Welcome to Carers Support Merton

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

Mentor a Young Carer

We're looking for volunteer mentors to inspire Young Carers to reach their full potential and achieve their goals.

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Author: Joe Collins

Annual Review 2019-2020

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.

Cooking up a break for Merton's Carers

Chefs from Feeding Communities and Thomas Franks Foundation have cooked up a break for Merton's Carers, preparing and delivering over 500 restaurant-style meals for Carers and their families to enjoy over the weekend of 19th February.

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Author: Elizabeth Lloyd-Owen

News

  • 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

  • Poetry Workshop

    Young Carers have been getting their creative juices flowing during a series of workshops being delivered through Young Urban Arts Foundation and MC Angel. Click here to see some of their work. Read more