Merton CIL worked with four members to speak up about the access issues they personally faced when accessing parts of the community. We supported them to create video content that highlighted how the issues in the video affected their day to day lives. For some, this required support to build their confidence to share their lived experience. Please take a look at the videos below and share your feedback.
Charles is a Disabled Merton resident and uses a mobility scooter. He shares his story of how missing and extremely narrow pavements affect his ability to move around Merton safely.
Location: Raynes Park Ward
Rafi* is a Disabled Merton resident and uses an electric wheelchair. He shares some of the issues with pavement parking in Mitcham and how limited access points on Mitcham common affect his ability to independently enjoy nature and green spaces.
Location: Mitcham Common and Figges Marsh Ward
(Rafi is not this individuals real name)
Daniel and John's Story
Daniel's Disabled father John lived in Mitcham and used an electric wheelchair until his death in 2022. Pavement parking caused Daniel's father issues around accessing his local community and impacted his ability to live independently.
Location: Figges Marsh Ward
Sarah lives in Merton and is a Disabled electric wheelchair user. She shares how overgrown bushes around Merton affect her ability to independently use pavements.
Location: Lower Morden Ward
Interested in becoming a community reporter too? Get in touch with videos, photos etc or send us an email and w ecan support you to create content.