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Health and wellbeing

You might be interested in the following health and wellbeing information

Age UK Merton

Age UK Merton provide free, confidential and independent information and advice on a range of issues concerning people over 50 and their carers

Catch 22

Deliver children’s social care, alternative education, apprenticeships and employability programmes, justice and rehabilitation services and personal and social development programme

Commonside Community Development Trust - 50+ keep fit

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

Hearing link

Hearing link are available to support those who are worried about their hearing and are not sure where to go or who to talk to

Home help and care

Will provide you with information on the home care support options available in Merton Council including support with buying in your own care services via Direct Payments

Home Visits Library Service

The Home Visits Service brings books to your home on a regular basis. You will be able to request specific titles and we will do our best to get them for you.

Merton I

A directory and support website that provides information on a range of support services in the London borough of Merton and its surrounding areas. You can also find here a social care directory for those seeking support at home and information on living with a disability

Wimbledon guild

Provide wide-ranging services give practical support to people of all ages across Merton facing a variety of situations. You can receive free, independent and professional advice services and people pay only what they can afford for the counselling they receive from their trained counsellors.

Information last updated 24 February 2017

National information

Carers UK

If you would in any way describe yourself as a Carer, this website is full of useful Help and Advice . By clicking on the Help & Advice tab, you will find some very useful links such as Quick guide to caring and Finding help where you live. See also the 5 essentials for carers information.

Disabled Living Foundation

The Your health section of the Disabled Living Foundation’s AskSARA online information service gives you advice about ideas and aids for coping with a range of physical and mental conditions.

Health and wellbeing

Information on how to look after your health and fitness as you get older from Age UK.

Living life to the full

You can get immediate advice on improving life skills for improved mental health (the front page even has a Panic Button!) or sign up for an 8-part course. It’s all free.

NHS Choices

This website is the main route to information and services from the NHS. In the Health A-Z section, you will find immediate links with buttons to a comprehensive health encyclopaedia and to Medicines information. You can also use the NHS Direct symptom checker to get information to help you decide if medical attention is required. In the Health Services near you section, you can easily search for local GPs, hospitals, dentists and other services, using place name or postcode.

Patient UK

On this site you will find a Wellbeing section, where you can get the most recent updates on helping you enjoy a healthy lifestyle. A-Zs for Conditions and Medicines. Videos and discussion forums are also available.