Staying Connected

 

While staff are working from home and our face-to-face events and workshops are on hold, we are working to make  sure that Merton’s Carers stay connected with us and with each other.

Our telephone lines remain open 10am – 4pm Monday to Friday to support Carers or the professionals who work with them.  Call us on 020 8646 7515 for information, advice and support.

 

Facebook Group

We invite all Merton Carers looking for support, camaraderie and a space to chat online to join our Facebook Group Carers Support Merton Adult Carers Community

 

Virtual Workshops and Support Groups

During June and July we are supporting Carers (and those in their household) to improve their physical and mental health online in our Facebook Group Carers Support Merton Adult Carers Community add link.  This programme includes live exercise classes, talks and mutual support to help improve your physical and emotional wellbeing during this difficult time. Find out more here.

Coffee and Conversation and various workshops are now online via Zoom.

 

Factsheets

The London Borough of Merton have produced fact sheets to help all residents locate information, advice and support during the crisis. 

Factsheet 1: Wellbeing Support

Factsheet 2: Supporting Families and Young People in Merton 

Factsheet 2 Appendix 1 Application Form FWBSB interim April 2020

Factsheet 3: Energy Advice and Support

Factsheet 4: Death and Bereavement Support

Factsheet 5: Financial Hardship

Factsheet 6: Supermarkets and Foodbanks

Factsheet 7: Wider Voluntary Sector Support

Factsheet 8: Access to Medicines

In addition, the following Merton Council webpage includes comprehensive information on local and national support around accessing employment and skills:

https://www.merton.gov.uk/communities-and-neighbourhoods/finding-jobs-training