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 North Wales Operations Manager 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

5th July, 2nd August, 6th September, 4th October, 1st November, 6th December.

Meetings are monthly. For details contact Catherine on 07821 649066 or email cthompson@visionsupport.org.uk

 

Wrexham Virtual Social Group

10.30am-11.30am – Every second Tuesday

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Meetings are monthly. For details contact Catherine on 07821 649066 or email cthompson@visionsupport.org.uk

Flintshire Virtual Social Group

10.30am-11.30am 

This virtual group is currently on hold until further notice. If you would like to register your interest for when it restarts please contact Catherine on 07821 649066 or email cthompson@visionsupport.org.uk

 

Denbighshire Virtual Social Group

10.30am-11.30am 

This virtual group is currently on hold until further notice. If you would like to register your interest for when it restarts please contact Catherine on 07821 649066 or email cthompson@visionsupport.org.uk

 

SocialEyes Virtual Social Group

Working age group for North Wales and Cheshire

7.30pm – 9.00pm

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Connect with young and working age people living with a vision impairment. Join our virtual meetups by telephone or online via Microsoft Teams. Joining is simple but if you feel unsure we can help.

Meetings are monthly. For details contact Catherine on 07821 649066 or email cthompson@visionsupport.org.uk

North Wales Groups

Please note only some of our social groups currently meeting in person. Please get in touch beforehand if you’d be interested in joining one of our groups by calling Catherine on 07821 649066 or emailing cthompson@visionsupport.org.uk

 

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 Catherine on 07821 649066 or email cthompson@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 Catherine on 07821 649066 or email cthompson@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 later in the year.

If you would like more information or would like to attend the Conwy Group in future please call Catherine on 07821 649066 or email cthompson@visionsupport.org.uk

 

SocialEyes Social Group

Working age group for North Wales and Cheshire

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.

The next meet up is on Saturday the 2nd of July at The Kitchen in the Storyhouse Chester. If you would like to attend please contact Kate on 07842 319377 or email kbibby@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.

 

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.

If you would like to get involved please contact Kate Bibby on 07842 319377 or email kbibby@visionsupport.org.uk

 

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.

The next audio described showing is of the film Operation Mincemeat on Tuesday 14th June. If you would like to attend please contact Kate Bibby on 07842 319377 or email kbibby@visionsupport.org.uk.

 

Swimming Group

The Swimming Group usually 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. Currently due to pool renovation the group are unable to meet. If you would like to be contacted when the group is running again please contact Kate Bibby on 07842 319377 or email kbibby@visionsupport.org.uk

 

Northwich Club for the Blind

This group is currently paused due to transport issues. We are hoping to start the group up again later in the 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 Kate at kbibby@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 Kate Bibby on 07842 319377 or email kbibby@visionsupport.org.uk

 

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 Sensory Services Centre on 0151 511 8801.

 

Live in Halton? Want to learn Braille?

Come along to Halton Sensory Services Centre, 126 Widnes Road , Widnes, WA8 6AX

Sessions are on Thursday mornings from 10:00am to 12:00 noon.
For more information please call the Halton Sensory Services Centre on 0151 511 8801.