Local Sight Groups

There are a large number of local clubs across Devon for people with sight loss. They vary in what they do, but most have a programme of meetings and social events.


East Devon


Contact Name: Ady
Contact Tel: 07970 595 422
Meetings: First Friday Monthly 10:30
Venue:  Senior Citizens Centre


Contact Name: Mary Wood
Contact Tel: 01392 499 558
Meetings: Last Tuesday Monthly 10:30
Venue:  Café 55 Northernhay


Contact Name: Hazel Boyd
Contact Tel: 01395 227 739
Meetings: First Tuesday Monthly 10:30
Venue:  RAF Headquarters

Ottery St Mary – Vision OM

Contact Name: Derek Edmonds
Contact Tel: 01404 813 874
Contact Email: derekedmonds693@sky.com
Meetings: Last Thursday Monthly
Venue:  The Institute, Yonder Street,Ottery St Mary.

Seaton and District Visually Impaired Club

Contact Name: Terry Grimsley
Contact Tel: 01297 224 93
Meeting: 3rd Monday Afternoon
Venue: St Gregory’s Church Hall

Sidmouth Blind Club for the Visually Impaired

Contact Name: Mary Trilsbach
Contact Tel: 01395 516 572
Meetings: 2nd & 4th Monday Afternoon
Venue: St Peter’s Church Hall, Sidford.

Sidmouth – Christian VI club

Contact Name: Reg & Dot Ball
Contact Tel: 01395 515 458
Meetings: First Tuesday Monthly
Venue:  All Saints Church Lounge


Mid Devon

Crediton for the Visually Impaired

Contact Name: Margaret Trout
Contact Tel: 01363 774 318
Meeting: Last Monday of the Month 14:00 – 16:00
Venue: Crediton Inn

Cullompton Blind Club

Contact Name: Sally Clist
Contact Tel: 01823 680 484
Meetings: 1st Thursday Morning
Venue: The Community Room, Woolcott Way

South Molton Club for the Visually Impaired and Macular Group

Contact Name: Awaiting details
Contact Tel: Awaiting details
Meeting: 1st & 3rd Monday
Venue: George Hotel

Tiverton Club for the Visually Impaired

Contact Name: Jo Shute
Contact Tel: 01884 259 078
Meetings: 3rd Wednesday Afternoon
Venue: Elmore Football Club

North Devon

Barnstaple Club for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Contact Name: Awaiting details
Contact Tel: Awaiting details
Contact Email: Awaiting details
Meeting: Every Monday Afternoon
Venue: Awaiting details

Barnstaple Club (Macular Group)

Contact Name: Diana Piper
Contact Tel: 01271 864 285
Meeting: 4th Tuesday Monthly
Venue: Tower Suite, Imperial Hotel.

Bideford & Torridge (Macular Group)

Contact Name: Alan Strawson
Contact Tel: 01271 474 128
Contact Email: 2nd Tuesday
Meeting: Every 2nd Tuesday
Venue: Burton Art Gallery

Braunton Blind Club

Contact Name: Brenda Field
Contact Tel: 01271 815 489
Meetings: 1st Monday afternoon
Venue: Please call for details

Bude & Holsworthy (Macular Group)

Contact Name: David Golding
Contact Tel: 01409 211 401
Contact Email: 1st Monday
Meeting: Every Monday Afternoon
Venue: The Dining Room, Holsworthy Hospital

Torridge Friendship and VIP Club

Contact Name: Susan Uttley
Contact Tel: 01237 470 696
Contact Email: susan.uttley1950@btinternet.com
Meetings: Second Tuesday of the month 14:00- 16:00
Venue: Sea Scouts Hall Park Lane Bideford

Illfracombe Blind Club

Contact Name: Pauline Williams
Contact Tel: 01271 864 775
Contact Email: pauline.williams77@virgin.net
Meeting: 4 Weekly Tuesday
Venue: Pandorra Restaurant, Wilder Road

Torbay and South Hams

VisualEyes – Torbay

Contact Name: Chris Sumner
Contact Tel: 01803 853 959
Contact Email: sumner441@hotmail.co.uk
Meeting: 1st  Monday Monthly 14:00
Venue: United Reform Church, New Road Brixham
Website:  http://www.visualeyestorbay.org.uk

VisualEyes – Paignton

Contact Name: Chris Sumner
Contact Tel: 01803 853 959
Contact Email: sumner441@hotmail.co.uk
Meeting: 1st Wednesday Monthly 10:00
Venue: Paignton Library
Website:  http://www.visualeyestorbay.org.uk

Dartmouth Caring

Contact Name: Ms Alison Stocks
Contact Tel: 01803 835384
Contact Email: enquiries@dartmouthcaring.co.uk
Meeting: 1st Thursday
Venue: The Community Cafe, Old Market, Dartmouth

Newton Abbot Care of the Blind Society

Contact Name: Anna Crocker
Contact Tel: 01626 366 001
Meetings: 1st & 3rd Tuesday Afternoon
Venue: The Courtney Centre, Newton Abbot

Torbay Social Club for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Contact Name: Graham Leach
Contact Tel: 01803 209 574
Meetings: 1st Tuesday
Venue: 1 Midvale Rd, Paignton

Torbay Lunch Club

Contact Name: Rose Hewitt
Contact Tel: 01803 555 347
Meeting: First Tuesday
Venue: 1 Midvale Road Paignton

Torbay Macular Group

Contact Name: Deanna Cranston
Contact Tel: 01803 612 227
Meeting: First Thursday
Venue: Mathias Church Lounge

West Devon

Tavistock Macular Group

Contact Name: Jean Thompson
Contact Tel: 01822 614 635
Meeting: 2nd Thursday 14:30
Venue: Methodist Church