Contact Details

Carers Support Merton
The Vestry Hall
336-338 London Rd
Mitcham CR4 3UD

For more information about us or any
queries you may
have please
don't hesitate to
contact us on:
020 8646 7515

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What we mean by 'Carer'
Carers are defined in law as being unpaid family members, partners or friends who help a disabled, ill or frail person with the activities of daily living.

Caring is very common. About one in eight (1:8) people (over six million in the UK) currently have caring responsibilities and three in five people will have caring responsibilities at some point in their lives.

Many people do not recognise themselves as carers. Invariably people for whom our services are intended call themselves any of the following:

Mother
Father
Wife
Husband
Partner
Sister
Brother
Grand Parent
Aunt
Uncle
Cousin
Neighbour
Friend
Friend of the family
Son
Daughter

Are you sure you won't benefit from our help?

65% of carers fail to identify themselves as such within the first year of becoming a carer and about a third of these (32%) take over five years to do so.

"In the Know" 'Importance of information for carers' Carers UK Dec 2006