Welcome to Carers Support Merton

 
Working together to enable unpaid carers to lead a fulfilling life.

Who we are

Carers Support Merton is an independent charity formed in 1991 by a group of local carers. We exist to support unpaid carers from the age of 5 in Merton to stay well and live a fulfilling life.

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What is a Young Carer?

We define a 'Young Carer' as anyone aged between 5-17 that is significantly impacted by the diagnosed health condition, disability or substance misuse of a close relative. This means someone they live with or see on a daily basis.

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Merton Partnership Volunteer Awards 2019

Two of Merton's Young Adult Carers received awards at this year's ceremony, in recognition of the tireless support they have offered our Young Carers service as leading members of the YC Committee!

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Our Impact

77%

Engagement in education

77% of young carers engaging in our service showed improved attendance and engagement in learning.

100%

Reduced isolation

100% of adult carers engaging in our activities and support groups reported feeling less isolated and alone.

68%

Better lifestyle choices

68% of young carers engaging in our service reported making better lifestyle choices.

Donate

We rely on your donations to help us to continue to provide services and support to unpaid carers in Merton. Without this help we would not be able to continue to exist.

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Target amount: £2,147,483,647.00

Amount raised: £410.00

Fundraise

In Memory & Legacies

Giving in memory of a loved one, or leaving a gift in your will can enable Carers Support Merton to continue to provide vital services for unpaid carers long into the future.

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Carers UK Survey: State of Caring 2019

Each year Carers UK surveys thousands of carers to find out about the impact of caring on their lives and provide a snapshot of what it's like to be a carer in our State of Caring Report. This year over 8,000 carers and former carers completed the survey, making it Carers UK's biggest survey yet!

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News

  • Young Carers Healthy Eating and Awareness Workshop

    During February half term some of our young carers took part in a Healthy Eating and Awareness workshop. They had the opportunity to prepare, cook and eat a healthy lunch learning about different fruit and vegetables and were given the chance to try new foods. Read more

  • Merton Partnership Volunteer Awards 2019

    Two of Merton's Young Adult Carers received awards at this year's ceremony, in recognition of the tireless support they have offered our Young Carers service as leading members of the YC Committee! Read more

  • Kingston University Taster Day

    A group of Merton's Young Adult Carers visited Kingston University in April for a Taster Day hosted by KU Cares (a support organisation that offers support to Young Adult Carers and care leavers who are either applying to, or are current students at the university). Read more