There are a number of other groups and societies for people with a visual impairment across Oxfordshire. Most of them run as a place to meet, share a coffee, tea, and a chat. Others are craft based, while a few organise regular activities or outings.
There is a meeting group specifically for younger people with a visual impairment, and another that exists for children with a visual impairment and their parents and guardians.
OAB works to support each of these groups as best we can; some of these groups are run directly by OAB. We would welcome any calls from people who would like to volunteer to help with an existing group, or even to set up a new one.
Below is a list of local groups:
Abingdon & District Macular Group – 01235 531857.
ActivEyes – a group for active visually impaired people from across Oxfordshire. The group would be pleased to meet anyone who wishes to attend and suggestions for future activities are always welcome. Contact Guylawfull@oxeyes.org.uk for more details.
Banbury Macular Group – meet on the second Thursday of every month from 2-4pm at Banbury Methodist Church, Marlborough Road, Banbury OX16 5BZ. Please conatct 01608 685293.
Banbury Society for the Visually Impaired – 01295 269568.
Chipping Norton Friends of the Blind – 01608 810899.
Didcot / Wallingford Visually Impaired Group – 01235 813391.
Goring Macular Group – 01865 725595.
Henley Visually Impaired Group – 01491 628284.
Kidlington Macular Group – 01865 376482 or 01865 373104.
LOOK Oxfordshire – support for families of visually impaired children. 01189 722322.
Oxford Macular Group – 01993 811084.
‘OXVIC‘ – Oxford Visually Impaired Club – 01865 725595.
The Oxfordshire Sports Partnership – Sports for people with disabilities. 01865 252661.
Thame & District Society for the Visually Handicapped – 01844 261041.
‘VIBNO’ – Visually Impaired But Not Old! A group for the 18 – 50 age group in Oxfordshire to meet socially and have fun. Call 01869 331778.
‘VIVA’ – Vision Impaired, Visually Active – A group for visually impaired people with active minds. Meet on the second Tuesday each month at 2pm in the North Oxford Association Community Centre, Summertown, Oxford. Please call 01865 553063 for further details.
Witney Area Visually Impaired Group – 01993 706824.
Wantage Blind Social Club – Meet on the second Saturday of each month from February to December at the Wantage Day Centre from 3 – 5pm. Transport is available. For more information please call 01235 765849.