What’s On?

Diary dates for peer support group meetings, events, courses and much more

Some of the events and groups below are not directly run by Sight Loss Shropshire, but are listed here for your convenience.

May 2024

1st May – Oswestry Sight Loss Opportunity Group Monthly Meeting  
10:30am – 12:30pm at Hope Church, Market Gate, Salop Road, Oswestry, SY11 2QR. * This is a one-off change due to the usual venue being unavailable.* 
This group is facilitated by Community Resource.    
Guest Speaker: Rebecca Pinches, Senior Orthoptist, Lead of Low Vision and Stroke.

1st May – Market Drayton VIP Group Monthly Meeting 
2pm – 4pm at the Methodist Church Hall, Shrewsbury Road, Market Drayton ,TF9 3DL 

1st May – In Touch Telford Group – Tech Training for Visually Impaired People 
11.00am – 1.00pm at Telford Central Library, Southwater, Telford Town Centre, TF3 4JG. 
Free drop-in sessions. 
No prior experience of technology needed. Bring your own phone or tablet or try one of ours. 
More information here

2nd May – Telford Visually Impaired Group Monthly Meeting  
1:30pm – 3:30pm at Meeting Point House, Southwater Square, Telford TF3 4HS. 

2nd May – Living Well with Sight Loss Telephone Course – Session 1 
10.30am – 12pm  
These free telephone courses provide information, advice, support and practical solutions for people with sight loss and those close to them.  
Booking essential – more information here.  

7th May – Newport Visually Impaired Group Monthly Meeting  
2pm – 4pm at Cornmell Lea Community Room, Cornmell Lea, Newport.   

8th May – Telford Macular Society Group Monthly Meeting  
1:30pm – 3:30pm at Wellington Methodist Church, New Street, Wellington, Telford, TF1 1LU.   
Guest Speaker: Shropshire, Staffordshire & Cheshire Blood Bikes 

9th May – Living Well with Sight Loss Telephone Course – Session 2 
10.30am – 12pm  
These free telephone courses provide information, advice, support and practical solutions for people with sight loss and those close to them.  
Booking essential – more information here

14th May – Living Well with Sight Loss Face to Face Course – Shrewsbury Session 1 
10am – 3pm at Roy Fetcher Centre, 17 Cross Hill, Shrewsbury SY1 1JE. 
These free courses provide information, advice, support and practical solutions for people with sight loss and those close to them.  
Booking essential – more information here

15th May – In Touch Telford Group – Tech Training for Visually Impaired People 
11.00am – 1.00pm at Telford Central Library, Southwater, Telford Town Centre, TF3 4JG. 
Free drop-in sessions. 
No prior experience of technology needed. Bring your own phone or tablet or try one of ours. 
More information here

15th May – Shrewsbury Cycling Sight Loss Opportunity Group   
10:30 – 11.30am at Sports Village,  Sundorne Road, Shrewsbury SY1 4RQ.
£4.50 payable directly to the Sports Village on the day.
Booking via Community Resource advised: 01743 342168  

16th May – Living Well with Sight Loss Telephone Course – Session 3 
10.30am – 12pm  
These free telephone courses provide information, advice, support and practical solutions for people with sight loss and those close to them.  
Booking essential – more information here

17th May – Oswestry Macular Society Group Monthly Meeting
2pm – 4pm at The Tankard, 5-8 English Walls, Oswestry, SY11 2PA.   

20th May – Shrewsbury Macular Society Group Monthly Meeting  
1pm – 3pm at St. Nicholas’ Hall, United Reformed Church, Coleham Head, Shrewsbury, SY3 7BJ. 
Guests: Halfway House Choir. 

20th May – Ludlow Sight Loss Opportunity Group Monthly Meeting  
10:30am – 12:30pm at Ludlow Library, 7 Parkway, Ludlow, SY8 2PG.  
This group is facilitated by Community Resource.   
Guest Speaker: Rebecca Pinches, Senior Orthoptist, Lead of Low Vision and Stroke.

20th May – Shrewsbury Sight Loss Opportunity Group Monthly Meeting  
2pm to 4pm at University Centre, Guildhall, Frankwell, SY3 8HQ ** PLEASE NOTE NEW VENUE ** 
This group is facilitated by Community Resource.   
Guest speaker: Flower arranging with Jackie Parker, Dasher Floristry.

21st May – Oswestry Visually Impaired Group Monthly Meeting  
2.15pm – 4.15pm at Walford Davies Suite, Oswestry Guildhall, Bailey Head, Oswestry, SY11 1PZ. 

21st May – Living Well with Sight Loss Face to Face Course – Shrewsbury Session 2 
10am – 3pm at Roy Fetcher Centre, 17 Cross Hill, Shrewsbury SY1 1JE. 
These free courses provide information, advice, support and practical solutions for people with sight loss and those close to them.  
Booking essential – more information here

23rd May – Living Well with Sight Loss Telephone Course – Session 4 
10.30am – 12pm  
These free telephone courses provide information, advice, support and practical solutions for people with sight loss and those close to them.  
Booking essential – more information here

29th May – Wem Macular Support Group Monthly Meeting  
2pm – 4pm at Wem Town Hall. 


June 2024

4th June – Newport Visually Impaired Group Monthly Meeting  
2pm – 4pm at Cornmell Lea Community Room, Cornmell Lea, Newport.   

5th June – Oswestry Sight Loss Opportunity Group Monthly Meeting  
10:30am – 12:30pm at Oswestry Library, Arthur Street, SY11 1JN. 
This group is facilitated by Community Resource.    
Guest Speaker: Viv Krishan, Sensory Support Service.

5th June – Market Drayton VIP Group Monthly Meeting 
2pm – 4pm at the Methodist Church Hall, Shrewsbury Road, Market Drayton, TF9 3DL. 

5th June – In Touch Telford Group – Tech Training for Visually Impaired People  
11.00am – 1.00pm at Telford Central Library, Southwater, Telford Town Centre, TF3 4JG. 
Free drop-in sessions. 
No prior experience of technology needed. Bring your own phone or tablet or try one of ours. 
More information here

6th June – Telford Visually Impaired Group Monthly Meeting  
1:30pm – 3:30pm at Meeting Point House, Southwater Square, Telford TF3 4HS. 

12th June * HOLD THE DATE – SEE & HEAR 2024 *

A FREE exhibition for people with sight or hearing loss.
10am – 4pm at Shrewsbury Town Football Club.
More information.

12th June – Telford Macular Society Group Monthly Meeting  
1:30pm – 3:30pm at Wellington Methodist Church, New Street, Wellington, Telford, TF1 1LU.  
Event: Summer Lunch.  

17th June – Shrewsbury Macular Society Group Monthly Meeting  
1pm – 3pm at St. Nicholas’ Hall, United Reformed Church, Coleham Head, Shrewsbury, SY3 7BJ. 

17th June – Ludlow Sight Loss Opportunity Group Monthly Meeting  
10:30am – 12:30pm at Ludlow Library, 7 Parkway, Ludlow, SY8 2PG.  
This group is facilitated by Community Resource.   
Event: African Drumming with Peter Welch, the Drum Coach.

18th June – Oswestry Visually Impaired Group Monthly Meeting  
2.15pm – 4.15pm at Walford Davies Suite, Oswestry Guildhall, Bailey Head, Oswestry, SY11 1PZ. 

19th June – Shrewsbury Cycling Sight Loss Opportunity Group   
10:30 – 11.30am at Sports Village,  Sundorne Road, Shrewsbury SY1 4RQ.  
£4.50 payable directly to the Sports Village on the day. 
Booking via Community Resource advised: 01743 342168  

19th June – In Touch Telford Group – Tech Training for Visually Impaired People  
11.00am – 1.00pm at Telford Central Library, Southwater, Telford Town Centre, TF3 4JG. 
Free drop-in sessions. 
No prior experience of technology needed. Bring your own phone or tablet or try one of ours. 
More information here

21st June – Oswestry Macular Society Group Monthly Meeting  
2pm – 4pm at The Tankard, 5-8 English Walls, Oswestry, SY11 2PA.   

24th June – Shrewsbury Sight Loss Opportunity Group Monthly Meeting  
2pm – 4pm at University Centre, Guildhall, Frankwell, SY3 8HQ – NOTE NEW VENUE 
This group is facilitated by Community Resource.   
Guest speaker: Ruth and Iker (Hearing Dog).

26th June – Wem Macular Support Group Monthly Meeting  
2pm – 4pm at Wem Town Hall. 


July 2024

1st July – Living Well with Sight Loss Telephone Course – Session
10.30am – 12pm  
These free telephone courses provide information, advice, support and practical solutions for people with sight loss and those close to them.  
Booking essential – more information here

2nd July – Newport Visually Impaired Group Monthly Meeting  
2pm – 4pm at Cornmell Lea Community Room, Cornmell Lea, Newport.   

3rd July – Oswestry Sight Loss Opportunity Group Monthly Meeting  
10:30am – 12:30pm at Oswestry Library, Arthur Street, SY11 1JN. 
This group is facilitated by Community Resource. 
Guest speaker: Lisa Wallace, Babbinswood Organic Farm   

3rd July – Market Drayton VIP Group Monthly Meeting 
2pm – 4pm at the Methodist Church Hall, Shrewsbury Road, Market Drayton, TF9 3DL. 

3rd July – In Touch Telford Group – Tech Training for Visually Impaired People  
11.00am – 1.00pm at Telford Central Library, Southwater, Telford Town Centre, TF3 4JG. 
Free drop-in sessions. 
No prior experience of technology needed. Bring your own phone or tablet or try one of ours. 
More information here

4th July – Telford Visually Impaired Group Monthly Meeting  
1:30pm – 3:30pm at Meeting Point House, Southwater Square, Telford TF3 4HS. 

8th July – Living Well with Sight Loss Telephone Course – Session 2 
10.30am – 12pm  
These free telephone courses provide information, advice, support and practical solutions for people with sight loss and those close to them.  
Booking essential – more information here

8th & 9th July – Sight Village Central 
A free event for people of all ages living with varying degrees of sight loss, professionals supporting and advising VIP’s and for all businesses and organisations wishing to improve their services for the visually impaired. 
Eastside Rooms, 2 Woodcock Street, Birmingham, B7 4BL. 
10am – 4pm on 8th July and 9.30am – 3.30pm on 9th July.
More information here.

10th July – Telford Macular Society Group Monthly Meeting  
1:30pm – 3:30pm at Wellington Methodist Church, New Street, Wellington, Telford, TF1 1LU.  
Guest Speaker:  Sarah Clinton, Macular Society – research update.  

15th July – Living Well with Sight Loss Telephone Course – Session 3 
10.30am – 12pm  
These free telephone courses provide information, advice, support and practical solutions for people with sight loss and those close to them.  
Booking essential – more information here

15th July – Shrewsbury Macular Society Group Monthly Meeting  
1pm – 3pm at St. Nicholas’ Hall, United Reformed Church, Coleham Head, Shrewsbury, SY3 7BJ. 
Event: Annual day out. 

15th July – Ludlow Sight Loss Opportunity Group Monthly Meeting  
10:30am – 12:30pm at Ludlow Library, 7 Parkway, Ludlow, SY8 2PG.  
This group is facilitated by Community Resource.   
Guest speaker: Susie O’Hagan, Hands Together Ludlow.

16th July – Oswestry Visually Impaired Group Monthly Meeting  
2.15pm – 4.15pm at Walford Davies Suite, Oswestry Guildhall, Bailey Head, Oswestry, SY11 1PZ. 

17th July – Shrewsbury Cycling Sight Loss Opportunity Group   
10:30am – 12.30pm at Sports Village,  Sundorne Rd, Shrewsbury SY1 4RQ.  
£3 payable directly to the Sports Village on the day.  
Booking via Community Resource advised: 01743 342168  
 
17th July – In Touch Telford Group – Tech Training for Visually Impaired People  
11.00am – 1.00pm at Telford Central Library, Southwater, Telford Town Centre, TF3 4JG. 
Free drop-in sessions. 
No prior experience of technology needed. Bring your own phone or tablet or try one of ours. 
More information here

19th July – Oswestry Macular Society Group Monthly Meeting  
2pm – 4pm at The Tankard, 5-8 English Walls, Oswestry, SY11 2PA.   

22nd July – Living Well with Sight Loss Telephone Course – Session 4 
10.30am – 12pm  
These free telephone courses provide information, advice, support and practical solutions for people with sight loss and those close to them.  
Booking essential – more information here

22nd July – Shrewsbury Sight Loss Opportunity Group Monthly Meeting  
2pm to 4pm at University Centre, Guildhall, Frankwell, SY3 8HQ – NOTE NEW VENUE 
This group is facilitated by Community Resource.
Guest speaker: Mark Forsbury, Sensory Support Service   

31st July – Wem Macular Support Group Monthly Meeting  
2pm – 4pm at Wem Town Hall.