Meet The Team at Merton Centre for Independent Living 


We are currently co-managed by our senior management team. You can find out a little more about the team at Merton CIL below: 


Senior Managment Team

Stuart Butler - Advice & Advocacy Service Manager

Stuart is our Advice and Advocacy Service Manager and joined Merton CIL in 2015. Stuart has an extensive background in advice and advocacy, joining us from Citizens Advice. He read Classics at King's College London and has a degree in Law from Birkbeck, as well as a postgraduate diploma in Legal Practice from the College of Law.


Charlet Wilson - Communications & Office Manager

Charlet was born and raised in Merton and joined Merton CIL in 2015. She graduated from Brunel University with a degree in Law and has a background in communications. Charlotte looks after external and internal communications and supports with the running of Merton CIL. She also manages our Craftivism and Chat project. 


David Jenkins - Project and Evaluation Manager 

David joined Merton CIL in April 2019 with a focus on the evaluation of Disability hate crime across a number of London boroughs. David has an Economics degree from University College Cardiff, as well as a diploma in Marketing, and has previously held senior positions in Nielsen Market Research, HJ Heinz and IMS Consumer Health.


Michael Turner - Policy and Strategy Manager 

Michael joined Merton CIL in April 2018. He has worked in the Disability field for many years within a range of organisations. Before joining Merton CIL, Michael spent eight years working on co-production with the Social Care Institute for Excellence.



Front Line Team

Karly Francis - Senior Caseworker (Community Care)

Karly joined Merton CIL in May 2015 and specialises in community care. Karly has past experience in advocacy as well as having graduated from Hull University with a degree in Physics. In her spare time, Karly trains in Disabled water-skiing.


Pippa Maslin - Caseworker (Benefits and Low Income)
Pippa lives in Merton and joined Merton CIL in October 2018. She has been a secondary school teacher and a university tutor, and has completed a master's and a PhD.


Paula Brown - Trainee Caseworker 

Paula lives in Merton and joined Merton CIL in 2019.


Mark Morris - Trainee Caseworker

Mark lives in Merton and joined Merton CIL in August 2020. Mark has worked in the Civil Service and the public sector. He has a degree in Law from Birkbeck, University of London.


Sarah Jeffers - Admin Officer

Sarah originally joined Merton CIL in July 2019 as a casework support volunteer, and joined the team as Admin Officer in October 2020.  Sarah has 10 years experience in the charity sector working to empower Deaf and Disabled people. In her spare time she enjoys creative writing, going to gigs and swimming.