Welcome to Carers Support Merton

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

Volunteer Mentors - Young Carers

Want to make a difference in a young person's life? We're looking for mentors to inspire Young Carers to reach their full potential and achieve their goals.

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Author: Joe Collins

Virtual Health and Wellness Programme

We are launching our Virtual Health & Wellness Programme on 1st June so that Carers of Merton, led by a qualified coach, can support each other to emerge from lockdown as fit and well as we can.

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Author: Joe Collins

Merton COVID-19 Community Response Hub

Are you isolated, at risk from Covid-19 and need help with shopping, access to prescriptions and mediation and/or support to stay independent at home? The Merton COVID-19 Community Response Hub is a partnership between Age UK Merton, Merton Voluntary Service Council and Wimbledon Guild. It was set up in March 2020 to help 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.

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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News

  • 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

  • Young Carers Chessington World of Adventures Trip

    A group of 16 young carers (aged 11-17) had a blast at Chessington World of Adventures during the May half term holiday. As part of our peer support programme, five members of the Young Carers Committee escorted 11 young carers (currently in year 6) along to the theme park, where they braved the wet weather, and the queues, to both have a fantastic time, and get to know one another. Read more

Events



  • YOUNG CARERS SUMMER ACTIVITIES!

    The summer holiday is approaching! We have a number of activities and trips taking place over the six weeks holiday, so click the image for more information!!