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Wakefield District Sight Aid Groups 

Age UK Wakefield District Telephone Befriending Service

Wakefield Visually Impaired Group - this group runs fortnightly on a Monday evening from 19.00 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 – supporting ex-service men and women of all generations with sight loss - 0800 389 7979.

Association of Blind Asians - 0113 210 3347 – this Leeds-based charity can help with benefit claims, advocacy, aids/adaptations, social events and emotional and physical exercise. Find out more about the suppport they offer online at or via their Facebook page

Macular Society - 0300 3030 111 (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm), or email 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.

Last updated: 8/24/2022