Support and information for people living with or caring for someone with dementia.

 

Merton Dementia Hub

67 Whitford Gardens, Mitcham CR4 4AA

Merton Dementia Hub is a community-based service for people with dementia, their families and carers. It provides a calming environment specifically designed around people with dementia. People using the Dementia Hub can access different health and social care professionals and third sector organisations under one roof.

Merton Dementia Hub provides the following services:

Services available at the Dementia HubServices elsewhere organised by the Hub
  • Memory clinic
  • Carers' information and support programme (CrISP)
  • Support groups for individuals post diagnosis
  • Support groups for people with dementia
  • Support groups for carers - daytime and evenings
  • Therapeutic services (e.g. massage, podiatry and dentistry)
  • Weekly Hub Cafés on Tuesday mornings and afternoons
  • South Asian Community Café – venues to be confirmed
  • Dementia adviser service
  • Dementia support workers
    Information services
  • Blue Sky Café in Raynes Park – first Saturday of every month
  • Rainbow Café in Colliers Wood – fourth Friday of every month
  • Sunshine Café in Pollards Hill – second Friday of every month
  • Singing for the Brain (Raynes Park)
  • Newsletter - email and print

Contact

Merton Dementia Hub
Telephone: 020 8687 0922 - Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 6.00pm
Email: merton@alzheimers.org.uk

 

Council tax reduction

If you have a diagnosis of dementia then you may be entitled to a reduction in your council tax bill.

Entitlements

  • If you are living alone you may be entitled to 100% off under the Class U Exemption
  • If you are living with a carer you may be entitled to 50% discount
  • If you are living with your partner you may be entitled to 25% discount

How to apply for the reduction

You will need to supply the name of your GP who must confirm that you have a diagnosis of dementia..

If you need help with filling in the forms in then you could contact the Merton Dementia Hub on or ask your carer, spouse or friend for support to fill the form in.

 

Merton Dementia Action Alliance

Are you a local business, community group or faith group? Do you want to do something to support making Merton a dementia-friendly borough? Then it's simple. Being a member involves making a commitment to take three actions to support people living with dementia, for example asking your staff to attend a Dementia Friends awareness session.

Merton Dementia Action Alliance website