year we celebrate fifty 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
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.
Fri 9-5pm 020 8540 5446
Guardian Centre, 67 Clarendon Road , Colliers Wood London
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MertonVision believe in the right of an individual to a full
role in society.
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.