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Coronavirus: help for residents

Help and support is available if you've been affected by coronavirus.

Financial support

  • Test and trace support payment – You may be entitled to a payment of £500 if you have been told to stay at home and self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace
  • Council Tax Support – You may be eligible if your income has been affected by COVID-19.
  • Local Welfare Support Scheme – We have a limited fund to support the most vulnerable Merton residents with short term severe financial difficulties.
  • Turn2Us – A national charity helping people when times get tough.

Help and support

  • Carers Support Merton – Providing support to unpaid carers, both adults and young people.
  • Merton Dementia Hub – Providing support for people with dementia as well as their families and carers.
  • AECHO – Providing support for anyone from Afro/Caribbean and other ethnicities feeling worried, afraid or lonely during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Association for Polish Family – Providing advice, information and guidance including on Covid19 related issues. The service is available in Polish/English from 9am – 2pm Monday-Friday.
  • Merton Community Transport – Offering  food collection and transport for groups, organisations or individuals.
  • Merton Growbaby – Providing good quality, new and second-hand, baby clothes and equipment.
  • Bereavement support
  • Merton Uplift (NHS) – Free service for anyone experiencing stress, anxiety or depression. Offers psychological therapies, wellbeing and specialist employment services.

Employment and training

Young people

Children with special educational needs or disabilities

People with disabilities

British Sign Language (BSL) users