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Merton Dementia Hub

67 Whitford Gardens, Mitcham CR4 4AA

Telephone: 020 8687 0922 (Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm)


A community-based service for people with dementia, their families, friends and carers.

For Carers/Relatives/Friends For People Living with Dementia
  • In person Peer Support Group, also Evening Online: a welcoming and safe space where relatives can talk to others with similar experiences of dementia (monthly on Monday / Wednesday)
  • Wednesday Carers' Information and Support Programme (CrISP): a 4-week programme introducing carers to dementia (weekly)
  • Strategies For Relatives (START), a course for dealing with difficult behaviour, promotes stress reduction techniques (weekly)
  • Tuesday Activity Group: art, crafts and quizzes, discussions (weekly)
  • Wednesday Activity Group: reminiscence session on local history (weekly)
  • Wednesday Singing for the Brain: sing-along sessions led by a professional musician (weekly)
  • Wednesday Love to Move: seated exercise programme to music (weekly)
  • Thursday Musicians’ Concert: live music with professional musicians (bi-monthly)
  • Thursday Merton Plays: writing stories and poems, with Daisy from Wimbledon Youth Theatre Group (weekly)
  • Feel Good Fridays: led by a professional dancer, music and exercise (weekly)
  • Friday Table Tennis with Tom: (weekly)
  • Saturday Raynes Park CafĂ©: tea, chat and activities (last Saturday of the month with Sandra)

Other Services

  • Merton Dementia Health Suite:?including general health checks from One Merton, hairdressing, audiology checks, beauty and chiropody. Call for appointments: 020 8687 0922 (Tuesday, weekly)
  • Monday Memory Clinic:?assessment, diagnosis and follow up appointments with consultants and nurses from Merton Community Mental Health Team (weekly)
  • Age UK Happy Feet:?an affordable footcare service run by Age UK Merton, Call 020 8648 5792 to book an appointment (Monday and Thursday, weekly)
  • Wimbledon Guild, Bereavement Counselling:?020 8946 0735 (Tuesday, weekly)

Council tax reduction

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


  • 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