An unpaid Carer is someone who looks after a friend, family member or neighbour, who due to disability, mental or physical ill health, or an addiction, could not cope without their support. Read more
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.
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.
If you are working professionally with someone who will benefit from support as a carer, you can refer them to us directly with their consent.
77% of young carers engaging in our service showed improved attendance and engagement in learning.
100% of adult carers engaging in our activities and support groups reported feeling less isolated and alone.
68% of young carers engaging in our service reported making better lifestyle choices.
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.
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.