RNIB Telephone Groups

As well as the telephone groups that Sight Life has organised, RNIB Connect has a number of other groups that you may find of interest. Here are the details of what’s happening and when.

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RNIB Cymru Connect Phone Groups

Fiction Book Group

Tuesday 2 March from 12pm to 1pm.

Contact: [email protected] or 07702 821915.

A book is chosen and discussed by participants each month in partnership with RNIB library services

North Wales Welsh Speakers group

Wednesday 3 March from 10.30 pm to 11.30 pm.

Contact: [email protected] or 07702 821915.

Welsh language telephone social group for North Wales Welsh speakers

Women with Vision

Thursday 4 March from 1pm to 2pm

Contact: [email protected] or 07702 821915.

Social support group for young blind or partially sighted women from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Holyhead Reading Group

Wednesday 3 and 17 March from 2pm to 3pm.

Contact: [email protected] or 07702 821915.

Telephone social group for people in Holyhead – readings and poems

Llangefni Reading Group

Thursday 4 and 18 March from 3pm to 4pm.

Contact: [email protected] or 07702 821915.

Telephone social group for people in Llangefni – readings and poems.

South Wales Valleys Phone Group

Friday 5, 12,19 and 26 March from 2pm to 3pm.

Contact: [email protected] or 07702 821915.

Telephone social group for people living in South Wales Valleys.

Non-fiction book group

Monday 15 March from 11pm to 12pm.

Contact: [email protected] or 07702 821915.

Book is chosen and discussed by participants each month in partnership with RNIB library services

Wales and South West Young People’s Group

Thursday 18 March from 7pm to 8pm.

Contact: [email protected] or 07702 821915.

Telephone social group for people aged between 18 and 50 years old

Cardiff Young People’s Group

Tuesday 9 March from 6.30pm to 7.30pm.

Contact: [email protected] or 07702 821915.

Telephone social group for people aged between 18 and 50 years old and living in Cardiff or surrounding area.

South Wales Welsh speakers group

Tuesday 23 March from 11am to 12pm.

Contact: [email protected] or 07702 821915.

Social group for South Wales Welsh speakers.

Blind and partially sighted parents support group

Wednesday 10 March from 1pm to 2pm

Contact: [email protected] or 07702 821915.

Social group for blind and partially sighted parents to support each other..

Powys social group

Thursday 11 and  25 March from 2pm to 3pm

Contact: [email protected] or 07864968859

Social group for people living in Powys

Bridgend Group

Friday 5, 12, 19 and 26 January from 2pm to 3pm

Contact: [email protected] or 07864968859

Social group for people living in Bridgend

Sports Chat

Tuesday 2 March from 2pm to 3pm

Contact: [email protected] or 07864968859

Social group for people to chat about sport

TV and Film Group

Wednesday 10 March from 2pm to 3pm

Contact: [email protected] or 07864968859

TV programme or film is chosen each month to watch and chat about at each meeting

Campaigning telephone group

Monday 8, 15, 22, 29 March from 2pm to 3pm

Contact: [email protected] or 07701396165

Discuss what campaigns are happening and how you can support one another to make change happen!

One-to-one calls

We now have seven volunteers who have been trained to be telephone befrienders.  They can call isolated blind and partially sighted people once a week, for a friendly chat with someone who is prepared to listen and be supportive.  Please contact one of the community connection coordinators to find out more.

To join or find out more about any of the above groups contact our RNIB Wales Community Connection Coordinators:

Name: Eleanor Rothwell

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 077 0282 1915

Name: Carol McKinlay

Email:[email protected]

Telephone: 078 6496 8859

Name: Izzy James

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 077 6850 3050

Connect with other blind and partially sighted people on our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/RNIBConnectcymru

Tune in to connect radio on Freeview channel 730 or online https://rnibconnectradio.org.uk/ or call the RNIB helpline for information, advice and many other services: 0303 123 9999

RNIB South West Weekly Themed Telephone Groups

Weekly Groups

Monday

11.30am – 12.30pm Tech Talk and Support

Tech Talk and Support – An opportunity for the community to have their technology questions and queries answered by their peers. Useful and informative advice given in a language we can all understand!

Wednesday

10am – 11am Wellbeing Wednesday

Wellbeing Wednesday – Join us for an hour each week to unwind, relax and practice mindfulness as you’re transported on a wonderful sensory journey. From swimming to flying, each week you’ll be experiencing something different.

2pm – 3pm Mission Ambition

Mission Ambition – See where your dreams can take you! Use the support of the community to help realise your ambitions and dreams – no matter how big or small. Join us for regular advice, guidance, support and encouragement from friends across the South West.

7pm – 8pm The Great South West Quiz

The Great Big South West Quiz – Midweek fun for all budding eggheads. Join friends from across the South West in our weekly quiz.

Thursday

2pm – 3pm Blind Snaps

Blind Snaps – Discover your passion for photography! Take part in photographing a new theme each week and learn everything there is about photography. For beginners and experts, Blind Snaps brings photographers from across the South West together.

Fortnightly Groups

Friday

2pm-3pm – Exeter Connect

Meet and chat with other people from the Connect community in and around the South West! Find out more about local services and how to access them.

For information about how to join please contact RNIB Community Coordinators:

George Hinton – [email protected] / 07751 369079

Bernice Cocking – [email protected] / 07761 328571

Or email [email protected]

Note that there is a new dedicated to Charles Bonnet Syndrome for people from across the UK with CBS to discuss and share experiences. Email [email protected] for more information.