Chapter 12 – Local Groups & Organisations




Age UK Merton


277 London Road, Mitcham, Surrey, CR4 3NT


Tel: 020 8648 5792


Fax: 020 8646 3008      




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






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




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.






Carers Support Merton   


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


Telephone: 020 8646 7515




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






Epsom PHAB


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


Tel: 01372 729492




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


Tel: 020 8879 6333 Fax: 020 8879 6444




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






PO Box 117, Morden, Surrey SM4 9BP


Tel: 0770 359 6834






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




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








  • 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






Services & Activities:


For children and young people with a learning disability:


Play Schemes




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






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






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




For people with visual impairments and their friends






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






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 






Opening times: Monday – Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm


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






  • 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






Merton Centre for Independent Living


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


Telephone: 0203 397 3119






Merton Adult Education


Whatley Avenue, London, SW20 9NS


Also provides tutors for classes held at the Guardian Centre.


Telephone: 0208 274 5222






Merton Dementia Hub


67 Whitford Gardens, Mitcham, CR4 4AA


Telephone: 0208 687 0922






MS Society


Telephone: 0208 646 4333








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


Telephone: 0208 685 1771






Rethink Mental Illness


Wimbledon Guild, 30-32 Worple Road


Telephone: 0208 542 3657






Roundabout Drama Theraphy


Telephone: 0208 665 0038






The Hub – Tooting and Mitcham Community Sports Hub


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


Telephone: 0208 685 6193






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






Volunteer Centre Merton


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


Telephone: 0208 640 7355






Voyager Club – mictham


Social club for people with learning disabilities


114 Riverside Drive, Mitcham, CR4 4BW


Telephone: 07917 454573






Wimbledon Guild


Wimbledon Guild, 30-32 Worple Road, Wimbledon


Telephone: 020 8296 0030




Information last checked and Updates: 11th March 2016