Social services for older people
Services for women over the age of 60 and men over 65.
for adults with...
There are rules governing who gets help and support from Social
Services. These rules are called 'eligibility criteria'.
To find out about what you need and whether you meet the criteria,
Social Services staff will need to meet with you. This meeting is called an assessment and we will arrange
it somewhere suitable for you and your circumstances. The type of service you are offered will depend
on your needs.
How to access our services
public information leaflets which we stock include:
- A Guide to Social Services for adults
- Financial Assessments – Information Pack
- Have your say about Merton Social Services
- Hospital social work service
- Occupational Therapy – Information for disabled people and their carers
- Services for deaf and hearing impaired people
- Services for older people
- Services for people with mental health problems
- Services for people with a visual impairment
- Age Concern - the UK's
concerned with the needs and aspirations of older people
- Age Positive - Age positive is a government initiative
which tackles age discrimination and promotes age diversity in the workplace
- Alzheimer's Society -the Alzheimer's Society provides
advice and support to people with dementia and their carers
- Contact the Elderly - seeks to reduce the isolation
for older people who live alone, by providing social occasions such as monthly tea parties
- Dementia Research Group - one of the UK's leading
centres for clinical research into dementia
- Help the Aged - a leading national charity for older
This page was last updated on Wednesday 2 March 2016