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.
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!
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.
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!