Parents networking.

Local nystagmus networks


As soon as circumstances allow, the Nystagmus Network will restart a number of face to face regional meet ups – a chance for everyone living with nystagmus: adults, children and young people and their parents, to get together to share experiences and support. Everyone welcome!

To join a group or volunteer to lead one in your area, please contact us.

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Virtual support networks


Please join one of our virtual support groups for parents or adults living with acquired or congenital nystagmus. Meet like-minded people, share experiences, make new friends and support each other.

Get together on zoom once a month and connect with each other by email whenever you like, until it’s safe to meet up in person again.

“What a brilliant idea the forum is and I really enjoyed it – a wide range of people with unique stories – obviously a lot of thought went into it and I can’t wait till the next one. “

– a new member of our adults’ forum
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Information and support line


For information or support and a sympathetic ear you can speak to Sue on the phone throughout normal office hours, Monday to Friday. If Sue happens to be away from her desk, or in the evenings and at weekends, you can leave a message. She will call you back.

Call  01427 718093

Head shots of Frances Lilley and Claire Brinn.

Education Advocacy Service


SEND Law can be complex. For this reason the Nystagmus Network offers a one to one education advocacy service to Nystagmus Network members. Two volunteer education advocates, Frances Lilley and Claire Brinn, who are both IPSEA trained, are available to discuss your child’s individual education support needs in settings in England. They can provide legally-based advice to secure meaningful support across all stages of education.

For a referral to the service, please contact us.

Mike chats with delegates at Open Day.

Benefits advice


Mike Hughes is a professional benefits adviser and member of the Greater Manchester Welfare Rights Advisers Group (GMWRAG). He also has nystagmus himself. Mike has supported members of the nystagmus community for many years with benefits applications and appeals. He produces all Nystagmus Network information on nystagmus, DLA and PIP. You can download the latest version here.

If you are a member of the Nystagmus Network and would like a referral to Mike, please contact us.