neath. For more information, contact Anita on 07824 541 982 or email Anita.davies@sightlife.wales

Hosted by - Sight Life

Bangor Town Support Group

Second Monday of the month at 11am. For further information, contact Marian Williams on 07495 054 053.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Tea & Chat (Port Talbot)

Group meets on the second Monday of the month. For more information, contact Anita on 07824 541 982 or email Anita.davies@sightlife.wales

Hosted by - Sight Life

Mumbles VIP Group

Social group. Meets 2nd Monday of the month. For further information contact Anita Davies on 01792 776360 or anita.davies@sightlife.wales.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Art Club UK (Telephone)

Every Monday from 11am to 12pm. For all artists and enthusiasts to share their thoughts, feelings, and stories about the arts in a welcoming, supportive and safe space. Contact: rachel.llewellyn@rnib.org.uk or 07510 382 496

Hosted by - RNIB

Tech and Talk Support (telephone)

Every Monday. Technology queries answered by peers. For more information contact George Hinton on 07711 188 292 or george.hinton@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Elderfit exercise group (telephone)

Weekly telephone session – An hour of standing exercises fully described with Gareth. Exercise at home over the phone on a conference call with others. Fully described, Monday is seated and standing exercises. Great fun and workout to suit ability. There is a fee for this session but you can have a taster session for free. For more information call Val on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

North Wales Society of the Blind Club (Colwyn Bay)

The group get together in a relaxed atmosphere every 2nd and 4th Monday in the month, 20 Station Road, Colwyn Bay, from 11am - 1pm. Refreshment are available during the morning and our volunteers collect orders for lunch time. Guest speakers attend the club to deliver interesting talks and local musicians provide entertainment. When the weather is good we venture out on organised day trips. The club is the perfect opportunity for people with sight loss to come together to socialize and make new friends. Transport and lunch may be arranged for you if required. For further information please contact Bethan on 01248 353 604.

Hosted by - North Wales Society of the Blind

Brecon Support Group

Meet on the second Monday of the month. Contact Nick for further information on 07837 562 364.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Book Club (Cardiff)

Second Monday of the month either in the activity room or local café. Informal chat about chosen audio books. For more information, call Val on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

10th of September 2024

UCAN with Alys (Online)

Every Tuesday via Zoom. For ages 13yrs - 18yrs. Have fun and learn new skills through drama. A popular group with lots of drama games, creative and storytelling activities. Alys is one of our trained workshop leaders and has worked with UCAN for many years. Her workshops are all about making new friends and having tons of fun through activities including storytelling and improvisation. Contact Hannah - hannah@ucanproductions.org / 07825 468 384 if you want more information on attending, or you can check our social media for updates.

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

Cycling at Pedal Power (Cardiff)

Weekly cycling group at Pedal Power. £6 for the session. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Cardiff Coffee Morning

Meets every Tuesday. Everyone is welcome to drop in for a chat with other members, staff and volunteers. Coffee, tea, cake and biscuits are always available. Occasionally there are guest speakers or optional activities. For further information call 029 2039 890.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Afternoon Chat (Cardiff)

Weekly in Sight Life's activity room. Informal group in a café like setting. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Cardigan Macular Support Group

Second Tuesday of the month. Contact Adele on 07494 468 007.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Macular Group (Welshpool)

Group meets 2nd and 4th Tuesday each month at 2pm. The Catholic Church, 2 Raven Street, Welshpool. Contact Marian Williams for more information on 07495 054 053 or marian.williams@macularsociety.org

Hosted by - Macular Society

Barry and Penarth Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The groups meets every Tuesday. For more information, contact Sight Cymru on 01495 763 650.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

Visually Impaired Pontypridd

Social Group. Meets every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month. For further information, contact Carys Groves on 07753 305 631 or carys.groves@sightlife.wales.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Gym Group (Chester)

Brio Fitness at Northgate Arena in Chester now offer vision impaired gym sessions after running taster sessions with Vision Support. The vision impaired sessions are sports sessions tailored to those partially sighted or blind. Gym Sessions Tuesdays 12.30pm – 1.30pm. Please contact Josh on 07842 319377 or email jgarland@visionsupport.org.uk if you would like more information.

Hosted by - Vision Support

Book Club (telephone)

Second Tuesday of the month. For more information contact George Hinton on 07711 188 292 or george.hinton@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Ospreys VI Rugby Session (Llandarcy, Neath)

The Ospreys are starting vision impaired rugby sessions for over-16s from 4th July. The sessions are for men and women and will be held on Tuesdays from 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm at Llandarcy Academy of Sport. For more information, please contact Clive Oliver, Groups and Events Coordinator, Ospreys in the Community on 07828 332169 or email clive.oliver@ospreysrugby.com.

Gardening Group (Swansea)

Every Tuesday and Thursday. For further information contact Anita Davies on 01792 776360 or anita.davies@sightlife.wales.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Discussion Group (Cardiff)

Held every Tuesday. Join this group of visually impaired people of Cardiff and the Vale, for talk and support. Be involved in lively discussions about a wide variety of topics (excluding religion and politics). The group also occasionally enjoys a trip out for lunch. For further information, call 02920 398 900.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Solva and St. David Support Group

Second Tuesday of the month. For further information, contact Margaret Hughes on 07815 729 856.

Hosted by - Macular Society

11th of September 2024

Bike Ability (Dunvant)

Bike Ability at Dunvant Rugby Club, Dunvant from 12pm to 1pm. Volunteer rides are available but they will need to know in advance. For more information, contact Anita Davies on 07824 541 982.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Chair Yoga (Cardiff)

Every Wednesday. The Chair Yoga class is one of our most popular groups. It gives you the chance to stretch safely and there is a wonderful relaxation session at the end. People often arrive early (or leave late!) in order to have a hot drink and a chat with other members. Numbers are limited so it is best to ring first to check whether there is space in the class. For further information call 029 2039 8900.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Lampeter Support Group

Second Wednesday of the month. For further information, contact Diana on 07539 081 247.

Hosted by - Macular Society

UCAN with Jake and Taylor (Online)

Every Wednesday. For vision impaired young children 7yrs - 13yrs. Our workshop trainers Jake and Taylor run an interactive workshop for our younger participants. Playing games, quizzes and having a laugh is what they do best. It’s a great place to make friends and introduce yourself to drama activities in a fun way.Contact Hannah - hannah@ucanproductions.org / 07825 468 384 if you want more information on attending, or you can check our social media for updates.

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

Vision Impaired Swimming Session (Chester)

Brio Fitness at Northgate Arena in Chester now offer vision impaired swimming sessions after running taster sessions with Vision Support. The vision impaired sessions are sports sessions tailored to those partially sighted or blind. Swimming Sessions Wednesdays 9.30am – 10.30am. Please contact Josh on 07842 319377 or email jgarland@visionsupport.org.uk if you would like more information.

Hosted by - Vision Support

Knit and natter (Cardiff)

Fortnightly in the activity room. No experience necessary, bring your knitting or crochet. For more information contact Valerie on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

VI Tennis (Cardiff)

Weekly, at David Lloyd Sports Centre. Session usually costs £7.50. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Arts & Crafts group (Swansea)

Meets 2nd Wednesday of the month. For further information contact Anita Davies on 01792 776360 or anita.davies@sightlife.wales.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Music Appreciation Group (Cardiff)

Our Music Appreciation group usually meets on the second Wednesday of the month. Our volunteer Derek puts together pieces of music for members to listen to - anything from classical pieces to big band music - and referral-service-pears">prepares a narrative to accompany each piece, as discussion points. For further information contact Valerie Baynton on 029 2039 8900 or Valerie.baynton@sightlife.wales

Hosted by - Sight Life

Cardiff VI Touch Rugby

Every Wednesday. Players with or without sight loss welcome to train, play or support. For more information email: Evan.vaughan-lewis@cardiffrugby.wales

North Wales Welsh Speakers group (telephone)

Second Wednesday of the month. For more information contact Eleanor Rothwell on 07702 821 915 or Eleanor.rothwell@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Vision Impaired Bowls (Caerphilly)

Bowls sessions will run weekly every Wednesday. Vision impaired classification for this session are B1, B2, B3 and B4. All equipment will be provided but please bring clean, flat shoes. For more information, contact Rhys via email at meredro@caerphilly.gov.uk or call the centre on 01495 221321.

Working Age Social group (Cardiff)

Second Wednesday of the month from 6pm to 8pm at Tiny Rebel Cardiff. Contact Community Connection Wales for further information: Anum - Anum.Munawar@rnib.org.uk or  07510 382714 or Rachel - rachel.llewellyn@rnib.org.uk or 07510 382496

Hosted by - RNIB

Mission Ambition (telephone)

Every Wednesday. Support and advice group for those looking to achieve something, no matter how big or small. For more information contact George Hinton on 07711 188 292 or george.hinton@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

12th of September 2024

Wales and West Young People's online - 18 - 50yrs (online)

Meet every Thursday via video call. (aged 18 - 50 years). For more information contact Eleanor Rothwell on 07702 821 915 or Eleanor.rothwell@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Ammanford Support Group

Second Thursday of the month. For further information, contact Macular Society groups admin team on 01264 560 259.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Tea & Chat (Swansea Central)

Group meets on every Thursday. For more information, contact Anita on 07824 541 982 or email Anita.davies@sightlife.wales

Hosted by - Sight Life

Walled City VI Social and Activities Group - Bowls and Curling (Chester)

The Bowls group meets every Thursday (April-September) 11:00am – 1:00pm at St Werbergh’s Parish Centre, Brook Street, Chester. Equipment and refreshments provided. All ability levels and volunteers welcome. Outside of the Bowls season, (September-April) the group will be meeting at Northgate arena, Chester. Every Thursday from 1:00pm – 3:00pm to play Indoor Curling. If you would like to get involved in playing please contact Josh on 07842 319377 or email jgarland@visionsupport.org.uk

Hosted by - Vision Support

VI Tennis (Wrexham)

Every Thursday. Our vision impaired tennis sessions aim to provide a supportive and inclusive environment for individuals with visual impairments to engage in the joy of tennis. Participants will have the opportunity to receive expert coaching, enhance their tennis skills, and connect with others who share similar interests. This is aimed at ALL levels. For further information, contact Aimée Kaye, Tennis Manager on 0772 705 8518 or E-Mail: aimee.kaye@wrexhamtenniscentre.co.uk

Audio described tour at the National Museum in Cardiff - 'The Fossil Swamp'

An audio described tour of 'The Fossil Swamp' and find out more about the tropical swamp that covered what is now Wales around 300 million years ago. For more information and to book tickets, click the link provided.

V.I. Bowls group (Carmarthen)

The group meet every Thursday morning between 11am-12pm at Bro Myrddin Indoor Bowls Club. Players just need to wear comfy clothes and flat shoes. Bowls are provided. For more information, call John Wilson on 07970 460 257.

Knitting Group (Swansea)

2nd Thursday of the Month. For further information contact Anita Davies on 01792 776 360 or anita.davies@sightlife.wales.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Ruthin Support Group

Second Thursday of the month at 11am. For further information, contact Marian Williams on 07495 054 053.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Gardening Group (Swansea)

Every Tuesday and Thursday. For further information contact Anita Davies on 01792 776360 or anita.davies@sightlife.wales.

Hosted by - Sight Life

13th of September 2024

Welsh conversation (telephone)

Every Friday. Welsh conversation and rusty Welsh speakers on the telephone weekly. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Cymru Campaigners (telephone)

This is our social group for people who like to campaign for change. It runs on alternate Fridays over Microsoft Teams, and people can join via a link for their computer or device, or join by phone, or can be dialled in for easy access. Our campaigners get together to talk about what they have been up to and give each other support and advice.  For more information, email cymrucampaigns@rnib.org.uk  or call 0303 123 999.

Hosted by - RNIB

South Wales Valleys phone group

Every Friday. For more information contact Eleanor Rothwell on 07702 821 915 or Eleanor.rothwell@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Swimming (Swansea)

Every Friday (not during school holidays). The pool is accessible and has ramped access to the pool. Places must be booked in advance before the Friday session. To book your place, contact Penlan Pool on 01792 588 079. Discounts may be available. Contact Swansea Council.

Hosted by - Sight Life

UCAN Friday Nights (Cardiff)

Every Friday. For vision impaired young adults from 7yrs - 25yrs. Creative sound and music sessions, drama and games every Friday evening. This weekly session is a great chance to catch up with friends old and new while having fun. Contact Hannah - hannah@ucanproductions.org / 07825 468 384 if you want more information on attending, or you can check our social media for updates.

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

Penarth Book Club

Penarth Book Club 2nd Friday of the Month. For more information, contact Sight Cymru on 01495 763650.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

Gardening club (Cardiff)

Weekly at Rhydypenau allotments. Raised beds for gardening and with sighted volunteers on hand. The club will finish at the end of October but will be back in the Spring. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Fun Quiz (telephone)

Telephone quiz on Fridays. Cryptic clues, Kazoo guess the tune and potluck rounds. No prizes, just fun! Play in an allotted team. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Bridgend Deafblind Social Group

The group meet on the second Friday of the month. The meetings provide a friendly, safe space where members can share challenges, information and build friendships. For more information, contact Carys Jones on 07950 008 870, carys.jones@deafblind.org.uk or Julie Jones on 07940 895 572.

Hosted by - Deafblind UK

Sight Cymru Social Hub (Tredegar)

The social hubs enable people with sight impairment to get together for peer support, and provide the opportunity to extend social networks. The group features a range of speakers, trips out and activities. There will be no fees collected and all activities that are chargeable will be on a pay as you go basis. If you would like to attend any of these events, or would like further information, please contact Stacey Evans on postman@sightcymru.org.uk.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

14th of September 2024

Exercise Through Dance (online)

Dance into the weekend every Saturday morning with our live session streamed on Zoom in partnership with Step Change Studios. For more information or support booking this activity, please contact Katie Sawyer at katie.sawyer@sense.org.uk or 07500 706 579.

Hosted by - Sense

Maggie's Club (Cardiff)

Maggie's Club - Every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month (2:00pm-3:00pm) Founded in honour of UCAN Board Member, Dr Margaret Woodhouse OBE, this is held on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month. It is a fun, interactive workshop for sight impaired children and young people with additional needs. These workshops are led by Jake and Sound Man, Alex and involves fun games, stories, sounds, music and tactile art. Maggie's club is very popular and they are currently undertaking a virtual round the world tour, visiting a different country each week. Visit the link below for more information.

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

16th of September 2024

Guitar Jam group (Cardiff)

Guitar group meets every Monday. Beginners at 10.30am, experienced players from 11.15am. For more information, contact Valerie on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Crafters Chat group (telephone)

Every Monday. For more information, contact Rachel Llewellyn on 07510 382 496 or Rachel.Llewellyn@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Abergele Support Group

Third Monday of the month at 1.30pm. For further information, contact Marian Williams on 07495 054 053.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Singing Group (Cardiff)

The club every Monday Run by volunteers, attendees can sing to some musical favourites old and new. For further information, call 02920 398 900.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Social group for adults (Flintshire)

The group meet on the third Monday of the month. For more information please contact: 01244 381515 or email information@visionsupport.org.uk.

Hosted by - Vision Support

Bright Beginnings - (Online Early Years Group)

Join RSBC's exciting weekly online early years group for parents who have a blind or partially sighted baby or child between 0-4 years old! More information is available via the link provided.

Hosted by - Royal Society for Blind Children

Seated Yoga (telephone)

Every Monday. Seated yoga classes are a fun and friendly, low-impact way to keep active. This activity is relaxed and gentle, and can be taken at the pace of the participant. Progressions can be provided to challenge participants, if desired. This activity is suitable for people aged 50+ and those with sight loss. For more information or support booking this activity, please contact Hannah Lane at hannah.lane@sense.org.uk or 07825 174 938

Hosted by - Sense

Mold Visionaires (Mold)

The group meet on the third Monday of the month. For more information please contact: 01244 381515 or email information@visionsupport.org.uk.

Hosted by - Vision Support

RSBC weekly online pre-school group (online)

Each Monday from 1-2 pm, we will run some fun ativities for you and your child. We will also have space where you can share experiences with each other. To register, email: connections@rsbc.org.uk

Hosted by - Royal Society for Blind Children

Tea & Chat (Neath)

Group meets weekly in Neath. For more information, contact Anita on 07824 541 982 or email Anita.davies@sightlife.wales

Hosted by - Sight Life

Abergavenny Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The groups meets on alternate Mondays.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

Walking Group (Swansea)

Meet on 1st and 3rd Monday of each month. For more information, call 01792 776 360 or 07824 541 982.

Hosted by - Sight Life

All Wales Volunteer Training Session (Online and Telephone)

Third Monday of every month. Contact Macular Society groups admin team on 01264 560 259.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Art Club UK (Telephone)

Every Monday from 11am to 12pm. For all artists and enthusiasts to share their thoughts, feelings, and stories about the arts in a welcoming, supportive and safe space. Contact: rachel.llewellyn@rnib.org.uk or 07510 382 496

Hosted by - RNIB

Tech and Talk Support (telephone)

Every Monday. Technology queries answered by peers. For more information contact George Hinton on 07711 188 292 or george.hinton@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Elderfit exercise group (telephone)

Weekly telephone session – An hour of standing exercises fully described with Gareth. Exercise at home over the phone on a conference call with others. Fully described, Monday is seated and standing exercises. Great fun and workout to suit ability. There is a fee for this session but you can have a taster session for free. For more information call Val on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

17th of September 2024

UCAN with Alys (Online)

Every Tuesday via Zoom. For ages 13yrs - 18yrs. Have fun and learn new skills through drama. A popular group with lots of drama games, creative and storytelling activities. Alys is one of our trained workshop leaders and has worked with UCAN for many years. Her workshops are all about making new friends and having tons of fun through activities including storytelling and improvisation. Contact Hannah - hannah@ucanproductions.org / 07825 468 384 if you want more information on attending, or you can check our social media for updates.

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

Cycling at Pedal Power (Cardiff)

Weekly cycling group at Pedal Power. £6 for the session. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Sports Chat (telephone)

Third Tuesday of the month. For more information contact Anum Munawar on 07510 382 714 or anum.munawar@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Cardiff Coffee Morning

Meets every Tuesday. Everyone is welcome to drop in for a chat with other members, staff and volunteers. Coffee, tea, cake and biscuits are always available. Occasionally there are guest speakers or optional activities. For further information call 029 2039 890.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Afternoon Chat (Cardiff)

Weekly in Sight Life's activity room. Informal group in a café like setting. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

My Macular and Me Webinar

On the third Tuesday of every month we host two webinars to bring you closer to the experts. We are joined by experts in macular disease who discuss the latest in treatments and research and answer your questions. To find out more and register your attendance, click the link below.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Parent Pathways: First Steps (online)

First Steps is a course for parents and carers who have recently received, or are going through the process of receiving, a diagnosis of vision impairment for their child. For more information and to sign up, visit the link provided.

Hosted by - RNIB

Barry and Penarth Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The groups meets every Tuesday. For more information, contact Sight Cymru on 01495 763 650.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

Listening Book group (telephone)

Third Thursday of the month. Telephone social group with readings and poems. For more information contact Rachel Llewellyn: Rachel.llewellyn@rnib.org.uk or 07510 382496 or Anum Munawar: Anum.munwar@rnib.org.uk 07510 382714.

Hosted by - RNIB

Gym Group (Chester)

Brio Fitness at Northgate Arena in Chester now offer vision impaired gym sessions after running taster sessions with Vision Support. The vision impaired sessions are sports sessions tailored to those partially sighted or blind. Gym Sessions Tuesdays 12.30pm – 1.30pm. Please contact Josh on 07842 319377 or email jgarland@visionsupport.org.uk if you would like more information.

Hosted by - Vision Support

Ospreys VI Rugby Session (Llandarcy, Neath)

The Ospreys are starting vision impaired rugby sessions for over-16s from 4th July. The sessions are for men and women and will be held on Tuesdays from 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm at Llandarcy Academy of Sport. For more information, please contact Clive Oliver, Groups and Events Coordinator, Ospreys in the Community on 07828 332169 or email clive.oliver@ospreysrugby.com.

Gardening Group (Swansea)

Every Tuesday and Thursday. For further information contact Anita Davies on 01792 776360 or anita.davies@sightlife.wales.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Discussion Group (Cardiff)

Held every Tuesday. Join this group of visually impaired people of Cardiff and the Vale, for talk and support. Be involved in lively discussions about a wide variety of topics (excluding religion and politics). The group also occasionally enjoys a trip out for lunch. For further information, call 02920 398 900.

Hosted by - Sight Life

RSBC Boys Crew - 11+ yrs (online)

Royal Society for Blind Children's boys crew for 11+ yrs. For more information, call Kim Pearson on 02031 980 225 / 07872 835 972 or email: Kim.Pearson@rsbc.org.uk. You can also find out more on their website via the link provided.

Hosted by - Royal Society for Blind Children

18th of September 2024

Bike Ability (Dunvant)

Bike Ability at Dunvant Rugby Club, Dunvant from 12pm to 1pm. Volunteer rides are available but they will need to know in advance. For more information, contact Anita Davies on 07824 541 982.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Chair Yoga (Cardiff)

Every Wednesday. The Chair Yoga class is one of our most popular groups. It gives you the chance to stretch safely and there is a wonderful relaxation session at the end. People often arrive early (or leave late!) in order to have a hot drink and a chat with other members. Numbers are limited so it is best to ring first to check whether there is space in the class. For further information call 029 2039 8900.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Photography Group (Port Talbot)

Photography group for people with Sight Loss. Meet at Port Talbot library at 10.am. The group will meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each Month at Port Talbot library. The photographers will decide where they might go to visit to take different types of photographs. For more information, contact Anita Davies on 07824 541 982 or Anita.davies@sightlife.wales

Hosted by - Sight Life

Digital Communities Wales Roadshow - NHS Wales App: Helping People to Get Online (online)

A free Webinar to provide skills and confidence to help others with health and wellbeing services online. For more information, visit the link provided.

Swansea Reading Group

Meets 3rd Wednesday of the month. For further information contact Anita Davies on 01792 776360 or anita.davies@sightlife.wales.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Llanelli Support Group

Third Wednesday of the month. For further information, contact Adele on 07494 468 007.

Hosted by - Macular Society

UCAN with Jake and Taylor (Online)

Every Wednesday. For vision impaired young children 7yrs - 13yrs. Our workshop trainers Jake and Taylor run an interactive workshop for our younger participants. Playing games, quizzes and having a laugh is what they do best. It’s a great place to make friends and introduce yourself to drama activities in a fun way.Contact Hannah - hannah@ucanproductions.org / 07825 468 384 if you want more information on attending, or you can check our social media for updates.

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

Vision Impaired Swimming Session (Chester)

Brio Fitness at Northgate Arena in Chester now offer vision impaired swimming sessions after running taster sessions with Vision Support. The vision impaired sessions are sports sessions tailored to those partially sighted or blind. Swimming Sessions Wednesdays 9.30am – 10.30am. Please contact Josh on 07842 319377 or email jgarland@visionsupport.org.uk if you would like more information.

Hosted by - Vision Support

Dolgellau Support Group

Third Wednesday of the month at 1.30pm. For further information, contact Marian Williams on 07495 054 053.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Caerphilly Support Group

Third Wednesday of the month. For further information, contact Denise on 07812 052 836.

Hosted by - Macular Society

VI Tennis (Cardiff)

Weekly, at David Lloyd Sports Centre. Session usually costs £7.50. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

All Wales telephone support group call - English Speaking (telephone)

All Wales telephone calls to help those who are unable to attend meetings in person. First, third and fourth Wednesday of the month. For further information, contact Adele on 07494 468 007.

Hosted by - Macular Society

LGBT+ Group (telephone)

Third Wednesday of the month. For more information contact Una.mulgrew@rnib.org.uk or Mike.holroyd@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Cardiff VI Touch Rugby

Every Wednesday. Players with or without sight loss welcome to train, play or support. For more information email: Evan.vaughan-lewis@cardiffrugby.wales

Adults with Albinism (online)

Online zoom session, giving an opportunity for adults with albinism (aged 18+) to meet, chat and share experiences in a friendly and safe environment. For more information and to book a place, visit the Albinism Fellowship website, via the link provided, where you can also find out more about the charity and its work.

Hosted by - Albinism Fellowship

Tech Forum (online)

Vision Support's 'Tech Forum' is for anyone living with a vision impairment who is interested in learning more about technology and what’s available to tech-enthusiasts. The group meets every third Wednesday of the month. For more details get in touch on 01244 381515 or email digitalskillsreferrals@visionsupport.org.uk.

Hosted by - Vision Support

Vision Impaired Bowls (Caerphilly)

Bowls sessions will run weekly every Wednesday. Vision impaired classification for this session are B1, B2, B3 and B4. All equipment will be provided but please bring clean, flat shoes. For more information, contact Rhys via email at meredro@caerphilly.gov.uk or call the centre on 01495 221321.

Clwb Cerdded Eryri Walking Group (Bangor)

The North Wales society working in partnership with Snowdonia National Park Authority to provide leisure opportunities and facilitate access to a wide range of organised walks. Sighted guide companionship and transport from Bangor is available, the group is suitable for people of all ages and abilities and is a fantastic way of meeting new friends. All the walks are held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month - For more information contact the society on 01248 353604

Hosted by - North Wales Society of the Blind

Mission Ambition (telephone)

Every Wednesday. Support and advice group for those looking to achieve something, no matter how big or small. For more information contact George Hinton on 07711 188 292 or george.hinton@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

19th of September 2024

Gardening Group (Swansea)

Every Tuesday and Thursday. For further information contact Anita Davies on 01792 776360 or anita.davies@sightlife.wales.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Tea & Chat (Pontarddulais)

Group meets on the Third Thursday of the month. For more information, contact Anita on 07824 541 982 or email Anita.davies@sightlife.wales

Hosted by - Sight Life

Wales and West Young People's online - 18 - 50yrs (online)

Meet every Thursday via video call. (aged 18 - 50 years). For more information contact Eleanor Rothwell on 07702 821 915 or Eleanor.rothwell@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Tea & Chat (Swansea Central)

Group meets on every Thursday. For more information, contact Anita on 07824 541 982 or email Anita.davies@sightlife.wales

Hosted by - Sight Life

Walled City VI Social and Activities Group - Bowls and Curling (Chester)

The Bowls group meets every Thursday (April-September) 11:00am – 1:00pm at St Werbergh’s Parish Centre, Brook Street, Chester. Equipment and refreshments provided. All ability levels and volunteers welcome. Outside of the Bowls season, (September-April) the group will be meeting at Northgate arena, Chester. Every Thursday from 1:00pm – 3:00pm to play Indoor Curling. If you would like to get involved in playing please contact Josh on 07842 319377 or email jgarland@visionsupport.org.uk

Hosted by - Vision Support

VI Tennis (Wrexham)

Every Thursday. Our vision impaired tennis sessions aim to provide a supportive and inclusive environment for individuals with visual impairments to engage in the joy of tennis. Participants will have the opportunity to receive expert coaching, enhance their tennis skills, and connect with others who share similar interests. This is aimed at ALL levels. For further information, contact Aimée Kaye, Tennis Manager on 0772 705 8518 or E-Mail: aimee.kaye@wrexhamtenniscentre.co.uk

Darts Night (Swansea)

In partnership with the Lions. The group meet on 3rd Thursday of each month. For more information, contact Anita on 07824 541 982 or email Anita.davies@sightlife.wales

Hosted by - Sight Life

Photography group (Cardiff)

Fortnightly in the activity room. Bring your own camera, the group often visit places of interest together. Help and advice is shared also. For more information contact Valerie on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

V.I. Bowls group (Carmarthen)

The group meet every Thursday morning between 11am-12pm at Bro Myrddin Indoor Bowls Club. Players just need to wear comfy clothes and flat shoes. Bowls are provided. For more information, call John Wilson on 07970 460 257.

20th of September 2024

Sight Cymru Social Hub (Penarth)

The social hubs enable people with sight impairment to get together for peer support, and provide the opportunity to extend social networks. The group features a range of speakers, trips out and activities. There will be no fees collected and all activities that are chargeable will be on a pay as you go basis. If you would like to attend any of these events, or would like further information, please contact Stacey Evans on postman@sightcymru.org.uk.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

Bridgend Support Group

Third Friday of the month. For further information, contact Joy on 07985 028 212.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Welsh conversation (telephone)

Every Friday. Welsh conversation and rusty Welsh speakers on the telephone weekly. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Conwy Sight Loss Group Virtual Meeting (online and telephone)

Meet virtually on the third Friday of each month. You can join via phone or Microsoft teams. A social group to meet others living with sight loss in your community. For more information, please call Nia on 07548 829635 or email ngreer@visionsupport.org.uk

Hosted by - Vision Support

Rhydyfelin Social Group

Social Group. Meets every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month. For further information, contact Carys Groves on 07753 305 631 or carys.groves@sightlife.wales.

Hosted by - Sight Life

South Wales Valleys phone group

Every Friday. For more information contact Eleanor Rothwell on 07702 821 915 or Eleanor.rothwell@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Swimming (Swansea)

Every Friday (not during school holidays). The pool is accessible and has ramped access to the pool. Places must be booked in advance before the Friday session. To book your place, contact Penlan Pool on 01792 588 079. Discounts may be available. Contact Swansea Council.

Hosted by - Sight Life

UCAN Friday Nights (Cardiff)

Every Friday. For vision impaired young adults from 7yrs - 25yrs. Creative sound and music sessions, drama and games every Friday evening. This weekly session is a great chance to catch up with friends old and new while having fun. Contact Hannah - hannah@ucanproductions.org / 07825 468 384 if you want more information on attending, or you can check our social media for updates.

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

Gardening club (Cardiff)

Weekly at Rhydypenau allotments. Raised beds for gardening and with sighted volunteers on hand. The club will finish at the end of October but will be back in the Spring. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Fun Quiz (telephone)

Telephone quiz on Fridays. Cryptic clues, Kazoo guess the tune and potluck rounds. No prizes, just fun! Play in an allotted team. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

21st of September 2024

Audio Described Theatre Performance: A Chorus Line (Cardiff)

For more information or If you need help with your visit or making a booking then call the box office team on 0343 310 0041 or email: boxoffice@newtheatrecardiff.co.uk

VI Surfing Weekend (Gower)

Surfability UK, the Community Interest Company that provides surfing lessons and experiences for people with additional needs due to disability, illness, injury or learning difficulties, is running a free, vision impaired surfing weekend on 21st - 22nd September. Sessions are held at Caswell Bay on the Gower. Please contact info@surfabilityukcic.org if you would like to join in. For more information about Surfability UK, visit their website via the link provided.

Exercise Through Dance (online)

Dance into the weekend every Saturday morning with our live session streamed on Zoom in partnership with Step Change Studios. For more information or support booking this activity, please contact Katie Sawyer at katie.sawyer@sense.org.uk or 07500 706 579.

Hosted by - Sense

23rd of September 2024

Guitar Jam group (Cardiff)

Guitar group meets every Monday. Beginners at 10.30am, experienced players from 11.15am. For more information, contact Valerie on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Torfaen Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The group meets on alternate Mondays. For more information, contact Sight Cymru on 01495 763 650.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

Crafters Chat group (telephone)

Every Monday. For more information, contact Rachel Llewellyn on 07510 382 496 or Rachel.Llewellyn@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

SASI (Cardiff)

For those aged 18+. Join Alys every fortnight. Sessions aim to develop confidence, vocal and self-advocacy skills whilst making friends and having fun. To find out more, contact alys@ucanproductions.org

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

Singing Group (Cardiff)

The club every Monday Run by volunteers, attendees can sing to some musical favourites old and new. For further information, call 02920 398 900.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Bright Beginnings - (Online Early Years Group)

Join RSBC's exciting weekly online early years group for parents who have a blind or partially sighted baby or child between 0-4 years old! More information is available via the link provided.

Hosted by - Royal Society for Blind Children

Ystradgynlais Support Group

Fourth Monday of the month. For further information, contact Cilla on 07762 696 576.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Seated Yoga (telephone)

Every Monday. Seated yoga classes are a fun and friendly, low-impact way to keep active. This activity is relaxed and gentle, and can be taken at the pace of the participant. Progressions can be provided to challenge participants, if desired. This activity is suitable for people aged 50+ and those with sight loss. For more information or support booking this activity, please contact Hannah Lane at hannah.lane@sense.org.uk or 07825 174 938

Hosted by - Sense

LOOK Parent Support Group (online)

LOOK's Parent Support Group is for all parent carers of visually impaired children and young people. It is made of a core community of regulars and new parents are always welcome. It is a supportive and safe space for parent carers to share with each other and learn from their peers. There are regular panel events, online chat sessions, and opportunities to meet in person. The panel events bring together Professionals (experts in the field) and LOOK Mentors who bring their lived experience and life hacks on the subject. The LOOK Parent Support Group meets fortnightly (online) on Mondays at 7.30pm and is hosted by PSG Lead, Jane Ring, and Jo Lomas. Both Jane and Jo are parents to visually impaired teenagers, and Jo is also visually impaired. The themes of the PSG are chosen by a Steering Group of parent carers of children living with VI. Everyone is welcome to join our PSG sessions. Further information is available in the link provided.

Hosted by - LOOK - National Federation of Families with Visually Impaired Children

RSBC weekly online pre-school group (online)

Each Monday from 1-2 pm, we will run some fun ativities for you and your child. We will also have space where you can share experiences with each other. To register, email: connections@rsbc.org.uk

Hosted by - Royal Society for Blind Children

Tea & Chat (Neath)

Group meets weekly in Neath. For more information, contact Anita on 07824 541 982 or email Anita.davies@sightlife.wales

Hosted by - Sight Life

Llangollen Support Group

Fourth Monday of the month at 11am. For further information, contact Marian Williams on 07495 054 053.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Art Club UK (Telephone)

Every Monday from 11am to 12pm. For all artists and enthusiasts to share their thoughts, feelings, and stories about the arts in a welcoming, supportive and safe space. Contact: rachel.llewellyn@rnib.org.uk or 07510 382 496

Hosted by - RNIB

Tech and Talk Support (telephone)

Every Monday. Technology queries answered by peers. For more information contact George Hinton on 07711 188 292 or george.hinton@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Elderfit exercise group (telephone)

Weekly telephone session – An hour of standing exercises fully described with Gareth. Exercise at home over the phone on a conference call with others. Fully described, Monday is seated and standing exercises. Great fun and workout to suit ability. There is a fee for this session but you can have a taster session for free. For more information call Val on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

North Wales Society of the Blind Club (Colwyn Bay)

The group get together in a relaxed atmosphere every 2nd and 4th Monday in the month, 20 Station Road, Colwyn Bay, from 11am - 1pm. Refreshment are available during the morning and our volunteers collect orders for lunch time. Guest speakers attend the club to deliver interesting talks and local musicians provide entertainment. When the weather is good we venture out on organised day trips. The club is the perfect opportunity for people with sight loss to come together to socialize and make new friends. Transport and lunch may be arranged for you if required. For further information please contact Bethan on 01248 353 604.

Hosted by - North Wales Society of the Blind

24th of September 2024

Bird Chat (Cardiff)

Monthly, usually on the last Tuesday of the month in our activity room. All about birds and their songs and calls. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

UCAN with Alys (Online)

Every Tuesday via Zoom. For ages 13yrs - 18yrs. Have fun and learn new skills through drama. A popular group with lots of drama games, creative and storytelling activities. Alys is one of our trained workshop leaders and has worked with UCAN for many years. Her workshops are all about making new friends and having tons of fun through activities including storytelling and improvisation. Contact Hannah - hannah@ucanproductions.org / 07825 468 384 if you want more information on attending, or you can check our social media for updates.

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

Cycling at Pedal Power (Cardiff)

Weekly cycling group at Pedal Power. £6 for the session. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Neath Macular Support Group

Fourth Tuesday of the month. Contact Carole on 01639 637 205.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Cardiff Coffee Morning

Meets every Tuesday. Everyone is welcome to drop in for a chat with other members, staff and volunteers. Coffee, tea, cake and biscuits are always available. Occasionally there are guest speakers or optional activities. For further information call 029 2039 890.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Afternoon Chat (Cardiff)

Weekly in Sight Life's activity room. Informal group in a café like setting. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Parent Pathways: First Steps (online)

First Steps is a course for parents and carers who have recently received, or are going through the process of receiving, a diagnosis of vision impairment for their child. For more information and to sign up, visit the link provided.

Hosted by - RNIB

Barry and Penarth Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The groups meets every Tuesday. For more information, contact Sight Cymru on 01495 763 650.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

Visually Impaired Pontypridd

Social Group. Meets every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month. For further information, contact Carys Groves on 07753 305 631 or carys.groves@sightlife.wales.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Moving on Up (10 - 11 years) (online)

Royal Society for Blind Children's Moving on Up session for 10-11 yrs moving to secondary school in September. Visit the link provided to join and find out more.

Hosted by - Royal Society for Blind Children

Gym Group (Chester)

Brio Fitness at Northgate Arena in Chester now offer vision impaired gym sessions after running taster sessions with Vision Support. The vision impaired sessions are sports sessions tailored to those partially sighted or blind. Gym Sessions Tuesdays 12.30pm – 1.30pm. Please contact Josh on 07842 319377 or email jgarland@visionsupport.org.uk if you would like more information.

Hosted by - Vision Support

Ospreys VI Rugby Session (Llandarcy, Neath)

The Ospreys are starting vision impaired rugby sessions for over-16s from 4th July. The sessions are for men and women and will be held on Tuesdays from 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm at Llandarcy Academy of Sport. For more information, please contact Clive Oliver, Groups and Events Coordinator, Ospreys in the Community on 07828 332169 or email clive.oliver@ospreysrugby.com.

Gardening Group (Swansea)

Every Tuesday and Thursday. For further information contact Anita Davies on 01792 776360 or anita.davies@sightlife.wales.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Discussion Group (Cardiff)

Held every Tuesday. Join this group of visually impaired people of Cardiff and the Vale, for talk and support. Be involved in lively discussions about a wide variety of topics (excluding religion and politics). The group also occasionally enjoys a trip out for lunch. For further information, call 02920 398 900.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Macular Group (Welshpool)

Group meets 2nd and 4th Tuesday each month at 2pm. The Catholic Church, 2 Raven Street, Welshpool. Contact Marian Williams for more information on 07495 054 053 or marian.williams@macularsociety.org

Hosted by - Macular Society

25th of September 2024

Mission Ambition (telephone)

Every Wednesday. Support and advice group for those looking to achieve something, no matter how big or small. For more information contact George Hinton on 07711 188 292 or george.hinton@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Rhyl Visionaires

The Social Club meets every fourth Wednesday of each month from 10:30am to 12:00pm at The ASK Centre, 9 – 11 Water Street, Rhyl, LL18 1SP. If you would like to attend please call Megan on 07936 950721 or email mgiles@visionsupport.org.uk

Hosted by - Vision Support

Bike Ability (Dunvant)

Bike Ability at Dunvant Rugby Club, Dunvant from 12pm to 1pm. Volunteer rides are available but they will need to know in advance. For more information, contact Anita Davies on 07824 541 982.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Chair Yoga (Cardiff)

Every Wednesday. The Chair Yoga class is one of our most popular groups. It gives you the chance to stretch safely and there is a wonderful relaxation session at the end. People often arrive early (or leave late!) in order to have a hot drink and a chat with other members. Numbers are limited so it is best to ring first to check whether there is space in the class. For further information call 029 2039 8900.

Hosted by - Sight Life

UCAN with Jake and Taylor (Online)

Every Wednesday. For vision impaired young children 7yrs - 13yrs. Our workshop trainers Jake and Taylor run an interactive workshop for our younger participants. Playing games, quizzes and having a laugh is what they do best. It’s a great place to make friends and introduce yourself to drama activities in a fun way.Contact Hannah - hannah@ucanproductions.org / 07825 468 384 if you want more information on attending, or you can check our social media for updates.

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

Knit and natter (Cardiff)

Fortnightly in the activity room. No experience necessary, bring your knitting or crochet. For more information contact Valerie on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Vision Impaired Swimming Session (Chester)

Brio Fitness at Northgate Arena in Chester now offer vision impaired swimming sessions after running taster sessions with Vision Support. The vision impaired sessions are sports sessions tailored to those partially sighted or blind. Swimming Sessions Wednesdays 9.30am – 10.30am. Please contact Josh on 07842 319377 or email jgarland@visionsupport.org.uk if you would like more information.

Hosted by - Vision Support

VI Tennis (Cardiff)

Weekly, at David Lloyd Sports Centre. Session usually costs £7.50. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

All Wales telephone support group call - English Speaking (telephone)

All Wales telephone calls to help those who are unable to attend meetings in person. First, third and fourth Wednesday of the month. For further information, contact Adele on 07494 468 007.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Cardiff VI Touch Rugby

Every Wednesday. Players with or without sight loss welcome to train, play or support. For more information email: Evan.vaughan-lewis@cardiffrugby.wales

Aberystwyth Support Group

Fourth Wednesday of the month at 11am. For further information, contact Marian Williams on 07495 054 053.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Vision Impaired Bowls (Caerphilly)

Bowls sessions will run weekly every Wednesday. Vision impaired classification for this session are B1, B2, B3 and B4. All equipment will be provided but please bring clean, flat shoes. For more information, contact Rhys via email at meredro@caerphilly.gov.uk or call the centre on 01495 221321.

For parents and professionals: Introduction to Supporting Students with a Vision Impairment (Online)

A FREE online session for parents and professionals. The session will provide a practical introduction to supporting students with a vision impairment in mainstream classes. The sessions will take place via the Video Conferencing platform Google Meet. Follow the link provided for further information and to book your place.

Hosted by - New College Worcester

26th of September 2024

Gardening Group (Swansea)

Every Tuesday and Thursday. For further information contact Anita Davies on 01792 776360 or anita.davies@sightlife.wales.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Tenby Support Group

Last Thursday of the month. For further information, contact Val on 07452 888 287.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Wales and West Young People's online - 18 - 50yrs (online)

Meet every Thursday via video call. (aged 18 - 50 years). For more information contact Eleanor Rothwell on 07702 821 915 or Eleanor.rothwell@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Tea & Chat (Swansea Central)

Group meets on every Thursday. For more information, contact Anita on 07824 541 982 or email Anita.davies@sightlife.wales

Hosted by - Sight Life

Walled City VI Social and Activities Group - Bowls and Curling (Chester)

The Bowls group meets every Thursday (April-September) 11:00am – 1:00pm at St Werbergh’s Parish Centre, Brook Street, Chester. Equipment and refreshments provided. All ability levels and volunteers welcome. Outside of the Bowls season, (September-April) the group will be meeting at Northgate arena, Chester. Every Thursday from 1:00pm – 3:00pm to play Indoor Curling. If you would like to get involved in playing please contact Josh on 07842 319377 or email jgarland@visionsupport.org.uk

Hosted by - Vision Support

VI Tennis (Wrexham)

Every Thursday. Our vision impaired tennis sessions aim to provide a supportive and inclusive environment for individuals with visual impairments to engage in the joy of tennis. Participants will have the opportunity to receive expert coaching, enhance their tennis skills, and connect with others who share similar interests. This is aimed at ALL levels. For further information, contact Aimée Kaye, Tennis Manager on 0772 705 8518 or E-Mail: aimee.kaye@wrexhamtenniscentre.co.uk

Zoom Coffee Morning

Torch Trust, the Christian sight loss charity monthly, online coffee morning for those who are unable to visit its in-person event. The sessions will be held on the fourth Thursday of the month. The meeting starts at 10:45am with some time to chat, this will be followed at 11am with an update on Torch news, and an opportunity to pray together for the work and ministry. For more information and to book a place, visit the Torch Trust website.

Hosted by - Torch Trust

Deafblind UK Cardiff Social Group (Cardiff)

The group provides a friendly, safe space where members can meet for a chat and a cuppa, and share challenges, information and build friendships. It will meet monthly, on the last Thursday, from 12 - 1pm on 4th floor of Cardiff Central Library. For referrals to the group, please contact Carys Jones, Sensory Support Officer via email at Carys.jones@deafblind.org.uk

Hosted by - Deafblind UK

Working Age Focus Webinar

Takes place on the last Thursday of every month, focuses more specifically on different macular conditions and issues affecting anyone of working age. To find out what you should expect from treatment and what it could mean for your vision, join our webinar on Thursday 28 September at 7pm. To find out more and register your attendance, click the link below.

Hosted by - Macular Society

V.I. Bowls group (Carmarthen)

The group meet every Thursday morning between 11am-12pm at Bro Myrddin Indoor Bowls Club. Players just need to wear comfy clothes and flat shoes. Bowls are provided. For more information, call John Wilson on 07970 460 257.

Llanbedr Support Group

Fourth Thursday of the month at 1.30pm. For further information, contact Marian Williams on 07495 054 053.

Hosted by - Macular Society

27th of September 2024

Welsh conversation (telephone)

Every Friday. Welsh conversation and rusty Welsh speakers on the telephone weekly. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Carmarthen Macular Support Group

Fourth Thursday of the month. For further information, contact Janice on 07975 728 405.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Cymru Campaigners (telephone)

This is our social group for people who like to campaign for change. It runs on alternate Fridays over Microsoft Teams, and people can join via a link for their computer or device, or join by phone, or can be dialled in for easy access. Our campaigners get together to talk about what they have been up to and give each other support and advice.  For more information, email cymrucampaigns@rnib.org.uk  or call 0303 123 999.

Hosted by - RNIB

South Wales Valleys phone group

Every Friday. For more information contact Eleanor Rothwell on 07702 821 915 or Eleanor.rothwell@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Swimming (Swansea)

Every Friday (not during school holidays). The pool is accessible and has ramped access to the pool. Places must be booked in advance before the Friday session. To book your place, contact Penlan Pool on 01792 588 079. Discounts may be available. Contact Swansea Council.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Connect by Tech (online)

Meet on the fourth Friday of the month. Contact Macular Society groups admin team on 01264 560 259.

Hosted by - Macular Society

UCAN Friday Nights (Cardiff)

Every Friday. For vision impaired young adults from 7yrs - 25yrs. Creative sound and music sessions, drama and games every Friday evening. This weekly session is a great chance to catch up with friends old and new while having fun. Contact Hannah - hannah@ucanproductions.org / 07825 468 384 if you want more information on attending, or you can check our social media for updates.

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

Gardening club (Cardiff)

Weekly at Rhydypenau allotments. Raised beds for gardening and with sighted volunteers on hand. The club will finish at the end of October but will be back in the Spring. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Retina UK Professionals' Conference (in Person and Online)

CPD accredited Professionals’ Conference 2024 will be the impact of living with inherited sight loss. This understanding is designed to support the professional community in their work with individuals living with these conditions. For more information and to complete the short registration form, visit the link provided.

Hosted by - Retina UK

Fun Quiz (telephone)

Telephone quiz on Fridays. Cryptic clues, Kazoo guess the tune and potluck rounds. No prizes, just fun! Play in an allotted team. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

28th of September 2024

Retina UK Annual Conference & Annual General Meeting (in Person and Online)

Retina UK's Annual Conference and AGM will be held both in person, and online. For more information and to complete the short registration form, visit the link provided.

Hosted by - Retina UK

Exercise Through Dance (online)

Dance into the weekend every Saturday morning with our live session streamed on Zoom in partnership with Step Change Studios. For more information or support booking this activity, please contact Katie Sawyer at katie.sawyer@sense.org.uk or 07500 706 579.

Hosted by - Sense

Maggie's Club (Cardiff)

Maggie's Club - Every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month (2:00pm-3:00pm) Founded in honour of UCAN Board Member, Dr Margaret Woodhouse OBE, this is held on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month. It is a fun, interactive workshop for sight impaired children and young people with additional needs. These workshops are led by Jake and Sound Man, Alex and involves fun games, stories, sounds, music and tactile art. Maggie's club is very popular and they are currently undertaking a virtual round the world tour, visiting a different country each week. Visit the link below for more information.

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

30th of September 2024

Guitar Jam group (Cardiff)

Guitar group meets every Monday. Beginners at 10.30am, experienced players from 11.15am. For more information, contact Valerie on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Crafters Chat group (telephone)

Every Monday. For more information, contact Rachel Llewellyn on 07510 382 496 or Rachel.Llewellyn@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Singing Group (Cardiff)

The club every Monday Run by volunteers, attendees can sing to some musical favourites old and new. For further information, call 02920 398 900.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Bright Beginnings - (Online Early Years Group)

Join RSBC's exciting weekly online early years group for parents who have a blind or partially sighted baby or child between 0-4 years old! More information is available via the link provided.

Hosted by - Royal Society for Blind Children

Seated Yoga (telephone)

Every Monday. Seated yoga classes are a fun and friendly, low-impact way to keep active. This activity is relaxed and gentle, and can be taken at the pace of the participant. Progressions can be provided to challenge participants, if desired. This activity is suitable for people aged 50+ and those with sight loss. For more information or support booking this activity, please contact Hannah Lane at hannah.lane@sense.org.uk or 07825 174 938

Hosted by - Sense

RSBC weekly online pre-school group (online)

Each Monday from 1-2 pm, we will run some fun ativities for you and your child. We will also have space where you can share experiences with each other. To register, email: connections@rsbc.org.uk

Hosted by - Royal Society for Blind Children

Tea & Chat (Neath)

Group meets weekly in Neath. For more information, contact Anita on 07824 541 982 or email Anita.davies@sightlife.wales

Hosted by - Sight Life

Abergavenny Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The groups meets on alternate Mondays.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

Art Club UK (Telephone)

Every Monday from 11am to 12pm. For all artists and enthusiasts to share their thoughts, feelings, and stories about the arts in a welcoming, supportive and safe space. Contact: rachel.llewellyn@rnib.org.uk or 07510 382 496

Hosted by - RNIB

Tech and Talk Support (telephone)

Every Monday. Technology queries answered by peers. For more information contact George Hinton on 07711 188 292 or george.hinton@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Elderfit exercise group (telephone)

Weekly telephone session – An hour of standing exercises fully described with Gareth. Exercise at home over the phone on a conference call with others. Fully described, Monday is seated and standing exercises. Great fun and workout to suit ability. There is a fee for this session but you can have a taster session for free. For more information call Val on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

1st of October 2024

UCAN with Alys (Online)

Every Tuesday via Zoom. For ages 13yrs - 18yrs. Have fun and learn new skills through drama. A popular group with lots of drama games, creative and storytelling activities. Alys is one of our trained workshop leaders and has worked with UCAN for many years. Her workshops are all about making new friends and having tons of fun through activities including storytelling and improvisation. Contact Hannah - hannah@ucanproductions.org / 07825 468 384 if you want more information on attending, or you can check our social media for updates.

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

Cycling at Pedal Power (Cardiff)

Weekly cycling group at Pedal Power. £6 for the session. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Doga - Chair yoga for guide dog owners (Cardiff)

Monthly, on the first Tuesday of the month. Chair yoga for members with guide dogs sitting in the session. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Macular Group (Welshpool)

Group meets 2nd and 4th Tuesday each month at 2pm. The Catholic Church, 2 Raven Street, Welshpool. Contact Marian Williams for more information on 07495 054 053 or marian.williams@macularsociety.org

Hosted by - Macular Society

Cardiff Coffee Morning

Meets every Tuesday. Everyone is welcome to drop in for a chat with other members, staff and volunteers. Coffee, tea, cake and biscuits are always available. Occasionally there are guest speakers or optional activities. For further information call 029 2039 890.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Afternoon Chat (Cardiff)

Weekly in Sight Life's activity room. Informal group in a café like setting. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Tywyn Support Group

First Tuesday of the month at 11am. For further information, contact Marian Williams on 07495 054 053.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Barry and Penarth Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The groups meets every Tuesday. For more information, contact Sight Cymru on 01495 763 650.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

Sports Chat (telephone)

First Tuesday of the month. Social group for people to chat about sport. For more information contact Anum Munawar on 07510 382 714 or anum.munawar@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Audio Described Theatre Performance: WELSH NATIONAL OPERA: RIGOLETTO (Cardiff)

For more information or If you need help with your visit or making a booking then call the box office team on 029 2063 6464.

Gym Group (Chester)

Brio Fitness at Northgate Arena in Chester now offer vision impaired gym sessions after running taster sessions with Vision Support. The vision impaired sessions are sports sessions tailored to those partially sighted or blind. Gym Sessions Tuesdays 12.30pm – 1.30pm. Please contact Josh on 07842 319377 or email jgarland@visionsupport.org.uk if you would like more information.

Hosted by - Vision Support

Ospreys VI Rugby Session (Llandarcy, Neath)

The Ospreys are starting vision impaired rugby sessions for over-16s from 4th July. The sessions are for men and women and will be held on Tuesdays from 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm at Llandarcy Academy of Sport. For more information, please contact Clive Oliver, Groups and Events Coordinator, Ospreys in the Community on 07828 332169 or email clive.oliver@ospreysrugby.com.

Gardening Group (Swansea)

Every Tuesday and Thursday. For further information contact Anita Davies on 01792 776360 or anita.davies@sightlife.wales.

Hosted by - Sight Life

RSBC Boys Crew - 11+ yrs (online)

Royal Society for Blind Children's boys crew for 11+ yrs. For more information, call Kim Pearson on 02031 980 225 / 07872 835 972 or email: Kim.Pearson@rsbc.org.uk. You can also find out more on their website via the link provided.

Hosted by - Royal Society for Blind Children

Discussion Group (Cardiff)

Held every Tuesday. Join this group of visually impaired people of Cardiff and the Vale, for talk and support. Be involved in lively discussions about a wide variety of topics (excluding religion and politics). The group also occasionally enjoys a trip out for lunch. For further information, call 02920 398 900.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Singing Group (Cardiff)

The club meets on the 1st & 3rd TUESDAY of the month. Run by volunteers, attendees can sing to some musical favourites old and new. For further information, call 02920 398 900.

Hosted by - Sight Life

2nd of October 2024

Mission Ambition (telephone)

Every Wednesday. Support and advice group for those looking to achieve something, no matter how big or small. For more information contact George Hinton on 07711 188 292 or george.hinton@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Prestatyn Visionaires

Organised by Mildred Taylor, the group meets at the English Presbyterian Church of Wales, Nant Hall Rd, Prestatyn, LL19 9LR on the first Wednesday of every month from 10:00am to 12:00 noon. If you would like to attend please call Megan on 07936 950721 or email mgiles@visionsupport.org.uk

Hosted by - Vision Support

Punctate Inner Choroidopathy support group (online)

A virtual group for people affected by punctate inner choroidopathy (PIC). The group will meet monthly via Zoom, on the first Wednesday of the month at 7pm. To find out more, click the link below.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Tea & Chat (Gorseinon)

Group meets on the first Wednesday of the month. For more information, contact Anita on 07824 541 982 or email Anita.davies@sightlife.wales

Hosted by - Sight Life

Bike Ability (Dunvant)

Bike Ability at Dunvant Rugby Club, Dunvant from 12pm to 1pm. Volunteer rides are available but they will need to know in advance. For more information, contact Anita Davies on 07824 541 982.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Photography Group (Port Talbot)

Photography group for people with Sight Loss. Meet at Port Talbot library at 10.am. The group will meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each Month at Port Talbot library. The photographers will decide where they might go to visit to take different types of photographs. For further information, contact Anita Davies on 07824 541 982 or Anita.davies@sightlife.wales

Hosted by - Sight Life

Chair Yoga (Cardiff)

Every Wednesday. The Chair Yoga class is one of our most popular groups. It gives you the chance to stretch safely and there is a wonderful relaxation session at the end. People often arrive early (or leave late!) in order to have a hot drink and a chat with other members. Numbers are limited so it is best to ring first to check whether there is space in the class. For further information call 029 2039 8900.

Hosted by - Sight Life

UCAN with Jake and Taylor (Online)

Every Wednesday. For vision impaired young children 7yrs - 13yrs. Our workshop trainers Jake and Taylor run an interactive workshop for our younger participants. Playing games, quizzes and having a laugh is what they do best. It’s a great place to make friends and introduce yourself to drama activities in a fun way.Contact Hannah - hannah@ucanproductions.org / 07825 468 384 if you want more information on attending, or you can check our social media for updates.

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

Vision Impaired Swimming Session (Chester)

Brio Fitness at Northgate Arena in Chester now offer vision impaired swimming sessions after running taster sessions with Vision Support. The vision impaired sessions are sports sessions tailored to those partially sighted or blind. Swimming Sessions Wednesdays 9.30am – 10.30am. Please contact Josh on 07842 319377 or email jgarland@visionsupport.org.uk if you would like more information.

Hosted by - Vision Support

Conwy Sight Loss Group

The group meets on the first Wednesday of the month. For more information, email information@visionsupport.org.uk or call 01244 381515.

Hosted by - Vision Support

All Wales telephone support group call - English Speaking (telephone)

All Wales telephone calls to help those who are unable to attend meetings in person. First, third and fourth Wednesday of the month. For further information, contact Adele on 07494 468 007.

Hosted by - Macular Society

VI Tennis (Cardiff)

Weekly, at David Lloyd Sports Centre. Session usually costs £7.50. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Cardiff VI Touch Rugby

Every Wednesday. Players with or without sight loss welcome to train, play or support. For more information email: Evan.vaughan-lewis@cardiffrugby.wales

Pontyclun Macular Support Group

First Wednesday of the month. For further information, contact Julie Parker on 07531 498 967.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Vision Impaired Bowls (Caerphilly)

Bowls sessions will run weekly every Wednesday. Vision impaired classification for this session are B1, B2, B3 and B4. All equipment will be provided but please bring clean, flat shoes. For more information, contact Rhys via email at meredro@caerphilly.gov.uk or call the centre on 01495 221321.

3rd of October 2024

Gardening Group (Swansea)

Every Tuesday and Thursday. For further information contact Anita Davies on 01792 776360 or anita.davies@sightlife.wales.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Wrexham Visionaires

The Social Club meets on the first Thursday of every month from 11:00am to 1:00pm at the Wrexham Methodist Church, 37 Regent Street, Wrexham, LL11 1RY. If you would like to attend please call Megan on 07936 950721 or email mgiles@visionsupport.org.uk

Hosted by - Vision Support

Wales and West Young People's online - 18 - 50yrs (online)

Meet every Thursday via video call. (aged 18 - 50 years). For more information contact Eleanor Rothwell on 07702 821 915 or Eleanor.rothwell@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Tea & Chat (Swansea Central)

Group meets on every Thursday. For more information, contact Anita on 07824 541 982 or email Anita.davies@sightlife.wales

Hosted by - Sight Life

Walled City VI Social and Activities Group - Bowls and Curling (Chester)

The Bowls group meets every Thursday (April-September) 11:00am – 1:00pm at St Werbergh’s Parish Centre, Brook Street, Chester. Equipment and refreshments provided. All ability levels and volunteers welcome. Outside of the Bowls season, (September-April) the group will be meeting at Northgate arena, Chester. Every Thursday from 1:00pm – 3:00pm to play Indoor Curling. If you would like to get involved in playing please contact Josh on 07842 319377 or email jgarland@visionsupport.org.uk

Hosted by - Vision Support

VI Tennis (Wrexham)

Every Thursday. Our vision impaired tennis sessions aim to provide a supportive and inclusive environment for individuals with visual impairments to engage in the joy of tennis. Participants will have the opportunity to receive expert coaching, enhance their tennis skills, and connect with others who share similar interests. This is aimed at ALL levels. For further information, contact Aimée Kaye, Tennis Manager on 0772 705 8518 or E-Mail: aimee.kaye@wrexhamtenniscentre.co.uk

Photography group (Cardiff)

Fortnightly in the activity room. Bring your own camera, the group often visit places of interest together. Help and advice is shared also. For more information contact Valerie on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Women with Vision (telephone)

For young blind or partially sighted women in Wales and the South West from diverse cultural backgrounds. First Thursday of the month. For more information contact Anum Munawar on 07510 382 714 or anum.munawar@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Monmouthshire Support Group

First Thursday of the month. For further information, contact David on 07951 869 586.

Hosted by - Macular Society

V.I. Bowls group (Carmarthen)

The group meet every Thursday morning between 11am-12pm at Bro Myrddin Indoor Bowls Club. Players just need to wear comfy clothes and flat shoes. Bowls are provided. For more information, call John Wilson on 07970 460 257.

Milford Haven Support Group

First Thursday of the month. For further information, contact Maddy on 07584 836 524.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Wrexham Visionaires

Social group for people living with sight loss. Held on 1st Thursday of the month. For more information, call Catherine on 07821 649 066 or email cthompson@visionsupport.org.uk

Hosted by - Vision Support

4th of October 2024

Welsh conversation (telephone)

Every Friday. Welsh conversation and rusty Welsh speakers on the telephone weekly. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Rhydyfelin Social Group

Social Group. Meets every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month. For further information, contact Carys Groves on 07753 305 631 or carys.groves@sightlife.wales.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Ten-pin Bowling (Swansea)

The group generally meet on 1st Friday of each month (not during school holidays). To check dates and times, contact the Swansea Office on 01792 776360.

Hosted by - Sight Life

South Wales Valleys phone group

Every Friday. For more information contact Eleanor Rothwell on 07702 821 915 or Eleanor.rothwell@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

BridgeVIS coffee morning (Bridgend)

First Friday of the month. Contact John O'Donnell on 01656 766264 or email johnodonnell24@hotmail.co.uk

Hosted by - Bridgevis (Bridgend & District VI society)

Swimming (Swansea)

Every Friday (not during school holidays). The pool is accessible and has ramped access to the pool. Places must be booked in advance before the Friday session. To book your place, contact Penlan Pool on 01792 588 079. Discounts may be available. Contact Swansea Council.

Hosted by - Sight Life

UCAN Friday Nights (Cardiff)

Every Friday. For vision impaired young adults from 7yrs - 25yrs. Creative sound and music sessions, drama and games every Friday evening. This weekly session is a great chance to catch up with friends old and new while having fun. Contact Hannah - hannah@ucanproductions.org / 07825 468 384 if you want more information on attending, or you can check our social media for updates.

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

Gardening club (Cardiff)

Weekly at Rhydypenau allotments. Raised beds for gardening and with sighted volunteers on hand. The club will finish at the end of October but will be back in the Spring. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Fun Quiz (telephone)

Telephone quiz on Fridays. Cryptic clues, Kazoo guess the tune and potluck rounds. No prizes, just fun! Play in an allotted team. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Macular Support Group (Treorchy)

Meets on the first Friday every month from 10:30 am. to 12:30 pm. For further information, contact Group Leader Jean Bently at 01443 775755 / 07377 673 275.

Hosted by - Macular Society

5th of October 2024

Exercise Through Dance (online)

Dance into the weekend every Saturday morning with our live session streamed on Zoom in partnership with Step Change Studios. For more information or support booking this activity, please contact Katie Sawyer at katie.sawyer@sense.org.uk or 07500 706 579.

Hosted by - Sense

7th of October 2024

Guitar Jam group (Cardiff)

Guitar group meets every Monday. Beginners at 10.30am, experienced players from 11.15am. For more information, contact Valerie on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Torfaen Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The group meets on alternate Mondays. For more information, contact Sight Cymru on 01495 763 650.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

Crafters Chat group (telephone)

Every Monday. For more information, contact Rachel Llewellyn on 07510 382 496 or Rachel.Llewellyn@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Cardiff Macular Support Group

Affiliated with Sight Life. First Monday of the month. Contact Sight Life on 029 2039 8900.

Hosted by - Macular Society

SASI (Cardiff)

For those aged 18+. Join Alys every fortnight. Sessions aim to develop confidence, vocal and self-advocacy skills whilst making friends and having fun. To find out more, contact alys@ucanproductions.org

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

Singing Group (Cardiff)

The club every Monday Run by volunteers, attendees can sing to some musical favourites old and new. For further information, call 02920 398 900.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Bright Beginnings - (Online Early Years Group)

Join RSBC's exciting weekly online early years group for parents who have a blind or partially sighted baby or child between 0-4 years old! More information is available via the link provided.

Hosted by - Royal Society for Blind Children

Seated Yoga (telephone)

Every Monday. Seated yoga classes are a fun and friendly, low-impact way to keep active. This activity is relaxed and gentle, and can be taken at the pace of the participant. Progressions can be provided to challenge participants, if desired. This activity is suitable for people aged 50+ and those with sight loss. For more information or support booking this activity, please contact Hannah Lane at hannah.lane@sense.org.uk or 07825 174 938

Hosted by - Sense

LOOK Parent Support Group (online)

LOOK's Parent Support Group is for all parent carers of visually impaired children and young people. It is made of a core community of regulars and new parents are always welcome. It is a supportive and safe space for parent carers to share with each other and learn from their peers. There are regular panel events, online chat sessions, and opportunities to meet in person. The panel events bring together Professionals (experts in the field) and LOOK Mentors who bring their lived experience and life hacks on the subject. The LOOK Parent Support Group meets fortnightly (online) on Mondays at 7.30pm and is hosted by PSG Lead, Jane Ring, and Jo Lomas. Both Jane and Jo are parents to visually impaired teenagers, and Jo is also visually impaired. The themes of the PSG are chosen by a Steering Group of parent carers of children living with VI. Everyone is welcome to join our PSG sessions. Further information is available in the link provided.

Hosted by - LOOK - National Federation of Families with Visually Impaired Children

Cardiff Macular Support Group

Affiliated with Sight Life. First Monday of the month. Contact Sight Life on 029 2039 8900.

Hosted by - Macular Society

RSBC weekly online pre-school group (online)

Each Monday from 1-2 pm, we will run some fun ativities for you and your child. We will also have space where you can share experiences with each other. To register, email: connections@rsbc.org.uk

Hosted by - Royal Society for Blind Children

Tea & Chat (Neath)

Group meets weekly in Neath. For more information, contact Anita on 07824 541 982 or email Anita.davies@sightlife.wales

Hosted by - Sight Life

Art Club UK (Telephone)

Every Monday from 11am to 12pm. For all artists and enthusiasts to share their thoughts, feelings, and stories about the arts in a welcoming, supportive and safe space. Contact: rachel.llewellyn@rnib.org.uk or 07510 382 496

Hosted by - RNIB

Tech and Talk Support (telephone)

Every Monday. Technology queries answered by peers. For more information contact George Hinton on 07711 188 292 or george.hinton@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Walking Group (Swansea)

Meet on 1st and 3rd Monday of each month. For more information, call 01792 776 360 or 07824 541 982.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Newtown Support Group

First Monday of the month at 2pm. For further information, contact Marian 07495 054 053.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Elderfit exercise group (telephone)

Weekly telephone session – An hour of standing exercises fully described with Gareth. Exercise at home over the phone on a conference call with others. Fully described, Monday is seated and standing exercises. Great fun and workout to suit ability. There is a fee for this session but you can have a taster session for free. For more information call Val on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Newport Support Group

First Monday of the month. For further information, contact Caroline on 02920 617 241.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Llandudno Support Group

First Monday of every month at 11am. For further information, contact Marian 07495 054 053.

Hosted by - Macular Society

8th of October 2024

UCAN with Alys (Online)

Every Tuesday via Zoom. For ages 13yrs - 18yrs. Have fun and learn new skills through drama. A popular group with lots of drama games, creative and storytelling activities. Alys is one of our trained workshop leaders and has worked with UCAN for many years. Her workshops are all about making new friends and having tons of fun through activities including storytelling and improvisation. Contact Hannah - hannah@ucanproductions.org / 07825 468 384 if you want more information on attending, or you can check our social media for updates.

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

Cycling at Pedal Power (Cardiff)

Weekly cycling group at Pedal Power. £6 for the session. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Digital Communities Wales Roadshow - NHS Wales App: Helping People to Get Online (online)

A free Webinar to provide skills and confidence to help others with health and wellbeing services online. For more information, visit the link provided.

Cardiff Coffee Morning

Meets every Tuesday. Everyone is welcome to drop in for a chat with other members, staff and volunteers. Coffee, tea, cake and biscuits are always available. Occasionally there are guest speakers or optional activities. For further information call 029 2039 890.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Afternoon Chat (Cardiff)

Weekly in Sight Life's activity room. Informal group in a café like setting. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Cardigan Macular Support Group

Second Tuesday of the month. Contact Adele on 07494 468 007.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Macular Group (Welshpool)

Group meets 2nd and 4th Tuesday each month at 2pm. The Catholic Church, 2 Raven Street, Welshpool. Contact Marian Williams for more information on 07495 054 053 or marian.williams@macularsociety.org

Hosted by - Macular Society

Barry and Penarth Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The groups meets every Tuesday. For more information, contact Sight Cymru on 01495 763 650.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

Visually Impaired Pontypridd

Social Group. Meets every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month. For further information, contact Carys Groves on 07753 305 631 or carys.groves@sightlife.wales.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Gym Group (Chester)

Brio Fitness at Northgate Arena in Chester now offer vision impaired gym sessions after running taster sessions with Vision Support. The vision impaired sessions are sports sessions tailored to those partially sighted or blind. Gym Sessions Tuesdays 12.30pm – 1.30pm. Please contact Josh on 07842 319377 or email jgarland@visionsupport.org.uk if you would like more information.

Hosted by - Vision Support

Book Club (telephone)

Second Tuesday of the month. For more information contact George Hinton on 07711 188 292 or george.hinton@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Ospreys VI Rugby Session (Llandarcy, Neath)

The Ospreys are starting vision impaired rugby sessions for over-16s from 4th July. The sessions are for men and women and will be held on Tuesdays from 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm at Llandarcy Academy of Sport. For more information, please contact Clive Oliver, Groups and Events Coordinator, Ospreys in the Community on 07828 332169 or email clive.oliver@ospreysrugby.com.

Gardening Group (Swansea)

Every Tuesday and Thursday. For further information contact Anita Davies on 01792 776360 or anita.davies@sightlife.wales.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Discussion Group (Cardiff)

Held every Tuesday. Join this group of visually impaired people of Cardiff and the Vale, for talk and support. Be involved in lively discussions about a wide variety of topics (excluding religion and politics). The group also occasionally enjoys a trip out for lunch. For further information, call 02920 398 900.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Solva and St. David Support Group

Second Tuesday of the month. For further information, contact Margaret Hughes on 07815 729 856.

Hosted by - Macular Society

9th of October 2024

Mission Ambition (telephone)

Every Wednesday. Support and advice group for those looking to achieve something, no matter how big or small. For more information contact George Hinton on 07711 188 292 or george.hinton@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Bike Ability (Dunvant)

Bike Ability at Dunvant Rugby Club, Dunvant from 12pm to 1pm. Volunteer rides are available but they will need to know in advance. For more information, contact Anita Davies on 07824 541 982.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Chair Yoga (Cardiff)

Every Wednesday. The Chair Yoga class is one of our most popular groups. It gives you the chance to stretch safely and there is a wonderful relaxation session at the end. People often arrive early (or leave late!) in order to have a hot drink and a chat with other members. Numbers are limited so it is best to ring first to check whether there is space in the class. For further information call 029 2039 8900.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Lampeter Support Group

Second Wednesday of the month. For further information, contact Diana on 07539 081 247.

Hosted by - Macular Society

UCAN with Jake and Taylor (Online)

Every Wednesday. For vision impaired young children 7yrs - 13yrs. Our workshop trainers Jake and Taylor run an interactive workshop for our younger participants. Playing games, quizzes and having a laugh is what they do best. It’s a great place to make friends and introduce yourself to drama activities in a fun way.Contact Hannah - hannah@ucanproductions.org / 07825 468 384 if you want more information on attending, or you can check our social media for updates.

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

Knit and natter (Cardiff)

Fortnightly in the activity room. No experience necessary, bring your knitting or crochet. For more information contact Valerie on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Vision Impaired Swimming Session (Chester)

Brio Fitness at Northgate Arena in Chester now offer vision impaired swimming sessions after running taster sessions with Vision Support. The vision impaired sessions are sports sessions tailored to those partially sighted or blind. Swimming Sessions Wednesdays 9.30am – 10.30am. Please contact Josh on 07842 319377 or email jgarland@visionsupport.org.uk if you would like more information.

Hosted by - Vision Support

Arts & Crafts group (Swansea)

Meets 2nd Wednesday of the month. For further information contact Anita Davies on 01792 776360 or anita.davies@sightlife.wales.

Hosted by - Sight Life

VI Tennis (Cardiff)

Weekly, at David Lloyd Sports Centre. Session usually costs £7.50. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Music Appreciation Group (Cardiff)

Our Music Appreciation group usually meets on the second Wednesday of the month. Our volunteer Derek puts together pieces of music for members to listen to - anything from classical pieces to big band music - and referral-service-pears">prepares a narrative to accompany each piece, as discussion points. For further information contact Valerie Baynton on 029 2039 8900 or Valerie.baynton@sightlife.wales

Hosted by - Sight Life

Cardiff VI Touch Rugby

Every Wednesday. Players with or without sight loss welcome to train, play or support. For more information email: Evan.vaughan-lewis@cardiffrugby.wales

North Wales Welsh Speakers group (telephone)

Second Wednesday of the month. For more information contact Eleanor Rothwell on 07702 821 915 or Eleanor.rothwell@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Vision Impaired Bowls (Caerphilly)

Bowls sessions will run weekly every Wednesday. Vision impaired classification for this session are B1, B2, B3 and B4. All equipment will be provided but please bring clean, flat shoes. For more information, contact Rhys via email at meredro@caerphilly.gov.uk or call the centre on 01495 221321.

Working Age Social group (Cardiff)

Second Wednesday of the month from 6pm to 8pm at Tiny Rebel Cardiff. Contact Community Connection Wales for further information: Anum - Anum.Munawar@rnib.org.uk or  07510 382714 or Rachel - rachel.llewellyn@rnib.org.uk or 07510 382496

Hosted by - RNIB

10th of October 2024

Gardening Group (Swansea)

Every Tuesday and Thursday. For further information contact Anita Davies on 01792 776360 or anita.davies@sightlife.wales.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Wales and West Young People's online - 18 - 50yrs (online)

Meet every Thursday via video call. (aged 18 - 50 years). For more information contact Eleanor Rothwell on 07702 821 915 or Eleanor.rothwell@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Ammanford Support Group

Second Thursday of the month. For further information, contact Macular Society groups admin team on 01264 560 259.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Tea & Chat (Swansea Central)

Group meets on every Thursday. For more information, contact Anita on 07824 541 982 or email Anita.davies@sightlife.wales

Hosted by - Sight Life

Walled City VI Social and Activities Group - Bowls and Curling (Chester)

The Bowls group meets every Thursday (April-September) 11:00am – 1:00pm at St Werbergh’s Parish Centre, Brook Street, Chester. Equipment and refreshments provided. All ability levels and volunteers welcome. Outside of the Bowls season, (September-April) the group will be meeting at Northgate arena, Chester. Every Thursday from 1:00pm – 3:00pm to play Indoor Curling. If you would like to get involved in playing please contact Josh on 07842 319377 or email jgarland@visionsupport.org.uk

Hosted by - Vision Support

VI Tennis (Wrexham)

Every Thursday. Our vision impaired tennis sessions aim to provide a supportive and inclusive environment for individuals with visual impairments to engage in the joy of tennis. Participants will have the opportunity to receive expert coaching, enhance their tennis skills, and connect with others who share similar interests. This is aimed at ALL levels. For further information, contact Aimée Kaye, Tennis Manager on 0772 705 8518 or E-Mail: aimee.kaye@wrexhamtenniscentre.co.uk

V.I. Bowls group (Carmarthen)

The group meet every Thursday morning between 11am-12pm at Bro Myrddin Indoor Bowls Club. Players just need to wear comfy clothes and flat shoes. Bowls are provided. For more information, call John Wilson on 07970 460 257.

Knitting Group (Swansea)

2nd Thursday of the Month. For further information contact Anita Davies on 01792 776 360 or anita.davies@sightlife.wales.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Ruthin Support Group

Second Thursday of the month at 11am. For further information, contact Marian Williams on 07495 054 053.

Hosted by - Macular Society

11th of October 2024

Welsh conversation (telephone)

Every Friday. Welsh conversation and rusty Welsh speakers on the telephone weekly. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Cymru Campaigners (telephone)

This is our social group for people who like to campaign for change. It runs on alternate Fridays over Microsoft Teams, and people can join via a link for their computer or device, or join by phone, or can be dialled in for easy access. Our campaigners get together to talk about what they have been up to and give each other support and advice.  For more information, email cymrucampaigns@rnib.org.uk  or call 0303 123 999.

Hosted by - RNIB

South Wales Valleys phone group

Every Friday. For more information contact Eleanor Rothwell on 07702 821 915 or Eleanor.rothwell@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Swimming (Swansea)

Every Friday (not during school holidays). The pool is accessible and has ramped access to the pool. Places must be booked in advance before the Friday session. To book your place, contact Penlan Pool on 01792 588 079. Discounts may be available. Contact Swansea Council.

Hosted by - Sight Life

UCAN Friday Nights (Cardiff)

Every Friday. For vision impaired young adults from 7yrs - 25yrs. Creative sound and music sessions, drama and games every Friday evening. This weekly session is a great chance to catch up with friends old and new while having fun. Contact Hannah - hannah@ucanproductions.org / 07825 468 384 if you want more information on attending, or you can check our social media for updates.

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

Penarth Book Club

Penarth Book Club 2nd Friday of the Month. For more information, contact Sight Cymru on 01495 763650.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

Gardening club (Cardiff)

Weekly at Rhydypenau allotments. Raised beds for gardening and with sighted volunteers on hand. The club will finish at the end of October but will be back in the Spring. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Fun Quiz (telephone)

Telephone quiz on Fridays. Cryptic clues, Kazoo guess the tune and potluck rounds. No prizes, just fun! Play in an allotted team. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Bridgend Deafblind Social Group

The group meet on the second Friday of the month. The meetings provide a friendly, safe space where members can share challenges, information and build friendships. For more information, contact Carys Jones on 07950 008 870, carys.jones@deafblind.org.uk or Julie Jones on 07940 895 572.

Hosted by - Deafblind UK

Sight Cymru Social Hub (Tredegar)

The social hubs enable people with sight impairment to get together for peer support, and provide the opportunity to extend social networks. The group features a range of speakers, trips out and activities. There will be no fees collected and all activities that are chargeable will be on a pay as you go basis. If you would like to attend any of these events, or would like further information, please contact Stacey Evans on postman@sightcymru.org.uk.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

12th of October 2024

Exercise Through Dance (online)

Dance into the weekend every Saturday morning with our live session streamed on Zoom in partnership with Step Change Studios. For more information or support booking this activity, please contact Katie Sawyer at katie.sawyer@sense.org.uk or 07500 706 579.

Hosted by - Sense

Maggie's Club (Cardiff)

Maggie's Club - Every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month (2:00pm-3:00pm) Founded in honour of UCAN Board Member, Dr Margaret Woodhouse OBE, this is held on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month. It is a fun, interactive workshop for sight impaired children and young people with additional needs. These workshops are led by Jake and Sound Man, Alex and involves fun games, stories, sounds, music and tactile art. Maggie's club is very popular and they are currently undertaking a virtual round the world tour, visiting a different country each week. Visit the link below for more information.

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

14th of October 2024

Book Club (Cardiff)

Meet in person at Sight Life or local café. 2nd Monday of every month. For more information, call Val on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Guitar Jam group (Cardiff)

Guitar group meets every Monday. Beginners at 10.30am, experienced players from 11.15am. For more information, contact Valerie on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Crafters Chat group (telephone)

Every Monday. For more information, contact Rachel Llewellyn on 07510 382 496 or Rachel.Llewellyn@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Singing Group (Cardiff)

The club every Monday Run by volunteers, attendees can sing to some musical favourites old and new. For further information, call 02920 398 900.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Bright Beginnings - (Online Early Years Group)

Join RSBC's exciting weekly online early years group for parents who have a blind or partially sighted baby or child between 0-4 years old! More information is available via the link provided.

Hosted by - Royal Society for Blind Children

Seated Yoga (telephone)

Every Monday. Seated yoga classes are a fun and friendly, low-impact way to keep active. This activity is relaxed and gentle, and can be taken at the pace of the participant. Progressions can be provided to challenge participants, if desired. This activity is suitable for people aged 50+ and those with sight loss. For more information or support booking this activity, please contact Hannah Lane at hannah.lane@sense.org.uk or 07825 174 938

Hosted by - Sense

RSBC weekly online pre-school group (online)

Each Monday from 1-2 pm, we will run some fun ativities for you and your child. We will also have space where you can share experiences with each other. To register, email: connections@rsbc.org.uk

Hosted by - Royal Society for Blind Children

Visual Impairment Merthyr Group

VIM is a registered charity supporting people who are blind, partially sighted or challenged by failing sight. Visual Impairment Merthyr Tydfil holds members meetings on the second Monday of each month. These meetings are held at Hope and Market Square Church, Three Salmons Street, Merthyr Tydfil CF47 8DS (Behind the Parish Church). The meeting are 13:30-16:00 and doors open half an hour before. For more information Contact Morgan Evans on 01685 722135, morgan@v-i-m.org.uk.

Hosted by - Visual Impairment Merthyr (VIM)

Tea & Chat (Neath)

Group meets weekly in Neath. For more information, contact Anita on 07824 541 982 or email Anita.davies@sightlife.wales

Hosted by - Sight Life

Bangor Town Support Group

Second Monday of the month at 11am. For further information, contact Marian Williams on 07495 054 053.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Tea & Chat (Port Talbot)

Group meets on the second Monday of the month. For more information, contact Anita on 07824 541 982 or email Anita.davies@sightlife.wales

Hosted by - Sight Life

Mumbles VIP Group

Social group. Meets 2nd Monday of the month. For further information contact Anita Davies on 01792 776360 or anita.davies@sightlife.wales.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Abergavenny Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The groups meets on alternate Mondays.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

Art Club UK (Telephone)

Every Monday from 11am to 12pm. For all artists and enthusiasts to share their thoughts, feelings, and stories about the arts in a welcoming, supportive and safe space. Contact: rachel.llewellyn@rnib.org.uk or 07510 382 496

Hosted by - RNIB

Tech and Talk Support (telephone)

Every Monday. Technology queries answered by peers. For more information contact George Hinton on 07711 188 292 or george.hinton@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Elderfit exercise group (telephone)

Weekly telephone session – An hour of standing exercises fully described with Gareth. Exercise at home over the phone on a conference call with others. Fully described, Monday is seated and standing exercises. Great fun and workout to suit ability. There is a fee for this session but you can have a taster session for free. For more information call Val on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

North Wales Society of the Blind Club (Colwyn Bay)

The group get together in a relaxed atmosphere every 2nd and 4th Monday in the month, 20 Station Road, Colwyn Bay, from 11am - 1pm. Refreshment are available during the morning and our volunteers collect orders for lunch time. Guest speakers attend the club to deliver interesting talks and local musicians provide entertainment. When the weather is good we venture out on organised day trips. The club is the perfect opportunity for people with sight loss to come together to socialize and make new friends. Transport and lunch may be arranged for you if required. For further information please contact Bethan on 01248 353 604.

Hosted by - North Wales Society of the Blind

Brecon Support Group

Meet on the second Monday of the month. Contact Nick for further information on 07837 562 364.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Book Club (Cardiff)

Second Monday of the month either in the activity room or local café. Informal chat about chosen audio books. For more information, call Val on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

15th of October 2024

UCAN with Alys (Online)

Every Tuesday via Zoom. For ages 13yrs - 18yrs. Have fun and learn new skills through drama. A popular group with lots of drama games, creative and storytelling activities. Alys is one of our trained workshop leaders and has worked with UCAN for many years. Her workshops are all about making new friends and having tons of fun through activities including storytelling and improvisation. Contact Hannah - hannah@ucanproductions.org / 07825 468 384 if you want more information on attending, or you can check our social media for updates.

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

Cycling at Pedal Power (Cardiff)

Weekly cycling group at Pedal Power. £6 for the session. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Sports Chat (telephone)

Third Tuesday of the month. For more information contact Anum Munawar on 07510 382 714 or anum.munawar@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Cardiff Coffee Morning

Meets every Tuesday. Everyone is welcome to drop in for a chat with other members, staff and volunteers. Coffee, tea, cake and biscuits are always available. Occasionally there are guest speakers or optional activities. For further information call 029 2039 890.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Afternoon Chat (Cardiff)

Weekly in Sight Life's activity room. Informal group in a café like setting. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

My Macular and Me Webinar

On the third Tuesday of every month we host two webinars to bring you closer to the experts. We are joined by experts in macular disease who discuss the latest in treatments and research and answer your questions. To find out more and register your attendance, click the link below.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Speed of Sight Driving Experience (Anglesey)

The events are an opportunity to drive in custom-built, dual controlled cars with approved driving instructors. There is a charge for attendees. For a full list of events, and to book a place, visit the link provided, or call Speed of Sight on 0161 714 4567.

Barry and Penarth Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The groups meets every Tuesday. For more information, contact Sight Cymru on 01495 763 650.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

Listening Book group (telephone)

Third Thursday of the month. Telephone social group with readings and poems. For more information contact Rachel Llewellyn: Rachel.llewellyn@rnib.org.uk or 07510 382496 or Anum Munawar: Anum.munwar@rnib.org.uk 07510 382714.

Hosted by - RNIB

Gym Group (Chester)

Brio Fitness at Northgate Arena in Chester now offer vision impaired gym sessions after running taster sessions with Vision Support. The vision impaired sessions are sports sessions tailored to those partially sighted or blind. Gym Sessions Tuesdays 12.30pm – 1.30pm. Please contact Josh on 07842 319377 or email jgarland@visionsupport.org.uk if you would like more information.

Hosted by - Vision Support

Ospreys VI Rugby Session (Llandarcy, Neath)

The Ospreys are starting vision impaired rugby sessions for over-16s from 4th July. The sessions are for men and women and will be held on Tuesdays from 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm at Llandarcy Academy of Sport. For more information, please contact Clive Oliver, Groups and Events Coordinator, Ospreys in the Community on 07828 332169 or email clive.oliver@ospreysrugby.com.

Gardening Group (Swansea)

Every Tuesday and Thursday. For further information contact Anita Davies on 01792 776360 or anita.davies@sightlife.wales.

Hosted by - Sight Life

RSBC Boys Crew - 11+ yrs (online)

Royal Society for Blind Children's boys crew for 11+ yrs. For more information, call Kim Pearson on 02031 980 225 / 07872 835 972 or email: Kim.Pearson@rsbc.org.uk. You can also find out more on their website via the link provided.

Hosted by - Royal Society for Blind Children

Discussion Group (Cardiff)

Held every Tuesday. Join this group of visually impaired people of Cardiff and the Vale, for talk and support. Be involved in lively discussions about a wide variety of topics (excluding religion and politics). The group also occasionally enjoys a trip out for lunch. For further information, call 02920 398 900.

Hosted by - Sight Life

16th of October 2024

Mission Ambition (telephone)

Every Wednesday. Support and advice group for those looking to achieve something, no matter how big or small. For more information contact George Hinton on 07711 188 292 or george.hinton@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Bike Ability (Dunvant)

Bike Ability at Dunvant Rugby Club, Dunvant from 12pm to 1pm. Volunteer rides are available but they will need to know in advance. For more information, contact Anita Davies on 07824 541 982.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Chair Yoga (Cardiff)

Every Wednesday. The Chair Yoga class is one of our most popular groups. It gives you the chance to stretch safely and there is a wonderful relaxation session at the end. People often arrive early (or leave late!) in order to have a hot drink and a chat with other members. Numbers are limited so it is best to ring first to check whether there is space in the class. For further information call 029 2039 8900.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Photography Group (Port Talbot)

Photography group for people with Sight Loss. Meet at Port Talbot library at 10.am. The group will meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each Month at Port Talbot library. The photographers will decide where they might go to visit to take different types of photographs. For more information, contact Anita Davies on 07824 541 982 or Anita.davies@sightlife.wales

Hosted by - Sight Life

Swansea Reading Group

Meets 3rd Wednesday of the month. For further information contact Anita Davies on 01792 776360 or anita.davies@sightlife.wales.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Llanelli Support Group

Third Wednesday of the month. For further information, contact Adele on 07494 468 007.

Hosted by - Macular Society

UCAN with Jake and Taylor (Online)

Every Wednesday. For vision impaired young children 7yrs - 13yrs. Our workshop trainers Jake and Taylor run an interactive workshop for our younger participants. Playing games, quizzes and having a laugh is what they do best. It’s a great place to make friends and introduce yourself to drama activities in a fun way.Contact Hannah - hannah@ucanproductions.org / 07825 468 384 if you want more information on attending, or you can check our social media for updates.

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

Dolgellau Support Group

Third Wednesday of the month at 1.30pm. For further information, contact Marian Williams on 07495 054 053.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Vision Impaired Swimming Session (Chester)

Brio Fitness at Northgate Arena in Chester now offer vision impaired swimming sessions after running taster sessions with Vision Support. The vision impaired sessions are sports sessions tailored to those partially sighted or blind. Swimming Sessions Wednesdays 9.30am – 10.30am. Please contact Josh on 07842 319377 or email jgarland@visionsupport.org.uk if you would like more information.

Hosted by - Vision Support

Caerphilly Support Group

Third Wednesday of the month. For further information, contact Denise on 07812 052 836.

Hosted by - Macular Society

All Wales telephone support group call - English Speaking (telephone)

All Wales telephone calls to help those who are unable to attend meetings in person. First, third and fourth Wednesday of the month. For further information, contact Adele on 07494 468 007.

Hosted by - Macular Society

LGBT+ Group (telephone)

Third Wednesday of the month. For more information contact Una.mulgrew@rnib.org.uk or Mike.holroyd@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

VI Tennis (Cardiff)

Weekly, at David Lloyd Sports Centre. Session usually costs £7.50. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Cardiff VI Touch Rugby

Every Wednesday. Players with or without sight loss welcome to train, play or support. For more information email: Evan.vaughan-lewis@cardiffrugby.wales

Tech Forum (online)

Vision Support's 'Tech Forum' is for anyone living with a vision impairment who is interested in learning more about technology and what’s available to tech-enthusiasts. The group meets every third Wednesday of the month. For more details get in touch on 01244 381515 or email digitalskillsreferrals@visionsupport.org.uk.

Hosted by - Vision Support

Braille Music (Online)

This twilight session will be delivered by Victoria Ward, the strategic lead for VI Education at NCW and music teacher for over 30 years. This session will give an introduction to Braille Music, looking at the reasons for learning the additional code, as well as some of the basics of the system. The session will also suggest strategies for moving on with Braille Music. The sessions will take place via the Video Conferencing platform Google Meet. Follow the link provided for further information and to book your place.

Hosted by - New College Worcester

Vision Impaired Bowls (Caerphilly)

Bowls sessions will run weekly every Wednesday. Vision impaired classification for this session are B1, B2, B3 and B4. All equipment will be provided but please bring clean, flat shoes. For more information, contact Rhys via email at meredro@caerphilly.gov.uk or call the centre on 01495 221321.

Clwb Cerdded Eryri Walking Group (Bangor)

The North Wales society working in partnership with Snowdonia National Park Authority to provide leisure opportunities and facilitate access to a wide range of organised walks. Sighted guide companionship and transport from Bangor is available, the group is suitable for people of all ages and abilities and is a fantastic way of meeting new friends. All the walks are held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month - For more information contact the society on 01248 353604

Hosted by - North Wales Society of the Blind

17th of October 2024

Gardening Group (Swansea)

Every Tuesday and Thursday. For further information contact Anita Davies on 01792 776360 or anita.davies@sightlife.wales.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Tea & Chat (Pontarddulais)

Group meets on the Third Thursday of the month. For more information, contact Anita on 07824 541 982 or email Anita.davies@sightlife.wales

Hosted by - Sight Life

Wales and West Young People's online - 18 - 50yrs (online)

Meet every Thursday via video call. (aged 18 - 50 years). For more information contact Eleanor Rothwell on 07702 821 915 or Eleanor.rothwell@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Tea & Chat (Swansea Central)

Group meets on every Thursday. For more information, contact Anita on 07824 541 982 or email Anita.davies@sightlife.wales

Hosted by - Sight Life

Walled City VI Social and Activities Group - Bowls and Curling (Chester)

The Bowls group meets every Thursday (April-September) 11:00am – 1:00pm at St Werbergh’s Parish Centre, Brook Street, Chester. Equipment and refreshments provided. All ability levels and volunteers welcome. Outside of the Bowls season, (September-April) the group will be meeting at Northgate arena, Chester. Every Thursday from 1:00pm – 3:00pm to play Indoor Curling. If you would like to get involved in playing please contact Josh on 07842 319377 or email jgarland@visionsupport.org.uk

Hosted by - Vision Support

Darts Night (Swansea)

In partnership with the Lions. The group meet on 3rd Thursday of each month. For more information, contact Anita on 07824 541 982 or email Anita.davies@sightlife.wales

Hosted by - Sight Life

VI Tennis (Wrexham)

Every Thursday. Our vision impaired tennis sessions aim to provide a supportive and inclusive environment for individuals with visual impairments to engage in the joy of tennis. Participants will have the opportunity to receive expert coaching, enhance their tennis skills, and connect with others who share similar interests. This is aimed at ALL levels. For further information, contact Aimée Kaye, Tennis Manager on 0772 705 8518 or E-Mail: aimee.kaye@wrexhamtenniscentre.co.uk

Photography group (Cardiff)

Fortnightly in the activity room. Bring your own camera, the group often visit places of interest together. Help and advice is shared also. For more information contact Valerie on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Wrexham VI Voices

VI Voices groups are informal, supportive and friendly groups who are passionate about raising awareness of the issues and barriers people living with vision impairment face by sharing their experiences to make a difference in the local community. For more information, contact Vision Support on 01244 381515 or email Referrals@visionsupport.org.uk.

Hosted by - Vision Support

V.I. Bowls group (Carmarthen)

The group meet every Thursday morning between 11am-12pm at Bro Myrddin Indoor Bowls Club. Players just need to wear comfy clothes and flat shoes. Bowls are provided. For more information, call John Wilson on 07970 460 257.

18th of October 2024

Sight Cymru Social Hub (Penarth)

The social hubs enable people with sight impairment to get together for peer support, and provide the opportunity to extend social networks. The group features a range of speakers, trips out and activities. There will be no fees collected and all activities that are chargeable will be on a pay as you go basis. If you would like to attend any of these events, or would like further information, please contact Stacey Evans on postman@sightcymru.org.uk.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

Bridgend Support Group

Third Friday of the month. For further information, contact Joy on 07985 028 212.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Welsh conversation (telephone)

Every Friday. Welsh conversation and rusty Welsh speakers on the telephone weekly. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Conwy Sight Loss Group Virtual Meeting (online and telephone)

Meet virtually on the third Friday of each month. You can join via phone or Microsoft teams. A social group to meet others living with sight loss in your community. For more information, please call Nia on 07548 829635 or email ngreer@visionsupport.org.uk

Hosted by - Vision Support

Rhydyfelin Social Group

Social Group. Meets every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month. For further information, contact Carys Groves on 07753 305 631 or carys.groves@sightlife.wales.

Hosted by - Sight Life

South Wales Valleys phone group

Every Friday. For more information contact Eleanor Rothwell on 07702 821 915 or Eleanor.rothwell@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Swimming (Swansea)

Every Friday (not during school holidays). The pool is accessible and has ramped access to the pool. Places must be booked in advance before the Friday session. To book your place, contact Penlan Pool on 01792 588 079. Discounts may be available. Contact Swansea Council.

Hosted by - Sight Life

UCAN Friday Nights (Cardiff)

Every Friday. For vision impaired young adults from 7yrs - 25yrs. Creative sound and music sessions, drama and games every Friday evening. This weekly session is a great chance to catch up with friends old and new while having fun. Contact Hannah - hannah@ucanproductions.org / 07825 468 384 if you want more information on attending, or you can check our social media for updates.

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

Gardening club (Cardiff)

Weekly at Rhydypenau allotments. Raised beds for gardening and with sighted volunteers on hand. The club will finish at the end of October but will be back in the Spring. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Fun Quiz (telephone)

Telephone quiz on Fridays. Cryptic clues, Kazoo guess the tune and potluck rounds. No prizes, just fun! Play in an allotted team. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

19th of October 2024

Behçet's UK Annual Conference and AGM (Online and Liverpool)

Behçet's UK's Conference and AGM will be held on Saturday 19 October 2024 and will be a hybrid conference. Attend in person at the Holiday Inn Liverpool City Centre or join online by Zoom Webinar. Visit the link provided for further information.

Hosted by - Behcet's UK

Audio Described Theatre Performance: 101 Dalmations - The Musical (Cardiff)

For more information or If you need help with your visit or making a booking then call the box office team on 0343 310 0041 or email: boxoffice@newtheatrecardiff.co.uk

Exercise Through Dance (online)

Dance into the weekend every Saturday morning with our live session streamed on Zoom in partnership with Step Change Studios. For more information or support booking this activity, please contact Katie Sawyer at katie.sawyer@sense.org.uk or 07500 706 579.

Hosted by - Sense

21st of October 2024

Guitar Jam group (Cardiff)

Guitar group meets every Monday. Beginners at 10.30am, experienced players from 11.15am. For more information, contact Valerie on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Torfaen Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The group meets on alternate Mondays. For more information, contact Sight Cymru on 01495 763 650.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

Crafters Chat group (telephone)

Every Monday. For more information, contact Rachel Llewellyn on 07510 382 496 or Rachel.Llewellyn@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

SASI (Cardiff)

For those aged 18+. Join Alys every fortnight. Sessions aim to develop confidence, vocal and self-advocacy skills whilst making friends and having fun. To find out more, contact alys@ucanproductions.org

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

Abergele Support Group

Third Monday of the month at 1.30pm. For further information, contact Marian Williams on 07495 054 053.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Singing Group (Cardiff)

The club every Monday Run by volunteers, attendees can sing to some musical favourites old and new. For further information, call 02920 398 900.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Social group for adults (Flintshire)

The group meet on the third Monday of the month. For more information please contact: 01244 381515 or email information@visionsupport.org.uk.

Hosted by - Vision Support

Bright Beginnings - (Online Early Years Group)

Join RSBC's exciting weekly online early years group for parents who have a blind or partially sighted baby or child between 0-4 years old! More information is available via the link provided.

Hosted by - Royal Society for Blind Children

Seated Yoga (telephone)

Every Monday. Seated yoga classes are a fun and friendly, low-impact way to keep active. This activity is relaxed and gentle, and can be taken at the pace of the participant. Progressions can be provided to challenge participants, if desired. This activity is suitable for people aged 50+ and those with sight loss. For more information or support booking this activity, please contact Hannah Lane at hannah.lane@sense.org.uk or 07825 174 938

Hosted by - Sense

LOOK Parent Support Group (online)

LOOK's Parent Support Group is for all parent carers of visually impaired children and young people. It is made of a core community of regulars and new parents are always welcome. It is a supportive and safe space for parent carers to share with each other and learn from their peers. There are regular panel events, online chat sessions, and opportunities to meet in person. The panel events bring together Professionals (experts in the field) and LOOK Mentors who bring their lived experience and life hacks on the subject. The LOOK Parent Support Group meets fortnightly (online) on Mondays at 7.30pm and is hosted by PSG Lead, Jane Ring, and Jo Lomas. Both Jane and Jo are parents to visually impaired teenagers, and Jo is also visually impaired. The themes of the PSG are chosen by a Steering Group of parent carers of children living with VI. Everyone is welcome to join our PSG sessions. Further information is available in the link provided.

Hosted by - LOOK - National Federation of Families with Visually Impaired Children

Mold Visionaires (Mold)

The group meet on the third Monday of the month. For more information please contact: 01244 381515 or email information@visionsupport.org.uk.

Hosted by - Vision Support

RSBC weekly online pre-school group (online)

Each Monday from 1-2 pm, we will run some fun ativities for you and your child. We will also have space where you can share experiences with each other. To register, email: connections@rsbc.org.uk

Hosted by - Royal Society for Blind Children

Tea & Chat (Neath)

Group meets weekly in Neath. For more information, contact Anita on 07824 541 982 or email Anita.davies@sightlife.wales

Hosted by - Sight Life

Walking Group (Swansea)

Meet on 1st and 3rd Monday of each month. For more information, call 01792 776 360 or 07824 541 982.

Hosted by - Sight Life

All Wales Volunteer Training Session (Online and Telephone)

Third Monday of every month. Contact Macular Society groups admin team on 01264 560 259.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Art Club UK (Telephone)

Every Monday from 11am to 12pm. For all artists and enthusiasts to share their thoughts, feelings, and stories about the arts in a welcoming, supportive and safe space. Contact: rachel.llewellyn@rnib.org.uk or 07510 382 496

Hosted by - RNIB

Tech and Talk Support (telephone)

Every Monday. Technology queries answered by peers. For more information contact George Hinton on 07711 188 292 or george.hinton@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Elderfit exercise group (telephone)

Weekly telephone session – An hour of standing exercises fully described with Gareth. Exercise at home over the phone on a conference call with others. Fully described, Monday is seated and standing exercises. Great fun and workout to suit ability. There is a fee for this session but you can have a taster session for free. For more information call Val on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

22nd of October 2024

UCAN with Alys (Online)

Every Tuesday via Zoom. For ages 13yrs - 18yrs. Have fun and learn new skills through drama. A popular group with lots of drama games, creative and storytelling activities. Alys is one of our trained workshop leaders and has worked with UCAN for many years. Her workshops are all about making new friends and having tons of fun through activities including storytelling and improvisation. Contact Hannah - hannah@ucanproductions.org / 07825 468 384 if you want more information on attending, or you can check our social media for updates.

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

Cycling at Pedal Power (Cardiff)

Weekly cycling group at Pedal Power. £6 for the session. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Neath Macular Support Group

Fourth Tuesday of the month. Contact Carole on 01639 637 205.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Cardiff Coffee Morning

Meets every Tuesday. Everyone is welcome to drop in for a chat with other members, staff and volunteers. Coffee, tea, cake and biscuits are always available. Occasionally there are guest speakers or optional activities. For further information call 029 2039 890.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Afternoon Chat (Cardiff)

Weekly in Sight Life's activity room. Informal group in a café like setting. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Barry and Penarth Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The groups meets every Tuesday. For more information, contact Sight Cymru on 01495 763 650.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

Visually Impaired Pontypridd

Social Group. Meets every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month. For further information, contact Carys Groves on 07753 305 631 or carys.groves@sightlife.wales.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Gym Group (Chester)

Brio Fitness at Northgate Arena in Chester now offer vision impaired gym sessions after running taster sessions with Vision Support. The vision impaired sessions are sports sessions tailored to those partially sighted or blind. Gym Sessions Tuesdays 12.30pm – 1.30pm. Please contact Josh on 07842 319377 or email jgarland@visionsupport.org.uk if you would like more information.

Hosted by - Vision Support

Ospreys VI Rugby Session (Llandarcy, Neath)

The Ospreys are starting vision impaired rugby sessions for over-16s from 4th July. The sessions are for men and women and will be held on Tuesdays from 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm at Llandarcy Academy of Sport. For more information, please contact Clive Oliver, Groups and Events Coordinator, Ospreys in the Community on 07828 332169 or email clive.oliver@ospreysrugby.com.

Gardening Group (Swansea)

Every Tuesday and Thursday. For further information contact Anita Davies on 01792 776360 or anita.davies@sightlife.wales.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Discussion Group (Cardiff)

Held every Tuesday. Join this group of visually impaired people of Cardiff and the Vale, for talk and support. Be involved in lively discussions about a wide variety of topics (excluding religion and politics). The group also occasionally enjoys a trip out for lunch. For further information, call 02920 398 900.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Macular Group (Welshpool)

Group meets 2nd and 4th Tuesday each month at 2pm. The Catholic Church, 2 Raven Street, Welshpool. Contact Marian Williams for more information on 07495 054 053 or marian.williams@macularsociety.org

Hosted by - Macular Society

23rd of October 2024

Mission Ambition (telephone)

Every Wednesday. Support and advice group for those looking to achieve something, no matter how big or small. For more information contact George Hinton on 07711 188 292 or george.hinton@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Rhyl Visionaires

The Social Club meets every fourth Wednesday of each month from 10:30am to 12:00pm at The ASK Centre, 9 – 11 Water Street, Rhyl, LL18 1SP. If you would like to attend please call Megan on 07936 950721 or email mgiles@visionsupport.org.uk

Hosted by - Vision Support

Bike Ability (Dunvant)

Bike Ability at Dunvant Rugby Club, Dunvant from 12pm to 1pm. Volunteer rides are available but they will need to know in advance. For more information, contact Anita Davies on 07824 541 982.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Chair Yoga (Cardiff)

Every Wednesday. The Chair Yoga class is one of our most popular groups. It gives you the chance to stretch safely and there is a wonderful relaxation session at the end. People often arrive early (or leave late!) in order to have a hot drink and a chat with other members. Numbers are limited so it is best to ring first to check whether there is space in the class. For further information call 029 2039 8900.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Knit and natter (Cardiff)

Fortnightly in the activity room. No experience necessary, bring your knitting or crochet. For more information contact Valerie on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

UCAN with Jake and Taylor (Online)

Every Wednesday. For vision impaired young children 7yrs - 13yrs. Our workshop trainers Jake and Taylor run an interactive workshop for our younger participants. Playing games, quizzes and having a laugh is what they do best. It’s a great place to make friends and introduce yourself to drama activities in a fun way.Contact Hannah - hannah@ucanproductions.org / 07825 468 384 if you want more information on attending, or you can check our social media for updates.

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

Vision Impaired Swimming Session (Chester)

Brio Fitness at Northgate Arena in Chester now offer vision impaired swimming sessions after running taster sessions with Vision Support. The vision impaired sessions are sports sessions tailored to those partially sighted or blind. Swimming Sessions Wednesdays 9.30am – 10.30am. Please contact Josh on 07842 319377 or email jgarland@visionsupport.org.uk if you would like more information.

Hosted by - Vision Support

VI Tennis (Cardiff)

Weekly, at David Lloyd Sports Centre. Session usually costs £7.50. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

All Wales telephone support group call - English Speaking (telephone)

All Wales telephone calls to help those who are unable to attend meetings in person. First, third and fourth Wednesday of the month. For further information, contact Adele on 07494 468 007.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Aberystwyth Support Group

Fourth Wednesday of the month at 11am. For further information, contact Marian Williams on 07495 054 053.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Cardiff VI Touch Rugby

Every Wednesday. Players with or without sight loss welcome to train, play or support. For more information email: Evan.vaughan-lewis@cardiffrugby.wales

Vision Impaired Bowls (Caerphilly)

Bowls sessions will run weekly every Wednesday. Vision impaired classification for this session are B1, B2, B3 and B4. All equipment will be provided but please bring clean, flat shoes. For more information, contact Rhys via email at meredro@caerphilly.gov.uk or call the centre on 01495 221321.

24th of October 2024

Gardening Group (Swansea)

Every Tuesday and Thursday. For further information contact Anita Davies on 01792 776360 or anita.davies@sightlife.wales.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Wales and West Young People's online - 18 - 50yrs (online)

Meet every Thursday via video call. (aged 18 - 50 years). For more information contact Eleanor Rothwell on 07702 821 915 or Eleanor.rothwell@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Tea & Chat (Swansea Central)

Group meets on every Thursday. For more information, contact Anita on 07824 541 982 or email Anita.davies@sightlife.wales

Hosted by - Sight Life

Walled City VI Social and Activities Group - Bowls and Curling (Chester)

The Bowls group meets every Thursday (April-September) 11:00am – 1:00pm at St Werbergh’s Parish Centre, Brook Street, Chester. Equipment and refreshments provided. All ability levels and volunteers welcome. Outside of the Bowls season, (September-April) the group will be meeting at Northgate arena, Chester. Every Thursday from 1:00pm – 3:00pm to play Indoor Curling. If you would like to get involved in playing please contact Josh on 07842 319377 or email jgarland@visionsupport.org.uk

Hosted by - Vision Support

VI Tennis (Wrexham)

Every Thursday. Our vision impaired tennis sessions aim to provide a supportive and inclusive environment for individuals with visual impairments to engage in the joy of tennis. Participants will have the opportunity to receive expert coaching, enhance their tennis skills, and connect with others who share similar interests. This is aimed at ALL levels. For further information, contact Aimée Kaye, Tennis Manager on 0772 705 8518 or E-Mail: aimee.kaye@wrexhamtenniscentre.co.uk

Zoom Coffee Morning

Torch Trust, the Christian sight loss charity monthly, online coffee morning for those who are unable to visit its in-person event. The sessions will be held on the fourth Thursday of the month. The meeting starts at 10:45am with some time to chat, this will be followed at 11am with an update on Torch news, and an opportunity to pray together for the work and ministry. For more information and to book a place, visit the Torch Trust website.

Hosted by - Torch Trust

Parent Pathways: Focus on Education (Secondary Plus) (online)

Focus on Education is aimed at parents and carers of children and young people with vision impairment. For more information and to sign up, visit the link provided.

Hosted by - RNIB

V.I. Bowls group (Carmarthen)

The group meet every Thursday morning between 11am-12pm at Bro Myrddin Indoor Bowls Club. Players just need to wear comfy clothes and flat shoes. Bowls are provided. For more information, call John Wilson on 07970 460 257.

Llanbedr Support Group

Fourth Thursday of the month at 1.30pm. For further information, contact Marian Williams on 07495 054 053.

Hosted by - Macular Society

25th of October 2024

Welsh conversation (telephone)

Every Friday. Welsh conversation and rusty Welsh speakers on the telephone weekly. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Carmarthen Macular Support Group

Fourth Thursday of the month. For further information, contact Janice on 07975 728 405.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Cymru Campaigners (telephone)

This is our social group for people who like to campaign for change. It runs on alternate Fridays over Microsoft Teams, and people can join via a link for their computer or device, or join by phone, or can be dialled in for easy access. Our campaigners get together to talk about what they have been up to and give each other support and advice.  For more information, email cymrucampaigns@rnib.org.uk  or call 0303 123 999.

Hosted by - RNIB

South Wales Valleys phone group

Every Friday. For more information contact Eleanor Rothwell on 07702 821 915 or Eleanor.rothwell@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Swimming (Swansea)

Every Friday (not during school holidays). The pool is accessible and has ramped access to the pool. Places must be booked in advance before the Friday session. To book your place, contact Penlan Pool on 01792 588 079. Discounts may be available. Contact Swansea Council.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Shape and Share - Happy Halloween specials (online)

Creepy and cool Halloween makeup tips. Virtual event for children and young people with a vision impairment and their families. Booking deadline: Friday 3 October 2024. For a full schedule, more information and to make a booking, visit the link provided.

Hosted by - RNIB

Connect by Tech (online)

Meet on the fourth Friday of the month. Contact Macular Society groups admin team on 01264 560 259.

Hosted by - Macular Society

UCAN Friday Nights (Cardiff)

Every Friday. For vision impaired young adults from 7yrs - 25yrs. Creative sound and music sessions, drama and games every Friday evening. This weekly session is a great chance to catch up with friends old and new while having fun. Contact Hannah - hannah@ucanproductions.org / 07825 468 384 if you want more information on attending, or you can check our social media for updates.

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

Gardening club (Cardiff)

Weekly at Rhydypenau allotments. Raised beds for gardening and with sighted volunteers on hand. The club will finish at the end of October but will be back in the Spring. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Fun Quiz (telephone)

Telephone quiz on Fridays. Cryptic clues, Kazoo guess the tune and potluck rounds. No prizes, just fun! Play in an allotted team. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

26th of October 2024

Shape and Share - Spooktacular family fun time (online)

Virtual event for children and young people with a vision impairment and their families. Booking deadline: Saturday 4 October 2024. For a full schedule, more information and to make a booking, visit the link provided.

Hosted by - RNIB

Exercise Through Dance (online)

Dance into the weekend every Saturday morning with our live session streamed on Zoom in partnership with Step Change Studios. For more information or support booking this activity, please contact Katie Sawyer at katie.sawyer@sense.org.uk or 07500 706 579.

Hosted by - Sense

Maggie's Club (Cardiff)

Maggie's Club - Every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month (2:00pm-3:00pm) Founded in honour of UCAN Board Member, Dr Margaret Woodhouse OBE, this is held on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month. It is a fun, interactive workshop for sight impaired children and young people with additional needs. These workshops are led by Jake and Sound Man, Alex and involves fun games, stories, sounds, music and tactile art. Maggie's club is very popular and they are currently undertaking a virtual round the world tour, visiting a different country each week. Visit the link below for more information.

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

28th of October 2024

Guitar Jam group (Cardiff)

Guitar group meets every Monday. Beginners at 10.30am, experienced players from 11.15am. For more information, contact Valerie on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Crafters Chat group (telephone)

Every Monday. For more information, contact Rachel Llewellyn on 07510 382 496 or Rachel.Llewellyn@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Singing Group (Cardiff)

The club every Monday Run by volunteers, attendees can sing to some musical favourites old and new. For further information, call 02920 398 900.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Ystradgynlais Support Group

Fourth Monday of the month. For further information, contact Cilla on 07762 696 576.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Bright Beginnings - (Online Early Years Group)

Join RSBC's exciting weekly online early years group for parents who have a blind or partially sighted baby or child between 0-4 years old! More information is available via the link provided.

Hosted by - Royal Society for Blind Children

Seated Yoga (telephone)

Every Monday. Seated yoga classes are a fun and friendly, low-impact way to keep active. This activity is relaxed and gentle, and can be taken at the pace of the participant. Progressions can be provided to challenge participants, if desired. This activity is suitable for people aged 50+ and those with sight loss. For more information or support booking this activity, please contact Hannah Lane at hannah.lane@sense.org.uk or 07825 174 938

Hosted by - Sense

RSBC weekly online pre-school group (online)

Each Monday from 1-2 pm, we will run some fun ativities for you and your child. We will also have space where you can share experiences with each other. To register, email: connections@rsbc.org.uk

Hosted by - Royal Society for Blind Children

Tea & Chat (Neath)

Group meets weekly in Neath. For more information, contact Anita on 07824 541 982 or email Anita.davies@sightlife.wales

Hosted by - Sight Life

Llangollen Support Group

Fourth Monday of the month at 11am. For further information, contact Marian Williams on 07495 054 053.

Hosted by - Macular Society

VICTA Parent Workshop – 'Get Workplace Ready' course (Hereford)

VICTA is running a three-month 'Get Workplace Ready' course for young adults with sight loss aged 18-29 who are not in education, employment or training and looking to enter the workplace. The course consists of a five-day residential at the Royal National College for the Blind, Hereford from 28th October to 2nd November followed by self-study at home, and is free to attend. For full details about the course and eligibility, and to make an application, click the link provided.

Hosted by - VICTA (Visually Impaired Children Taking Action)

Abergavenny Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The groups meets on alternate Mondays.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

Art Club UK (Telephone)

Every Monday from 11am to 12pm. For all artists and enthusiasts to share their thoughts, feelings, and stories about the arts in a welcoming, supportive and safe space. Contact: rachel.llewellyn@rnib.org.uk or 07510 382 496

Hosted by - RNIB

Tech and Talk Support (telephone)

Every Monday. Technology queries answered by peers. For more information contact George Hinton on 07711 188 292 or george.hinton@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

North Wales Society of the Blind Club (Colwyn Bay)

The group get together in a relaxed atmosphere every 2nd and 4th Monday in the month, 20 Station Road, Colwyn Bay, from 11am - 1pm. Refreshment are available during the morning and our volunteers collect orders for lunch time. Guest speakers attend the club to deliver interesting talks and local musicians provide entertainment. When the weather is good we venture out on organised day trips. The club is the perfect opportunity for people with sight loss to come together to socialize and make new friends. Transport and lunch may be arranged for you if required. For further information please contact Bethan on 01248 353 604.

Hosted by - North Wales Society of the Blind

Elderfit exercise group (telephone)

Weekly telephone session – An hour of standing exercises fully described with Gareth. Exercise at home over the phone on a conference call with others. Fully described, Monday is seated and standing exercises. Great fun and workout to suit ability. There is a fee for this session but you can have a taster session for free. For more information call Val on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

29th of October 2024

Bird Chat (Cardiff)

Monthly, usually on the last Tuesday of the month in our activity room. All about birds and their songs and calls. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

UCAN with Alys (Online)

Every Tuesday via Zoom. For ages 13yrs - 18yrs. Have fun and learn new skills through drama. A popular group with lots of drama games, creative and storytelling activities. Alys is one of our trained workshop leaders and has worked with UCAN for many years. Her workshops are all about making new friends and having tons of fun through activities including storytelling and improvisation. Contact Hannah - hannah@ucanproductions.org / 07825 468 384 if you want more information on attending, or you can check our social media for updates.

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

Cycling at Pedal Power (Cardiff)

Weekly cycling group at Pedal Power. £6 for the session. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Cardiff Coffee Morning

Meets every Tuesday. Everyone is welcome to drop in for a chat with other members, staff and volunteers. Coffee, tea, cake and biscuits are always available. Occasionally there are guest speakers or optional activities. For further information call 029 2039 890.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Afternoon Chat (Cardiff)

Weekly in Sight Life's activity room. Informal group in a café like setting. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Barry and Penarth Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The groups meets every Tuesday. For more information, contact Sight Cymru on 01495 763 650.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

Gym Group (Chester)

Brio Fitness at Northgate Arena in Chester now offer vision impaired gym sessions after running taster sessions with Vision Support. The vision impaired sessions are sports sessions tailored to those partially sighted or blind. Gym Sessions Tuesdays 12.30pm – 1.30pm. Please contact Josh on 07842 319377 or email jgarland@visionsupport.org.uk if you would like more information.

Hosted by - Vision Support

Ospreys VI Rugby Session (Llandarcy, Neath)

The Ospreys are starting vision impaired rugby sessions for over-16s from 4th July. The sessions are for men and women and will be held on Tuesdays from 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm at Llandarcy Academy of Sport. For more information, please contact Clive Oliver, Groups and Events Coordinator, Ospreys in the Community on 07828 332169 or email clive.oliver@ospreysrugby.com.

Gardening Group (Swansea)

Every Tuesday and Thursday. For further information contact Anita Davies on 01792 776360 or anita.davies@sightlife.wales.

Hosted by - Sight Life

RSBC Boys Crew - 11+ yrs (online)

Royal Society for Blind Children's boys crew for 11+ yrs. For more information, call Kim Pearson on 02031 980 225 / 07872 835 972 or email: Kim.Pearson@rsbc.org.uk. You can also find out more on their website via the link provided.

Hosted by - Royal Society for Blind Children

Discussion Group (Cardiff)

Held every Tuesday. Join this group of visually impaired people of Cardiff and the Vale, for talk and support. Be involved in lively discussions about a wide variety of topics (excluding religion and politics). The group also occasionally enjoys a trip out for lunch. For further information, call 02920 398 900.

Hosted by - Sight Life

30th of October 2024

Mission Ambition (telephone)

Every Wednesday. Support and advice group for those looking to achieve something, no matter how big or small. For more information contact George Hinton on 07711 188 292 or george.hinton@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Bike Ability (Dunvant)

Bike Ability at Dunvant Rugby Club, Dunvant from 12pm to 1pm. Volunteer rides are available but they will need to know in advance. For more information, contact Anita Davies on 07824 541 982.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Chair Yoga (Cardiff)

Every Wednesday. The Chair Yoga class is one of our most popular groups. It gives you the chance to stretch safely and there is a wonderful relaxation session at the end. People often arrive early (or leave late!) in order to have a hot drink and a chat with other members. Numbers are limited so it is best to ring first to check whether there is space in the class. For further information call 029 2039 8900.

Hosted by - Sight Life

UCAN with Jake and Taylor (Online)

Every Wednesday. For vision impaired young children 7yrs - 13yrs. Our workshop trainers Jake and Taylor run an interactive workshop for our younger participants. Playing games, quizzes and having a laugh is what they do best. It’s a great place to make friends and introduce yourself to drama activities in a fun way.Contact Hannah - hannah@ucanproductions.org / 07825 468 384 if you want more information on attending, or you can check our social media for updates.

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

Vision Impaired Swimming Session (Chester)

Brio Fitness at Northgate Arena in Chester now offer vision impaired swimming sessions after running taster sessions with Vision Support. The vision impaired sessions are sports sessions tailored to those partially sighted or blind. Swimming Sessions Wednesdays 9.30am – 10.30am. Please contact Josh on 07842 319377 or email jgarland@visionsupport.org.uk if you would like more information.

Hosted by - Vision Support

VI Tennis (Cardiff)

Weekly, at David Lloyd Sports Centre. Session usually costs £7.50. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Cardiff VI Touch Rugby

Every Wednesday. Players with or without sight loss welcome to train, play or support. For more information email: Evan.vaughan-lewis@cardiffrugby.wales

Vision Impaired Bowls (Caerphilly)

Bowls sessions will run weekly every Wednesday. Vision impaired classification for this session are B1, B2, B3 and B4. All equipment will be provided but please bring clean, flat shoes. For more information, contact Rhys via email at meredro@caerphilly.gov.uk or call the centre on 01495 221321.

31st of October 2024

Gardening Group (Swansea)

Every Tuesday and Thursday. For further information contact Anita Davies on 01792 776360 or anita.davies@sightlife.wales.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Tenby Support Group

Last Thursday of the month. For further information, contact Val on 07452 888 287.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Wales and West Young People's online - 18 - 50yrs (online)

Meet every Thursday via video call. (aged 18 - 50 years). For more information contact Eleanor Rothwell on 07702 821 915 or Eleanor.rothwell@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Tea & Chat (Swansea Central)

Group meets on every Thursday. For more information, contact Anita on 07824 541 982 or email Anita.davies@sightlife.wales

Hosted by - Sight Life

Walled City VI Social and Activities Group - Bowls and Curling (Chester)

The Bowls group meets every Thursday (April-September) 11:00am – 1:00pm at St Werbergh’s Parish Centre, Brook Street, Chester. Equipment and refreshments provided. All ability levels and volunteers welcome. Outside of the Bowls season, (September-April) the group will be meeting at Northgate arena, Chester. Every Thursday from 1:00pm – 3:00pm to play Indoor Curling. If you would like to get involved in playing please contact Josh on 07842 319377 or email jgarland@visionsupport.org.uk

Hosted by - Vision Support

VI Tennis (Wrexham)

Every Thursday. Our vision impaired tennis sessions aim to provide a supportive and inclusive environment for individuals with visual impairments to engage in the joy of tennis. Participants will have the opportunity to receive expert coaching, enhance their tennis skills, and connect with others who share similar interests. This is aimed at ALL levels. For further information, contact Aimée Kaye, Tennis Manager on 0772 705 8518 or E-Mail: aimee.kaye@wrexhamtenniscentre.co.uk

Photography group (Cardiff)

Fortnightly in the activity room. Bring your own camera, the group often visit places of interest together. Help and advice is shared also. For more information contact Valerie on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Deafblind UK Cardiff Social Group (Cardiff)

The group provides a friendly, safe space where members can meet for a chat and a cuppa, and share challenges, information and build friendships. It will meet monthly, on the last Thursday, from 12 - 1pm on 4th floor of Cardiff Central Library. For referrals to the group, please contact Carys Jones, Sensory Support Officer via email at Carys.jones@deafblind.org.uk

Hosted by - Deafblind UK

Working Age Focus Webinar

Takes place on the last Thursday of every month, focuses more specifically on different macular conditions and issues affecting anyone of working age. To find out what you should expect from treatment and what it could mean for your vision, join our webinar on Thursday 28 September at 7pm. To find out more and register your attendance, click the link below.

Hosted by - Macular Society

V.I. Bowls group (Carmarthen)

The group meet every Thursday morning between 11am-12pm at Bro Myrddin Indoor Bowls Club. Players just need to wear comfy clothes and flat shoes. Bowls are provided. For more information, call John Wilson on 07970 460 257.

1st of November 2024

Rhydyfelin Social Group

Social Group. Meets every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month. For further information, contact Carys Groves on 07753 305 631 or carys.groves@sightlife.wales.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Welsh conversation (telephone)

Every Friday. Welsh conversation and rusty Welsh speakers on the telephone weekly. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Ten-pin Bowling (Swansea)

The group generally meet on 1st Friday of each month (not during school holidays). To check dates and times, contact the Swansea Office on 01792 776360.

Hosted by - Sight Life

South Wales Valleys phone group

Every Friday. For more information contact Eleanor Rothwell on 07702 821 915 or Eleanor.rothwell@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

BridgeVIS coffee morning (Bridgend)

First Friday of the month. Contact John O'Donnell on 01656 766264 or email johnodonnell24@hotmail.co.uk

Hosted by - Bridgevis (Bridgend & District VI society)

Swimming (Swansea)

Every Friday (not during school holidays). The pool is accessible and has ramped access to the pool. Places must be booked in advance before the Friday session. To book your place, contact Penlan Pool on 01792 588 079. Discounts may be available. Contact Swansea Council.

Hosted by - Sight Life

UCAN Friday Nights (Cardiff)

Every Friday. For vision impaired young adults from 7yrs - 25yrs. Creative sound and music sessions, drama and games every Friday evening. This weekly session is a great chance to catch up with friends old and new while having fun. Contact Hannah - hannah@ucanproductions.org / 07825 468 384 if you want more information on attending, or you can check our social media for updates.

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

Fun Quiz (telephone)

Telephone quiz on Fridays. Cryptic clues, Kazoo guess the tune and potluck rounds. No prizes, just fun! Play in an allotted team. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Macular Support Group (Treorchy)

Meets on the first Friday every month from 10:30 am. to 12:30 pm. For further information, contact Group Leader Jean Bently at 01443 775755 / 07377 673 275.

Hosted by - Macular Society

2nd of November 2024

Exercise Through Dance (online)

Dance into the weekend every Saturday morning with our live session streamed on Zoom in partnership with Step Change Studios. For more information or support booking this activity, please contact Katie Sawyer at katie.sawyer@sense.org.uk or 07500 706 579.

Hosted by - Sense

4th of November 2024

Guitar Jam group (Cardiff)

Guitar group meets every Monday. Beginners at 10.30am, experienced players from 11.15am. For more information, contact Valerie on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Torfaen Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The group meets on alternate Mondays. For more information, contact Sight Cymru on 01495 763 650.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

Crafters Chat group (telephone)

Every Monday. For more information, contact Rachel Llewellyn on 07510 382 496 or Rachel.Llewellyn@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Cardiff Macular Support Group

Affiliated with Sight Life. First Monday of the month. Contact Sight Life on 029 2039 8900.

Hosted by - Macular Society

SASI (Cardiff)

For those aged 18+. Join Alys every fortnight. Sessions aim to develop confidence, vocal and self-advocacy skills whilst making friends and having fun. To find out more, contact alys@ucanproductions.org

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

Singing Group (Cardiff)

The club every Monday Run by volunteers, attendees can sing to some musical favourites old and new. For further information, call 02920 398 900.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Bright Beginnings - (Online Early Years Group)

Join RSBC's exciting weekly online early years group for parents who have a blind or partially sighted baby or child between 0-4 years old! More information is available via the link provided.

Hosted by - Royal Society for Blind Children

Seated Yoga (telephone)

Every Monday. Seated yoga classes are a fun and friendly, low-impact way to keep active. This activity is relaxed and gentle, and can be taken at the pace of the participant. Progressions can be provided to challenge participants, if desired. This activity is suitable for people aged 50+ and those with sight loss. For more information or support booking this activity, please contact Hannah Lane at hannah.lane@sense.org.uk or 07825 174 938

Hosted by - Sense

LOOK Parent Support Group (online)

LOOK's Parent Support Group is for all parent carers of visually impaired children and young people. It is made of a core community of regulars and new parents are always welcome. It is a supportive and safe space for parent carers to share with each other and learn from their peers. There are regular panel events, online chat sessions, and opportunities to meet in person. The panel events bring together Professionals (experts in the field) and LOOK Mentors who bring their lived experience and life hacks on the subject. The LOOK Parent Support Group meets fortnightly (online) on Mondays at 7.30pm and is hosted by PSG Lead, Jane Ring, and Jo Lomas. Both Jane and Jo are parents to visually impaired teenagers, and Jo is also visually impaired. The themes of the PSG are chosen by a Steering Group of parent carers of children living with VI. Everyone is welcome to join our PSG sessions. Further information is available in the link provided.

Hosted by - LOOK - National Federation of Families with Visually Impaired Children

Cardiff Macular Support Group

Affiliated with Sight Life. First Monday of the month. Contact Sight Life on 029 2039 8900.

Hosted by - Macular Society

RSBC weekly online pre-school group (online)

Each Monday from 1-2 pm, we will run some fun ativities for you and your child. We will also have space where you can share experiences with each other. To register, email: connections@rsbc.org.uk

Hosted by - Royal Society for Blind Children

Tea & Chat (Neath)

Group meets weekly in Neath. For more information, contact Anita on 07824 541 982 or email Anita.davies@sightlife.wales

Hosted by - Sight Life

Art Club UK (Telephone)

Every Monday from 11am to 12pm. For all artists and enthusiasts to share their thoughts, feelings, and stories about the arts in a welcoming, supportive and safe space. Contact: rachel.llewellyn@rnib.org.uk or 07510 382 496

Hosted by - RNIB

Walking Group (Swansea)

Meet on 1st and 3rd Monday of each month. For more information, call 01792 776 360 or 07824 541 982.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Tech and Talk Support (telephone)

Every Monday. Technology queries answered by peers. For more information contact George Hinton on 07711 188 292 or george.hinton@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Newtown Support Group

First Monday of the month at 2pm. For further information, contact Marian 07495 054 053.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Elderfit exercise group (telephone)

Weekly telephone session – An hour of standing exercises fully described with Gareth. Exercise at home over the phone on a conference call with others. Fully described, Monday is seated and standing exercises. Great fun and workout to suit ability. There is a fee for this session but you can have a taster session for free. For more information call Val on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Newport Support Group

First Monday of the month. For further information, contact Caroline on 02920 617 241.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Llandudno Support Group

First Monday of every month at 11am. For further information, contact Marian 07495 054 053.

Hosted by - Macular Society

5th of November 2024

UCAN with Alys (Online)

Every Tuesday via Zoom. For ages 13yrs - 18yrs. Have fun and learn new skills through drama. A popular group with lots of drama games, creative and storytelling activities. Alys is one of our trained workshop leaders and has worked with UCAN for many years. Her workshops are all about making new friends and having tons of fun through activities including storytelling and improvisation. Contact Hannah - hannah@ucanproductions.org / 07825 468 384 if you want more information on attending, or you can check our social media for updates.

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

Cycling at Pedal Power (Cardiff)

Weekly cycling group at Pedal Power. £6 for the session. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Doga - Chair yoga for guide dog owners (Cardiff)

Monthly, on the first Tuesday of the month. Chair yoga for members with guide dogs sitting in the session. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Macular Group (Welshpool)

Group meets 2nd and 4th Tuesday each month at 2pm. The Catholic Church, 2 Raven Street, Welshpool. Contact Marian Williams for more information on 07495 054 053 or marian.williams@macularsociety.org

Hosted by - Macular Society

Cardiff Coffee Morning

Meets every Tuesday. Everyone is welcome to drop in for a chat with other members, staff and volunteers. Coffee, tea, cake and biscuits are always available. Occasionally there are guest speakers or optional activities. For further information call 029 2039 890.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Tywyn Support Group

First Tuesday of the month at 11am. For further information, contact Marian Williams on 07495 054 053.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Afternoon Chat (Cardiff)

Weekly in Sight Life's activity room. Informal group in a café like setting. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Sports Chat (telephone)

First Tuesday of the month. Social group for people to chat about sport. For more information contact Anum Munawar on 07510 382 714 or anum.munawar@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Barry and Penarth Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The groups meets every Tuesday. For more information, contact Sight Cymru on 01495 763 650.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

Gym Group (Chester)

Brio Fitness at Northgate Arena in Chester now offer vision impaired gym sessions after running taster sessions with Vision Support. The vision impaired sessions are sports sessions tailored to those partially sighted or blind. Gym Sessions Tuesdays 12.30pm – 1.30pm. Please contact Josh on 07842 319377 or email jgarland@visionsupport.org.uk if you would like more information.

Hosted by - Vision Support

Ospreys VI Rugby Session (Llandarcy, Neath)

The Ospreys are starting vision impaired rugby sessions for over-16s from 4th July. The sessions are for men and women and will be held on Tuesdays from 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm at Llandarcy Academy of Sport. For more information, please contact Clive Oliver, Groups and Events Coordinator, Ospreys in the Community on 07828 332169 or email clive.oliver@ospreysrugby.com.

Gardening Group (Swansea)

Every Tuesday and Thursday. For further information contact Anita Davies on 01792 776360 or anita.davies@sightlife.wales.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Discussion Group (Cardiff)

Held every Tuesday. Join this group of visually impaired people of Cardiff and the Vale, for talk and support. Be involved in lively discussions about a wide variety of topics (excluding religion and politics). The group also occasionally enjoys a trip out for lunch. For further information, call 02920 398 900.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Singing Group (Cardiff)

The club meets on the 1st & 3rd TUESDAY of the month. Run by volunteers, attendees can sing to some musical favourites old and new. For further information, call 02920 398 900.

Hosted by - Sight Life

6th of November 2024

Mission Ambition (telephone)

Every Wednesday. Support and advice group for those looking to achieve something, no matter how big or small. For more information contact George Hinton on 07711 188 292 or george.hinton@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Prestatyn Visionaires

Organised by Mildred Taylor, the group meets at the English Presbyterian Church of Wales, Nant Hall Rd, Prestatyn, LL19 9LR on the first Wednesday of every month from 10:00am to 12:00 noon. If you would like to attend please call Megan on 07936 950721 or email mgiles@visionsupport.org.uk

Hosted by - Vision Support

Punctate Inner Choroidopathy support group (online)

A virtual group for people affected by punctate inner choroidopathy (PIC). The group will meet monthly via Zoom, on the first Wednesday of the month at 7pm. To find out more, click the link below.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Tea & Chat (Gorseinon)

Group meets on the first Wednesday of the month. For more information, contact Anita on 07824 541 982 or email Anita.davies@sightlife.wales

Hosted by - Sight Life

Bike Ability (Dunvant)

Bike Ability at Dunvant Rugby Club, Dunvant from 12pm to 1pm. Volunteer rides are available but they will need to know in advance. For more information, contact Anita Davies on 07824 541 982.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Photography Group (Port Talbot)

Photography group for people with Sight Loss. Meet at Port Talbot library at 10.am. The group will meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each Month at Port Talbot library. The photographers will decide where they might go to visit to take different types of photographs. For further information, contact Anita Davies on 07824 541 982 or Anita.davies@sightlife.wales

Hosted by - Sight Life

Chair Yoga (Cardiff)

Every Wednesday. The Chair Yoga class is one of our most popular groups. It gives you the chance to stretch safely and there is a wonderful relaxation session at the end. People often arrive early (or leave late!) in order to have a hot drink and a chat with other members. Numbers are limited so it is best to ring first to check whether there is space in the class. For further information call 029 2039 8900.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Knit and natter (Cardiff)

Fortnightly in the activity room. No experience necessary, bring your knitting or crochet. For more information contact Valerie on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

UCAN with Jake and Taylor (Online)

Every Wednesday. For vision impaired young children 7yrs - 13yrs. Our workshop trainers Jake and Taylor run an interactive workshop for our younger participants. Playing games, quizzes and having a laugh is what they do best. It’s a great place to make friends and introduce yourself to drama activities in a fun way.Contact Hannah - hannah@ucanproductions.org / 07825 468 384 if you want more information on attending, or you can check our social media for updates.

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

Vision Impaired Swimming Session (Chester)

Brio Fitness at Northgate Arena in Chester now offer vision impaired swimming sessions after running taster sessions with Vision Support. The vision impaired sessions are sports sessions tailored to those partially sighted or blind. Swimming Sessions Wednesdays 9.30am – 10.30am. Please contact Josh on 07842 319377 or email jgarland@visionsupport.org.uk if you would like more information.

Hosted by - Vision Support

Conwy Sight Loss Group

The group meets on the first Wednesday of the month. For more information, email information@visionsupport.org.uk or call 01244 381515.

Hosted by - Vision Support

All Wales telephone support group call - English Speaking (telephone)

All Wales telephone calls to help those who are unable to attend meetings in person. First, third and fourth Wednesday of the month. For further information, contact Adele on 07494 468 007.

Hosted by - Macular Society

VI Tennis (Cardiff)

Weekly, at David Lloyd Sports Centre. Session usually costs £7.50. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Audio Described Theatre Performance: Pontypool (Cardiff)

For more information or If you need help with your visit or making a booking then call the box office team on 029 2063 6464.

Cardiff VI Touch Rugby

Every Wednesday. Players with or without sight loss welcome to train, play or support. For more information email: Evan.vaughan-lewis@cardiffrugby.wales

Pontyclun Macular Support Group

First Wednesday of the month. For further information, contact Julie Parker on 07531 498 967.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Vision Impaired Bowls (Caerphilly)

Bowls sessions will run weekly every Wednesday. Vision impaired classification for this session are B1, B2, B3 and B4. All equipment will be provided but please bring clean, flat shoes. For more information, contact Rhys via email at meredro@caerphilly.gov.uk or call the centre on 01495 221321.

7th of November 2024

Gardening Group (Swansea)

Every Tuesday and Thursday. For further information contact Anita Davies on 01792 776360 or anita.davies@sightlife.wales.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Wrexham Visionaires

The Social Club meets on the first Thursday of every month from 11:00am to 1:00pm at the Wrexham Methodist Church, 37 Regent Street, Wrexham, LL11 1RY. If you would like to attend please call Megan on 07936 950721 or email mgiles@visionsupport.org.uk

Hosted by - Vision Support

Wales and West Young People's online - 18 - 50yrs (online)

Meet every Thursday via video call. (aged 18 - 50 years). For more information contact Eleanor Rothwell on 07702 821 915 or Eleanor.rothwell@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Swansea Macular Group

Bi-monthly (Jan, March, May, July, Sept, Nov). First Thursday of the month. Contact Kate on 01792 401 450.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Tea & Chat (Swansea Central)

Group meets on every Thursday. For more information, contact Anita on 07824 541 982 or email Anita.davies@sightlife.wales

Hosted by - Sight Life

Walled City VI Social and Activities Group - Bowls and Curling (Chester)

The Bowls group meets every Thursday (April-September) 11:00am – 1:00pm at St Werbergh’s Parish Centre, Brook Street, Chester. Equipment and refreshments provided. All ability levels and volunteers welcome. Outside of the Bowls season, (September-April) the group will be meeting at Northgate arena, Chester. Every Thursday from 1:00pm – 3:00pm to play Indoor Curling. If you would like to get involved in playing please contact Josh on 07842 319377 or email jgarland@visionsupport.org.uk

Hosted by - Vision Support

VI Tennis (Wrexham)

Every Thursday. Our vision impaired tennis sessions aim to provide a supportive and inclusive environment for individuals with visual impairments to engage in the joy of tennis. Participants will have the opportunity to receive expert coaching, enhance their tennis skills, and connect with others who share similar interests. This is aimed at ALL levels. For further information, contact Aimée Kaye, Tennis Manager on 0772 705 8518 or E-Mail: aimee.kaye@wrexhamtenniscentre.co.uk

Women with Vision (telephone)

For young blind or partially sighted women in Wales and the South West from diverse cultural backgrounds. First Thursday of the month. For more information contact Anum Munawar on 07510 382 714 or anum.munawar@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Monmouthshire Support Group

First Thursday of the month. For further information, contact David on 07951 869 586.

Hosted by - Macular Society

V.I. Bowls group (Carmarthen)

The group meet every Thursday morning between 11am-12pm at Bro Myrddin Indoor Bowls Club. Players just need to wear comfy clothes and flat shoes. Bowls are provided. For more information, call John Wilson on 07970 460 257.

Milford Haven Support Group

First Thursday of the month. For further information, contact Maddy on 07584 836 524.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Wrexham Visionaires

Social group for people living with sight loss. Held on 1st Thursday of the month. For more information, call Catherine on 07821 649 066 or email cthompson@visionsupport.org.uk

Hosted by - Vision Support

8th of November 2024

Welsh conversation (telephone)

Every Friday. Welsh conversation and rusty Welsh speakers on the telephone weekly. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Cymru Campaigners (telephone)

This is our social group for people who like to campaign for change. It runs on alternate Fridays over Microsoft Teams, and people can join via a link for their computer or device, or join by phone, or can be dialled in for easy access. Our campaigners get together to talk about what they have been up to and give each other support and advice.  For more information, email cymrucampaigns@rnib.org.uk  or call 0303 123 999.

Hosted by - RNIB

South Wales Valleys phone group

Every Friday. For more information contact Eleanor Rothwell on 07702 821 915 or Eleanor.rothwell@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Swimming (Swansea)

Every Friday (not during school holidays). The pool is accessible and has ramped access to the pool. Places must be booked in advance before the Friday session. To book your place, contact Penlan Pool on 01792 588 079. Discounts may be available. Contact Swansea Council.

Hosted by - Sight Life

UCAN Friday Nights (Cardiff)

Every Friday. For vision impaired young adults from 7yrs - 25yrs. Creative sound and music sessions, drama and games every Friday evening. This weekly session is a great chance to catch up with friends old and new while having fun. Contact Hannah - hannah@ucanproductions.org / 07825 468 384 if you want more information on attending, or you can check our social media for updates.

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

Penarth Book Club

Penarth Book Club 2nd Friday of the Month. For more information, contact Sight Cymru on 01495 763650.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

Bridgend Deafblind Social Group

The group meet on the second Friday of the month. The meetings provide a friendly, safe space where members can share challenges, information and build friendships. For more information, contact Carys Jones on 07950 008 870, carys.jones@deafblind.org.uk or Julie Jones on 07940 895 572.

Hosted by - Deafblind UK

Fun Quiz (telephone)

Telephone quiz on Fridays. Cryptic clues, Kazoo guess the tune and potluck rounds. No prizes, just fun! Play in an allotted team. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Sight Cymru Social Hub (Tredegar)

The social hubs enable people with sight impairment to get together for peer support, and provide the opportunity to extend social networks. The group features a range of speakers, trips out and activities. There will be no fees collected and all activities that are chargeable will be on a pay as you go basis. If you would like to attend any of these events, or would like further information, please contact Stacey Evans on postman@sightcymru.org.uk.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

9th of November 2024

Audio Described Theatre Performance: Pontypool (Cardiff)

For more information or If you need help with your visit or making a booking then call the box office team on 029 2063 6464.

Exercise Through Dance (online)

Dance into the weekend every Saturday morning with our live session streamed on Zoom in partnership with Step Change Studios. For more information or support booking this activity, please contact Katie Sawyer at katie.sawyer@sense.org.uk or 07500 706 579.

Hosted by - Sense

Maggie's Club (Cardiff)

Maggie's Club - Every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month (2:00pm-3:00pm) Founded in honour of UCAN Board Member, Dr Margaret Woodhouse OBE, this is held on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month. It is a fun, interactive workshop for sight impaired children and young people with additional needs. These workshops are led by Jake and Sound Man, Alex and involves fun games, stories, sounds, music and tactile art. Maggie's club is very popular and they are currently undertaking a virtual round the world tour, visiting a different country each week. Visit the link below for more information.

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

11th of November 2024

Book Club (Cardiff)

Meet in person at Sight Life or local café. 2nd Monday of every month. For more information, call Val on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Guitar Jam group (Cardiff)

Guitar group meets every Monday. Beginners at 10.30am, experienced players from 11.15am. For more information, contact Valerie on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Crafters Chat group (telephone)

Every Monday. For more information, contact Rachel Llewellyn on 07510 382 496 or Rachel.Llewellyn@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Singing Group (Cardiff)

The club every Monday Run by volunteers, attendees can sing to some musical favourites old and new. For further information, call 02920 398 900.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Bright Beginnings - (Online Early Years Group)

Join RSBC's exciting weekly online early years group for parents who have a blind or partially sighted baby or child between 0-4 years old! More information is available via the link provided.

Hosted by - Royal Society for Blind Children

Seated Yoga (telephone)

Every Monday. Seated yoga classes are a fun and friendly, low-impact way to keep active. This activity is relaxed and gentle, and can be taken at the pace of the participant. Progressions can be provided to challenge participants, if desired. This activity is suitable for people aged 50+ and those with sight loss. For more information or support booking this activity, please contact Hannah Lane at hannah.lane@sense.org.uk or 07825 174 938

Hosted by - Sense

RSBC weekly online pre-school group (online)

Each Monday from 1-2 pm, we will run some fun ativities for you and your child. We will also have space where you can share experiences with each other. To register, email: connections@rsbc.org.uk

Hosted by - Royal Society for Blind Children

Visual Impairment Merthyr Group

VIM is a registered charity supporting people who are blind, partially sighted or challenged by failing sight. Visual Impairment Merthyr Tydfil holds members meetings on the second Monday of each month. These meetings are held at Hope and Market Square Church, Three Salmons Street, Merthyr Tydfil CF47 8DS (Behind the Parish Church). The meeting are 13:30-16:00 and doors open half an hour before. For more information Contact Morgan Evans on 01685 722135, morgan@v-i-m.org.uk.

Hosted by - Visual Impairment Merthyr (VIM)

Tea & Chat (Neath)

Group meets weekly in Neath. For more information, contact Anita on 07824 541 982 or email Anita.davies@sightlife.wales

Hosted by - Sight Life

Bangor Town Support Group

Second Monday of the month at 11am. For further information, contact Marian Williams on 07495 054 053.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Tea & Chat (Port Talbot)

Group meets on the second Monday of the month. For more information, contact Anita on 07824 541 982 or email Anita.davies@sightlife.wales

Hosted by - Sight Life

Mumbles VIP Group

Social group. Meets 2nd Monday of the month. For further information contact Anita Davies on 01792 776360 or anita.davies@sightlife.wales.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Abergavenny Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The groups meets on alternate Mondays.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

Art Club UK (Telephone)

Every Monday from 11am to 12pm. For all artists and enthusiasts to share their thoughts, feelings, and stories about the arts in a welcoming, supportive and safe space. Contact: rachel.llewellyn@rnib.org.uk or 07510 382 496

Hosted by - RNIB

Tech and Talk Support (telephone)

Every Monday. Technology queries answered by peers. For more information contact George Hinton on 07711 188 292 or george.hinton@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Elderfit exercise group (telephone)

Weekly telephone session – An hour of standing exercises fully described with Gareth. Exercise at home over the phone on a conference call with others. Fully described, Monday is seated and standing exercises. Great fun and workout to suit ability. There is a fee for this session but you can have a taster session for free. For more information call Val on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

North Wales Society of the Blind Club (Colwyn Bay)

The group get together in a relaxed atmosphere every 2nd and 4th Monday in the month, 20 Station Road, Colwyn Bay, from 11am - 1pm. Refreshment are available during the morning and our volunteers collect orders for lunch time. Guest speakers attend the club to deliver interesting talks and local musicians provide entertainment. When the weather is good we venture out on organised day trips. The club is the perfect opportunity for people with sight loss to come together to socialize and make new friends. Transport and lunch may be arranged for you if required. For further information please contact Bethan on 01248 353 604.

Hosted by - North Wales Society of the Blind

Brecon Support Group

Meet on the second Monday of the month. Contact Nick for further information on 07837 562 364.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Book Club (Cardiff)

Second Monday of the month either in the activity room or local café. Informal chat about chosen audio books. For more information, call Val on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

12th of November 2024

Solva and St. David Support Group

Second Tuesday of the month. For further information, contact Margaret Hughes on 07815 729 856.

Hosted by - Macular Society

UCAN with Alys (Online)

Every Tuesday via Zoom. For ages 13yrs - 18yrs. Have fun and learn new skills through drama. A popular group with lots of drama games, creative and storytelling activities. Alys is one of our trained workshop leaders and has worked with UCAN for many years. Her workshops are all about making new friends and having tons of fun through activities including storytelling and improvisation. Contact Hannah - hannah@ucanproductions.org / 07825 468 384 if you want more information on attending, or you can check our social media for updates.

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

Cycling at Pedal Power (Cardiff)

Weekly cycling group at Pedal Power. £6 for the session. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Cardiff Coffee Morning

Meets every Tuesday. Everyone is welcome to drop in for a chat with other members, staff and volunteers. Coffee, tea, cake and biscuits are always available. Occasionally there are guest speakers or optional activities. For further information call 029 2039 890.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Afternoon Chat (Cardiff)

Weekly in Sight Life's activity room. Informal group in a café like setting. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Cardigan Macular Support Group

Second Tuesday of the month. Contact Adele on 07494 468 007.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Macular Group (Welshpool)

Group meets 2nd and 4th Tuesday each month at 2pm. The Catholic Church, 2 Raven Street, Welshpool. Contact Marian Williams for more information on 07495 054 053 or marian.williams@macularsociety.org

Hosted by - Macular Society

Barry and Penarth Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The groups meets every Tuesday. For more information, contact Sight Cymru on 01495 763 650.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

Visually Impaired Pontypridd

Social Group. Meets every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month. For further information, contact Carys Groves on 07753 305 631 or carys.groves@sightlife.wales.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Book Club (telephone)

Second Tuesday of the month. For more information contact George Hinton on 07711 188 292 or george.hinton@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Gym Group (Chester)

Brio Fitness at Northgate Arena in Chester now offer vision impaired gym sessions after running taster sessions with Vision Support. The vision impaired sessions are sports sessions tailored to those partially sighted or blind. Gym Sessions Tuesdays 12.30pm – 1.30pm. Please contact Josh on 07842 319377 or email jgarland@visionsupport.org.uk if you would like more information.

Hosted by - Vision Support

Ospreys VI Rugby Session (Llandarcy, Neath)

The Ospreys are starting vision impaired rugby sessions for over-16s from 4th July. The sessions are for men and women and will be held on Tuesdays from 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm at Llandarcy Academy of Sport. For more information, please contact Clive Oliver, Groups and Events Coordinator, Ospreys in the Community on 07828 332169 or email clive.oliver@ospreysrugby.com.

Gardening Group (Swansea)

Every Tuesday and Thursday. For further information contact Anita Davies on 01792 776360 or anita.davies@sightlife.wales.

Hosted by - Sight Life

RSBC Boys Crew - 11+ yrs (online)

Royal Society for Blind Children's boys crew for 11+ yrs. For more information, call Kim Pearson on 02031 980 225 / 07872 835 972 or email: Kim.Pearson@rsbc.org.uk. You can also find out more on their website via the link provided.

Hosted by - Royal Society for Blind Children

Discussion Group (Cardiff)

Held every Tuesday. Join this group of visually impaired people of Cardiff and the Vale, for talk and support. Be involved in lively discussions about a wide variety of topics (excluding religion and politics). The group also occasionally enjoys a trip out for lunch. For further information, call 02920 398 900.

Hosted by - Sight Life

13th of November 2024

Mission Ambition (telephone)

Every Wednesday. Support and advice group for those looking to achieve something, no matter how big or small. For more information contact George Hinton on 07711 188 292 or george.hinton@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Bike Ability (Dunvant)

Bike Ability at Dunvant Rugby Club, Dunvant from 12pm to 1pm. Volunteer rides are available but they will need to know in advance. For more information, contact Anita Davies on 07824 541 982.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Chair Yoga (Cardiff)

Every Wednesday. The Chair Yoga class is one of our most popular groups. It gives you the chance to stretch safely and there is a wonderful relaxation session at the end. People often arrive early (or leave late!) in order to have a hot drink and a chat with other members. Numbers are limited so it is best to ring first to check whether there is space in the class. For further information call 029 2039 8900.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Lampeter Support Group

Second Wednesday of the month. For further information, contact Diana on 07539 081 247.

Hosted by - Macular Society

UCAN with Jake and Taylor (Online)

Every Wednesday. For vision impaired young children 7yrs - 13yrs. Our workshop trainers Jake and Taylor run an interactive workshop for our younger participants. Playing games, quizzes and having a laugh is what they do best. It’s a great place to make friends and introduce yourself to drama activities in a fun way.Contact Hannah - hannah@ucanproductions.org / 07825 468 384 if you want more information on attending, or you can check our social media for updates.

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

Vision Impaired Swimming Session (Chester)

Brio Fitness at Northgate Arena in Chester now offer vision impaired swimming sessions after running taster sessions with Vision Support. The vision impaired sessions are sports sessions tailored to those partially sighted or blind. Swimming Sessions Wednesdays 9.30am – 10.30am. Please contact Josh on 07842 319377 or email jgarland@visionsupport.org.uk if you would like more information.

Hosted by - Vision Support

Arts & Crafts group (Swansea)

Meets 2nd Wednesday of the month. For further information contact Anita Davies on 01792 776360 or anita.davies@sightlife.wales.

Hosted by - Sight Life

VI Tennis (Cardiff)

Weekly, at David Lloyd Sports Centre. Session usually costs £7.50. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Music Appreciation Group (Cardiff)

Our Music Appreciation group usually meets on the second Wednesday of the month. Our volunteer Derek puts together pieces of music for members to listen to - anything from classical pieces to big band music - and referral-service-pears">prepares a narrative to accompany each piece, as discussion points. For further information contact Valerie Baynton on 029 2039 8900 or Valerie.baynton@sightlife.wales

Hosted by - Sight Life

North Wales Welsh Speakers group (telephone)

Second Wednesday of the month. For more information contact Eleanor Rothwell on 07702 821 915 or Eleanor.rothwell@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Cardiff VI Touch Rugby

Every Wednesday. Players with or without sight loss welcome to train, play or support. For more information email: Evan.vaughan-lewis@cardiffrugby.wales

Vision Impaired Bowls (Caerphilly)

Bowls sessions will run weekly every Wednesday. Vision impaired classification for this session are B1, B2, B3 and B4. All equipment will be provided but please bring clean, flat shoes. For more information, contact Rhys via email at meredro@caerphilly.gov.uk or call the centre on 01495 221321.

Working Age Social group (Cardiff)

Second Wednesday of the month from 6pm to 8pm at Tiny Rebel Cardiff. Contact Community Connection Wales for further information: Anum - Anum.Munawar@rnib.org.uk or  07510 382714 or Rachel - rachel.llewellyn@rnib.org.uk or 07510 382496

Hosted by - RNIB

14th of November 2024

Gardening Group (Swansea)

Every Tuesday and Thursday. For further information contact Anita Davies on 01792 776360 or anita.davies@sightlife.wales.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Ammanford Support Group

Second Thursday of the month. For further information, contact Macular Society groups admin team on 01264 560 259.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Wales and West Young People's online - 18 - 50yrs (online)

Meet every Thursday via video call. (aged 18 - 50 years). For more information contact Eleanor Rothwell on 07702 821 915 or Eleanor.rothwell@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Tea & Chat (Swansea Central)

Group meets on every Thursday. For more information, contact Anita on 07824 541 982 or email Anita.davies@sightlife.wales

Hosted by - Sight Life

Walled City VI Social and Activities Group - Bowls and Curling (Chester)

The Bowls group meets every Thursday (April-September) 11:00am – 1:00pm at St Werbergh’s Parish Centre, Brook Street, Chester. Equipment and refreshments provided. All ability levels and volunteers welcome. Outside of the Bowls season, (September-April) the group will be meeting at Northgate arena, Chester. Every Thursday from 1:00pm – 3:00pm to play Indoor Curling. If you would like to get involved in playing please contact Josh on 07842 319377 or email jgarland@visionsupport.org.uk

Hosted by - Vision Support

VI Tennis (Wrexham)

Every Thursday. Our vision impaired tennis sessions aim to provide a supportive and inclusive environment for individuals with visual impairments to engage in the joy of tennis. Participants will have the opportunity to receive expert coaching, enhance their tennis skills, and connect with others who share similar interests. This is aimed at ALL levels. For further information, contact Aimée Kaye, Tennis Manager on 0772 705 8518 or E-Mail: aimee.kaye@wrexhamtenniscentre.co.uk

Photography group (Cardiff)

Fortnightly in the activity room. Bring your own camera, the group often visit places of interest together. Help and advice is shared also. For more information contact Valerie on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Parent Pathways: Focus on Play (online)

Focus on Play and Social Development is a one-off session aimed at parents and carers of children and young people with vision impairment. For more information and to sign up, visit the link provided.

Hosted by - RNIB

Knitting Group (Swansea)

2nd Thursday of the Month. For further information contact Anita Davies on 01792 776 360 or anita.davies@sightlife.wales.

Hosted by - Sight Life

V.I. Bowls group (Carmarthen)

The group meet every Thursday morning between 11am-12pm at Bro Myrddin Indoor Bowls Club. Players just need to wear comfy clothes and flat shoes. Bowls are provided. For more information, call John Wilson on 07970 460 257.

Ruthin Support Group

Second Thursday of the month at 11am. For further information, contact Marian Williams on 07495 054 053.

Hosted by - Macular Society

15th of November 2024

Sight Cymru Social Hub (Penarth)

The social hubs enable people with sight impairment to get together for peer support, and provide the opportunity to extend social networks. The group features a range of speakers, trips out and activities. There will be no fees collected and all activities that are chargeable will be on a pay as you go basis. If you would like to attend any of these events, or would like further information, please contact Stacey Evans on postman@sightcymru.org.uk.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

Bridgend Support Group

Third Friday of the month. For further information, contact Joy on 07985 028 212.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Welsh conversation (telephone)

Every Friday. Welsh conversation and rusty Welsh speakers on the telephone weekly. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Conwy Sight Loss Group Virtual Meeting (online and telephone)

Meet virtually on the third Friday of each month. You can join via phone or Microsoft teams. A social group to meet others living with sight loss in your community. For more information, please call Nia on 07548 829635 or email ngreer@visionsupport.org.uk

Hosted by - Vision Support

Rhydyfelin Social Group

Social Group. Meets every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month. For further information, contact Carys Groves on 07753 305 631 or carys.groves@sightlife.wales.

Hosted by - Sight Life

South Wales Valleys phone group

Every Friday. For more information contact Eleanor Rothwell on 07702 821 915 or Eleanor.rothwell@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Swimming (Swansea)

Every Friday (not during school holidays). The pool is accessible and has ramped access to the pool. Places must be booked in advance before the Friday session. To book your place, contact Penlan Pool on 01792 588 079. Discounts may be available. Contact Swansea Council.

Hosted by - Sight Life

UCAN Friday Nights (Cardiff)

Every Friday. For vision impaired young adults from 7yrs - 25yrs. Creative sound and music sessions, drama and games every Friday evening. This weekly session is a great chance to catch up with friends old and new while having fun. Contact Hannah - hannah@ucanproductions.org / 07825 468 384 if you want more information on attending, or you can check our social media for updates.

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

Fun Quiz (telephone)

Telephone quiz on Fridays. Cryptic clues, Kazoo guess the tune and potluck rounds. No prizes, just fun! Play in an allotted team. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

16th of November 2024

Audio Described Theatre Performance: Wicked (Cardiff)

For more information or If you need help with your visit or making a booking then call the box office team on 029 2063 6464.

Exercise Through Dance (online)

Dance into the weekend every Saturday morning with our live session streamed on Zoom in partnership with Step Change Studios. For more information or support booking this activity, please contact Katie Sawyer at katie.sawyer@sense.org.uk or 07500 706 579.

Hosted by - Sense

18th of November 2024

Torfaen Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The group meets on alternate Mondays. For more information, contact Sight Cymru on 01495 763 650.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

Guitar Jam group (Cardiff)

Guitar group meets every Monday. Beginners at 10.30am, experienced players from 11.15am. For more information, contact Valerie on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Crafters Chat group (telephone)

Every Monday. For more information, contact Rachel Llewellyn on 07510 382 496 or Rachel.Llewellyn@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

SASI (Cardiff)

For those aged 18+. Join Alys every fortnight. Sessions aim to develop confidence, vocal and self-advocacy skills whilst making friends and having fun. To find out more, contact alys@ucanproductions.org

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

Abergele Support Group

Third Monday of the month at 1.30pm. For further information, contact Marian Williams on 07495 054 053.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Singing Group (Cardiff)

The club every Monday Run by volunteers, attendees can sing to some musical favourites old and new. For further information, call 02920 398 900.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Social group for adults (Flintshire)

The group meet on the third Monday of the month. For more information please contact: 01244 381515 or email information@visionsupport.org.uk.

Hosted by - Vision Support

Bright Beginnings - (Online Early Years Group)

Join RSBC's exciting weekly online early years group for parents who have a blind or partially sighted baby or child between 0-4 years old! More information is available via the link provided.

Hosted by - Royal Society for Blind Children

Seated Yoga (telephone)

Every Monday. Seated yoga classes are a fun and friendly, low-impact way to keep active. This activity is relaxed and gentle, and can be taken at the pace of the participant. Progressions can be provided to challenge participants, if desired. This activity is suitable for people aged 50+ and those with sight loss. For more information or support booking this activity, please contact Hannah Lane at hannah.lane@sense.org.uk or 07825 174 938

Hosted by - Sense

Mold Visionaires (Mold)

The group meet on the third Monday of the month. For more information please contact: 01244 381515 or email information@visionsupport.org.uk.

Hosted by - Vision Support

LOOK Parent Support Group (online)

LOOK's Parent Support Group is for all parent carers of visually impaired children and young people. It is made of a core community of regulars and new parents are always welcome. It is a supportive and safe space for parent carers to share with each other and learn from their peers. There are regular panel events, online chat sessions, and opportunities to meet in person. The panel events bring together Professionals (experts in the field) and LOOK Mentors who bring their lived experience and life hacks on the subject. The LOOK Parent Support Group meets fortnightly (online) on Mondays at 7.30pm and is hosted by PSG Lead, Jane Ring, and Jo Lomas. Both Jane and Jo are parents to visually impaired teenagers, and Jo is also visually impaired. The themes of the PSG are chosen by a Steering Group of parent carers of children living with VI. Everyone is welcome to join our PSG sessions. Further information is available in the link provided.

Hosted by - LOOK - National Federation of Families with Visually Impaired Children

RSBC weekly online pre-school group (online)

Each Monday from 1-2 pm, we will run some fun ativities for you and your child. We will also have space where you can share experiences with each other. To register, email: connections@rsbc.org.uk

Hosted by - Royal Society for Blind Children

Tea & Chat (Neath)

Group meets weekly in Neath. For more information, contact Anita on 07824 541 982 or email Anita.davies@sightlife.wales

Hosted by - Sight Life

Walking Group (Swansea)

Meet on 1st and 3rd Monday of each month. For more information, call 01792 776 360 or 07824 541 982.

Hosted by - Sight Life

All Wales Volunteer Training Session (Online and Telephone)

Third Monday of every month. Contact Macular Society groups admin team on 01264 560 259.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Art Club UK (Telephone)

Every Monday from 11am to 12pm. For all artists and enthusiasts to share their thoughts, feelings, and stories about the arts in a welcoming, supportive and safe space. Contact: rachel.llewellyn@rnib.org.uk or 07510 382 496

Hosted by - RNIB

Tech and Talk Support (telephone)

Every Monday. Technology queries answered by peers. For more information contact George Hinton on 07711 188 292 or george.hinton@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Elderfit exercise group (telephone)

Weekly telephone session – An hour of standing exercises fully described with Gareth. Exercise at home over the phone on a conference call with others. Fully described, Monday is seated and standing exercises. Great fun and workout to suit ability. There is a fee for this session but you can have a taster session for free. For more information call Val on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

19th of November 2024

UCAN with Alys (Online)

Every Tuesday via Zoom. For ages 13yrs - 18yrs. Have fun and learn new skills through drama. A popular group with lots of drama games, creative and storytelling activities. Alys is one of our trained workshop leaders and has worked with UCAN for many years. Her workshops are all about making new friends and having tons of fun through activities including storytelling and improvisation. Contact Hannah - hannah@ucanproductions.org / 07825 468 384 if you want more information on attending, or you can check our social media for updates.

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

Cycling at Pedal Power (Cardiff)

Weekly cycling group at Pedal Power. £6 for the session. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Sports Chat (telephone)

Third Tuesday of the month. For more information contact Anum Munawar on 07510 382 714 or anum.munawar@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Cardiff Coffee Morning

Meets every Tuesday. Everyone is welcome to drop in for a chat with other members, staff and volunteers. Coffee, tea, cake and biscuits are always available. Occasionally there are guest speakers or optional activities. For further information call 029 2039 890.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Afternoon Chat (Cardiff)

Weekly in Sight Life's activity room. Informal group in a café like setting. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

My Macular and Me Webinar

On the third Tuesday of every month we host two webinars to bring you closer to the experts. We are joined by experts in macular disease who discuss the latest in treatments and research and answer your questions. To find out more and register your attendance, click the link below.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Barry and Penarth Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The groups meets every Tuesday. For more information, contact Sight Cymru on 01495 763 650.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

Listening Book group (telephone)

Third Thursday of the month. Telephone social group with readings and poems. For more information contact Rachel Llewellyn: Rachel.llewellyn@rnib.org.uk or 07510 382496 or Anum Munawar: Anum.munwar@rnib.org.uk 07510 382714.

Hosted by - RNIB

Gym Group (Chester)

Brio Fitness at Northgate Arena in Chester now offer vision impaired gym sessions after running taster sessions with Vision Support. The vision impaired sessions are sports sessions tailored to those partially sighted or blind. Gym Sessions Tuesdays 12.30pm – 1.30pm. Please contact Josh on 07842 319377 or email jgarland@visionsupport.org.uk if you would like more information.

Hosted by - Vision Support

Ospreys VI Rugby Session (Llandarcy, Neath)

The Ospreys are starting vision impaired rugby sessions for over-16s from 4th July. The sessions are for men and women and will be held on Tuesdays from 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm at Llandarcy Academy of Sport. For more information, please contact Clive Oliver, Groups and Events Coordinator, Ospreys in the Community on 07828 332169 or email clive.oliver@ospreysrugby.com.

Gardening Group (Swansea)

Every Tuesday and Thursday. For further information contact Anita Davies on 01792 776360 or anita.davies@sightlife.wales.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Discussion Group (Cardiff)

Held every Tuesday. Join this group of visually impaired people of Cardiff and the Vale, for talk and support. Be involved in lively discussions about a wide variety of topics (excluding religion and politics). The group also occasionally enjoys a trip out for lunch. For further information, call 02920 398 900.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Practical Advice for Supporting Vision Impaired Students in Exams (Online)

A FREE online webinar via Google Meet. The session will focus on preparing students for examinations. Some of the topics covered include using a scribe/reader, evidence requirements, modified papers and access to past papers. Follow the link provided for further information and to book your place.

Hosted by - New College Worcester

20th of November 2024

Clwb Cerdded Eryri Walking Group (Bangor)

The North Wales society working in partnership with Snowdonia National Park Authority to provide leisure opportunities and facilitate access to a wide range of organised walks. Sighted guide companionship and transport from Bangor is available, the group is suitable for people of all ages and abilities and is a fantastic way of meeting new friends. All the walks are held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month - For more information contact the society on 01248 353604

Hosted by - North Wales Society of the Blind

Mission Ambition (telephone)

Every Wednesday. Support and advice group for those looking to achieve something, no matter how big or small. For more information contact George Hinton on 07711 188 292 or george.hinton@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Bike Ability (Dunvant)

Bike Ability at Dunvant Rugby Club, Dunvant from 12pm to 1pm. Volunteer rides are available but they will need to know in advance. For more information, contact Anita Davies on 07824 541 982.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Chair Yoga (Cardiff)

Every Wednesday. The Chair Yoga class is one of our most popular groups. It gives you the chance to stretch safely and there is a wonderful relaxation session at the end. People often arrive early (or leave late!) in order to have a hot drink and a chat with other members. Numbers are limited so it is best to ring first to check whether there is space in the class. For further information call 029 2039 8900.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Photography Group (Port Talbot)

Photography group for people with Sight Loss. Meet at Port Talbot library at 10.am. The group will meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each Month at Port Talbot library. The photographers will decide where they might go to visit to take different types of photographs. For more information, contact Anita Davies on 07824 541 982 or Anita.davies@sightlife.wales

Hosted by - Sight Life

Swansea Reading Group

Meets 3rd Wednesday of the month. For further information contact Anita Davies on 01792 776360 or anita.davies@sightlife.wales.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Llanelli Support Group

Third Wednesday of the month. For further information, contact Adele on 07494 468 007.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Dolgellau Support Group

Third Wednesday of the month at 1.30pm. For further information, contact Marian Williams on 07495 054 053.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Knit and natter (Cardiff)

Fortnightly in the activity room. No experience necessary, bring your knitting or crochet. For more information contact Valerie on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

UCAN with Jake and Taylor (Online)

Every Wednesday. For vision impaired young children 7yrs - 13yrs. Our workshop trainers Jake and Taylor run an interactive workshop for our younger participants. Playing games, quizzes and having a laugh is what they do best. It’s a great place to make friends and introduce yourself to drama activities in a fun way.Contact Hannah - hannah@ucanproductions.org / 07825 468 384 if you want more information on attending, or you can check our social media for updates.

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

Vision Impaired Swimming Session (Chester)

Brio Fitness at Northgate Arena in Chester now offer vision impaired swimming sessions after running taster sessions with Vision Support. The vision impaired sessions are sports sessions tailored to those partially sighted or blind. Swimming Sessions Wednesdays 9.30am – 10.30am. Please contact Josh on 07842 319377 or email jgarland@visionsupport.org.uk if you would like more information.

Hosted by - Vision Support

Caerphilly Support Group

Third Wednesday of the month. For further information, contact Denise on 07812 052 836.

Hosted by - Macular Society

All Wales telephone support group call - English Speaking (telephone)

All Wales telephone calls to help those who are unable to attend meetings in person. First, third and fourth Wednesday of the month. For further information, contact Adele on 07494 468 007.

Hosted by - Macular Society

LGBT+ Group (telephone)

Third Wednesday of the month. For more information contact Una.mulgrew@rnib.org.uk or Mike.holroyd@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

VI Tennis (Cardiff)

Weekly, at David Lloyd Sports Centre. Session usually costs £7.50. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Cardiff VI Touch Rugby

Every Wednesday. Players with or without sight loss welcome to train, play or support. For more information email: Evan.vaughan-lewis@cardiffrugby.wales

Adults with Albinism (online)

Online zoom session, giving an opportunity for adults with albinism (aged 18+) to meet, chat and share experiences in a friendly and safe environment. For more information and to book a place, visit the Albinism Fellowship website, via the link provided, where you can also find out more about the charity and its work.

Hosted by - Albinism Fellowship

Tech Forum (online)

Vision Support's 'Tech Forum' is for anyone living with a vision impairment who is interested in learning more about technology and what’s available to tech-enthusiasts. The group meets every third Wednesday of the month. For more details get in touch on 01244 381515 or email digitalskillsreferrals@visionsupport.org.uk.

Hosted by - Vision Support

Vision Impaired Bowls (Caerphilly)

Bowls sessions will run weekly every Wednesday. Vision impaired classification for this session are B1, B2, B3 and B4. All equipment will be provided but please bring clean, flat shoes. For more information, contact Rhys via email at meredro@caerphilly.gov.uk or call the centre on 01495 221321.

21st of November 2024

Gardening Group (Swansea)

Every Tuesday and Thursday. For further information contact Anita Davies on 01792 776360 or anita.davies@sightlife.wales.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Tea & Chat (Pontarddulais)

Group meets on the Third Thursday of the month. For more information, contact Anita on 07824 541 982 or email Anita.davies@sightlife.wales

Hosted by - Sight Life

Wales and West Young People's online - 18 - 50yrs (online)

Meet every Thursday via video call. (aged 18 - 50 years). For more information contact Eleanor Rothwell on 07702 821 915 or Eleanor.rothwell@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Tea & Chat (Swansea Central)

Group meets on every Thursday. For more information, contact Anita on 07824 541 982 or email Anita.davies@sightlife.wales

Hosted by - Sight Life

Walled City VI Social and Activities Group - Bowls and Curling (Chester)

The Bowls group meets every Thursday (April-September) 11:00am – 1:00pm at St Werbergh’s Parish Centre, Brook Street, Chester. Equipment and refreshments provided. All ability levels and volunteers welcome. Outside of the Bowls season, (September-April) the group will be meeting at Northgate arena, Chester. Every Thursday from 1:00pm – 3:00pm to play Indoor Curling. If you would like to get involved in playing please contact Josh on 07842 319377 or email jgarland@visionsupport.org.uk

Hosted by - Vision Support

Darts Night (Swansea)

In partnership with the Lions. The group meet on 3rd Thursday of each month. For more information, contact Anita on 07824 541 982 or email Anita.davies@sightlife.wales

Hosted by - Sight Life

VI Tennis (Wrexham)

Every Thursday. Our vision impaired tennis sessions aim to provide a supportive and inclusive environment for individuals with visual impairments to engage in the joy of tennis. Participants will have the opportunity to receive expert coaching, enhance their tennis skills, and connect with others who share similar interests. This is aimed at ALL levels. For further information, contact Aimée Kaye, Tennis Manager on 0772 705 8518 or E-Mail: aimee.kaye@wrexhamtenniscentre.co.uk

Digital Communities Wales Roadshow - NHS Wales App: Helping People to Get Online (online)

A free Webinar to provide skills and confidence to help others with health and wellbeing services online. For more information, visit the link provided.

Parent Pathways: First Steps (online)

First Steps is a course for parents and carers who have recently received, or are going through the process of receiving, a diagnosis of vision impairment for their child. For more information and to sign up, visit the link provided.

Hosted by - RNIB

V.I. Bowls group (Carmarthen)

The group meet every Thursday morning between 11am-12pm at Bro Myrddin Indoor Bowls Club. Players just need to wear comfy clothes and flat shoes. Bowls are provided. For more information, call John Wilson on 07970 460 257.

22nd of November 2024

Welsh conversation (telephone)

Every Friday. Welsh conversation and rusty Welsh speakers on the telephone weekly. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Carmarthen Macular Support Group

Fourth Thursday of the month. For further information, contact Janice on 07975 728 405.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Cymru Campaigners (telephone)

This is our social group for people who like to campaign for change. It runs on alternate Fridays over Microsoft Teams, and people can join via a link for their computer or device, or join by phone, or can be dialled in for easy access. Our campaigners get together to talk about what they have been up to and give each other support and advice.  For more information, email cymrucampaigns@rnib.org.uk  or call 0303 123 999.

Hosted by - RNIB

South Wales Valleys phone group

Every Friday. For more information contact Eleanor Rothwell on 07702 821 915 or Eleanor.rothwell@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Swimming (Swansea)

Every Friday (not during school holidays). The pool is accessible and has ramped access to the pool. Places must be booked in advance before the Friday session. To book your place, contact Penlan Pool on 01792 588 079. Discounts may be available. Contact Swansea Council.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Connect by Tech (online)

Meet on the fourth Friday of the month. Contact Macular Society groups admin team on 01264 560 259.

Hosted by - Macular Society

UCAN Friday Nights (Cardiff)

Every Friday. For vision impaired young adults from 7yrs - 25yrs. Creative sound and music sessions, drama and games every Friday evening. This weekly session is a great chance to catch up with friends old and new while having fun. Contact Hannah - hannah@ucanproductions.org / 07825 468 384 if you want more information on attending, or you can check our social media for updates.

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

Fun Quiz (telephone)

Telephone quiz on Fridays. Cryptic clues, Kazoo guess the tune and potluck rounds. No prizes, just fun! Play in an allotted team. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

23rd of November 2024

Exercise Through Dance (online)

Dance into the weekend every Saturday morning with our live session streamed on Zoom in partnership with Step Change Studios. For more information or support booking this activity, please contact Katie Sawyer at katie.sawyer@sense.org.uk or 07500 706 579.

Hosted by - Sense

Maggie's Club (Cardiff)

Maggie's Club - Every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month (2:00pm-3:00pm) Founded in honour of UCAN Board Member, Dr Margaret Woodhouse OBE, this is held on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month. It is a fun, interactive workshop for sight impaired children and young people with additional needs. These workshops are led by Jake and Sound Man, Alex and involves fun games, stories, sounds, music and tactile art. Maggie's club is very popular and they are currently undertaking a virtual round the world tour, visiting a different country each week. Visit the link below for more information.

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

25th of November 2024

Guitar Jam group (Cardiff)

Guitar group meets every Monday. Beginners at 10.30am, experienced players from 11.15am. For more information, contact Valerie on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Crafters Chat group (telephone)

Every Monday. For more information, contact Rachel Llewellyn on 07510 382 496 or Rachel.Llewellyn@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Singing Group (Cardiff)

The club every Monday Run by volunteers, attendees can sing to some musical favourites old and new. For further information, call 02920 398 900.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Ystradgynlais Support Group

Fourth Monday of the month. For further information, contact Cilla on 07762 696 576.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Bright Beginnings - (Online Early Years Group)

Join RSBC's exciting weekly online early years group for parents who have a blind or partially sighted baby or child between 0-4 years old! More information is available via the link provided.

Hosted by - Royal Society for Blind Children

Seated Yoga (telephone)

Every Monday. Seated yoga classes are a fun and friendly, low-impact way to keep active. This activity is relaxed and gentle, and can be taken at the pace of the participant. Progressions can be provided to challenge participants, if desired. This activity is suitable for people aged 50+ and those with sight loss. For more information or support booking this activity, please contact Hannah Lane at hannah.lane@sense.org.uk or 07825 174 938

Hosted by - Sense

RSBC weekly online pre-school group (online)

Each Monday from 1-2 pm, we will run some fun ativities for you and your child. We will also have space where you can share experiences with each other. To register, email: connections@rsbc.org.uk

Hosted by - Royal Society for Blind Children

Llangollen Support Group

Fourth Monday of the month at 11am. For further information, contact Marian Williams on 07495 054 053.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Tea & Chat (Neath)

Group meets weekly in Neath. For more information, contact Anita on 07824 541 982 or email Anita.davies@sightlife.wales

Hosted by - Sight Life

Abergavenny Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The groups meets on alternate Mondays.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

Art Club UK (Telephone)

Every Monday from 11am to 12pm. For all artists and enthusiasts to share their thoughts, feelings, and stories about the arts in a welcoming, supportive and safe space. Contact: rachel.llewellyn@rnib.org.uk or 07510 382 496

Hosted by - RNIB

Tech and Talk Support (telephone)

Every Monday. Technology queries answered by peers. For more information contact George Hinton on 07711 188 292 or george.hinton@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

North Wales Society of the Blind Club (Colwyn Bay)

The group get together in a relaxed atmosphere every 2nd and 4th Monday in the month, 20 Station Road, Colwyn Bay, from 11am - 1pm. Refreshment are available during the morning and our volunteers collect orders for lunch time. Guest speakers attend the club to deliver interesting talks and local musicians provide entertainment. When the weather is good we venture out on organised day trips. The club is the perfect opportunity for people with sight loss to come together to socialize and make new friends. Transport and lunch may be arranged for you if required. For further information please contact Bethan on 01248 353 604.

Hosted by - North Wales Society of the Blind

Elderfit exercise group (telephone)

Weekly telephone session – An hour of standing exercises fully described with Gareth. Exercise at home over the phone on a conference call with others. Fully described, Monday is seated and standing exercises. Great fun and workout to suit ability. There is a fee for this session but you can have a taster session for free. For more information call Val on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

26th of November 2024

Bird Chat (Cardiff)

Monthly, usually on the last Tuesday of the month in our activity room. All about birds and their songs and calls. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

UCAN with Alys (Online)

Every Tuesday via Zoom. For ages 13yrs - 18yrs. Have fun and learn new skills through drama. A popular group with lots of drama games, creative and storytelling activities. Alys is one of our trained workshop leaders and has worked with UCAN for many years. Her workshops are all about making new friends and having tons of fun through activities including storytelling and improvisation. Contact Hannah - hannah@ucanproductions.org / 07825 468 384 if you want more information on attending, or you can check our social media for updates.

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

Cycling at Pedal Power (Cardiff)

Weekly cycling group at Pedal Power. £6 for the session. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Neath Macular Support Group

Fourth Tuesday of the month. Contact Carole on 01639 637 205.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Cardiff Coffee Morning

Meets every Tuesday. Everyone is welcome to drop in for a chat with other members, staff and volunteers. Coffee, tea, cake and biscuits are always available. Occasionally there are guest speakers or optional activities. For further information call 029 2039 890.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Afternoon Chat (Cardiff)

Weekly in Sight Life's activity room. Informal group in a café like setting. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Barry and Penarth Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The groups meets every Tuesday. For more information, contact Sight Cymru on 01495 763 650.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

Visually Impaired Pontypridd

Social Group. Meets every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month. For further information, contact Carys Groves on 07753 305 631 or carys.groves@sightlife.wales.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Gym Group (Chester)

Brio Fitness at Northgate Arena in Chester now offer vision impaired gym sessions after running taster sessions with Vision Support. The vision impaired sessions are sports sessions tailored to those partially sighted or blind. Gym Sessions Tuesdays 12.30pm – 1.30pm. Please contact Josh on 07842 319377 or email jgarland@visionsupport.org.uk if you would like more information.

Hosted by - Vision Support

Ospreys VI Rugby Session (Llandarcy, Neath)

The Ospreys are starting vision impaired rugby sessions for over-16s from 4th July. The sessions are for men and women and will be held on Tuesdays from 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm at Llandarcy Academy of Sport. For more information, please contact Clive Oliver, Groups and Events Coordinator, Ospreys in the Community on 07828 332169 or email clive.oliver@ospreysrugby.com.

Gardening Group (Swansea)

Every Tuesday and Thursday. For further information contact Anita Davies on 01792 776360 or anita.davies@sightlife.wales.

Hosted by - Sight Life

RSBC Boys Crew - 11+ yrs (online)

Royal Society for Blind Children's boys crew for 11+ yrs. For more information, call Kim Pearson on 02031 980 225 / 07872 835 972 or email: Kim.Pearson@rsbc.org.uk. You can also find out more on their website via the link provided.

Hosted by - Royal Society for Blind Children

Discussion Group (Cardiff)

Held every Tuesday. Join this group of visually impaired people of Cardiff and the Vale, for talk and support. Be involved in lively discussions about a wide variety of topics (excluding religion and politics). The group also occasionally enjoys a trip out for lunch. For further information, call 02920 398 900.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Macular Group (Welshpool)

Group meets 2nd and 4th Tuesday each month at 2pm. The Catholic Church, 2 Raven Street, Welshpool. Contact Marian Williams for more information on 07495 054 053 or marian.williams@macularsociety.org

Hosted by - Macular Society

27th of November 2024

Mission Ambition (telephone)

Every Wednesday. Support and advice group for those looking to achieve something, no matter how big or small. For more information contact George Hinton on 07711 188 292 or george.hinton@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Rhyl Visionaires

The Social Club meets every fourth Wednesday of each month from 10:30am to 12:00pm at The ASK Centre, 9 – 11 Water Street, Rhyl, LL18 1SP. If you would like to attend please call Megan on 07936 950721 or email mgiles@visionsupport.org.uk

Hosted by - Vision Support

Bike Ability (Dunvant)

Bike Ability at Dunvant Rugby Club, Dunvant from 12pm to 1pm. Volunteer rides are available but they will need to know in advance. For more information, contact Anita Davies on 07824 541 982.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Chair Yoga (Cardiff)

Every Wednesday. The Chair Yoga class is one of our most popular groups. It gives you the chance to stretch safely and there is a wonderful relaxation session at the end. People often arrive early (or leave late!) in order to have a hot drink and a chat with other members. Numbers are limited so it is best to ring first to check whether there is space in the class. For further information call 029 2039 8900.

Hosted by - Sight Life

UCAN with Jake and Taylor (Online)

Every Wednesday. For vision impaired young children 7yrs - 13yrs. Our workshop trainers Jake and Taylor run an interactive workshop for our younger participants. Playing games, quizzes and having a laugh is what they do best. It’s a great place to make friends and introduce yourself to drama activities in a fun way.Contact Hannah - hannah@ucanproductions.org / 07825 468 384 if you want more information on attending, or you can check our social media for updates.

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

Vision Impaired Swimming Session (Chester)

Brio Fitness at Northgate Arena in Chester now offer vision impaired swimming sessions after running taster sessions with Vision Support. The vision impaired sessions are sports sessions tailored to those partially sighted or blind. Swimming Sessions Wednesdays 9.30am – 10.30am. Please contact Josh on 07842 319377 or email jgarland@visionsupport.org.uk if you would like more information.

Hosted by - Vision Support

VI Tennis (Cardiff)

Weekly, at David Lloyd Sports Centre. Session usually costs £7.50. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

All Wales telephone support group call - English Speaking (telephone)

All Wales telephone calls to help those who are unable to attend meetings in person. First, third and fourth Wednesday of the month. For further information, contact Adele on 07494 468 007.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Aberystwyth Support Group

Fourth Wednesday of the month at 11am. For further information, contact Marian Williams on 07495 054 053.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Cardiff VI Touch Rugby

Every Wednesday. Players with or without sight loss welcome to train, play or support. For more information email: Evan.vaughan-lewis@cardiffrugby.wales

Vision Impaired Bowls (Caerphilly)

Bowls sessions will run weekly every Wednesday. Vision impaired classification for this session are B1, B2, B3 and B4. All equipment will be provided but please bring clean, flat shoes. For more information, contact Rhys via email at meredro@caerphilly.gov.uk or call the centre on 01495 221321.

28th of November 2024

Gardening Group (Swansea)

Every Tuesday and Thursday. For further information contact Anita Davies on 01792 776360 or anita.davies@sightlife.wales.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Tenby Support Group

Last Thursday of the month. For further information, contact Val on 07452 888 287.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Wales and West Young People's online - 18 - 50yrs (online)

Meet every Thursday via video call. (aged 18 - 50 years). For more information contact Eleanor Rothwell on 07702 821 915 or Eleanor.rothwell@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Tea & Chat (Swansea Central)

Group meets on every Thursday. For more information, contact Anita on 07824 541 982 or email Anita.davies@sightlife.wales

Hosted by - Sight Life

Walled City VI Social and Activities Group - Bowls and Curling (Chester)

The Bowls group meets every Thursday (April-September) 11:00am – 1:00pm at St Werbergh’s Parish Centre, Brook Street, Chester. Equipment and refreshments provided. All ability levels and volunteers welcome. Outside of the Bowls season, (September-April) the group will be meeting at Northgate arena, Chester. Every Thursday from 1:00pm – 3:00pm to play Indoor Curling. If you would like to get involved in playing please contact Josh on 07842 319377 or email jgarland@visionsupport.org.uk

Hosted by - Vision Support

VI Tennis (Wrexham)

Every Thursday. Our vision impaired tennis sessions aim to provide a supportive and inclusive environment for individuals with visual impairments to engage in the joy of tennis. Participants will have the opportunity to receive expert coaching, enhance their tennis skills, and connect with others who share similar interests. This is aimed at ALL levels. For further information, contact Aimée Kaye, Tennis Manager on 0772 705 8518 or E-Mail: aimee.kaye@wrexhamtenniscentre.co.uk

Photography group (Cardiff)

Fortnightly in the activity room. Bring your own camera, the group often visit places of interest together. Help and advice is shared also. For more information contact Valerie on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Zoom Coffee Morning

Torch Trust, the Christian sight loss charity monthly, online coffee morning for those who are unable to visit its in-person event. The sessions will be held on the fourth Thursday of the month. The meeting starts at 10:45am with some time to chat, this will be followed at 11am with an update on Torch news, and an opportunity to pray together for the work and ministry. For more information and to book a place, visit the Torch Trust website.

Hosted by - Torch Trust

Deafblind UK Cardiff Social Group (Cardiff)

The group provides a friendly, safe space where members can meet for a chat and a cuppa, and share challenges, information and build friendships. It will meet monthly, on the last Thursday, from 12 - 1pm on 4th floor of Cardiff Central Library. For referrals to the group, please contact Carys Jones, Sensory Support Officer via email at Carys.jones@deafblind.org.uk

Hosted by - Deafblind UK

Working Age Focus Webinar

Takes place on the last Thursday of every month, focuses more specifically on different macular conditions and issues affecting anyone of working age. To find out what you should expect from treatment and what it could mean for your vision, join our webinar on Thursday 28 September at 7pm. To find out more and register your attendance, click the link below.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Llanbedr Support Group

Fourth Thursday of the month at 1.30pm. For further information, contact Marian Williams on 07495 054 053.

Hosted by - Macular Society

V.I. Bowls group (Carmarthen)

The group meet every Thursday morning between 11am-12pm at Bro Myrddin Indoor Bowls Club. Players just need to wear comfy clothes and flat shoes. Bowls are provided. For more information, call John Wilson on 07970 460 257.

29th of November 2024

Welsh conversation (telephone)

Every Friday. Welsh conversation and rusty Welsh speakers on the telephone weekly. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

South Wales Valleys phone group

Every Friday. For more information contact Eleanor Rothwell on 07702 821 915 or Eleanor.rothwell@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Swimming (Swansea)

Every Friday (not during school holidays). The pool is accessible and has ramped access to the pool. Places must be booked in advance before the Friday session. To book your place, contact Penlan Pool on 01792 588 079. Discounts may be available. Contact Swansea Council.

Hosted by - Sight Life

UCAN Friday Nights (Cardiff)

Every Friday. For vision impaired young adults from 7yrs - 25yrs. Creative sound and music sessions, drama and games every Friday evening. This weekly session is a great chance to catch up with friends old and new while having fun. Contact Hannah - hannah@ucanproductions.org / 07825 468 384 if you want more information on attending, or you can check our social media for updates.

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

Fun Quiz (telephone)

Telephone quiz on Fridays. Cryptic clues, Kazoo guess the tune and potluck rounds. No prizes, just fun! Play in an allotted team. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

30th of November 2024

Exercise Through Dance (online)

Dance into the weekend every Saturday morning with our live session streamed on Zoom in partnership with Step Change Studios. For more information or support booking this activity, please contact Katie Sawyer at katie.sawyer@sense.org.uk or 07500 706 579.

Hosted by - Sense

2nd of December 2024

Guitar Jam group (Cardiff)

Guitar group meets every Monday. Beginners at 10.30am, experienced players from 11.15am. For more information, contact Valerie on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Crafters Chat group (telephone)

Every Monday. For more information, contact Rachel Llewellyn on 07510 382 496 or Rachel.Llewellyn@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Cardiff Macular Support Group

Affiliated with Sight Life. First Monday of the month. Contact Sight Life on 029 2039 8900.

Hosted by - Macular Society

SASI (Cardiff)

For those aged 18+. Join Alys every fortnight. Sessions aim to develop confidence, vocal and self-advocacy skills whilst making friends and having fun. To find out more, contact alys@ucanproductions.org

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

Singing Group (Cardiff)

The club every Monday Run by volunteers, attendees can sing to some musical favourites old and new. For further information, call 02920 398 900.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Bright Beginnings - (Online Early Years Group)

Join RSBC's exciting weekly online early years group for parents who have a blind or partially sighted baby or child between 0-4 years old! More information is available via the link provided.

Hosted by - Royal Society for Blind Children

Seated Yoga (telephone)

Every Monday. Seated yoga classes are a fun and friendly, low-impact way to keep active. This activity is relaxed and gentle, and can be taken at the pace of the participant. Progressions can be provided to challenge participants, if desired. This activity is suitable for people aged 50+ and those with sight loss. For more information or support booking this activity, please contact Hannah Lane at hannah.lane@sense.org.uk or 07825 174 938

Hosted by - Sense

LOOK Parent Support Group (online)

LOOK's Parent Support Group is for all parent carers of visually impaired children and young people. It is made of a core community of regulars and new parents are always welcome. It is a supportive and safe space for parent carers to share with each other and learn from their peers. There are regular panel events, online chat sessions, and opportunities to meet in person. The panel events bring together Professionals (experts in the field) and LOOK Mentors who bring their lived experience and life hacks on the subject. The LOOK Parent Support Group meets fortnightly (online) on Mondays at 7.30pm and is hosted by PSG Lead, Jane Ring, and Jo Lomas. Both Jane and Jo are parents to visually impaired teenagers, and Jo is also visually impaired. The themes of the PSG are chosen by a Steering Group of parent carers of children living with VI. Everyone is welcome to join our PSG sessions. Further information is available in the link provided.

Hosted by - LOOK - National Federation of Families with Visually Impaired Children

Cardiff Macular Support Group

Affiliated with Sight Life. First Monday of the month. Contact Sight Life on 029 2039 8900.

Hosted by - Macular Society

RSBC weekly online pre-school group (online)

Each Monday from 1-2 pm, we will run some fun ativities for you and your child. We will also have space where you can share experiences with each other. To register, email: connections@rsbc.org.uk

Hosted by - Royal Society for Blind Children

Tea & Chat (Neath)

Group meets weekly in Neath. For more information, contact Anita on 07824 541 982 or email Anita.davies@sightlife.wales

Hosted by - Sight Life

Walking Group (Swansea)

Meet on 1st and 3rd Monday of each month. For more information, call 01792 776 360 or 07824 541 982.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Art Club UK (Telephone)

Every Monday from 11am to 12pm. For all artists and enthusiasts to share their thoughts, feelings, and stories about the arts in a welcoming, supportive and safe space. Contact: rachel.llewellyn@rnib.org.uk or 07510 382 496

Hosted by - RNIB

Tech and Talk Support (telephone)

Every Monday. Technology queries answered by peers. For more information contact George Hinton on 07711 188 292 or george.hinton@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Newtown Support Group

First Monday of the month at 2pm. For further information, contact Marian 07495 054 053.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Elderfit exercise group (telephone)

Weekly telephone session – An hour of standing exercises fully described with Gareth. Exercise at home over the phone on a conference call with others. Fully described, Monday is seated and standing exercises. Great fun and workout to suit ability. There is a fee for this session but you can have a taster session for free. For more information call Val on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Newport Support Group

First Monday of the month. For further information, contact Caroline on 02920 617 241.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Llandudno Support Group

First Monday of every month at 11am. For further information, contact Marian 07495 054 053.

Hosted by - Macular Society

3rd of December 2024

UCAN with Alys (Online)

Every Tuesday via Zoom. For ages 13yrs - 18yrs. Have fun and learn new skills through drama. A popular group with lots of drama games, creative and storytelling activities. Alys is one of our trained workshop leaders and has worked with UCAN for many years. Her workshops are all about making new friends and having tons of fun through activities including storytelling and improvisation. Contact Hannah - hannah@ucanproductions.org / 07825 468 384 if you want more information on attending, or you can check our social media for updates.

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

Cycling at Pedal Power (Cardiff)

Weekly cycling group at Pedal Power. £6 for the session. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Digital Communities Wales Roadshow - NHS Wales App: Helping People to Get Online (online)

A free Webinar to provide skills and confidence to help others with health and wellbeing services online. For more information, visit the link provided.

Doga - Chair yoga for guide dog owners (Cardiff)

Monthly, on the first Tuesday of the month. Chair yoga for members with guide dogs sitting in the session. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Macular Group (Welshpool)

Group meets 2nd and 4th Tuesday each month at 2pm. The Catholic Church, 2 Raven Street, Welshpool. Contact Marian Williams for more information on 07495 054 053 or marian.williams@macularsociety.org

Hosted by - Macular Society

Cardiff Coffee Morning

Meets every Tuesday. Everyone is welcome to drop in for a chat with other members, staff and volunteers. Coffee, tea, cake and biscuits are always available. Occasionally there are guest speakers or optional activities. For further information call 029 2039 890.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Tywyn Support Group

First Tuesday of the month at 11am. For further information, contact Marian Williams on 07495 054 053.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Afternoon Chat (Cardiff)

Weekly in Sight Life's activity room. Informal group in a café like setting. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Sports Chat (telephone)

First Tuesday of the month. Social group for people to chat about sport. For more information contact Anum Munawar on 07510 382 714 or anum.munawar@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Barry and Penarth Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The groups meets every Tuesday. For more information, contact Sight Cymru on 01495 763 650.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

Gym Group (Chester)

Brio Fitness at Northgate Arena in Chester now offer vision impaired gym sessions after running taster sessions with Vision Support. The vision impaired sessions are sports sessions tailored to those partially sighted or blind. Gym Sessions Tuesdays 12.30pm – 1.30pm. Please contact Josh on 07842 319377 or email jgarland@visionsupport.org.uk if you would like more information.

Hosted by - Vision Support

Ospreys VI Rugby Session (Llandarcy, Neath)

The Ospreys are starting vision impaired rugby sessions for over-16s from 4th July. The sessions are for men and women and will be held on Tuesdays from 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm at Llandarcy Academy of Sport. For more information, please contact Clive Oliver, Groups and Events Coordinator, Ospreys in the Community on 07828 332169 or email clive.oliver@ospreysrugby.com.

Gardening Group (Swansea)

Every Tuesday and Thursday. For further information contact Anita Davies on 01792 776360 or anita.davies@sightlife.wales.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Discussion Group (Cardiff)

Held every Tuesday. Join this group of visually impaired people of Cardiff and the Vale, for talk and support. Be involved in lively discussions about a wide variety of topics (excluding religion and politics). The group also occasionally enjoys a trip out for lunch. For further information, call 02920 398 900.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Singing Group (Cardiff)

The club meets on the 1st & 3rd TUESDAY of the month. Run by volunteers, attendees can sing to some musical favourites old and new. For further information, call 02920 398 900.

Hosted by - Sight Life

4th of December 2024

Mission Ambition (telephone)

Every Wednesday. Support and advice group for those looking to achieve something, no matter how big or small. For more information contact George Hinton on 07711 188 292 or george.hinton@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Prestatyn Visionaires

Organised by Mildred Taylor, the group meets at the English Presbyterian Church of Wales, Nant Hall Rd, Prestatyn, LL19 9LR on the first Wednesday of every month from 10:00am to 12:00 noon. If you would like to attend please call Megan on 07936 950721 or email mgiles@visionsupport.org.uk

Hosted by - Vision Support

Punctate Inner Choroidopathy support group (online)

A virtual group for people affected by punctate inner choroidopathy (PIC). The group will meet monthly via Zoom, on the first Wednesday of the month at 7pm. To find out more, click the link below.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Tea & Chat (Gorseinon)

Group meets on the first Wednesday of the month. For more information, contact Anita on 07824 541 982 or email Anita.davies@sightlife.wales

Hosted by - Sight Life

Bike Ability (Dunvant)

Bike Ability at Dunvant Rugby Club, Dunvant from 12pm to 1pm. Volunteer rides are available but they will need to know in advance. For more information, contact Anita Davies on 07824 541 982.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Photography Group (Port Talbot)

Photography group for people with Sight Loss. Meet at Port Talbot library at 10.am. The group will meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each Month at Port Talbot library. The photographers will decide where they might go to visit to take different types of photographs. For further information, contact Anita Davies on 07824 541 982 or Anita.davies@sightlife.wales

Hosted by - Sight Life

Chair Yoga (Cardiff)

Every Wednesday. The Chair Yoga class is one of our most popular groups. It gives you the chance to stretch safely and there is a wonderful relaxation session at the end. People often arrive early (or leave late!) in order to have a hot drink and a chat with other members. Numbers are limited so it is best to ring first to check whether there is space in the class. For further information call 029 2039 8900.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Knit and natter (Cardiff)

Fortnightly in the activity room. No experience necessary, bring your knitting or crochet. For more information contact Valerie on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

UCAN with Jake and Taylor (Online)

Every Wednesday. For vision impaired young children 7yrs - 13yrs. Our workshop trainers Jake and Taylor run an interactive workshop for our younger participants. Playing games, quizzes and having a laugh is what they do best. It’s a great place to make friends and introduce yourself to drama activities in a fun way.Contact Hannah - hannah@ucanproductions.org / 07825 468 384 if you want more information on attending, or you can check our social media for updates.

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

Vision Impaired Swimming Session (Chester)

Brio Fitness at Northgate Arena in Chester now offer vision impaired swimming sessions after running taster sessions with Vision Support. The vision impaired sessions are sports sessions tailored to those partially sighted or blind. Swimming Sessions Wednesdays 9.30am – 10.30am. Please contact Josh on 07842 319377 or email jgarland@visionsupport.org.uk if you would like more information.

Hosted by - Vision Support

Conwy Sight Loss Group

The group meets on the first Wednesday of the month. For more information, email information@visionsupport.org.uk or call 01244 381515.

Hosted by - Vision Support

All Wales telephone support group call - English Speaking (telephone)

All Wales telephone calls to help those who are unable to attend meetings in person. First, third and fourth Wednesday of the month. For further information, contact Adele on 07494 468 007.

Hosted by - Macular Society

VI Tennis (Cardiff)

Weekly, at David Lloyd Sports Centre. Session usually costs £7.50. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Cardiff VI Touch Rugby

Every Wednesday. Players with or without sight loss welcome to train, play or support. For more information email: Evan.vaughan-lewis@cardiffrugby.wales

Pontyclun Macular Support Group

First Wednesday of the month. For further information, contact Julie Parker on 07531 498 967.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Vision Impaired Bowls (Caerphilly)

Bowls sessions will run weekly every Wednesday. Vision impaired classification for this session are B1, B2, B3 and B4. All equipment will be provided but please bring clean, flat shoes. For more information, contact Rhys via email at meredro@caerphilly.gov.uk or call the centre on 01495 221321.

5th of December 2024

Gardening Group (Swansea)

Every Tuesday and Thursday. For further information contact Anita Davies on 01792 776360 or anita.davies@sightlife.wales.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Wrexham Visionaires

The Social Club meets on the first Thursday of every month from 11:00am to 1:00pm at the Wrexham Methodist Church, 37 Regent Street, Wrexham, LL11 1RY. If you would like to attend please call Megan on 07936 950721 or email mgiles@visionsupport.org.uk

Hosted by - Vision Support

Wales and West Young People's online - 18 - 50yrs (online)

Meet every Thursday via video call. (aged 18 - 50 years). For more information contact Eleanor Rothwell on 07702 821 915 or Eleanor.rothwell@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Tea & Chat (Swansea Central)

Group meets on every Thursday. For more information, contact Anita on 07824 541 982 or email Anita.davies@sightlife.wales

Hosted by - Sight Life

Walled City VI Social and Activities Group - Bowls and Curling (Chester)

The Bowls group meets every Thursday (April-September) 11:00am – 1:00pm at St Werbergh’s Parish Centre, Brook Street, Chester. Equipment and refreshments provided. All ability levels and volunteers welcome. Outside of the Bowls season, (September-April) the group will be meeting at Northgate arena, Chester. Every Thursday from 1:00pm – 3:00pm to play Indoor Curling. If you would like to get involved in playing please contact Josh on 07842 319377 or email jgarland@visionsupport.org.uk

Hosted by - Vision Support

VI Tennis (Wrexham)

Every Thursday. Our vision impaired tennis sessions aim to provide a supportive and inclusive environment for individuals with visual impairments to engage in the joy of tennis. Participants will have the opportunity to receive expert coaching, enhance their tennis skills, and connect with others who share similar interests. This is aimed at ALL levels. For further information, contact Aimée Kaye, Tennis Manager on 0772 705 8518 or E-Mail: aimee.kaye@wrexhamtenniscentre.co.uk

Women with Vision (telephone)

For young blind or partially sighted women in Wales and the South West from diverse cultural backgrounds. First Thursday of the month. For more information contact Anum Munawar on 07510 382 714 or anum.munawar@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Monmouthshire Support Group

First Thursday of the month. For further information, contact David on 07951 869 586.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Milford Haven Support Group

First Thursday of the month. For further information, contact Maddy on 07584 836 524.

Hosted by - Macular Society

V.I. Bowls group (Carmarthen)

The group meet every Thursday morning between 11am-12pm at Bro Myrddin Indoor Bowls Club. Players just need to wear comfy clothes and flat shoes. Bowls are provided. For more information, call John Wilson on 07970 460 257.

Wrexham Visionaires

Social group for people living with sight loss. Held on 1st Thursday of the month. For more information, call Catherine on 07821 649 066 or email cthompson@visionsupport.org.uk

Hosted by - Vision Support

6th of December 2024

Rhydyfelin Social Group

Social Group. Meets every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month. For further information, contact Carys Groves on 07753 305 631 or carys.groves@sightlife.wales.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Welsh conversation (telephone)

Every Friday. Welsh conversation and rusty Welsh speakers on the telephone weekly. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Ten-pin Bowling (Swansea)

The group generally meet on 1st Friday of each month (not during school holidays). To check dates and times, contact the Swansea Office on 01792 776360.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Cymru Campaigners (telephone)

This is our social group for people who like to campaign for change. It runs on alternate Fridays over Microsoft Teams, and people can join via a link for their computer or device, or join by phone, or can be dialled in for easy access. Our campaigners get together to talk about what they have been up to and give each other support and advice.  For more information, email cymrucampaigns@rnib.org.uk  or call 0303 123 999.

Hosted by - RNIB

South Wales Valleys phone group

Every Friday. For more information contact Eleanor Rothwell on 07702 821 915 or Eleanor.rothwell@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

BridgeVIS coffee morning (Bridgend)

First Friday of the month. Contact John O'Donnell on 01656 766264 or email johnodonnell24@hotmail.co.uk

Hosted by - Bridgevis (Bridgend & District VI society)

Swimming (Swansea)

Every Friday (not during school holidays). The pool is accessible and has ramped access to the pool. Places must be booked in advance before the Friday session. To book your place, contact Penlan Pool on 01792 588 079. Discounts may be available. Contact Swansea Council.

Hosted by - Sight Life

UCAN Friday Nights (Cardiff)

Every Friday. For vision impaired young adults from 7yrs - 25yrs. Creative sound and music sessions, drama and games every Friday evening. This weekly session is a great chance to catch up with friends old and new while having fun. Contact Hannah - hannah@ucanproductions.org / 07825 468 384 if you want more information on attending, or you can check our social media for updates.

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

Fun Quiz (telephone)

Telephone quiz on Fridays. Cryptic clues, Kazoo guess the tune and potluck rounds. No prizes, just fun! Play in an allotted team. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Macular Support Group (Treorchy)

Meets on the first Friday every month from 10:30 am. to 12:30 pm. For further information, contact Group Leader Jean Bently at 01443 775755 / 07377 673 275.

Hosted by - Macular Society

7th of December 2024

Shape and Share - A Christmas Cracker (online)

Virtual event for children and young people with a vision impairment and their families. For a full schedule, more information and to make a booking, visit the link provided.

Hosted by - RNIB

Audio Described Theatre Performance: Mother Goose - The Rock 'n' Roll Panto (Mold)

For more information or If you need help with your visit or making a booking then call the box office team on 01352 344101

Exercise Through Dance (online)

Dance into the weekend every Saturday morning with our live session streamed on Zoom in partnership with Step Change Studios. For more information or support booking this activity, please contact Katie Sawyer at katie.sawyer@sense.org.uk or 07500 706 579.

Hosted by - Sense

9th of December 2024

Book Club (Cardiff)

Meet in person at Sight Life or local café. 2nd Monday of every month. For more information, call Val on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Guitar Jam group (Cardiff)

Guitar group meets every Monday. Beginners at 10.30am, experienced players from 11.15am. For more information, contact Valerie on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Crafters Chat group (telephone)

Every Monday. For more information, contact Rachel Llewellyn on 07510 382 496 or Rachel.Llewellyn@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Singing Group (Cardiff)

The club every Monday Run by volunteers, attendees can sing to some musical favourites old and new. For further information, call 02920 398 900.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Bright Beginnings - (Online Early Years Group)

Join RSBC's exciting weekly online early years group for parents who have a blind or partially sighted baby or child between 0-4 years old! More information is available via the link provided.

Hosted by - Royal Society for Blind Children

Seated Yoga (telephone)

Every Monday. Seated yoga classes are a fun and friendly, low-impact way to keep active. This activity is relaxed and gentle, and can be taken at the pace of the participant. Progressions can be provided to challenge participants, if desired. This activity is suitable for people aged 50+ and those with sight loss. For more information or support booking this activity, please contact Hannah Lane at hannah.lane@sense.org.uk or 07825 174 938

Hosted by - Sense

Visual Impairment Merthyr Group

VIM is a registered charity supporting people who are blind, partially sighted or challenged by failing sight. Visual Impairment Merthyr Tydfil holds members meetings on the second Monday of each month. These meetings are held at Hope and Market Square Church, Three Salmons Street, Merthyr Tydfil CF47 8DS (Behind the Parish Church). The meeting are 13:30-16:00 and doors open half an hour before. For more information Contact Morgan Evans on 01685 722135, morgan@v-i-m.org.uk.

Hosted by - Visual Impairment Merthyr (VIM)

RSBC weekly online pre-school group (online)

Each Monday from 1-2 pm, we will run some fun ativities for you and your child. We will also have space where you can share experiences with each other. To register, email: connections@rsbc.org.uk

Hosted by - Royal Society for Blind Children

Tea & Chat (Neath)

Group meets weekly in Neath. For more information, contact Anita on 07824 541 982 or email Anita.davies@sightlife.wales

Hosted by - Sight Life

Bangor Town Support Group

Second Monday of the month at 11am. For further information, contact Marian Williams on 07495 054 053.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Tea & Chat (Port Talbot)

Group meets on the second Monday of the month. For more information, contact Anita on 07824 541 982 or email Anita.davies@sightlife.wales

Hosted by - Sight Life

Mumbles VIP Group

Social group. Meets 2nd Monday of the month. For further information contact Anita Davies on 01792 776360 or anita.davies@sightlife.wales.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Art Club UK (Telephone)

Every Monday from 11am to 12pm. For all artists and enthusiasts to share their thoughts, feelings, and stories about the arts in a welcoming, supportive and safe space. Contact: rachel.llewellyn@rnib.org.uk or 07510 382 496

Hosted by - RNIB

Tech and Talk Support (telephone)

Every Monday. Technology queries answered by peers. For more information contact George Hinton on 07711 188 292 or george.hinton@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Elderfit exercise group (telephone)

Weekly telephone session – An hour of standing exercises fully described with Gareth. Exercise at home over the phone on a conference call with others. Fully described, Monday is seated and standing exercises. Great fun and workout to suit ability. There is a fee for this session but you can have a taster session for free. For more information call Val on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

North Wales Society of the Blind Club (Colwyn Bay)

The group get together in a relaxed atmosphere every 2nd and 4th Monday in the month, 20 Station Road, Colwyn Bay, from 11am - 1pm. Refreshment are available during the morning and our volunteers collect orders for lunch time. Guest speakers attend the club to deliver interesting talks and local musicians provide entertainment. When the weather is good we venture out on organised day trips. The club is the perfect opportunity for people with sight loss to come together to socialize and make new friends. Transport and lunch may be arranged for you if required. For further information please contact Bethan on 01248 353 604.

Hosted by - North Wales Society of the Blind

Brecon Support Group

Meet on the second Monday of the month. Contact Nick for further information on 07837 562 364.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Book Club (Cardiff)

Second Monday of the month either in the activity room or local café. Informal chat about chosen audio books. For more information, call Val on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

10th of December 2024

Solva and St. David Support Group

Second Tuesday of the month. For further information, contact Margaret Hughes on 07815 729 856.

Hosted by - Macular Society

UCAN with Alys (Online)

Every Tuesday via Zoom. For ages 13yrs - 18yrs. Have fun and learn new skills through drama. A popular group with lots of drama games, creative and storytelling activities. Alys is one of our trained workshop leaders and has worked with UCAN for many years. Her workshops are all about making new friends and having tons of fun through activities including storytelling and improvisation. Contact Hannah - hannah@ucanproductions.org / 07825 468 384 if you want more information on attending, or you can check our social media for updates.

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

Cycling at Pedal Power (Cardiff)

Weekly cycling group at Pedal Power. £6 for the session. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Cardiff Coffee Morning

Meets every Tuesday. Everyone is welcome to drop in for a chat with other members, staff and volunteers. Coffee, tea, cake and biscuits are always available. Occasionally there are guest speakers or optional activities. For further information call 029 2039 890.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Afternoon Chat (Cardiff)

Weekly in Sight Life's activity room. Informal group in a café like setting. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Cardigan Macular Support Group

Second Tuesday of the month. Contact Adele on 07494 468 007.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Macular Group (Welshpool)

Group meets 2nd and 4th Tuesday each month at 2pm. The Catholic Church, 2 Raven Street, Welshpool. Contact Marian Williams for more information on 07495 054 053 or marian.williams@macularsociety.org

Hosted by - Macular Society

Barry and Penarth Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The groups meets every Tuesday. For more information, contact Sight Cymru on 01495 763 650.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

Visually Impaired Pontypridd

Social Group. Meets every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month. For further information, contact Carys Groves on 07753 305 631 or carys.groves@sightlife.wales.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Book Club (telephone)

Second Tuesday of the month. For more information contact George Hinton on 07711 188 292 or george.hinton@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Ospreys VI Rugby Session (Llandarcy, Neath)

The Ospreys are starting vision impaired rugby sessions for over-16s from 4th July. The sessions are for men and women and will be held on Tuesdays from 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm at Llandarcy Academy of Sport. For more information, please contact Clive Oliver, Groups and Events Coordinator, Ospreys in the Community on 07828 332169 or email clive.oliver@ospreysrugby.com.

Gardening Group (Swansea)

Every Tuesday and Thursday. For further information contact Anita Davies on 01792 776360 or anita.davies@sightlife.wales.

Hosted by - Sight Life

RSBC Boys Crew - 11+ yrs (online)

Royal Society for Blind Children's boys crew for 11+ yrs. For more information, call Kim Pearson on 02031 980 225 / 07872 835 972 or email: Kim.Pearson@rsbc.org.uk. You can also find out more on their website via the link provided.

Hosted by - Royal Society for Blind Children

Discussion Group (Cardiff)

Held every Tuesday. Join this group of visually impaired people of Cardiff and the Vale, for talk and support. Be involved in lively discussions about a wide variety of topics (excluding religion and politics). The group also occasionally enjoys a trip out for lunch. For further information, call 02920 398 900.

Hosted by - Sight Life

11th of December 2024

Mission Ambition (telephone)

Every Wednesday. Support and advice group for those looking to achieve something, no matter how big or small. For more information contact George Hinton on 07711 188 292 or george.hinton@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Bike Ability (Dunvant)

Bike Ability at Dunvant Rugby Club, Dunvant from 12pm to 1pm. Volunteer rides are available but they will need to know in advance. For more information, contact Anita Davies on 07824 541 982.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Chair Yoga (Cardiff)

Every Wednesday. The Chair Yoga class is one of our most popular groups. It gives you the chance to stretch safely and there is a wonderful relaxation session at the end. People often arrive early (or leave late!) in order to have a hot drink and a chat with other members. Numbers are limited so it is best to ring first to check whether there is space in the class. For further information call 029 2039 8900.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Lampeter Support Group

Second Wednesday of the month. For further information, contact Diana on 07539 081 247.

Hosted by - Macular Society

UCAN with Jake and Taylor (Online)

Every Wednesday. For vision impaired young children 7yrs - 13yrs. Our workshop trainers Jake and Taylor run an interactive workshop for our younger participants. Playing games, quizzes and having a laugh is what they do best. It’s a great place to make friends and introduce yourself to drama activities in a fun way.Contact Hannah - hannah@ucanproductions.org / 07825 468 384 if you want more information on attending, or you can check our social media for updates.

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

Vision Impaired Swimming Session (Chester)

Brio Fitness at Northgate Arena in Chester now offer vision impaired swimming sessions after running taster sessions with Vision Support. The vision impaired sessions are sports sessions tailored to those partially sighted or blind. Swimming Sessions Wednesdays 9.30am – 10.30am. Please contact Josh on 07842 319377 or email jgarland@visionsupport.org.uk if you would like more information.

Hosted by - Vision Support

Arts & Crafts group (Swansea)

Meets 2nd Wednesday of the month. For further information contact Anita Davies on 01792 776360 or anita.davies@sightlife.wales.

Hosted by - Sight Life

VI Tennis (Cardiff)

Weekly, at David Lloyd Sports Centre. Session usually costs £7.50. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Music Appreciation Group (Cardiff)

Our Music Appreciation group usually meets on the second Wednesday of the month. Our volunteer Derek puts together pieces of music for members to listen to - anything from classical pieces to big band music - and referral-service-pears">prepares a narrative to accompany each piece, as discussion points. For further information contact Valerie Baynton on 029 2039 8900 or Valerie.baynton@sightlife.wales

Hosted by - Sight Life

North Wales Welsh Speakers group (telephone)

Second Wednesday of the month. For more information contact Eleanor Rothwell on 07702 821 915 or Eleanor.rothwell@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Cardiff VI Touch Rugby

Every Wednesday. Players with or without sight loss welcome to train, play or support. For more information email: Evan.vaughan-lewis@cardiffrugby.wales

Working Age Social group (Cardiff)

Second Wednesday of the month from 6pm to 8pm at Tiny Rebel Cardiff. Contact Community Connection Wales for further information: Anum - Anum.Munawar@rnib.org.uk or  07510 382714 or Rachel - rachel.llewellyn@rnib.org.uk or 07510 382496

Hosted by - RNIB

Vision Impaired Bowls (Caerphilly)

Bowls sessions will run weekly every Wednesday. Vision impaired classification for this session are B1, B2, B3 and B4. All equipment will be provided but please bring clean, flat shoes. For more information, contact Rhys via email at meredro@caerphilly.gov.uk or call the centre on 01495 221321.

12th of December 2024

Gardening Group (Swansea)

Every Tuesday and Thursday. For further information contact Anita Davies on 01792 776360 or anita.davies@sightlife.wales.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Ammanford Support Group

Second Thursday of the month. For further information, contact Macular Society groups admin team on 01264 560 259.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Wales and West Young People's online - 18 - 50yrs (online)

Meet every Thursday via video call. (aged 18 - 50 years). For more information contact Eleanor Rothwell on 07702 821 915 or Eleanor.rothwell@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Tea & Chat (Swansea Central)

Group meets on every Thursday. For more information, contact Anita on 07824 541 982 or email Anita.davies@sightlife.wales

Hosted by - Sight Life

Walled City VI Social and Activities Group - Bowls and Curling (Chester)

The Bowls group meets every Thursday (April-September) 11:00am – 1:00pm at St Werbergh’s Parish Centre, Brook Street, Chester. Equipment and refreshments provided. All ability levels and volunteers welcome. Outside of the Bowls season, (September-April) the group will be meeting at Northgate arena, Chester. Every Thursday from 1:00pm – 3:00pm to play Indoor Curling. If you would like to get involved in playing please contact Josh on 07842 319377 or email jgarland@visionsupport.org.uk

Hosted by - Vision Support

VI Tennis (Wrexham)

Every Thursday. Our vision impaired tennis sessions aim to provide a supportive and inclusive environment for individuals with visual impairments to engage in the joy of tennis. Participants will have the opportunity to receive expert coaching, enhance their tennis skills, and connect with others who share similar interests. This is aimed at ALL levels. For further information, contact Aimée Kaye, Tennis Manager on 0772 705 8518 or E-Mail: aimee.kaye@wrexhamtenniscentre.co.uk

Photography group (Cardiff)

Fortnightly in the activity room. Bring your own camera, the group often visit places of interest together. Help and advice is shared also. For more information contact Valerie on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Knitting Group (Swansea)

2nd Thursday of the Month. For further information contact Anita Davies on 01792 776 360 or anita.davies@sightlife.wales.

Hosted by - Sight Life

V.I. Bowls group (Carmarthen)

The group meet every Thursday morning between 11am-12pm at Bro Myrddin Indoor Bowls Club. Players just need to wear comfy clothes and flat shoes. Bowls are provided. For more information, call John Wilson on 07970 460 257.

Ruthin Support Group

Second Thursday of the month at 11am. For further information, contact Marian Williams on 07495 054 053.

Hosted by - Macular Society

13th of December 2024

Welsh conversation (telephone)

Every Friday. Welsh conversation and rusty Welsh speakers on the telephone weekly. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

South Wales Valleys phone group

Every Friday. For more information contact Eleanor Rothwell on 07702 821 915 or Eleanor.rothwell@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Swimming (Swansea)

Every Friday (not during school holidays). The pool is accessible and has ramped access to the pool. Places must be booked in advance before the Friday session. To book your place, contact Penlan Pool on 01792 588 079. Discounts may be available. Contact Swansea Council.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Penarth Book Club

Penarth Book Club 2nd Friday of the Month. For more information, contact Sight Cymru on 01495 763650.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

UCAN Friday Nights (Cardiff)

Every Friday. For vision impaired young adults from 7yrs - 25yrs. Creative sound and music sessions, drama and games every Friday evening. This weekly session is a great chance to catch up with friends old and new while having fun. Contact Hannah - hannah@ucanproductions.org / 07825 468 384 if you want more information on attending, or you can check our social media for updates.

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

Bridgend Deafblind Social Group

The group meet on the second Friday of the month. The meetings provide a friendly, safe space where members can share challenges, information and build friendships. For more information, contact Carys Jones on 07950 008 870, carys.jones@deafblind.org.uk or Julie Jones on 07940 895 572.

Hosted by - Deafblind UK

Fun Quiz (telephone)

Telephone quiz on Fridays. Cryptic clues, Kazoo guess the tune and potluck rounds. No prizes, just fun! Play in an allotted team. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Sight Cymru Social Hub (Tredegar)

The social hubs enable people with sight impairment to get together for peer support, and provide the opportunity to extend social networks. The group features a range of speakers, trips out and activities. There will be no fees collected and all activities that are chargeable will be on a pay as you go basis. If you would like to attend any of these events, or would like further information, please contact Stacey Evans on postman@sightcymru.org.uk.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

14th of December 2024

Exercise Through Dance (online)

Dance into the weekend every Saturday morning with our live session streamed on Zoom in partnership with Step Change Studios. For more information or support booking this activity, please contact Katie Sawyer at katie.sawyer@sense.org.uk or 07500 706 579.

Hosted by - Sense

Maggie's Club (Cardiff)

Maggie's Club - Every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month (2:00pm-3:00pm) Founded in honour of UCAN Board Member, Dr Margaret Woodhouse OBE, this is held on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month. It is a fun, interactive workshop for sight impaired children and young people with additional needs. These workshops are led by Jake and Sound Man, Alex and involves fun games, stories, sounds, music and tactile art. Maggie's club is very popular and they are currently undertaking a virtual round the world tour, visiting a different country each week. Visit the link below for more information.

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

16th of December 2024

Guitar Jam group (Cardiff)

Guitar group meets every Monday. Beginners at 10.30am, experienced players from 11.15am. For more information, contact Valerie on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Crafters Chat group (telephone)

Every Monday. For more information, contact Rachel Llewellyn on 07510 382 496 or Rachel.Llewellyn@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

SASI (Cardiff)

For those aged 18+. Join Alys every fortnight. Sessions aim to develop confidence, vocal and self-advocacy skills whilst making friends and having fun. To find out more, contact alys@ucanproductions.org

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

Abergele Support Group

Third Monday of the month at 1.30pm. For further information, contact Marian Williams on 07495 054 053.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Singing Group (Cardiff)

The club every Monday Run by volunteers, attendees can sing to some musical favourites old and new. For further information, call 02920 398 900.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Social group for adults (Flintshire)

The group meet on the third Monday of the month. For more information please contact: 01244 381515 or email information@visionsupport.org.uk.

Hosted by - Vision Support

Bright Beginnings - (Online Early Years Group)

Join RSBC's exciting weekly online early years group for parents who have a blind or partially sighted baby or child between 0-4 years old! More information is available via the link provided.

Hosted by - Royal Society for Blind Children

Seated Yoga (telephone)

Every Monday. Seated yoga classes are a fun and friendly, low-impact way to keep active. This activity is relaxed and gentle, and can be taken at the pace of the participant. Progressions can be provided to challenge participants, if desired. This activity is suitable for people aged 50+ and those with sight loss. For more information or support booking this activity, please contact Hannah Lane at hannah.lane@sense.org.uk or 07825 174 938

Hosted by - Sense

Mold Visionaires (Mold)

The group meet on the third Monday of the month. For more information please contact: 01244 381515 or email information@visionsupport.org.uk.

Hosted by - Vision Support

LOOK Parent Support Group (online)

LOOK's Parent Support Group is for all parent carers of visually impaired children and young people. It is made of a core community of regulars and new parents are always welcome. It is a supportive and safe space for parent carers to share with each other and learn from their peers. There are regular panel events, online chat sessions, and opportunities to meet in person. The panel events bring together Professionals (experts in the field) and LOOK Mentors who bring their lived experience and life hacks on the subject. The LOOK Parent Support Group meets fortnightly (online) on Mondays at 7.30pm and is hosted by PSG Lead, Jane Ring, and Jo Lomas. Both Jane and Jo are parents to visually impaired teenagers, and Jo is also visually impaired. The themes of the PSG are chosen by a Steering Group of parent carers of children living with VI. Everyone is welcome to join our PSG sessions. Further information is available in the link provided.

Hosted by - LOOK - National Federation of Families with Visually Impaired Children

RSBC weekly online pre-school group (online)

Each Monday from 1-2 pm, we will run some fun ativities for you and your child. We will also have space where you can share experiences with each other. To register, email: connections@rsbc.org.uk

Hosted by - Royal Society for Blind Children

Tea & Chat (Neath)

Group meets weekly in Neath. For more information, contact Anita on 07824 541 982 or email Anita.davies@sightlife.wales

Hosted by - Sight Life

Walking Group (Swansea)

Meet on 1st and 3rd Monday of each month. For more information, call 01792 776 360 or 07824 541 982.

Hosted by - Sight Life

All Wales Volunteer Training Session (Online and Telephone)

Third Monday of every month. Contact Macular Society groups admin team on 01264 560 259.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Art Club UK (Telephone)

Every Monday from 11am to 12pm. For all artists and enthusiasts to share their thoughts, feelings, and stories about the arts in a welcoming, supportive and safe space. Contact: rachel.llewellyn@rnib.org.uk or 07510 382 496

Hosted by - RNIB

Tech and Talk Support (telephone)

Every Monday. Technology queries answered by peers. For more information contact George Hinton on 07711 188 292 or george.hinton@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Elderfit exercise group (telephone)

Weekly telephone session – An hour of standing exercises fully described with Gareth. Exercise at home over the phone on a conference call with others. Fully described, Monday is seated and standing exercises. Great fun and workout to suit ability. There is a fee for this session but you can have a taster session for free. For more information call Val on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

17th of December 2024

UCAN with Alys (Online)

Every Tuesday via Zoom. For ages 13yrs - 18yrs. Have fun and learn new skills through drama. A popular group with lots of drama games, creative and storytelling activities. Alys is one of our trained workshop leaders and has worked with UCAN for many years. Her workshops are all about making new friends and having tons of fun through activities including storytelling and improvisation. Contact Hannah - hannah@ucanproductions.org / 07825 468 384 if you want more information on attending, or you can check our social media for updates.

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

Cycling at Pedal Power (Cardiff)

Weekly cycling group at Pedal Power. £6 for the session. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Sports Chat (telephone)

Third Tuesday of the month. For more information contact Anum Munawar on 07510 382 714 or anum.munawar@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Cardiff Coffee Morning

Meets every Tuesday. Everyone is welcome to drop in for a chat with other members, staff and volunteers. Coffee, tea, cake and biscuits are always available. Occasionally there are guest speakers or optional activities. For further information call 029 2039 890.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Afternoon Chat (Cardiff)

Weekly in Sight Life's activity room. Informal group in a café like setting. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

My Macular and Me Webinar

On the third Tuesday of every month we host two webinars to bring you closer to the experts. We are joined by experts in macular disease who discuss the latest in treatments and research and answer your questions. To find out more and register your attendance, click the link below.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Barry and Penarth Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The groups meets every Tuesday. For more information, contact Sight Cymru on 01495 763 650.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

Listening Book group (telephone)

Third Thursday of the month. Telephone social group with readings and poems. For more information contact Rachel Llewellyn: Rachel.llewellyn@rnib.org.uk or 07510 382496 or Anum Munawar: Anum.munwar@rnib.org.uk 07510 382714.

Hosted by - RNIB

Ospreys VI Rugby Session (Llandarcy, Neath)

The Ospreys are starting vision impaired rugby sessions for over-16s from 4th July. The sessions are for men and women and will be held on Tuesdays from 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm at Llandarcy Academy of Sport. For more information, please contact Clive Oliver, Groups and Events Coordinator, Ospreys in the Community on 07828 332169 or email clive.oliver@ospreysrugby.com.

Gardening Group (Swansea)

Every Tuesday and Thursday. For further information contact Anita Davies on 01792 776360 or anita.davies@sightlife.wales.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Discussion Group (Cardiff)

Held every Tuesday. Join this group of visually impaired people of Cardiff and the Vale, for talk and support. Be involved in lively discussions about a wide variety of topics (excluding religion and politics). The group also occasionally enjoys a trip out for lunch. For further information, call 02920 398 900.

Hosted by - Sight Life

18th of December 2024

Clwb Cerdded Eryri Walking Group (Bangor)

The North Wales society working in partnership with Snowdonia National Park Authority to provide leisure opportunities and facilitate access to a wide range of organised walks. Sighted guide companionship and transport from Bangor is available, the group is suitable for people of all ages and abilities and is a fantastic way of meeting new friends. All the walks are held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month - For more information contact the society on 01248 353604

Hosted by - North Wales Society of the Blind

Mission Ambition (telephone)

Every Wednesday. Support and advice group for those looking to achieve something, no matter how big or small. For more information contact George Hinton on 07711 188 292 or george.hinton@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Bike Ability (Dunvant)

Bike Ability at Dunvant Rugby Club, Dunvant from 12pm to 1pm. Volunteer rides are available but they will need to know in advance. For more information, contact Anita Davies on 07824 541 982.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Chair Yoga (Cardiff)

Every Wednesday. The Chair Yoga class is one of our most popular groups. It gives you the chance to stretch safely and there is a wonderful relaxation session at the end. People often arrive early (or leave late!) in order to have a hot drink and a chat with other members. Numbers are limited so it is best to ring first to check whether there is space in the class. For further information call 029 2039 8900.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Photography Group (Port Talbot)

Photography group for people with Sight Loss. Meet at Port Talbot library at 10.am. The group will meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each Month at Port Talbot library. The photographers will decide where they might go to visit to take different types of photographs. For more information, contact Anita Davies on 07824 541 982 or Anita.davies@sightlife.wales

Hosted by - Sight Life

Swansea Reading Group

Meets 3rd Wednesday of the month. For further information contact Anita Davies on 01792 776360 or anita.davies@sightlife.wales.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Llanelli Support Group

Third Wednesday of the month. For further information, contact Adele on 07494 468 007.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Dolgellau Support Group

Third Wednesday of the month at 1.30pm. For further information, contact Marian Williams on 07495 054 053.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Knit and natter (Cardiff)

Fortnightly in the activity room. No experience necessary, bring your knitting or crochet. For more information contact Valerie on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

UCAN with Jake and Taylor (Online)

Every Wednesday. For vision impaired young children 7yrs - 13yrs. Our workshop trainers Jake and Taylor run an interactive workshop for our younger participants. Playing games, quizzes and having a laugh is what they do best. It’s a great place to make friends and introduce yourself to drama activities in a fun way.Contact Hannah - hannah@ucanproductions.org / 07825 468 384 if you want more information on attending, or you can check our social media for updates.

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

Vision Impaired Swimming Session (Chester)

Brio Fitness at Northgate Arena in Chester now offer vision impaired swimming sessions after running taster sessions with Vision Support. The vision impaired sessions are sports sessions tailored to those partially sighted or blind. Swimming Sessions Wednesdays 9.30am – 10.30am. Please contact Josh on 07842 319377 or email jgarland@visionsupport.org.uk if you would like more information.

Hosted by - Vision Support

Caerphilly Support Group

Third Wednesday of the month. For further information, contact Denise on 07812 052 836.

Hosted by - Macular Society

All Wales telephone support group call - English Speaking (telephone)

All Wales telephone calls to help those who are unable to attend meetings in person. First, third and fourth Wednesday of the month. For further information, contact Adele on 07494 468 007.

Hosted by - Macular Society

LGBT+ Group (telephone)

Third Wednesday of the month. For more information contact Una.mulgrew@rnib.org.uk or Mike.holroyd@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

VI Tennis (Cardiff)

Weekly, at David Lloyd Sports Centre. Session usually costs £7.50. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Cardiff VI Touch Rugby

Every Wednesday. Players with or without sight loss welcome to train, play or support. For more information email: Evan.vaughan-lewis@cardiffrugby.wales

Tech Forum (online)

Vision Support's 'Tech Forum' is for anyone living with a vision impairment who is interested in learning more about technology and what’s available to tech-enthusiasts. The group meets every third Wednesday of the month. For more details get in touch on 01244 381515 or email digitalskillsreferrals@visionsupport.org.uk.

Hosted by - Vision Support

Vision Impaired Bowls (Caerphilly)

Bowls sessions will run weekly every Wednesday. Vision impaired classification for this session are B1, B2, B3 and B4. All equipment will be provided but please bring clean, flat shoes. For more information, contact Rhys via email at meredro@caerphilly.gov.uk or call the centre on 01495 221321.

19th of December 2024

Gardening Group (Swansea)

Every Tuesday and Thursday. For further information contact Anita Davies on 01792 776360 or anita.davies@sightlife.wales.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Tea & Chat (Pontarddulais)

Group meets on the Third Thursday of the month. For more information, contact Anita on 07824 541 982 or email Anita.davies@sightlife.wales

Hosted by - Sight Life

Wales and West Young People's online - 18 - 50yrs (online)

Meet every Thursday via video call. (aged 18 - 50 years). For more information contact Eleanor Rothwell on 07702 821 915 or Eleanor.rothwell@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Tea & Chat (Swansea Central)

Group meets on every Thursday. For more information, contact Anita on 07824 541 982 or email Anita.davies@sightlife.wales

Hosted by - Sight Life

Darts Night (Swansea)

In partnership with the Lions. The group meet on 3rd Thursday of each month. For more information, contact Anita on 07824 541 982 or email Anita.davies@sightlife.wales

Hosted by - Sight Life

Walled City VI Social and Activities Group - Bowls and Curling (Chester)

The Bowls group meets every Thursday (April-September) 11:00am – 1:00pm at St Werbergh’s Parish Centre, Brook Street, Chester. Equipment and refreshments provided. All ability levels and volunteers welcome. Outside of the Bowls season, (September-April) the group will be meeting at Northgate arena, Chester. Every Thursday from 1:00pm – 3:00pm to play Indoor Curling. If you would like to get involved in playing please contact Josh on 07842 319377 or email jgarland@visionsupport.org.uk

Hosted by - Vision Support

VI Tennis (Wrexham)

Every Thursday. Our vision impaired tennis sessions aim to provide a supportive and inclusive environment for individuals with visual impairments to engage in the joy of tennis. Participants will have the opportunity to receive expert coaching, enhance their tennis skills, and connect with others who share similar interests. This is aimed at ALL levels. For further information, contact Aimée Kaye, Tennis Manager on 0772 705 8518 or E-Mail: aimee.kaye@wrexhamtenniscentre.co.uk

Wrexham VI Voices

VI Voices groups are informal, supportive and friendly groups who are passionate about raising awareness of the issues and barriers people living with vision impairment face by sharing their experiences to make a difference in the local community. For more information, contact Vision Support on 01244 381515 or email Referrals@visionsupport.org.uk.

Hosted by - Vision Support

Audio Described Theatre Performance: Hamilton (Cardiff)

For more information or If you need help with your visit or making a booking then call the box office team on 029 2063 6464.

V.I. Bowls group (Carmarthen)

The group meet every Thursday morning between 11am-12pm at Bro Myrddin Indoor Bowls Club. Players just need to wear comfy clothes and flat shoes. Bowls are provided. For more information, call John Wilson on 07970 460 257.

20th of December 2024

Sight Cymru Social Hub (Penarth)

The social hubs enable people with sight impairment to get together for peer support, and provide the opportunity to extend social networks. The group features a range of speakers, trips out and activities. There will be no fees collected and all activities that are chargeable will be on a pay as you go basis. If you would like to attend any of these events, or would like further information, please contact Stacey Evans on postman@sightcymru.org.uk.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

Bridgend Support Group

Third Friday of the month. For further information, contact Joy on 07985 028 212.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Welsh conversation (telephone)

Every Friday. Welsh conversation and rusty Welsh speakers on the telephone weekly. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Conwy Sight Loss Group Virtual Meeting (online and telephone)

Meet virtually on the third Friday of each month. You can join via phone or Microsoft teams. A social group to meet others living with sight loss in your community. For more information, please call Nia on 07548 829635 or email ngreer@visionsupport.org.uk

Hosted by - Vision Support

Rhydyfelin Social Group

Social Group. Meets every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month. For further information, contact Carys Groves on 07753 305 631 or carys.groves@sightlife.wales.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Cymru Campaigners (telephone)

This is our social group for people who like to campaign for change. It runs on alternate Fridays over Microsoft Teams, and people can join via a link for their computer or device, or join by phone, or can be dialled in for easy access. Our campaigners get together to talk about what they have been up to and give each other support and advice.  For more information, email cymrucampaigns@rnib.org.uk  or call 0303 123 999.

Hosted by - RNIB

South Wales Valleys phone group

Every Friday. For more information contact Eleanor Rothwell on 07702 821 915 or Eleanor.rothwell@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Swimming (Swansea)

Every Friday (not during school holidays). The pool is accessible and has ramped access to the pool. Places must be booked in advance before the Friday session. To book your place, contact Penlan Pool on 01792 588 079. Discounts may be available. Contact Swansea Council.

Hosted by - Sight Life

UCAN Friday Nights (Cardiff)

Every Friday. For vision impaired young adults from 7yrs - 25yrs. Creative sound and music sessions, drama and games every Friday evening. This weekly session is a great chance to catch up with friends old and new while having fun. Contact Hannah - hannah@ucanproductions.org / 07825 468 384 if you want more information on attending, or you can check our social media for updates.

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

Fun Quiz (telephone)

Telephone quiz on Fridays. Cryptic clues, Kazoo guess the tune and potluck rounds. No prizes, just fun! Play in an allotted team. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

21st of December 2024

Exercise Through Dance (online)

Dance into the weekend every Saturday morning with our live session streamed on Zoom in partnership with Step Change Studios. For more information or support booking this activity, please contact Katie Sawyer at katie.sawyer@sense.org.uk or 07500 706 579.

Hosted by - Sense

23rd of December 2024

Guitar Jam group (Cardiff)

Guitar group meets every Monday. Beginners at 10.30am, experienced players from 11.15am. For more information, contact Valerie on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Crafters Chat group (telephone)

Every Monday. For more information, contact Rachel Llewellyn on 07510 382 496 or Rachel.Llewellyn@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Singing Group (Cardiff)

The club every Monday Run by volunteers, attendees can sing to some musical favourites old and new. For further information, call 02920 398 900.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Ystradgynlais Support Group

Fourth Monday of the month. For further information, contact Cilla on 07762 696 576.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Seated Yoga (telephone)

Every Monday. Seated yoga classes are a fun and friendly, low-impact way to keep active. This activity is relaxed and gentle, and can be taken at the pace of the participant. Progressions can be provided to challenge participants, if desired. This activity is suitable for people aged 50+ and those with sight loss. For more information or support booking this activity, please contact Hannah Lane at hannah.lane@sense.org.uk or 07825 174 938

Hosted by - Sense

RSBC weekly online pre-school group (online)

Each Monday from 1-2 pm, we will run some fun ativities for you and your child. We will also have space where you can share experiences with each other. To register, email: connections@rsbc.org.uk

Hosted by - Royal Society for Blind Children

Llangollen Support Group

Fourth Monday of the month at 11am. For further information, contact Marian Williams on 07495 054 053.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Tea & Chat (Neath)

Group meets weekly in Neath. For more information, contact Anita on 07824 541 982 or email Anita.davies@sightlife.wales

Hosted by - Sight Life

Art Club UK (Telephone)

Every Monday from 11am to 12pm. For all artists and enthusiasts to share their thoughts, feelings, and stories about the arts in a welcoming, supportive and safe space. Contact: rachel.llewellyn@rnib.org.uk or 07510 382 496

Hosted by - RNIB

Tech and Talk Support (telephone)

Every Monday. Technology queries answered by peers. For more information contact George Hinton on 07711 188 292 or george.hinton@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

North Wales Society of the Blind Club (Colwyn Bay)

The group get together in a relaxed atmosphere every 2nd and 4th Monday in the month, 20 Station Road, Colwyn Bay, from 11am - 1pm. Refreshment are available during the morning and our volunteers collect orders for lunch time. Guest speakers attend the club to deliver interesting talks and local musicians provide entertainment. When the weather is good we venture out on organised day trips. The club is the perfect opportunity for people with sight loss to come together to socialize and make new friends. Transport and lunch may be arranged for you if required. For further information please contact Bethan on 01248 353 604.

Hosted by - North Wales Society of the Blind

Elderfit exercise group (telephone)

Weekly telephone session – An hour of standing exercises fully described with Gareth. Exercise at home over the phone on a conference call with others. Fully described, Monday is seated and standing exercises. Great fun and workout to suit ability. There is a fee for this session but you can have a taster session for free. For more information call Val on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

24th of December 2024

UCAN with Alys (Online)

Every Tuesday via Zoom. For ages 13yrs - 18yrs. Have fun and learn new skills through drama. A popular group with lots of drama games, creative and storytelling activities. Alys is one of our trained workshop leaders and has worked with UCAN for many years. Her workshops are all about making new friends and having tons of fun through activities including storytelling and improvisation. Contact Hannah - hannah@ucanproductions.org / 07825 468 384 if you want more information on attending, or you can check our social media for updates.

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

Cycling at Pedal Power (Cardiff)

Weekly cycling group at Pedal Power. £6 for the session. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Neath Macular Support Group

Fourth Tuesday of the month. Contact Carole on 01639 637 205.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Cardiff Coffee Morning

Meets every Tuesday. Everyone is welcome to drop in for a chat with other members, staff and volunteers. Coffee, tea, cake and biscuits are always available. Occasionally there are guest speakers or optional activities. For further information call 029 2039 890.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Afternoon Chat (Cardiff)

Weekly in Sight Life's activity room. Informal group in a café like setting. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Barry and Penarth Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The groups meets every Tuesday. For more information, contact Sight Cymru on 01495 763 650.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

Visually Impaired Pontypridd

Social Group. Meets every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month. For further information, contact Carys Groves on 07753 305 631 or carys.groves@sightlife.wales.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Gardening Group (Swansea)

Every Tuesday and Thursday. For further information contact Anita Davies on 01792 776360 or anita.davies@sightlife.wales.

Hosted by - Sight Life

RSBC Boys Crew - 11+ yrs (online)

Royal Society for Blind Children's boys crew for 11+ yrs. For more information, call Kim Pearson on 02031 980 225 / 07872 835 972 or email: Kim.Pearson@rsbc.org.uk. You can also find out more on their website via the link provided.

Hosted by - Royal Society for Blind Children

Discussion Group (Cardiff)

Held every Tuesday. Join this group of visually impaired people of Cardiff and the Vale, for talk and support. Be involved in lively discussions about a wide variety of topics (excluding religion and politics). The group also occasionally enjoys a trip out for lunch. For further information, call 02920 398 900.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Macular Group (Welshpool)

Group meets 2nd and 4th Tuesday each month at 2pm. The Catholic Church, 2 Raven Street, Welshpool. Contact Marian Williams for more information on 07495 054 053 or marian.williams@macularsociety.org

Hosted by - Macular Society

25th of December 2024

Mission Ambition (telephone)

Every Wednesday. Support and advice group for those looking to achieve something, no matter how big or small. For more information contact George Hinton on 07711 188 292 or george.hinton@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Rhyl Visionaires

The Social Club meets every fourth Wednesday of each month from 10:30am to 12:00pm at The ASK Centre, 9 – 11 Water Street, Rhyl, LL18 1SP. If you would like to attend please call Megan on 07936 950721 or email mgiles@visionsupport.org.uk

Hosted by - Vision Support

Chair Yoga (Cardiff)

Every Wednesday. The Chair Yoga class is one of our most popular groups. It gives you the chance to stretch safely and there is a wonderful relaxation session at the end. People often arrive early (or leave late!) in order to have a hot drink and a chat with other members. Numbers are limited so it is best to ring first to check whether there is space in the class. For further information call 029 2039 8900.

Hosted by - Sight Life

UCAN with Jake and Taylor (Online)

Every Wednesday. For vision impaired young children 7yrs - 13yrs. Our workshop trainers Jake and Taylor run an interactive workshop for our younger participants. Playing games, quizzes and having a laugh is what they do best. It’s a great place to make friends and introduce yourself to drama activities in a fun way.Contact Hannah - hannah@ucanproductions.org / 07825 468 384 if you want more information on attending, or you can check our social media for updates.

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

VI Tennis (Cardiff)

Weekly, at David Lloyd Sports Centre. Session usually costs £7.50. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

All Wales telephone support group call - English Speaking (telephone)

All Wales telephone calls to help those who are unable to attend meetings in person. First, third and fourth Wednesday of the month. For further information, contact Adele on 07494 468 007.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Aberystwyth Support Group

Fourth Wednesday of the month at 11am. For further information, contact Marian Williams on 07495 054 053.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Cardiff VI Touch Rugby

Every Wednesday. Players with or without sight loss welcome to train, play or support. For more information email: Evan.vaughan-lewis@cardiffrugby.wales

Vision Impaired Bowls (Caerphilly)

Bowls sessions will run weekly every Wednesday. Vision impaired classification for this session are B1, B2, B3 and B4. All equipment will be provided but please bring clean, flat shoes. For more information, contact Rhys via email at meredro@caerphilly.gov.uk or call the centre on 01495 221321.

26th of December 2024

Gardening Group (Swansea)

Every Tuesday and Thursday. For further information contact Anita Davies on 01792 776360 or anita.davies@sightlife.wales.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Tenby Support Group

Last Thursday of the month. For further information, contact Val on 07452 888 287.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Wales and West Young People's online - 18 - 50yrs (online)

Meet every Thursday via video call. (aged 18 - 50 years). For more information contact Eleanor Rothwell on 07702 821 915 or Eleanor.rothwell@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Tea & Chat (Swansea Central)

Group meets on every Thursday. For more information, contact Anita on 07824 541 982 or email Anita.davies@sightlife.wales

Hosted by - Sight Life

Walled City VI Social and Activities Group - Bowls and Curling (Chester)

The Bowls group meets every Thursday (April-September) 11:00am – 1:00pm at St Werbergh’s Parish Centre, Brook Street, Chester. Equipment and refreshments provided. All ability levels and volunteers welcome. Outside of the Bowls season, (September-April) the group will be meeting at Northgate arena, Chester. Every Thursday from 1:00pm – 3:00pm to play Indoor Curling. If you would like to get involved in playing please contact Josh on 07842 319377 or email jgarland@visionsupport.org.uk

Hosted by - Vision Support

VI Tennis (Wrexham)

Every Thursday. Our vision impaired tennis sessions aim to provide a supportive and inclusive environment for individuals with visual impairments to engage in the joy of tennis. Participants will have the opportunity to receive expert coaching, enhance their tennis skills, and connect with others who share similar interests. This is aimed at ALL levels. For further information, contact Aimée Kaye, Tennis Manager on 0772 705 8518 or E-Mail: aimee.kaye@wrexhamtenniscentre.co.uk

Photography group (Cardiff)

Fortnightly in the activity room. Bring your own camera, the group often visit places of interest together. Help and advice is shared also. For more information contact Valerie on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Zoom Coffee Morning

Torch Trust, the Christian sight loss charity monthly, online coffee morning for those who are unable to visit its in-person event. The sessions will be held on the fourth Thursday of the month. The meeting starts at 10:45am with some time to chat, this will be followed at 11am with an update on Torch news, and an opportunity to pray together for the work and ministry. For more information and to book a place, visit the Torch Trust website.

Hosted by - Torch Trust

Llanbedr Support Group

Fourth Thursday of the month at 1.30pm. For further information, contact Marian Williams on 07495 054 053.

Hosted by - Macular Society

V.I. Bowls group (Carmarthen)

The group meet every Thursday morning between 11am-12pm at Bro Myrddin Indoor Bowls Club. Players just need to wear comfy clothes and flat shoes. Bowls are provided. For more information, call John Wilson on 07970 460 257.

27th of December 2024

Welsh conversation (telephone)

Every Friday. Welsh conversation and rusty Welsh speakers on the telephone weekly. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Carmarthen Macular Support Group

Fourth Thursday of the month. For further information, contact Janice on 07975 728 405.

Hosted by - Macular Society

South Wales Valleys phone group

Every Friday. For more information contact Eleanor Rothwell on 07702 821 915 or Eleanor.rothwell@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Swimming (Swansea)

Every Friday (not during school holidays). The pool is accessible and has ramped access to the pool. Places must be booked in advance before the Friday session. To book your place, contact Penlan Pool on 01792 588 079. Discounts may be available. Contact Swansea Council.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Connect by Tech (online)

Meet on the fourth Friday of the month. Contact Macular Society groups admin team on 01264 560 259.

Hosted by - Macular Society

UCAN Friday Nights (Cardiff)

Every Friday. For vision impaired young adults from 7yrs - 25yrs. Creative sound and music sessions, drama and games every Friday evening. This weekly session is a great chance to catch up with friends old and new while having fun. Contact Hannah - hannah@ucanproductions.org / 07825 468 384 if you want more information on attending, or you can check our social media for updates.

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

Fun Quiz (telephone)

Telephone quiz on Fridays. Cryptic clues, Kazoo guess the tune and potluck rounds. No prizes, just fun! Play in an allotted team. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

28th of December 2024

Exercise Through Dance (online)

Dance into the weekend every Saturday morning with our live session streamed on Zoom in partnership with Step Change Studios. For more information or support booking this activity, please contact Katie Sawyer at katie.sawyer@sense.org.uk or 07500 706 579.

Hosted by - Sense

Maggie's Club (Cardiff)

Maggie's Club - Every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month (2:00pm-3:00pm) Founded in honour of UCAN Board Member, Dr Margaret Woodhouse OBE, this is held on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month. It is a fun, interactive workshop for sight impaired children and young people with additional needs. These workshops are led by Jake and Sound Man, Alex and involves fun games, stories, sounds, music and tactile art. Maggie's club is very popular and they are currently undertaking a virtual round the world tour, visiting a different country each week. Visit the link below for more information.

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

30th of December 2024

Guitar Jam group (Cardiff)

Guitar group meets every Monday. Beginners at 10.30am, experienced players from 11.15am. For more information, contact Valerie on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Crafters Chat group (telephone)

Every Monday. For more information, contact Rachel Llewellyn on 07510 382 496 or Rachel.Llewellyn@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

SASI (Cardiff)

For those aged 18+. Join Alys every fortnight. Sessions aim to develop confidence, vocal and self-advocacy skills whilst making friends and having fun. To find out more, contact alys@ucanproductions.org

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

Singing Group (Cardiff)

The club every Monday Run by volunteers, attendees can sing to some musical favourites old and new. For further information, call 02920 398 900.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Seated Yoga (telephone)

Every Monday. Seated yoga classes are a fun and friendly, low-impact way to keep active. This activity is relaxed and gentle, and can be taken at the pace of the participant. Progressions can be provided to challenge participants, if desired. This activity is suitable for people aged 50+ and those with sight loss. For more information or support booking this activity, please contact Hannah Lane at hannah.lane@sense.org.uk or 07825 174 938

Hosted by - Sense

LOOK Parent Support Group (online)

LOOK's Parent Support Group is for all parent carers of visually impaired children and young people. It is made of a core community of regulars and new parents are always welcome. It is a supportive and safe space for parent carers to share with each other and learn from their peers. There are regular panel events, online chat sessions, and opportunities to meet in person. The panel events bring together Professionals (experts in the field) and LOOK Mentors who bring their lived experience and life hacks on the subject. The LOOK Parent Support Group meets fortnightly (online) on Mondays at 7.30pm and is hosted by PSG Lead, Jane Ring, and Jo Lomas. Both Jane and Jo are parents to visually impaired teenagers, and Jo is also visually impaired. The themes of the PSG are chosen by a Steering Group of parent carers of children living with VI. Everyone is welcome to join our PSG sessions. Further information is available in the link provided.

Hosted by - LOOK - National Federation of Families with Visually Impaired Children

RSBC weekly online pre-school group (online)

Each Monday from 1-2 pm, we will run some fun ativities for you and your child. We will also have space where you can share experiences with each other. To register, email: connections@rsbc.org.uk

Hosted by - Royal Society for Blind Children

Tea & Chat (Neath)

Group meets weekly in Neath. For more information, contact Anita on 07824 541 982 or email Anita.davies@sightlife.wales

Hosted by - Sight Life

Art Club UK (Telephone)

Every Monday from 11am to 12pm. For all artists and enthusiasts to share their thoughts, feelings, and stories about the arts in a welcoming, supportive and safe space. Contact: rachel.llewellyn@rnib.org.uk or 07510 382 496

Hosted by - RNIB

Tech and Talk Support (telephone)

Every Monday. Technology queries answered by peers. For more information contact George Hinton on 07711 188 292 or george.hinton@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Elderfit exercise group (telephone)

Weekly telephone session – An hour of standing exercises fully described with Gareth. Exercise at home over the phone on a conference call with others. Fully described, Monday is seated and standing exercises. Great fun and workout to suit ability. There is a fee for this session but you can have a taster session for free. For more information call Val on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

31st of December 2024

Bird Chat (Cardiff)

Monthly, usually on the last Tuesday of the month in our activity room. All about birds and their songs and calls. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

UCAN with Alys (Online)

Every Tuesday via Zoom. For ages 13yrs - 18yrs. Have fun and learn new skills through drama. A popular group with lots of drama games, creative and storytelling activities. Alys is one of our trained workshop leaders and has worked with UCAN for many years. Her workshops are all about making new friends and having tons of fun through activities including storytelling and improvisation. Contact Hannah - hannah@ucanproductions.org / 07825 468 384 if you want more information on attending, or you can check our social media for updates.

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

Cycling at Pedal Power (Cardiff)

Weekly cycling group at Pedal Power. £6 for the session. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Cardiff Coffee Morning

Meets every Tuesday. Everyone is welcome to drop in for a chat with other members, staff and volunteers. Coffee, tea, cake and biscuits are always available. Occasionally there are guest speakers or optional activities. For further information call 029 2039 890.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Afternoon Chat (Cardiff)

Weekly in Sight Life's activity room. Informal group in a café like setting. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Barry and Penarth Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The groups meets every Tuesday. For more information, contact Sight Cymru on 01495 763 650.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

Gardening Group (Swansea)

Every Tuesday and Thursday. For further information contact Anita Davies on 01792 776360 or anita.davies@sightlife.wales.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Discussion Group (Cardiff)

Held every Tuesday. Join this group of visually impaired people of Cardiff and the Vale, for talk and support. Be involved in lively discussions about a wide variety of topics (excluding religion and politics). The group also occasionally enjoys a trip out for lunch. For further information, call 02920 398 900.

Hosted by - Sight Life

1st of January 2025

Prestatyn Visionaires

Organised by Mildred Taylor, the group meets at the English Presbyterian Church of Wales, Nant Hall Rd, Prestatyn, LL19 9LR on the first Wednesday of every month from 10:00am to 12:00 noon. If you would like to attend please call Megan on 07936 950721 or email mgiles@visionsupport.org.uk

Hosted by - Vision Support

Mission Ambition (telephone)

Every Wednesday. Support and advice group for those looking to achieve something, no matter how big or small. For more information contact George Hinton on 07711 188 292 or george.hinton@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Tea & Chat (Gorseinon)

Group meets on the first Wednesday of the month. For more information, contact Anita on 07824 541 982 or email Anita.davies@sightlife.wales

Hosted by - Sight Life

Chair Yoga (Cardiff)

Every Wednesday. The Chair Yoga class is one of our most popular groups. It gives you the chance to stretch safely and there is a wonderful relaxation session at the end. People often arrive early (or leave late!) in order to have a hot drink and a chat with other members. Numbers are limited so it is best to ring first to check whether there is space in the class. For further information call 029 2039 8900.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Knit and natter (Cardiff)

Fortnightly in the activity room. No experience necessary, bring your knitting or crochet. For more information contact Valerie on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

UCAN with Jake and Taylor (Online)

Every Wednesday. For vision impaired young children 7yrs - 13yrs. Our workshop trainers Jake and Taylor run an interactive workshop for our younger participants. Playing games, quizzes and having a laugh is what they do best. It’s a great place to make friends and introduce yourself to drama activities in a fun way.Contact Hannah - hannah@ucanproductions.org / 07825 468 384 if you want more information on attending, or you can check our social media for updates.

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

All Wales telephone support group call - English Speaking (telephone)

All Wales telephone calls to help those who are unable to attend meetings in person. First, third and fourth Wednesday of the month. For further information, contact Adele on 07494 468 007.

Hosted by - Macular Society

VI Tennis (Cardiff)

Weekly, at David Lloyd Sports Centre. Session usually costs £7.50. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Cardiff VI Touch Rugby

Every Wednesday. Players with or without sight loss welcome to train, play or support. For more information email: Evan.vaughan-lewis@cardiffrugby.wales

Pontyclun Macular Support Group

First Wednesday of the month. For further information, contact Julie Parker on 07531 498 967.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Vision Impaired Bowls (Caerphilly)

Bowls sessions will run weekly every Wednesday. Vision impaired classification for this session are B1, B2, B3 and B4. All equipment will be provided but please bring clean, flat shoes. For more information, contact Rhys via email at meredro@caerphilly.gov.uk or call the centre on 01495 221321.

2nd of January 2025

Gardening Group (Swansea)

Every Tuesday and Thursday. For further information contact Anita Davies on 01792 776360 or anita.davies@sightlife.wales.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Wrexham Visionaires

The Social Club meets on the first Thursday of every month from 11:00am to 1:00pm at the Wrexham Methodist Church, 37 Regent Street, Wrexham, LL11 1RY. If you would like to attend please call Megan on 07936 950721 or email mgiles@visionsupport.org.uk

Hosted by - Vision Support

Wales and West Young People's online - 18 - 50yrs (online)

Meet every Thursday via video call. (aged 18 - 50 years). For more information contact Eleanor Rothwell on 07702 821 915 or Eleanor.rothwell@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Swansea Macular Group

Bi-monthly (Jan, March, May, July, Sept, Nov). First Thursday of the month. Contact Kate on 01792 401 450.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Tea & Chat (Swansea Central)

Group meets on every Thursday. For more information, contact Anita on 07824 541 982 or email Anita.davies@sightlife.wales

Hosted by - Sight Life

Walled City VI Social and Activities Group - Bowls and Curling (Chester)

The Bowls group meets every Thursday (April-September) 11:00am – 1:00pm at St Werbergh’s Parish Centre, Brook Street, Chester. Equipment and refreshments provided. All ability levels and volunteers welcome. Outside of the Bowls season, (September-April) the group will be meeting at Northgate arena, Chester. Every Thursday from 1:00pm – 3:00pm to play Indoor Curling. If you would like to get involved in playing please contact Josh on 07842 319377 or email jgarland@visionsupport.org.uk

Hosted by - Vision Support

VI Tennis (Wrexham)

Every Thursday. Our vision impaired tennis sessions aim to provide a supportive and inclusive environment for individuals with visual impairments to engage in the joy of tennis. Participants will have the opportunity to receive expert coaching, enhance their tennis skills, and connect with others who share similar interests. This is aimed at ALL levels. For further information, contact Aimée Kaye, Tennis Manager on 0772 705 8518 or E-Mail: aimee.kaye@wrexhamtenniscentre.co.uk

Women with Vision (telephone)

For young blind or partially sighted women in Wales and the South West from diverse cultural backgrounds. First Thursday of the month. For more information contact Anum Munawar on 07510 382 714 or anum.munawar@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Monmouthshire Support Group

First Thursday of the month. For further information, contact David on 07951 869 586.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Milford Haven Support Group

First Thursday of the month. For further information, contact Maddy on 07584 836 524.

Hosted by - Macular Society

V.I. Bowls group (Carmarthen)

The group meet every Thursday morning between 11am-12pm at Bro Myrddin Indoor Bowls Club. Players just need to wear comfy clothes and flat shoes. Bowls are provided. For more information, call John Wilson on 07970 460 257.

3rd of January 2025

Rhydyfelin Social Group

Social Group. Meets every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month. For further information, contact Carys Groves on 07753 305 631 or carys.groves@sightlife.wales.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Welsh conversation (telephone)

Every Friday. Welsh conversation and rusty Welsh speakers on the telephone weekly. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Ten-pin Bowling (Swansea)

The group generally meet on 1st Friday of each month (not during school holidays). To check dates and times, contact the Swansea Office on 01792 776360.

Hosted by - Sight Life

BridgeVIS coffee morning (Bridgend)

First Friday of the month. Contact John O'Donnell on 01656 766264 or email johnodonnell24@hotmail.co.uk

Hosted by - Bridgevis (Bridgend & District VI society)

South Wales Valleys phone group

Every Friday. For more information contact Eleanor Rothwell on 07702 821 915 or Eleanor.rothwell@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Swimming (Swansea)

Every Friday (not during school holidays). The pool is accessible and has ramped access to the pool. Places must be booked in advance before the Friday session. To book your place, contact Penlan Pool on 01792 588 079. Discounts may be available. Contact Swansea Council.

Hosted by - Sight Life

UCAN Friday Nights (Cardiff)

Every Friday. For vision impaired young adults from 7yrs - 25yrs. Creative sound and music sessions, drama and games every Friday evening. This weekly session is a great chance to catch up with friends old and new while having fun. Contact Hannah - hannah@ucanproductions.org / 07825 468 384 if you want more information on attending, or you can check our social media for updates.

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

Fun Quiz (telephone)

Telephone quiz on Fridays. Cryptic clues, Kazoo guess the tune and potluck rounds. No prizes, just fun! Play in an allotted team. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Macular Support Group (Treorchy)

Meets on the first Friday every month from 10:30 am. to 12:30 pm. For further information, contact Group Leader Jean Bently at 01443 775755 / 07377 673 275.

Hosted by - Macular Society

4th of January 2025

Audio Described Theatre Performance: 101 Dalmations - Cinderella (Cardiff)

For more information or If you need help with your visit or making a booking then call the box office team on 0343 310 0041 or email: boxoffice@newtheatrecardiff.co.uk

Exercise Through Dance (online)

Dance into the weekend every Saturday morning with our live session streamed on Zoom in partnership with Step Change Studios. For more information or support booking this activity, please contact Katie Sawyer at katie.sawyer@sense.org.uk or 07500 706 579.

Hosted by - Sense

6th of January 2025

Guitar Jam group (Cardiff)

Guitar group meets every Monday. Beginners at 10.30am, experienced players from 11.15am. For more information, contact Valerie on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Crafters Chat group (telephone)

Every Monday. For more information, contact Rachel Llewellyn on 07510 382 496 or Rachel.Llewellyn@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Cardiff Macular Support Group

Affiliated with Sight Life. First Monday of the month. Contact Sight Life on 029 2039 8900.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Singing Group (Cardiff)

The club every Monday Run by volunteers, attendees can sing to some musical favourites old and new. For further information, call 02920 398 900.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Seated Yoga (telephone)

Every Monday. Seated yoga classes are a fun and friendly, low-impact way to keep active. This activity is relaxed and gentle, and can be taken at the pace of the participant. Progressions can be provided to challenge participants, if desired. This activity is suitable for people aged 50+ and those with sight loss. For more information or support booking this activity, please contact Hannah Lane at hannah.lane@sense.org.uk or 07825 174 938

Hosted by - Sense

Cardiff Macular Support Group

Affiliated with Sight Life. First Monday of the month. Contact Sight Life on 029 2039 8900.

Hosted by - Macular Society

RSBC weekly online pre-school group (online)

Each Monday from 1-2 pm, we will run some fun ativities for you and your child. We will also have space where you can share experiences with each other. To register, email: connections@rsbc.org.uk

Hosted by - Royal Society for Blind Children

Tea & Chat (Neath)

Group meets weekly in Neath. For more information, contact Anita on 07824 541 982 or email Anita.davies@sightlife.wales

Hosted by - Sight Life

Walking Group (Swansea)

Meet on 1st and 3rd Monday of each month. For more information, call 01792 776 360 or 07824 541 982.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Art Club UK (Telephone)

Every Monday from 11am to 12pm. For all artists and enthusiasts to share their thoughts, feelings, and stories about the arts in a welcoming, supportive and safe space. Contact: rachel.llewellyn@rnib.org.uk or 07510 382 496

Hosted by - RNIB

Tech and Talk Support (telephone)

Every Monday. Technology queries answered by peers. For more information contact George Hinton on 07711 188 292 or george.hinton@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Newtown Support Group

First Monday of the month at 2pm. For further information, contact Marian 07495 054 053.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Elderfit exercise group (telephone)

Weekly telephone session – An hour of standing exercises fully described with Gareth. Exercise at home over the phone on a conference call with others. Fully described, Monday is seated and standing exercises. Great fun and workout to suit ability. There is a fee for this session but you can have a taster session for free. For more information call Val on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Newport Support Group

First Monday of the month. For further information, contact Caroline on 02920 617 241.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Llandudno Support Group

First Monday of every month at 11am. For further information, contact Marian 07495 054 053.

Hosted by - Macular Society

7th of January 2025

UCAN with Alys (Online)

Every Tuesday via Zoom. For ages 13yrs - 18yrs. Have fun and learn new skills through drama. A popular group with lots of drama games, creative and storytelling activities. Alys is one of our trained workshop leaders and has worked with UCAN for many years. Her workshops are all about making new friends and having tons of fun through activities including storytelling and improvisation. Contact Hannah - hannah@ucanproductions.org / 07825 468 384 if you want more information on attending, or you can check our social media for updates.

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

Cycling at Pedal Power (Cardiff)

Weekly cycling group at Pedal Power. £6 for the session. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Doga - Chair yoga for guide dog owners (Cardiff)

Monthly, on the first Tuesday of the month. Chair yoga for members with guide dogs sitting in the session. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Cardiff Coffee Morning

Meets every Tuesday. Everyone is welcome to drop in for a chat with other members, staff and volunteers. Coffee, tea, cake and biscuits are always available. Occasionally there are guest speakers or optional activities. For further information call 029 2039 890.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Afternoon Chat (Cardiff)

Weekly in Sight Life's activity room. Informal group in a café like setting. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Sports Chat (telephone)

First Tuesday of the month. Social group for people to chat about sport. For more information contact Anum Munawar on 07510 382 714 or anum.munawar@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Barry and Penarth Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The groups meets every Tuesday. For more information, contact Sight Cymru on 01495 763 650.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

RSBC Boys Crew - 11+ yrs (online)

Royal Society for Blind Children's boys crew for 11+ yrs. For more information, call Kim Pearson on 02031 980 225 / 07872 835 972 or email: Kim.Pearson@rsbc.org.uk. You can also find out more on their website via the link provided.

Hosted by - Royal Society for Blind Children

Gardening Group (Swansea)

Every Tuesday and Thursday. For further information contact Anita Davies on 01792 776360 or anita.davies@sightlife.wales.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Singing Group (Cardiff)

The club meets on the 1st & 3rd TUESDAY of the month. Run by volunteers, attendees can sing to some musical favourites old and new. For further information, call 02920 398 900.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Discussion Group (Cardiff)

Held every Tuesday. Join this group of visually impaired people of Cardiff and the Vale, for talk and support. Be involved in lively discussions about a wide variety of topics (excluding religion and politics). The group also occasionally enjoys a trip out for lunch. For further information, call 02920 398 900.

Hosted by - Sight Life

8th of January 2025

Mission Ambition (telephone)

Every Wednesday. Support and advice group for those looking to achieve something, no matter how big or small. For more information contact George Hinton on 07711 188 292 or george.hinton@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Chair Yoga (Cardiff)

Every Wednesday. The Chair Yoga class is one of our most popular groups. It gives you the chance to stretch safely and there is a wonderful relaxation session at the end. People often arrive early (or leave late!) in order to have a hot drink and a chat with other members. Numbers are limited so it is best to ring first to check whether there is space in the class. For further information call 029 2039 8900.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Lampeter Support Group

Second Wednesday of the month. For further information, contact Diana on 07539 081 247.

Hosted by - Macular Society

UCAN with Jake and Taylor (Online)

Every Wednesday. For vision impaired young children 7yrs - 13yrs. Our workshop trainers Jake and Taylor run an interactive workshop for our younger participants. Playing games, quizzes and having a laugh is what they do best. It’s a great place to make friends and introduce yourself to drama activities in a fun way.Contact Hannah - hannah@ucanproductions.org / 07825 468 384 if you want more information on attending, or you can check our social media for updates.

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

Arts & Crafts group (Swansea)

Meets 2nd Wednesday of the month. For further information contact Anita Davies on 01792 776360 or anita.davies@sightlife.wales.

Hosted by - Sight Life

VI Tennis (Cardiff)

Weekly, at David Lloyd Sports Centre. Session usually costs £7.50. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Music Appreciation Group (Cardiff)

Our Music Appreciation group usually meets on the second Wednesday of the month. Our volunteer Derek puts together pieces of music for members to listen to - anything from classical pieces to big band music - and referral-service-pears">prepares a narrative to accompany each piece, as discussion points. For further information contact Valerie Baynton on 029 2039 8900 or Valerie.baynton@sightlife.wales

Hosted by - Sight Life

North Wales Welsh Speakers group (telephone)

Second Wednesday of the month. For more information contact Eleanor Rothwell on 07702 821 915 or Eleanor.rothwell@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Cardiff VI Touch Rugby

Every Wednesday. Players with or without sight loss welcome to train, play or support. For more information email: Evan.vaughan-lewis@cardiffrugby.wales

Working Age Social group (Cardiff)

Second Wednesday of the month from 6pm to 8pm at Tiny Rebel Cardiff. Contact Community Connection Wales for further information: Anum - Anum.Munawar@rnib.org.uk or  07510 382714 or Rachel - rachel.llewellyn@rnib.org.uk or 07510 382496

Hosted by - RNIB

Vision Impaired Bowls (Caerphilly)

Bowls sessions will run weekly every Wednesday. Vision impaired classification for this session are B1, B2, B3 and B4. All equipment will be provided but please bring clean, flat shoes. For more information, contact Rhys via email at meredro@caerphilly.gov.uk or call the centre on 01495 221321.

9th of January 2025

Gardening Group (Swansea)

Every Tuesday and Thursday. For further information contact Anita Davies on 01792 776360 or anita.davies@sightlife.wales.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Ammanford Support Group

Second Thursday of the month. For further information, contact Macular Society groups admin team on 01264 560 259.

Hosted by - Macular Society

Wales and West Young People's online - 18 - 50yrs (online)

Meet every Thursday via video call. (aged 18 - 50 years). For more information contact Eleanor Rothwell on 07702 821 915 or Eleanor.rothwell@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Tea & Chat (Swansea Central)

Group meets on every Thursday. For more information, contact Anita on 07824 541 982 or email Anita.davies@sightlife.wales

Hosted by - Sight Life

Walled City VI Social and Activities Group - Bowls and Curling (Chester)

The Bowls group meets every Thursday (April-September) 11:00am – 1:00pm at St Werbergh’s Parish Centre, Brook Street, Chester. Equipment and refreshments provided. All ability levels and volunteers welcome. Outside of the Bowls season, (September-April) the group will be meeting at Northgate arena, Chester. Every Thursday from 1:00pm – 3:00pm to play Indoor Curling. If you would like to get involved in playing please contact Josh on 07842 319377 or email jgarland@visionsupport.org.uk

Hosted by - Vision Support

VI Tennis (Wrexham)

Every Thursday. Our vision impaired tennis sessions aim to provide a supportive and inclusive environment for individuals with visual impairments to engage in the joy of tennis. Participants will have the opportunity to receive expert coaching, enhance their tennis skills, and connect with others who share similar interests. This is aimed at ALL levels. For further information, contact Aimée Kaye, Tennis Manager on 0772 705 8518 or E-Mail: aimee.kaye@wrexhamtenniscentre.co.uk

Photography group (Cardiff)

Fortnightly in the activity room. Bring your own camera, the group often visit places of interest together. Help and advice is shared also. For more information contact Valerie on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Knitting Group (Swansea)

2nd Thursday of the Month. For further information contact Anita Davies on 01792 776 360 or anita.davies@sightlife.wales.

Hosted by - Sight Life

V.I. Bowls group (Carmarthen)

The group meet every Thursday morning between 11am-12pm at Bro Myrddin Indoor Bowls Club. Players just need to wear comfy clothes and flat shoes. Bowls are provided. For more information, call John Wilson on 07970 460 257.

Ruthin Support Group

Second Thursday of the month at 11am. For further information, contact Marian Williams on 07495 054 053.

Hosted by - Macular Society

10th of January 2025

Welsh conversation (telephone)

Every Friday. Welsh conversation and rusty Welsh speakers on the telephone weekly. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

South Wales Valleys phone group

Every Friday. For more information contact Eleanor Rothwell on 07702 821 915 or Eleanor.rothwell@rnib.org.uk

Hosted by - RNIB

Swimming (Swansea)

Every Friday (not during school holidays). The pool is accessible and has ramped access to the pool. Places must be booked in advance before the Friday session. To book your place, contact Penlan Pool on 01792 588 079. Discounts may be available. Contact Swansea Council.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Penarth Book Club

Penarth Book Club 2nd Friday of the Month. For more information, contact Sight Cymru on 01495 763650.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

UCAN Friday Nights (Cardiff)

Every Friday. For vision impaired young adults from 7yrs - 25yrs. Creative sound and music sessions, drama and games every Friday evening. This weekly session is a great chance to catch up with friends old and new while having fun. Contact Hannah - hannah@ucanproductions.org / 07825 468 384 if you want more information on attending, or you can check our social media for updates.

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

Bridgend Deafblind Social Group

The group meet on the second Friday of the month. The meetings provide a friendly, safe space where members can share challenges, information and build friendships. For more information, contact Carys Jones on 07950 008 870, carys.jones@deafblind.org.uk or Julie Jones on 07940 895 572.

Hosted by - Deafblind UK

Fun Quiz (telephone)

Telephone quiz on Fridays. Cryptic clues, Kazoo guess the tune and potluck rounds. No prizes, just fun! Play in an allotted team. Contact Val for more information on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Sight Cymru Social Hub (Tredegar)

The social hubs enable people with sight impairment to get together for peer support, and provide the opportunity to extend social networks. The group features a range of speakers, trips out and activities. There will be no fees collected and all activities that are chargeable will be on a pay as you go basis. If you would like to attend any of these events, or would like further information, please contact Stacey Evans on postman@sightcymru.org.uk.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

11th of January 2025

Exercise Through Dance (online)

Dance into the weekend every Saturday morning with our live session streamed on Zoom in partnership with Step Change Studios. For more information or support booking this activity, please contact Katie Sawyer at katie.sawyer@sense.org.uk or 07500 706 579.

Hosted by - Sense

Maggie's Club (Cardiff)

Maggie's Club - Every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month (2:00pm-3:00pm) Founded in honour of UCAN Board Member, Dr Margaret Woodhouse OBE, this is held on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month. It is a fun, interactive workshop for sight impaired children and young people with additional needs. These workshops are led by Jake and Sound Man, Alex and involves fun games, stories, sounds, music and tactile art. Maggie's club is very popular and they are currently undertaking a virtual round the world tour, visiting a different country each week. Visit the link below for more information.

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

13th of January 2025

Book Club (Cardiff)

Meet in person at Sight Life or local café. 2nd Monday of every month. For more information, call Val on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

Guitar Jam group (Cardiff)

Guitar group meets every Monday. Beginners at 10.30am, experienced players from 11.15am. For more information, contact Valerie on 07707 295 121.

Hosted by - Sight Life

SASI (Cardiff)

For those aged 18+. Join Alys every fortnight. Sessions aim to develop confidence, vocal and self-advocacy skills whilst making friends and having fun. To find out more, contact alys@ucanproductions.org

Hosted by - UCAN Productions

Singing Group (Cardiff)

The club every Monday Run by volunteers, attendees can sing to some musical favourites old and new. For further information, call 02920 398 900.

Hosted by - Sight Life

LOOK Parent Support Group (online)

LOOK's Parent Support Group is for all parent carers of visually impaired children and young people. It is made of a core community of regulars and new parents are always welcome. It is a supportive and safe space for parent carers to share with each other and learn from their peers. There are regular panel events, online chat sessions, and opportunities to meet in person. The panel events bring together Professionals (experts in the field) and LOOK Mentors who bring their lived experience and life hacks on the subject. The LOOK Parent Support Group meets fortnightly (online) on Mondays at 7.30pm and is hosted by PSG Lead, Jane Ring, and Jo Lomas. Both Jane and Jo are parents to visually impaired teenagers, and Jo is also visually impaired. The themes of the PSG are chosen by a Steering Group of parent carers of children living with VI. Everyone is welcome to join our PSG sessions. Further information is available in the link provided.

Hosted by - LOOK - National Federation of Families with Visually Impaired Children

RSBC weekly online pre-school group (online)

Each Monday from 1-2 pm, we will run some fun ativities for you and your child. We will also have space where you can share experiences with each other. To register, email: connections@rsbc.org.uk

Hosted by - Royal Society for Blind Children

Tea & Chat (Neath)

Group meets weekly in Neath. For more information, contact Anita on 07824 541 982 or email Anita.davies@sightlife.wales

Hosted by - Sight Life

Bangor Town Support Group

Second Monday of the month at 11am. For further information, contact Marian Williams on 07495 054 053.

Hosted by - Macular Society