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Clubs & Groups

NESS supports and / or hosts a wide range of clubs and groups which bring people together. Many are delivered by the members themselves, some with the assistance of NESS’ volunteers.

Aberdeen Service User Forum

Currenty suspended due to COVID restrictions Informal meeting to give NESS Service users the opportunity to exchange views, discuss issues and be updated on NESS news.


Aberdeen Deaf Club

An independent club for Deaf people in Aberdeen. Meets every Saturday evening from 7.00 - 11.00pm at John Street. British Sign Language (BSL) is used at this club. Hearing people who use BSL and learners are also welcome.


Aberdeen Macular Society

A peer-led support group for anyone with Macular Degeneration. This group is associated with the Macular Society and meets at John Street on the third Friday of the month at 10.30. Contact the Macular Society (www.macularsociety.org) for updates and further information.


ARBROATH EYES AND EARS

A social and information group for people with sensory loss in the Arbroath area.


BRECHIN SENSORY GROUP

A social and information group for people with a sensory loss in the Brechin area. Meets monthly on a Tuesday afternoon at The Crickety in Guthrie Park from 1.30 – 3.30pm.


BUCKIE SENSORY GROUP

A social and information group for people with sight and /or hearing loss in Buckie and the surrounding area. This group is associated with our CIS service and meets every other Tuesday afternoon from 2.00 – 4.00pm. Currently seeking a new venue.


DEAF SEWING BEE

An independent craft and hobbies group for Deaf people. Meets every Wednesday at John Street from 10.30am – 1.30pm. British Sign Language (BSL) is used at this club.


DOMINOES GROUP

CURRENTLY SUSPENDED DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS A dominoes group for visually impaired people, played with tactile dominoes.


DUNDEE SENSORY GROUP

A social and information group for people with sensory loss in Dundee. Meets on the last Monday of the month from 11.00am – 1.00pm at Number Ten.


ELGIN SIPS (SENSORY IMPAIRED PERSONS)

A social group for people who have a sight and/ or hearing loss in Elgin. This group is associated with our CIS service and meets every Monday afternoon from 2.00 – 4.00pm at Elgin Community Centre.


THE EVERGREENS CLUB

An independent social club for Deaf senior citizens. British Sign Language (BSL) is used at this club. Meets at NESS John Street every Thursday from 1.30 - 4.00pm.


THE FERRY SENSORY GROUP

A social and information group for people with a sensory loss in the Broughty Ferry area. Meets monthly on a Tuesday afternoon St Aidan’s Centre


FORFAR SENSORY GROUP

A social and information group for people with a sensory loss in the Forfar area. Meets monthly on a Wednesday from 1.00 - 3.00pm at the Guide Hall.


FORRES SENSORY GROUP

CURRENTLY SUSPENDED DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS A social group for people with a sensory loss in Forres and the surrounding area. This group is associated with our CIS service and meets alternate Thursdays from 10.30am -12.30pm at the Forres Masonic Lodge.


HARD OF HEARING SUPPORT GROUP

CURRENTLY SUSPENDED DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS A peer support group for Moray people with hearing loss, held in Elizabeth House, Elgin from 10.30am- 12.30pm on alternate Wednesdays.


KEITH SENSORY GROUP

CURRENTLY SUSPENDED DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS A social and support group for people with sensory loss in Keith and the surrounding areas. This group is associated with our CIS service and meets on the first Thursday of each month from 2.00 - 4.00pm in Taylor Court, Keith.


KREE 8 KLUB

CURRENTLY SUSPENDED DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS A group for people with a sensory loss to enjoy crafty activities and good company. Meets from 1.30 - 3.30pm on alternate Wednesdays at Elizabeth House, Elgin.


KIRRIE SENSORY GROUP

A social and information group for people with a sensory loss in the Kirriemuir area. Meets monthly on a Wednesday from 1.30 - 3.30pm at Kirrie Connections


THE MEN’S GROUP

A chance for the men to meet up and put the world to rights. Thursday mornings 9.30 - 12.30 at John Street


MORAY DEAF CHURCH

Church service worship led by a Deaf minister in British Sign Language (BSL) on the second Saturday of each month at 2.00pm as part of the Moray Deaf Club.


NESS ENTERTAINMENT SET

CURRENTLY SUSPENDED DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS Making the most of theatre shows with special access features for blind and partially sighted audience members, this group meets to attend theatre performances: usually Saturday afternoon matinee features at his Majesty’s Theatre in Aberdeen.


PARTNERSHIP GROUP

CURRENTLY SUSPENDED DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS A social group for people of any age who have a sensory loss, where you can bring a companion, partner, sibling, or friend. Meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month 1.30pm-3.30pm at John Street.


PARTNERSHIP GROUP

CURRENTLY SUSPENDED DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS A social group for people of any age who have a sensory loss, where you can bring a companion, partner, sibling, or friend. Meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month 1.30pm-3.30pm at John Street.


NESS BOOK GROUP

CURRENTLY SUSPENDED DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS A group for visually impaired people who are interested in reading audio books and enjoy social interaction. Meets at 12.30 on the third Friday of the month at John Street.


MORAY DEAF CLUB

An independent club for Deaf People in Moray. Meets on Saturday afternoons from 1.00 - 4.00pm at Elizabeth House in Elgin. BSL is used at the club. Hearing people with good BSL are also welcome.


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