Useful resources

For information on a range of local and national resources that can support your wellbeing, please click on the dropdown menus below. If you have been offered treatment with us and are waiting to start, you can find further information about support available to you.

Alcohol and drug support

Alcohol and drug support


0300 303 4610

WDP offer a free and confidential support service for individuals

and their families and carers affected by drug and alcohol problems.

Catch 22

020 3701 8641/43

Supporting young people under 25 with alcohol, drug and sexual health queries.

Carers support

Carers support

Carers Support Merton

020 8646 7515,,

CSM offer a range of practical and emotional support

for carers, including a free telephone advice line, carers

needs assessments and a  'coffee and conversation' group.

Merton Mencap

020 3963 0599

Merton Mencap offer a carers support service for people

supporting family members with learning disabilities

Children and families

Children and families

Homestart Merton
020 8646 6044



Home-Start Merton is a local community network of trained

volunteers and expert support, helping families during pregnancy

and with children up to 5 years old. They offer regular support,

friendship and practical help to families. They accept self referrals but

referrals can also be made by GPs, health visitors, social prescribers and schools.


Debt, finances and benefit management

Debt, finances and benefit management

Citizens Advice– Merton

0344 243 8430

Provides information and advice on money and debt, benefits and taxes, housing, universal credit, employment and more. Specialist advice is also available for the disability welfare benefits service and for L&Q Housing residents. Citizens Advice also offers appointments at Wimbledon Guild and local libraries

South West London Law Centres  

020 8667 9252


Offers a money advice service, free money webinars and a housing advice helpline for Merton residents, as well as other legal advice.

Digital enterprise / literacy / enablement

Digital enterprise / literacy / enablement

Connecting Merton

Digital inclusion (

Wimbledon Guild and Merton Libraries have launched Connecting Merton - a project helping vulnerable and isolated people to become more digitally included. Vulnerable or isolated residents will be able to borrow a laptop or tablet on loan from Merton Libraries for up to three months. Volunteers support residents and help them to get online. Support will be offered remotely and, when possible, in-person within libraries. As well as 1:1 support, residents will be able to attend IT courses run by Merton Adult Learning to develop their digital skills

Domestic abuse

Domestic abuse

Merton One Stop Shop

020 7801 1777

Merton has a confidential drop-in service for people experiencing domestic abuse. It’s held every Monday between 9.30am -12.00 noon (except bank holidays) at Morden Baptist Church Crown Lane, Morden, SM4 5BL

Jigsaw 4 U Helping Hands Project

0208 687 1384

Volunteer support for individuals and families who are/have experienced domestic violence and abuse to help reduce feelings of isolation and to encourage links with other organisations, agencies and leisure facilities in the local community.

Employment support

Employment support



A specialist employment programme for individuals experiencing anxiety, depression or stress. Individuals must be not in work, over 25 and not accessing government employment schemes

Merton Uplift – Employment

Talking Therapies Merton includes an employment service that can assist you to gain or retain employment, speak to the admin team or your therapist for more information.

Food banks

Food banks

Wimbledon Foodbank

Emergency food support for Merton residents, with foodbanks located in Wimbledon, Mitcham, Morden and Pollards Hill. A voucher is required. Locations and opening times are listed online. The service also includes ‘ Merton Growbaby’ which can offer nappies, milk and baby toiletries

Merton Community Fridge

Redistributes surplus fresh food to those in need.

Housing support

Housing support

Merton Council

Housing Options Merton Civic Centre London Road Morden SM4 5DX

020 8545 3636

Will work with people to understand housing issues and try to resolve

Citizens Advice Merton

0344 243 8430

Can help with a wide range of housing issues. These include potential possession action, properties in disrepair, and help if you are currently homeless



Merton Plus

Provide information, advice, support and social events for member of the LGBTQIA+ community

Older people

Older people

Age UK Merton

020 8648 5792

Offer a range of 1-2-1 help and community based activities to encourage people over 55 to look after their physical, social and mental health

Polish community

Polish community

Polish Family Association


Offer a range of social, financial and community support to a wide range of people from Eastern European Countries including for Ukrainian arrivals. Is also a member of the Merton Community Fridge Network, redistributing surplus food to residents in need.

Refugees and asylum seekers

Refugees and asylum seekers

Merton and Wandsworth Asylum Welcome

020 8646 6564

Services for refugees, asylum seekers and migrants in need: one-to-one casework service for adults and families; drop-in session with ESOL, free lunch, and advice; specialist casework and advocacy service for young people aged 12 – 19

South London Refugee Association

 020 3490 3443

SRA provide tailored support at weekly drop-in centres, casework and advocacy, plus youth support services.