Chapter 12 – Local Groups & Organisations

 

 

 

Age UK Merton

 

277 London Road, Mitcham, Surrey, CR4 3NT

 

Tel: 020 8648 5792

 

Fax: 020 8646 3008      

 

Email: info@ageukmerton.org.uk

 

http://www.ageukmerton.org.uk/

 

On the corner of London Road and Elmwood Road. Bus routes 118, 127, 200, 201, 270, 280, 355 and S1.

 

The nearest tram stop is Mitcham which is about 10 minutes walk away. Parking is available on local side streets.

 

 

 

Services for over 55s:

 

Information & advice

 

Ageing Well Information and activities

 

Wellbeing Project for anyone feeling anxious or depressed.

 

Living Well with... Courses to help with the psychological effects of living with a long-term illness.

 

Sole Mates foot care

 

Handyperson service Minor repairs and odd jobs in and around the home.

 

Gardening service

 

A range of products and services for the over 50s.

 

The Home Service Team offering help with housework, laundry, shopping, and other light domestic tasks.

 

 

 

A2ndVoice - Support Service

 

Tooting United Reformed Church

 

Rookstone Road, Tooting, SW17 9NQ

 

Telephone: 07964 173958

 

E-mail: a2ndvoice@gmail.com

 

www.a2ndvoice.com/

 

 

 

Informal voluntary group based in South West London, led by parents with children and young people on the Autistic Spectrum. The service aims to empower and to inspire each-other and to bring parents/carers together with similar situations. A2ndVoice also offer workshops to parents and professionals. Drop-in sessions run every Tuesday 10.30am to 12.30pm

 

 

 

All About Girls Group

 

Cedar Lodge, Metcalfe Avenue, Carshalton, Surrey, SM5 4AW

 

Telephone: 0203 668 1881

 

 

 

All About Girls is a monthly group for teenage girls with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or complex needs to enjoy their short break together. The group meets in Carshalton at weekends once a month and the time is variable

 

Asian Elderly Group of Merton

 

Guild House, Wimbledon, London, SW19 4EF

 

Tel: 020 8944 9545

 

Email: londonamir@hotmail.com

 

Office hours are 10.00am - 4.00pm on Mon, Tues, Wed and Friday.

 

Merton Hall drop-in centre on Thursdays

 

Guardian Day Centre every Monday and Wednesday

 

 

 

Provides information on elderly Asian people in Merton. Services provided are: shopping; befriending; educational, social and welfare events

 

 

 

Carers Partnership Group

 

Linked to Merton Learning Disabilities Partnership Board.

 

Meets 10am -12noon at High Path Community Resource Centre the first Tuesday of every month, except August.

 

Email: sallyjaneburns@hotmail.com

 

 

 

Carers Support Merton   

 

The Vestry Hall, London Road, Mitcham, Surrey, CR4 3UD

 

Telephone: 020 8646 7515

 

www.csmerton.org

 

 

 

Support for carers in Merton, including advice, support meetings, visits, events, newsletter, plus “An A-Z of Services for Unpaid Carers in Merton” produced by Merton Council and Carers Support Merton. A 16 page booklet of useful information for all types of carers is available online.

 

 

 

Crossroads Care Merton
The Vestry Hall, London Road, Mitcham, Surrey, CR4 3ND

 

Telephone: 020 8648 9677

 

Email: admin@souththamescrossroads.org

 

www.crossroadscaresouththames.org

 

 

 

Epsom PHAB

 

Linton Centre, Lintons Lane, Epsom, Surrey, KT17 1DE

 

Tel: 01372 729492

 

Email: phab@phab.org

 

http://www.phab.org

 

Every Friday night 7.30pm - 9.30pm through the year (except Good Friday & between Christmas & New Year)  

 

For kids aged 8 - 16 years. You don't need to live in Epsom & Ewell.

 

 

 

Activities, sports like Football, Unihoc & Tennis, Crafts, drama, computer games, tuck shop, Radio Station, boccia & Circus skills.

 

 

 

Generate

 

Generate Opportunities Ltd, 73 Summerstown, Tooting, London SW17 0BQ

 

Tel: 020 8879 6333 Fax: 020 8879 6444
http://www.generate-uk.org/

 

 

 

Supporting the lives of people with a learning disability:

 

  • Individual support packages
  • Learning opportunities
  • Social opportunities
  • Facilitated friendship groups
  • Work & Work experience
  • Youth services
  • Holidays and short breaks
  • Ad Hoc Support

 

 

 

Go4M

 

PO Box 117, Morden, Surrey SM4 9BP

 

Tel: 0770 359 6834

 

Email: info@go4m.org.uk

 

 

 

Campaigning for a better quality of life for disabled people in Merton

 

 

 

Home-Start Merton

 

227 Western Road, Merton Abbey, London, SW19 2QD

 

Telephone: 020 8646 6044

 

Email: admin@homestartmerton.org

 

Offers outreach services through volunteers giving regular support, friendship and practical help to families under stress in their own homes, helping to prevent family crisis and breakdown.

 


Imagine Merton

 

Generator Business Centre, Room 19, 95 Miles Road, Mitcham, CR4 3DA

 

Tel: 0208 408 1614

 

Web: http://www.imaginementalhealth.org.uk

 

 

 

Services:

 

  • Mainstream - supporting people into Employment, education, volunteering, sport & leisure, arts & culture, faith and cultural communities
  • Befriending
  • Women's group - activities include holistic therapies, relaxation.
  • 4 drop-in services around the borough, run across various days providing social interaction and a range of activities. 

 

 

 

Fanon Resource Centre – now part of Imagine (see below)

 

For people with mental health problems or be experiencing emotional difficulties and of African, African Caribbean or Asian origin

 

 

 

Merton Mencap

 

Merton Mencap, Wilson Hospital, Cranmer Road, Mitcham CR4 4TP

 

Tel: 020 8646 0965

 

Email: info.merton@swlondonmencap.nhs.uk

 

http://www.mertonmencap.org.uk

 

 

 

Services & Activities:

 

For children and young people with a learning disability:

 

Play Schemes

 

Buddies

 

Out and About

 

Transition Club

 

 

 

For adults with a learning disability:

 

Merton Mencap Café

 

Wimbledon Arts Centre

 

Saturday Club

 

Health and Fitness Club

 

Gateway Club

 

Merton Mencap User Forum

 

 

 

For parents and carers of children and young people:

 

Kids First Parents' Forum

 

 

 

For parents and carers of adults:

 

Services for carers of adults with a learning disability

 

 

 

Merton PHAB

 

High Path Community Resource Centre Wimbledon SW19 2JY

 

Tel: 07886 573820

 

Email: mertonphab@btinternet.com

 

 

 

The PHAB Club promotes the integration of disabled people with others by offering social activities and coming together on equal terms.

 

 

 

The Club meets at High Path Centre SW19 on Tuesdays from 7.30 - 9.30pm., occasional Wednesday quiz night, weekend trips alternate weekends.

 

 

 

Merton Seniors Forum

 

c/o Mitcham Library, 157 London Road, Mitcham, CR4 2YR

 

Tel: 020 8395 6167

 

Email: mertonseniorsforum@hotmail.co.uk

 

 

 

Promoting the welfare and interests of all Older People (the over-50s) who are pensioners (present or future), and who live in the London Borough of Merton.

 

 

 

 

 

Merton Sports & Social Club for the Blind

 

The Guardian Centre, 67 Clarendon Road, London, SW19 2DX

 

Tel: 020 8540 5446

 

www.mssc.org.uk

 

 

 

For people with visual impairments and their friends

 

 

 

Services:

 

A range of social and sporting activities for people with a visual impairment and their friends of all ages. Meet on Tuesday evenings and arrange activities for the weekend - activities include - Quizzes, Bowling, Canoeing, Darts, Rambling, Swimming, Tandem Bike, Riding, Social Nights.

 

 

 

Merton Unity Network

 

The Vestry Hall, London Road, Mitcham, Surrey, CR4 3UD

 

Email: admin@mertonunitynetwork.org.uk

 

Web: www.mertonunitynetwork.org.uk

 

Open for "drop-in" access between the hours of 10am-4pm, Monday - Friday.

 

 

 

An umbrella organisation providing a collective voice for Merton's Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities.

 

Merton's BME Forum

 

DRIP - A peer support & resource "drop-in" service

 

Capacity building: helping/empowering groups

 

Advocacy: facilitating the representation of the individual, or a collective voice for BAME groups

 

Marketing and promotion: showcasing the services and contributions made by BAME groups

 

 

 

Merton Vision

 

The Guardian Centre, 67 Clarendon Road, London, SW19 2DX

 

Tel: 020 8540 5446

 

Fax: 020 8544 0059 

 

Email: info@mertonvision.org.uk

 

http://www.mertonvision.org.uk

 

 

 

Opening times: Monday – Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm

 

Nearest Underground station is Colliers Wood, buses 200, 152 , 57 and 470 stop nearby

 

 

 

Services:

 

  • Rehabilitation Services: rehabilitation and mobility training for people with a visual impairment in Merton.
  • Counselling
  • Resource Centre: look at and try out, buy, some of the equipment which you may find useful.
  • Home Visiting Service: assistance with Reading, Escorting to shops, appointments etc., Personal correspondence, Or just to have a regular visit
  • Benefits Advice
  • Disability Awareness Training: half day or full day training courses at the Centre or in-house for professionals, care staff or volunteers.
  • Small grants to individuals
  • Vision Support Service at the Duke Elder Eye Unit, St George’s Hospital, Tooting. The aim of the service is to be a bridge between the medical world where doctors do their best to repair people's eyes and the support services that exist for people with reduced vision.
  • Transcription Service
  • Social & recreational activities

 

 

 

Merton Young People’s Risk and Resilience Service

 

21 Leyton Road

 

Merton, SW19 1DJ

 

Telephone: 020 3701 8641

 

Email: msm@catch-22.org.uk

 

http://www.catch-22.org.uk/

 

 

 

Merton Centre for Independent Living

 

Wandle Valley Resource Centre, Church Road, Mitcham, CR4 3BE

 

Telephone: 0203 397 3119

 

Email: info@mertoncil.org.uk

 

www.mertoncil.org.uk

 

 

 

Merton Adult Education

 

Whatley Avenue, London, SW20 9NS

 

Also provides tutors for classes held at the Guardian Centre.

 

Telephone: 0208 274 5222

 

Email: info@maec.ac.uk

 

www.maec.ac.uk

 

 

 

Merton Dementia Hub

 

67 Whitford Gardens, Mitcham, CR4 4AA

 

Telephone: 0208 687 0922

 

Email: merton@alzheimers.org.uk

 

 

 

MS Society

 

Telephone: 0208 646 4333

 

Email: mertonms@hotmail.co.uk

 

 

 

MVSC

 

The Vestry Hall, London Road, Mitcham, CR4 3UD

 

Telephone: 0208 685 1771

 

Email: info@mvsc.co.uk

 

www.mvsc.co.uk

 

 

 

Rethink Mental Illness

 

Wimbledon Guild, 30-32 Worple Road

 

Telephone: 0208 542 3657

 

Email: laurajohnsonrethink@hotmail.com

 

www.rethink.org

 

 

 

Roundabout Drama Theraphy

 

Telephone: 0208 665 0038

 

Email: roundabout@cornerstonehouse.org.uk

 

www.roundaboutdramatheraphy.org.uk

 

 

 

The Hub – Tooting and Mitcham Community Sports Hub

 

Imperial Fields, Bishopsford Road, Morden, Surrey, SM4 6BF

 

Telephone: 0208 685 6193

 

Email: info@tmcsc.co.uk

 

 

 

The Squad Club Wimbledon

 

For people with learning disabilities – fun packed educational club nights.

 

John Innes Yoth Centre, 61 Kingston Road, London, SW19 1JN

 

Telephone: 07411231482

 

Email: enquiries@thesquad.org.uk

 

 

 

Volunteer Centre Merton

 

The Vestry Hall, London Road, Mitcham, Surrey, CR4 3UD

 

Telephone: 0208 640 7355

 

Email: info@volunteercentremerton.org.uk

 

www.volunteercentremerton.org.uk

 

 

 

Voyager Club – mictham

 

Social club for people with learning disabilities

 

114 Riverside Drive, Mitcham, CR4 4BW

 

Telephone: 07917 454573

 

Email: brown-mark6@sky.com

 

 

 

Wimbledon Guild

 

Wimbledon Guild, 30-32 Worple Road, Wimbledon

 

Telephone: 020 8296 0030

 

Email: info@wimbledonguild.co.uk

 

http://www.wimbledonguild.co.uk/

 

Information last checked and Updates: 11th March 2016