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Merton Young Adult Carers Service

We support Young Adult Carers through the transition to further or higher education, work or apprenticeships and/or to help them maintain their place. Read more

Social Action Project overview

Are you or someone you know a Young Carer, living in Merton and aged 11-19? Want to get involved in our Young Carers Social Action Project? Read more

What is a Young Carer?

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 more

Volunteer case study

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Why volunteer

Volunteers are important to CSM and the carers we support and we value the time they give and the contribution they make. Read more

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. Read more

Fundraising ideas

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Refer an adult carer

If you are working professionally with someone who will benefit from support as a carer, you can refer them to us directly with their consent. Read more

Parent carers

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Refer a young carer

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Jack Petchey Achievement Award Scheme

Caring for someone can be extremely difficult,but also incredibly rewarding. We value the contribution Young Carers make to their families and communities, and our fantastic partnership with the Jack Petchey Foundation enables us to reward Young Carers for their dedication, hard work and achievements! Read more

Young Adult Carers

Information for Young Adult Carers (aged 17-24) Read more

Our funders

We are very grateful to all those who have made donations or have supported our fundraising events over the past year. Without this support we could not continue to provide services for unpaid Carers in Merton. Read more

The stories

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The numbers

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What is a carer?

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

Vision and values

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Who we are

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. Read more