Local peer support group

Young Adults Online Summer Social

  • Date and Time info: 16/07/2024 from 19:00:00 to 20:30:00
  • Location: Via Zoom
  • Online

This Peer Support Group provides a welcoming, safe and friendly opportunity for young adults with inherited sight loss to meet up to share experiences, tips and information.

Are you aged 18 to 30 and either living with an inherited retinal dystrophy or are 18 to 30 and a friend or family member of someone living with an IRD? Then come and join us for our Retina UK Young Adults Summer Social.

We at Retina UK are striving to grow our Peer Support Network across the UK and provide support to all those who are living with inherited sight loss such as Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP).

Would you like to meet peers of a similar age to share tips, hints and information such as Further Education to Employment, Leaving Home to First-Time Buying as well as forming long term friendships?

If you are a young adult living with an IRD who are finding their feet in this crazy wide world, whether you have been losing your vision since childhood or have been recently diagnosed and you are interested in connecting with like-minded people, then this event would be perfect for you.

When registering, simply choose one of the rooms from the drop down list and you will be moved to your chosen room for 30 minutes to allow you to meet and chat with other attendees.

The Class Room

Facilitator Aysha Ahmed – Retina UK Research Intern
Are you planning for higher learning or are currently studying? How are you finding Uni life? Do you feel supported with your studies? Come and share your experiences, challenges and achievements with other like-minded students.

The Board Room

Facilitator James Clarke – Retina UK Events & Community Fundraising Manager
Are you seeking employment and finding it difficult? Are you looking for employment support? This room is open to all who wish to share their successes, ambitions, worries or woes around the work place.

The Home Room

Facilitator Amelia Burton – Retina UK Trusts & Foundations Fundraiser
Are you looking to buy or rent, whether your moving home or a first time buyer or renter, come and share your experience, struggles or frustrations. Are you leaving home and finding the idea daunting? Are you baffled by mortgage rates? Or are you confused with what dwelling is right for you? Share your knowledge and advice with others on the property ladder.

The Common Room

Facilitators Mark Baxter & Denise Rawden – Retina UK Information & Support Team
Share your hobbies, likes and dislikes and meet like-minded people with similar common interests where you can learn from each other in this social chill-out room.

The Friends & Family Room

Facilitator Kajal Shah – Retina UK London Peer Support Group Volunteer
Are you a family member, friend or class mate of someone who is living with inherited sight loss and would like to chat and learn from others about the best ways to support someone who is visually  impaired? Come along and share your hints, tips and ask questions of your own.


Please come and join us to share your stories and experiences as a young adult who is living with progressive sight loss, catch up with old friends and make some new ones too.

We look forward to seeing you there!



This meeting will be held online via Zoom.