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What if I want support from others I see as like me?

Wakefield District Sight Aid organises social groups and events where people can come together, build friendships, have fun, and have support from others. You can find a list of social groups and events on their website here.

They also deliver a Living Well With Sight Loss course for those who are visually impaired. The course has been tailored specifically for people who live in Wakefield and Pontefract areas and who live with  sight loss. The courses run regularly through the year so contact 01924 215555 to find out more and register your place.

Age UK Wakefield District offers a Befriending Service so volunteers can offer friendship and support to older people. To find out more about this service, you can call 01977 552114 or visit their website here.

This group runs fortnightly on a Monday evening from 7pm at The Red Shed (Wakefield Labour Club), 18 Vicarage Street, Wakefield, WF1 1QX. For more information on the group and the date of the next meeting, please contact Alan Rayner on 01924 365357.

Blind Veterans UK supports ex-service men and women of all generations with sight loss. Call 0800 389 7979 for more information.

This Leeds-based charity can help with benefit claims, advocacy, aids/adaptations, social events and emotional and physical exercise. Find out more about the support they offer online at, or alternatively call 0113 210 3347 

The Wakefield support group runs on the first Tuesday of the month from 12.30 - 15.30 at Wakefield Town Hall, Wood Street, Wakefield, WF1 2HQ. For more information, contact Joan Talbot on 01924 826501.

You can also call 0300 3030 111 (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm), or email

Last updated: 8/24/2022