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Dementia services

Are you a resident living with or caring for someone with dementia?

We make it easier you to access the support and information that you need all in one place.

Merton Dementia Hub

67 Whitford Gardens, Mitcham CR4 4AA

Merton Dementia Hub is a unique, community-based service for people with dementia, their families and carers. It provides a beautifully 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 Hub

Services 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

 

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. To find out more about how you can become involved visit: Merton Dementia Action Alliance website.

Council tax reduction

Did you know that 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 claim the discount

To qualify for the reduction you will need to supply us with the name of your GP who must confirm that you have a diagnosis of dementia. These details are requested in council tax exemptions and discounts.

To apply for the exemption if you live alone:

  1. Click on the link for ‘exemptions’.
  2. Then click on Class U (towards the bottom of the page),
  3. then finally click on the “Apply online for a tax exemption”

You are then on the first page of the application form. You will then follow the steps for claiming.  

To apply for the discount (if you live with your partner):

  1. Click on the “discount application” link
  2. In the form, click the “Discount” button.
  3. Then choose “People who are severely mentally impaired” category.
  4. Complete the rest of the form.

To apply for the discount (if you live with a carer)

  1. Submit another form and repeat the steps up to Step 3 (above)  when you should choose “Care workers” category and complete the rest of the form.

If you need help with filling 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.

Contact us

Merton Dementia Hub

Telephone: 020 8687 0922 - Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 6.00pm

Email: merton@alzheimers.org.uk

This page was last updated on Tuesday 5 January 2016

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