Northumberland County Blind Assocation’s clubs and support groups have been set up throughout the county to help combat the social isolation felt by many vision-impaired people as a result of sight loss. Anyone with sight loss can join a club or support group, whether registered or not. Carers, friends and relatives are also welcome to attend.
The aim of the groups is to provide vision-impaired people with support to enable them to meet with other partially-sighted people from their own community. The groups are supported by volunteers and are self-funding and self-motivating, enabling members to maintain independence, choice and control.
Ashington Blind Club
Bothal Community Centre, every Monday (not August) 1.30pm – 3.30pm. Contact Eleanor: 01670 816137
Pub/restaurant lunches, first Wednesday of the month 12.30pm – 2.30pm. Contact Margaret: 01670 515529
Tips out at various venues in Northumberland and Newcastle, monthly on a Wednesday. Contact June: 01670 862554
Cafe/pub lunches around Alnwick, second Friday of the month, 12.30pm – 2.30pm. Contact Catherine: 01665 604422
Bedlington Sensory Allotment
behind Chester Court Care Home, Bedlington, second and fourth Tuesday of the montg, 10.00am – 12.00pm. Contact NCBA: 01670 514316.
Scout Hut HQ, Edward Street, every Thursday 1.00pm – 3.00pm. Contact Edna: 01670 369482.
Bloomers Garden Club
Hepscott Park Garden Centre, third Friday of the montg, 10.00am – 12.00pm. Contact John: 01670 503782.
SocialEyes Craft Group
Reiver House Morpeth, third Thursday of the month, 10.00am – 12.00pm. Contact Joyce: 01670 855686.
Hexham Luncheon Club
Various locations around Hexham, first Tuesday of the month, 12.00pm – 2.30pm. Contact NCBA: 01670 514316.
Insight Club Blyth
Adult Training Centre, Kitty Brewster Estate, alternate Tuesday evenings 6.30pm. Contact NCBA: 01670 514316.
Various locations around Ponteland, third Thursday of the month, 1.30pm – 3.00pm. Contact NCBA: 01670 514316.
Parish Hall, Prudhoe Front Street, third Tuesday of the month, 10.00am – 12.00pm. Contact Eric: 01661 842330.
Morpeth Library, monthly on a Thursday, 1.30pm – 3.00pm. Contact Ros: 01661 823594.
Reiver House, Morpeth, third Tuesday of the month. Contact June: 01670 812053.
For more details contact Northumberland County Blind Association on: 01670 514316 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.