Support for Young Carers

From 1st April 2024, services for Young Carers in Merton transferred to Carers First.

We would like to reassure Young Carers and their families that services will continue to be delivered in Merton by Carers First, and this change does not mean any loss of services. 

Most of our staff have transferred to the new organisation and so you will see many familiar faces.  Carers First do not intend to use our office space at The Vestry Hall, but they will be running activities from The Vestry Hall, as well as from a range of other community venues in the borough.

We have transferred all of our records of Young Carers who have had contact with us in the last 3 years to Carers First.  This will enable our staff to continue working with Young Carers and the professionals who support them without you having to give any information again. 

If you are a Carer and haven’t had contact with us in the last three years, but wish to continue to remain registered with the borough’s Carers service you will need to register with Carers First. Find out more on the Carers First website.

It has been a pleasure to provide services to Young Carers in Merton and we wish Young Carers and their families all the very best. 

Useful Contacts

These are some other useful contacts and organisations that support children and young people:


  • 0800 1111     
  • Free 24-hour helpline for children and young people in the UK

Lawstuff – Children’s Legal Centre

  • 08088 020 008 (help line)
  • A website full of information about young people’s legal rights

Merton Children’s Social Care (Social Services)

  • For concerns relating to the safeguarding of children contact the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)
  • Telephone: 020 8545 4226 or 020 8545 4227 (out of hours: 020 8770 5000)