Social activities and clubs across Cheshire and North Wales.

Social activities and clubs include: talks, outings, light exercise, arts and crafts, and other general activities. Joining one of our social groups is a great way to make new friends and socialise.

The groups that are available are listed below.

Please note that due to the Covid-19 pandemic only some of our social groups currently meeting in person. Please get in touch if you’d be interested in joining one of our groups.

For more information on current activities, please contact us on 01244 381515 or sign up for our free newsletter!

New Phone and Online Groups in North East Wales

We are pleased to announce we have launched new virtual and telephone support groups. Starting with groups in North East Wales.

Meetings will be held monthly, and it is simple to join – either by dialling in by telephone or by simply clicking a link. The virtual groups will be local to you so you can meet people in your own local community. There is no set agenda, just an opportunity to chat.

If you would like some advice about accessing the group online please get in touch on the number below and our Community Development Worker Nia will be happy to talk to you more about the groups.

Once you’ve registered your interest all of the details will be sent to you in advance of the meeting in either print or by email. To register your interest or for further information please get in touch by telephone: 07548 829635 or Email Nia at ngreer@visionsupport.org.uk.

Conwy Virtual Social Group

10.30am-11.30am – every first Tuesday

Tuesday 4th January, Tuesday 1st February, Tuesday 1st March

 

Wrexham Virtual Social Group

10.30am-11.30am – Every second Tuesday

Tuesday 11th January (this one takes place at 2pm), Tuesday 8th February, Tuesday 8th March

 

Flintshire Virtual Social Group

10.30am-11.30am – Every fourth Tuesday

Tuesday 22nd February, Tuesday 22nd March

 

Denbighshire Virtual Social Group

10.30am-11.30am 

Tuesday 18th January, Tuesday 8th February (this one takes place at 2pm), Tuesday 15th March

 

SocialEyes Virtual Social Group

Working age group for North Wales and Cheshire

Wednesday 19th January 7.30pm – 8.30pm.

North Wales Groups

Please note that due to the Covid-19 pandemic only some of our social groups currently meeting in person. Please get in touch if you’d be interested in joining one of our groups.

 

The 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.

 

The 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 Nia on 07458 829635 or email ngreer@visionsupport.org.uk

 

The 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 Nia on 07458 829635 or email ngreer@visionsupport.org.uk to register your interest.

 

The Conwy Sight Loss Group

The Conwy Sight Loss Group meet every third Wednesday. Venue to be confirmed in the new year.

If you would like more information or would like to attend please call Nia on 07458 829635 or email ngreer@visionsupport.org.uk

 

SocialEyes Social Group

Working age group for North Wales and Cheshire

Will be meeting in Llandudno for their next face to face meeting.

Saturday 5th February @ 2pm at the Wildwood Restaurant in Llandudno.

If you are living with sight loss, of working age and would like to meet others in your local area come and join and meet new people.

Contact Nia on 07458 829635 or email ngreer@visionsupport.org.uk to book your place.

Cheshire Groups

Please note that due to the Covid-19 pandemic only some of our social groups currently meeting in person. Please get in touch if you’d be interested in joining one of our groups.

 

Halton Activities Group

Meets every Tuesday between 11:00am and 1:30pm at Mencap, Laburnum Grove, Grange Estate, Runcorn, WA7 5EX

Activities include armchair aerobics, quizzes, crafts, speakers and trips. For more information please call the Halton Resource Centre on 01928 582946.

 

Live in Halton? Want to learn Braille?

Come along to the Independent Living Centre in Collier Street, Runcorn, Thursday mornings from 10:00am to 12:00 noon.
For more information please call the Halton Resource Centre on 01928 582946.

 

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.

 

Audio Described Cinema Group

Monthly screening at The StoryHouse in Chester. Exact time and date varies. Vision Support will be meeting people in the foyer before the film. Headsets for the audio description are provided and members of staff are available to assist with demonstrations of how to use them.

 

Swimming Group

The Swimming Group meets every Monday at Chester City Baths, Union Street, Chester CH1 1QP they meet at 9:45am for a 10:00am to 11:00am swim.

 

Northwich Club for the Blind

This group is currently paused due to transport issues. We are hoping to start the group up again next year and will update this section once we have more information. If you would like to be emailed directly once this group has started up again please email us at information@visionsupport.org.uk and we will add you to our email list.

This group previously met on the first Wednesday of each month from 2:00pm to 4:00pm at the Castle Community Centre, Barbers Lane, Northwich, CW8 1DT. Activities include quizzes, speakers and trips.

 For more information please call the Halton Resource Centre on 01928 582946.