Our popular social groups offer local visually impaired people the chance to get together, meet new people and take part in a broad range of activities that really does offer something for everyone! There’s never a dull moment, with activities including board games and quizzes, arts and crafts, listening to live music, baking and even ballroom dancing! Our groups also offer day trips to local places of interest, meals out in local restaurants, pubs and cafes. We offer talks on a diverse range of topics from bee keeping to local history and even the opportunity to get up close and personal to creatures such as meerkats and magnificent birds of prey!
Our long established Nottingham group meets every Thursday morning at 26-28 Heathcoat Street from 10am until 2:30pm.
Recent activities include crafts, quizzes, music appreciation, reminiscing and a choice of discussion or sequence dancing. The group also has a variety of special guest speakers, storytellers, a Chiropodist and on occasion they go out for meals and day trips.
There are of course lots of independent social and self help groups all around Nottinghamshire, if you wish to find out more about these please contact us.
The Mansfield social group was the first of My Sight Nottinghamshire’s new push to bring services to the wider county. With help from the Big Lottery Fund we ensure these services go from strength to strength.
This group meets at St Peter’s Centre, Church Side, Mansfield, NG18 1AP every Wednesday from 10am to 1:30pm for tea, coffee, conversation, friendship, equipment days, guest speakers, day trips, pub lunches and more!
Our social group in Newark got off to a flying start when it launched in January 2017. The group offers visually impaired people living in the Newark area the opportunity to meet for a natter and some interesting and diverse activities. Since its launch the group has visited numerous local hostelries for a spot of lunch, enjoyed a game of tenpin bowling, taken a boat trip down the river and enjoyed a varied and interesting programme of speakers and activities.
This group meets at Vine Way community lounge, opposite the Coop convenience store on Barnby Gate, Newark NG24 1RQ, from 10:00 – 13:30 on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month.
The Bassetlaw social group is the most recent of My Sight Nottinghamshire’s social groups to launch, bringing services to the Bassetlaw area including Worksop and Retford. With help from the Big Lottery Fund these services are proving to be extremely popular and an invaluable opportunity to improve the wellbeing of blind and partially sighted people living across the county of Nottinghamshire.
This group meets at The Crossing Centre, Newcastle Street, Worksop S80 2AT, from 10:00 – 13:30 on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month.
If you would like to speak to us about our social groups please email email@example.com or call us on 0115 9706806.