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Samantha Pickford: Administrative Assistant, Parent Forums (Adults First)
Usual working days (subject to variation): Mondays & Fridays
Email: af.admin@mertonmencap.org.uk
Direct: 020 3963 0597

Tracy Blackwell: Stream Leader, Parent Forums (Adults First)
Usual working days (subject to variation): Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays
Email: adults.first@mertonmencap.org.uk
Direct: 020 3963 0598

Booklets

Download the Housing Options For People with a Learning Disability in Merton booklet

Newsletter

Read the latest Adults First Newsletter.

Read the previous Adults First Newsletter.

Become a member of Adults First

Membership is free. By becoming a member, you will receive regular updates about what is going on, including forthcoming events and new local services, and will receive a copy of the Adults First newsletter.

Join now by downloading our registration form and emailing or posting it back to us. Download our registration form in Word or download our registration form as a PDF or Word document.

Adults First is keen to represent a membership comprising a wide range of carers, who care for adults who have a range of learning disabilities.

Samantha Pickford: Administrative Assistant, Parent Forums (Adults First)
Usual working days (subject to variation): Mondays & Fridays
Email: af.admin@mertonmencap.org.uk
Direct: 020 3963 0597

Tracy Blackwell: Stream Leader, Parent Forums (Adults First)
Usual working days (subject to variation): Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays
Email: adults.first@mertonmencap.org.uk
Direct: 020 3963 0598

Recruiting Steering Group Members, Representatives and Lead Carer

We are currently looking for carers to join Adults First as steering group members and representatives, including a Lead Carer. Download the role description for Steering Group Member & Representative and role description for Lead Carer.

To find out more and to register your interest, contact Tracy Blackwell, Stream Leader, Parent Forums (Adults First), Email: adults.first@mertonmencap.org.uk
Direct: 020 3963 0598.

Merton Mencap Membership

Become a member of Merton Mencap
find out more.

Carers Partnership Group

Carers Partnership Group

An independent support group comprising family carers of adults with a learning disability. read more.

Adults First

Welcome to Adults First, which is a forum for carers of adults with a learning disability who live in Merton.

The aims of the forum are:

The forum does this by:

The forum is run by a steering group of carers, and a lead carer, who decide on the business of the forum. The project is facilitated by a paid worker at Merton Mencap who supports the work of the forum.

Free Adults First Events for 2018

Friday 14 September, 10am to 12pm

Carers Support Merton (CSM)
with Sue Batley, Carers Hub Manager and Avril Doyle, Operations Manager, CSM

Sue and Avril, will be talking about the current support & services available for carers of adults with a learning disability. Find out more & ask your questions.
High Path Community Resource Centre, 63 High Path, South Wimbledon, SW19 2JY

Tuesday 30 October, 10.30am to 12.30pm

Tour of Doliffe Close, a Supported Living Scheme in Merton

An opportunity to visit Doliffe Close; a supported living placement for people with learning disabilities. Joint session with Carers Partnership Group.
Doliffe Close, 106 Bond Road, Mitcham, Surrey, CR4 3EN

Thursday 22 November, 10am to 12pm

The NHS Complaints Advocacy Service
with Joseph Opara, Independent Health Complaints Advocate

Meet Joseph, Merton’s Independent Health Complaints Advocate. His role is to provide advocacy support to people who wish to make a complaint about the NHS. The key aim is to resolve disputes at a local level & help to support improved relationships between the NHS & service users. The service is free, independent & confidential & can provide support by explaining the alternative dispute options under the NHS Complaints Procedure, help you to understand what legislation & guidance may govern complaints or the treatment you have received, support you with complaint letters & attend meetings if required. Come along and find out more.
Venue to be confirmed

December (date & topic to be arranged), 10am to 12pm

Please BOOK ahead for all events where possible. Just email us or leave a message on the answerphone with your name, contact details and the event you wish to attend.

Tel: 0203 963 0597
or 0203 963 0598

email: af.admin@mertonmencap.org.uk