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1965 - 2015

This year we celebrate 50 years of providing services, information and support to residents of Merton with a visual impairment


Have you got a problem with your sight?

Have you been told that it is because of your age?

Or that nothing further can be done?

Talk to us at MertonVision. We are the local experts at helping people to find out all they need to know about living with reduced vision.

Mon- Fri 9-5pm 020 8540 5446

The Guardian Centre, 67 Clarendon Road , Colliers Wood London SW19 2DX



Job Vacancy

We are looking for a friendly person as a receptionist/client services to be the first point of contact with callers and visitors. You will be a mature self-motivated and confident person able to relate well to people with a visual impairment, older people and those from diverse cultures. We expect you to participate in all aspects of the job to meet the needs of people with a visual impairment and the ability to work well and proactively within a small team.

We will interview all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria and we will consider them on their abilities
The completed application form should be returned no later than 9am on Friday 9 th October




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Mission statement

MertonVision believe in the right of an individual to a full role in society.

Our Aim

Our aim is to support and empower people with a visual impairment, from their diagnosis of permanent sight loss through the entire rehabilitative process, in whatever form is appropriate for them. This includes children, adults, people with dual sensory loss and people with additional difficulties.

To do this we currently undertake to;

  • Ensure that visually impaired users of services are in the position of decision making at all levels for those services.
  • Liaise with the local eye units to support people as they are diagnosed with an enduring sight loss. Vision Support Page.
  • Provide a rehabilitation service in partnership with London Borough of Merton Social Services whose aim is to promote the maximum amount of independence and choice for clients. Part of this process is helping reintegrate clients within their local community. For us, local is a key word and encompasses local knowledge, local connections and local awareness of visual impairment and the service. We feel happy that we are a local provider in all these respects.
  • Run a resource centre where people can come and try out all the current tools and adaptations to aid in daily living.
  • Provide information in person or through our newsletter on courses, agencies and schemes relevant to their own particular circumstances.
  • Provide opportunities for life-long learning and social activities.
  • Recruit, train and support volunteers who can then work in any number of different services, including home visits, social clubs, office help, driving, and social activities.
  • Run a benefits advice and support service.
  • Provide transport at a reasonable cost to those users who need it.
Merton Voluntary Association for the Blind, Charity No. 1075388, registered company no 3758661
The Guardian Centre, 67 Clarendon Road, Colliers Wood, SW19 2DX
Email us at: info@mertonvision.org.uk, or telephone: 020 8540 5446