Local peer support group

National peer support group

  • Date and Time info: 11/01/2024 from 19:00:00 to 20:00:00
  • Online

This National Peer Support Group provides a welcoming, safe and friendly opportunity for people to meet up to share experiences, tips and information. Meetings are held quarterly - Spring, Summer, Autumn & Winter and cover a range of different topics and guest speakers.

We are pleased to invite you to join us for our Winter group meeting where we are delighted to welcome our guest speaker, Lucy Hodges MBE, Commodore of GBR Blind Sailing.

GBR Blind Sailing is a Registered Charity, which provides sailing for blind and partially sighted people. They organise regular training sessions with coaching and help to enable novices to learn to sail. They also coach the more advanced to enable them to compete at both national and international events. The Charity use lots of different and excellent sailing schools, clubs and organisations all over the UK.

Lucy started with Blind Sailing at 17 years of age and has never looked back. When she started, she was shy, very quiet and wondering what would be in the future with a visual impairment. She now only looks forward, wanting to give others a chance to grow and achieve through sailing.

​Lucy has won World championships, been awarded sports awards and grown in ability to communicate, work as a team and travel, this has all been through sailing and the group of volunteers they encourage. It’s not just the V.I’s that gain new skills but the sighted team too.

We hope you can come aboard and set sail to learn more about the benefits and rewards of sailing for the visually impaired.


We hope to see you there!



This meeting will be held online via Zoom.


Please note that this meeting will be recorded and the audio only uploaded to our You Tube channel so please do not share any personal contact information. However, please feel free to share your experiences living with sight loss but only if you feel comfortable in doing so and remember that others outside of this meeting will be able to hear it on this public platform.