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? Read more
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
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?
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.
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.
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 are here for unpaid carers in Merton. We rely on your donations to help us provide essential services and support to any unpaid carer who needs it.
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.
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
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
Carers Support Merton supports unpaid Carers from the age of five living in LB Merton. We are seeking enthusiastic and motivated trustees to help lead the charity through its next stage of development. Read more