Clubs in Gloucestershire for the Sight Impaired

Around the County there are many social clubs allowing people with sight loss the opportunity to meet up and discuss life, the weather and anything else that takes their fancy.

If you are interested in finding out more about any of the clubs and groups please call our Helpline on 01242 22 11 70 or email info@Insight-Glos.org


Countywide


Outlook

A social group for the young and young at heart!
Monthly trips, activities etc.


Gloucestershire Growlers

VI Cricket team – training sessions throughout the season.  Matches home and away.


Cheltenham


The Highbury Club

When: First Wednesday of the month (2 – 4pm)
Where: Highbury Church Hall
Cost: Transport £6 (This includes meeting)


Theatre Group

The group meets up roughly 8 times a year to see a performance at the Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham.  The group are often able to attend a touch tour to see the stage and props close up before the show, this allows the cast to point out significant props to enhance the understanding of what is going to happen and the audience can get a feel for the lay out of the stage.  To find out when bookings for the next show are being taken please ring the Insight helpline on 01242 22 11 70.


Cheltenham Visually Impaired Drop-in Centre

When: Every Thursday (2 – 4pm)
Where: Bethesda Church Hall, Great Norwood St.


Cheltenham Macular Support Group

When: Third Wednesday of the month (1.45 – 4pm)
Where: Christ Church Hall, Christ Church, Malvern Rd.


Gloucester


Iris Club

When: Last Thursday of the month (10am – noon)
Where: Gloucester Deaf Association, Barnwood


Macular Support Group

When: First Wednesday of the month (10am – noon)
Where: Gloucester Deaf Association, Barnwood


Torch Trust Christian Fellowship

When: Second Friday of the month (7.30 – 9pm)
Where: Matson Baptist Church


Ten Pin Bowling

When: Every Monday from 11am for 2 hours except during school
holidays when it is 10am.
Where: Barnwood, Gloucester
Cost: £5 for 2 games.


Northern Area


Tewkesbury St John’s Guild for the Visually Impaired

When: Third Thursday of the month (2.30pm)
Where: Fitzhammon Rooms, Tewkesbury Abbey


Tewkesbury VIP Club

When: First Thursday of the month (2 – 4pm)
Where: Tewkesbury Baptist Church
Transport: Transport available


Winchcombe Blind Club (must be registered)

When: Second Monday of the month (2.30pm – 4pm)
Where: British Legion, Bishops Cleeve


Eastern Area


Cirencester Macular/Visually Impaired Club

When: First Wednesday of the month (2.30pm – 4pm)
Where: Friends Meeting House, Thomas St, Cirencester


Southern Area


 Wotton and District Club

When: First Friday of the month (2pm – 4pm)
Where: Dryleaze Court, Wotton-under-Edge
Transport: Transport may be possible from Cam, Dursley, Sharpness, Berkeley, Nympsfield, Wotton, for £3


Stroud & District Macular Society Support Group

When: Third Wednesday of the month (10.30am – 12.30pm)
Where: Christ Church rooms, Newmarket Rd, Nailsworth


Stroud & District Club

When: Second Tuesday of the month (2pm – 4pm)
Where: Hazelwood, Paddock Rise, Stonehouse
Transport: Transport may be possible from The Uplands, Cashes Green, Cairncross, Ebley, Eastington, Stonehouse, Nailsworth. Cost £5


Forest of Dean


Cinderford – Forest Sensory Services

Various activities provided at Foxes Bridge Day Centre,
Where: Valley Rd, Cinderford


Forest of Dean Macular Support Group

When: Fourth Tuesday of the Month (1.30 – 3.30pm)
Where: Foxes Bridge, Valley Rd, Cinderford