Community Groups

Domiciliary Dental Practice

Merton & Sutton patients can access home based dental & hygienist services for those who are housebound. The service is available for those who are elderly and housebound or have long term conditions such as Alzheimer’s or Dementia. The service also caters for those with physical disabilities or learning difficulties.

Telephone: 020 8640 9673

Website: www.mydentist.co.uk

Email: info-ddp@idhgroup.co.uk

Dementia Hub

The Merton Dementia Hub offers a range of services for both carers and people with dementia, family and friends. Delivered in partnership with South West London and St George’s Health Trust, a range of statutory services and other voluntary organisations, these services include Carers information and support groups (CrISP), a memory clinic, dementia cafés, a range of support groups for both people with dementia and carers and a number of other services (e.g. podiatry and dentistry). Our Dementia Adviser and Dementia Support Workers will also be on hand to offer advice and arrange home visits if required.

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Merton Centre for Independent Living

Merton CIL provides advice and advocacy support to Deaf and Disabled People on a wide range of issues, including support with benefits, problems with housing and support dealing with social services, and provides a range of events and groups that are free to Deaf and Disabled people who live in Merton.

If you are in need of support, or want to find out more, please get in touch.

Telephone: 0203 397 3119

SMS: 0744 936 2233

Email: info@mertoncil.org.uk

Website: www.mertoncil.org.uk

Patient UK

Patient is the web’s leading independent health platform, containing over 4000 health information leaflets and thousands of discussion forums.

Website: patient.info

Age UK Merton

Information & Advice on a range of topics including care, health and housing

Telephone: 020 8648 5792

Website: www.ageuk.org.uk

Email: info@ageukmerton.org.uk

Fire Safety Visit

London Fire Brigade want to stop fires from happening and people are far less likely to have a fire in their home if they have received a home fire safety visit. That is why London Fire Brigade offer them free, to help make people safer.

Telephone: 0800 028 4428

Website: www.hfsvwr.london-fire.gov.uk

Email: smokealarms@london-fire.gov.uk

Merton Befriending Service

Merton Befriending Service is open to any isolated person over 65 living in Merton who is housebound, living alone, recently bereaved or with a diagnosis of a long term condition. Clients will be matched with a volunteer who will make a weekly social visit.

Telephone: 020 8648 5792

Website: www.ageuk.org.uk

Email: befriender@ageukmerton.org.uk

Morden Mosque

Daily Prayers
Social Gatherings
Wedding Ceremonies
Funeral Services
Court of Law

Telephone: 020 8687 7800

Email: info@baitulfutuh.org

Mascot Telecare

MASCOT Telecare provides a range of services helping people to live safely, securely and independently in their own homes.

Telephone: 020 8274 5940

Website: www.mascot-telecare.org.uk

Email: mascot@merton.gov.uk

Girl Guiding

Games, activities, craft, badges and fun are on offer. Parents need to put names on the Girl Guiding Association’s waiting list and will be contacted by unit leaders.

Telephone: 0800 169 5901

Website: www.girlguiding.org.uk/joinus

South Mitcham Community Centre

A full schedule of activities and services for the community is offered ranging from Karate for Kids to Dance Exercise for Ladies.

Address: Cobham Court,
Haslemere Avenue,
Mitcham CR4 3PR

Telephone: 020 8648 3740

Website: www.southmitchamcommunity.org.uk

Email: brenda@southmitchamcommunity.org.uk

Ethnic Minority Centre Merton

The Ethnic Minority Centre (EMC) is an umbrella organisation for all the Black and Minority Ethnic groups in Merton.

The EMC was established in 1990 to meet the growing needs for a base for BME. Communities with core funding provided by the London Borough of Merton.

Website: ethnicminoritycentre.org.uk

Healthwatch Merton

Healthwatch Merton is working to help local people get the best out of their local health and social care services. Whether it’s improving them today or helping to shape them for tomorrow.

Website: www.healthwatchmerton.co.uk

Wimbledon Guild

Wimbledon Guild aim to improve the lives of people who live, work or study in Merton to help them live their life to the full. Their team of caring and friendly staff and volunteers are there to listen, understand the needs and concerns, and support patients with mental, physical and emotional wellbeing.

Drop-in:
Wimbledon Guild
Guild House
30-32 Worple Road
Wimbledon
London SW19 4EF
Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm

Telephone: 020 8946 0735

Website: www.wimbledonguild.co.uk

Email: info@wimbledonguild.co.uk

Merton Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender (LGBT) Forum

This forum aims to build a platform for LGBT people Merton with the local authorities and other governing bodies and agencies on matters of interest or concern to them. It also runs social events and activities to forge new relationships, with their Sunday Brunch Club providing particularly popular with all age ranges.

Telephone: 07546 345392 (calls will be returned at a convenient time as the number is not continually manned).

Email: info@mertonlgbtforum.org.uk

Website: www.mertonlgbtforum.org.uk

Dial-a-Ride

To use Dial a Ride the patient must be a member and will need to pre-book trips. There are no fares charged for this service. An adult must always accompany a child aged under 11, although other passengers may need to be escorted if necessary.

Telephone: 0343 222 7777

Website: www.tfl.gov.uk

Home Visit Library Service

Delivers books and other materials to residents who cannot make it to their local library due to either a physical or mental disability. The service utilises trained volunteers and acts as a valuable befriending service where required.

Website: www.merton.gove.uk/libraries

Merton & Morden Guild

Working with Raynes Park High School the Guild provides intergenerational work helping older people set up IT devices and skype so that they can better keep in contact with family who may live far away.

Telephone: 020 8640 1640

Email: mandmguild@aol.com

Merton Vision

The University of the Third Age (U3A) host a number of courses, groups and activities for older people in Merton including language and reading groups and games and sporting activities.
Merton Vision aims to support and empower people with a visual impairment, from their diagnosis of permanent sight loss through the entire rehabilitative process.

Telephone: 020 8540 5446

Website: www.mertonvision.org.uk

Email: info@mertonvision.org.uk

Commonside Community Development Trust

The Commonside Trust is working to improve the lives and environment of people living in Merton by managing a community centre, running community events and a number of community development programmes.

Address: New Horizon Centre,
South Lodge Avenue,
Pollards Hill,
Mitcham CR4 1LT

Telephone: 020 8764 9582

Email: info@commonside.net

Website: www.commonside.net

Scouts

Through Scouting, young people and adult volunteers regularly experience new challenges that enrich their lives.

Telephone: 0845 519 4736

Website: scouts.org.uk

Email: enquiries@wimbledonandwandlescouts.org

South Wimbledon Community Association

South Wimbledon Community Centre, at Merton Hall in Kingston Road and The Annexe Building in Victory Road, offer activities and services from toddler and children’s groups to Morris dancing. Rooms are available for hire.

Telephone: 020 8540 4539

Website: southwimbledoncommunity.com