Northumberland County Blind Association – Clubs and Support Groups

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

SocialEyes Ashington

Pub/restaurant lunches, first Wednesday of the month 12.30pm – 2.30pm. Contact Margaret: 01670 515529

Activities Group

Tips out at various venues in Northumberland and Newcastle, monthly on a Wednesday. Contact June: 01670 862554

SocialEyes Alnwick

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.

Blyth Club

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.

SocialEyes Ponteland

Various locations around Ponteland, third Thursday of the month, 1.30pm – 3.00pm. Contact NCBA: 01670 514316.

SocialEyes Prudhoe

Parish Hall, Prudhoe Front Street, third Tuesday of the month, 10.00am – 12.00pm. Contact Eric: 01661 842330.

Reading Group

Morpeth Library, monthly on a Thursday, 1.30pm – 3.00pm. Contact Ros: 01661 823594.

Women’s Groups

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: