Day centre offering support to people with learning disabilities.

Jan Malinowski Centre (JMC)

The Jan Malinowski Centre is a day service for adults with a learning disability in Mitcham.  

The centre is designed to meet the needs of people who may have complex needs and need a higher level of support.  

There are different spaces within the centre where people can take part in fun and meaningful activities tailored to meet their needs. We also have lots of green space for outdoor activities. 


We have arranged the activities to match the levels of support needed. 

  • Watercress: are sessions for people with mild to moderate learning disabilities. They include baking, keep fit, pool, cycling, swimming, community trips and more. 
  • Special care: are sessions for those who have additional care and support needs because of health-related conditions, sensory impairments and profound learning disabilities. Some of the activities we provide are music, story time, sensory activities, intensive interaction, community trips and more. 
  • Willows: is a service for adults who need a higher level of support, who may have challenging behaviour. Activities we provide include, intensive interaction, cycling, keep fit, art and craft, and community trips. 


Prices vary according to the level of support needed and are per day: 

Watercress (mild to moderate disabilities):   

Merton residents, £50.20 
Non-Merton residents, £58.40 

Special care (additional care and support needs):   

Merton residents, £75.60 
Non-Merton residents, £86.60 

Willows (higher level support):   

Merton residents, £125.80 
Non-Merton residents, £145.20 

One to one support (the most support):   

Merton residents, £146.20 
Non-Merton residents, £185  

Opening times 

Monday to Friday 8.30am to 3.30pm  

Getting here

Jan Malinowski Centre 
114 Riverside Drive 
CR4 4BW 

Bus routes 118 or 280 stop nearby 
Tram (nearest tram stop is Mitcham 
Cycle parking is available 
There is parking available 

How to apply for a place

You are welcome to spend a trial day at the centre to help you to decide if the Jan Malinowski Centre is the right place for you. If the placement is agreed, there will be a 3-month trial period.  

Call us for more information or to arrange a suitable time to visit. 

Telephone: 020 8274 5141