Welcome to Carers Support Merton

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

All I want for Christmas. . .

"All I want for Christmas? A few days to myself, a bit of time for me." When we asked carers what they wanted for Christmas they told us what they longed for most was the gift of time. Time for themselves. This Christmas, help us to make more time for carers. Please give generously. Every penny you donate will support our work making time for the people who need it most – Merton’s carers.

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Author: Elizabeth Lloyd-Owen

Target amount: £5,000.00

Amount raised: £1,195.00

Annual Review 2018-2019

Read our Annual Review to learn how we support unpaid family Carers in Merton to receive the recognition they deserve and have their voices heard.

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Author: Joe Collins

Merton COVID-19 Community Response Hub

The Merton COVID-19 Community Response Hub offers support and help to isolated households and those at risk from Covid-19.

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Author: Joe Collins

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.

Kenny's Story

“For a long time, I’ve dreamed of having a BMW 3-series. But you know what, reality kicks in. I realized it would be too difficult for my mum to get in and out."

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Author: Elizabeth Lloyd-Owen

Rosanna's Story

Caring has changed Rosanna's life. "Mum’s become my child. My life has been on hold for the last three years."

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Author: Elizabeth Lloyd-Owen

News

  • A Christmas Carol

    Polka Theatre presents a FREE short film for the whole family this Christmas. Available exclusively from 19th December. Read more

  • Trustees Week 2020

    Trustees Week 2020 is an opportunity to turn the spotlight on Carers Support Merton’s dedicated and committed volunteer board members and to thank them for putting their time and energy to work on behalf of our charity to the benefit of Merton’s unpaid carers. Read more

  • Caring behind closed doors: six months on

    Six months on and the strain and heightened anxiety of the Covid crisis hasn't diminished for Merton carers. New research from Carers UK #CaringBehindClosedDoors shows unpaid carers pushed to the limit - and desperately worried about winter. Four in five carers (81%) report that they are still providing more care than before the lockdown. Read more