Staying independent

Following the latest government advice around the Coronavirus, we have had to make some temporary changes to how we operate. Please see our Coronavirus response page for full details. 

Wellbeing helps us understand how people feel and function on a personal and a social level, and how they evaluate their lives as a whole.

Getting older and retirement involve changes in lifestyle for most people and it's important to take care of your mental health as well as physical health.

You are the centre of our service. We support you to do the things you love and look at different ways for you to enjoy the things you used to enjoy, as well as trying things you've never done before.

Our aim is to support your wellbeing. Working in partnership with other services to support you to live an independent and fulfilling life in your own home for as long as possible.

How our wellbeing support team can help you

  • Helping you to apply for benefits and grants
  • Accessing transport options, applying for Dial-a-ride, TaxiCard, Blue Badge
  • Helping you live with a long term condition/disability
  • Helping you live a more active lifestyle
  • Increasing your social network and connecting you to friends, family and community
  • Arranging for a volunteer to visit you
  • Accessing services such as Adult Social Services, Housing, GPs and hospital transport
  • Getting information that would help you
  •  Accessing specialist advice from our partners at CAB
  • Connecting you to other specialist voluntary sector organisations 
  • Providing emotional support

We visit you in your own home or at a convenient setting to find out what is important to you. Over the course of 10-12 weeks, we will listen to you and work with you.

Ongoing practical and individual emotional support

For many people, advancing age brings frailty that may require ongoing support to maintain wellbeing especially if you have no family or friends around. If you need it, we can continue to support you, providing you with practical and emotional support on a regular basis. We know from experience that managing problems, difficulties and worries becomes easier if we talk about our concerns.

If you, or someone you know, would benefit from any of this support, please call our well-being support team on 020 8946 0735 (Mon-Fri, 9am – 5pm) who will be only too happy to help.

We need your help...

Socially isolated people across Merton are depending on us for immediate and practical support with food deliveries, telephone befriending and much more. In what is a difficult time for everyone, help us support vulnerable people who are likely to feel the impact most.