New telephone support group to support people living in Wales

Posted: Wednesday 18 January 2023
Judith Hilton Macular Society Member

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A new telephone support group to help reduce loneliness and isolation among people living with sight loss across Wales has been set up.

The new group, which will be available for both English and Welsh speakers, will meet by phone once a month, for people unable to attend face-to-face support groups which are run in towns and cities across the country.

In just an hour, the telephone support group meeting offers information, encouragement and friendship to people affected by macular disease and other sight loss conditions across Wales.

Adele Francis, senior regional manager for south Wales, said: “I’m really proud and excited with the launch of these new telephone support groups. I know from experience of our other support groups in the country that people who have been diagnosed with a sight loss condition do rely on them for support from others who are going through similar to them.

“We know the peer support can be so helpful and our groups can really help people increase in confidence and become more independent.”

The new telephone support group will meet on the first Wednesday of every month between 11am.

To join these calls, which are charged at your local rate, please contact Adele on 07494 468 007 or email

Alternatively, you can search for your nearest support group should you want to meet others with a sight loss condition in person.

Our services in Wales including this new telephone support group are generously funded by The National Lottery Community Fund.

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