Merton CIL - Run and controlled by Deaf and Disabled people for Deaf and Disabled people Illustration

We all deserve to live free from discrimination, poverty and exclusion. However, many Deaf and Disabled people experience structural inequalities that impact our ability to live independently and have choice and control over our lives. Our organisation aims to work with Deaf and Disabled people and supporters of our aims to create more inclusive and equitable communities. 

We are run by and for Disabled people.

Our services and work support Deaf and Disabled individuals with a range of conditions. These conditions include physical conditions, long-term health conditions, mental health conditions, learning difficulties, sensory conditions and neurodiversity. 

See below for an overview of our impact in 2022 - 2023. Please read more in our 2023 Impact Report.


Impact Headlines 2023


Our steering group was set up in 2008, we were incorporated as a company by limited guarantee in 2011 and became a registered charity in 2013.

We are incredibly proud of what we have achieved alongside local Deaf and Disabled People over the past 15 years. With cuts to funding within the voluntary sector, we are the only organisation within an area of high need providing information and advice specialising in disability.

Advice Quality Standard Logo We provide a range of free, accessible and supportive services for Deaf and Disabled people living in Merton. You can find out more about our services here. We are also proud to hold the Advice Quality Standard (AQS) Mark. 

If you live outside of Merton we can usually put you in touch with an organisation that can help.


We want a society where Deaf and Disabled people can take control over their lives and achieve full participation.

We believe that society disabled people with health conditions. Therefore, we work within the social model of disability and an independence charter, co-designed with Disabled people to ensure we can influence key issues affecting our lives in a variety of ways.

We provide a holistic service, with all work feeding into our three aims:

  1. To promote the independence and inclusion of Deaf and Disabled people in Merton.
  2. To identify and challenge discrimination faced by Deaf and Disabled people.
  3. To encourage Deaf and Disabled people and supporters to achieve change locally.


Merton CIL Business Plan and Easy Read Constitution