"Providing services, information and support to residents of Merton who have a visual impairment"


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Rehabilitation Services

Resource Centre

Low Vision Aids

Home Visiting Service

Benefits Advice

Awareness Training

Small grants for individuals

Vision Support Service

Transcription Service


Adult Education


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Section: Social/Recreational


Please contact us if you would like to join any activity.

Phone Mark on 020 8540 5446

for information about Eye-Can-Do-It, the childen's/young persons group contact

Lois Paddington 07964 540 498


Do you want to meet new people?  

We have a small group of people who meet up quite regularly for a coffee, a drink in the pub or a meal at a restaurant. Would you like to join them and make new friends? Staff from MertonVision will be on hand to introduce you, make sure that you are familiar with the surroundings, i.e. layout of venue, toilets etc.

If this is something that you would be interested in, give us a call and we can arrange the next group to include you. This is a great way for you to get out and see new people and still have assistance until you are familiar with the surroundings. We look forward to hearing from you.

forthcoming events

Please pay when you book- we can take credit/debit cards over the phone


Diary 2016



Tuesday 6 Service Users Group at 7.30pm

Saturday 10 Eye-Can-Do-It, activities for children. Christmas lights

Thursday 22 Christmas lunch




Tuesday 17 Trustee meeting

Tuesday 24 Service Users Group at 7.30pm



Tuesday 14 Exhibition of specialist equipment- Associated Optical - 10am - 2.30pm

Tuesday 14 Service Users Group at 11am



Tuesday 18 Trustee meeting



Tuesday 6 Service Users Group at 7.30pm



Tuesday 18 Trustee meeting



Tuesday 12 Service Users Group at 11am

Tuesday 17 Trustee meeting



Thursday 9 AGM



Tuesday 5 Service Users Group at 7.30pm


lunch club on Thursdays

With thanks to the local Guardian Newspaper for their financial help to buy equipment,  you can join us for a freshly cooked two course meal for £5 per person. Get here for 12.30pm, the bar is open to members. PLEASE make sure you book!

We look forward to welcoming you here

For further information contact Mark Compton


Regular Scheduled Activities: see below



Coffee Morning: 10.30 am - 12.30 pm


A place for people to meet, have a cup of tea/coffee and a chat with friends.



Art and Craft: 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

Tutor: Joyce Harper

Suitable for people with no previous experience as well as talented artists.

Small friendly classes.

The tutor is responsive to individuals deteriorating eye-conditions and artistic needs.

Experiment with a wide range of art materials and techniques, including:

  • Acrylic paints
  • Water-mixable oil paints
  • Soft, oil and water-mixable oil pastels
  • Tactile paintings and collages

Popular, modern crafts so far have included;

  • Porcelain painting
  • Mosaics
  • Simple soap-stone carving
  • Silk/fabric painting
  • Air-dry clay modeling
  • Card designs and simple printing

Falls Prevention Exercise Class: 2.00 pm - 3.00 pm

Tutor: Christine Flood

This is a 'Falls Prevention' exercise class, a healthy living initiative for older people supported by London Borough of Merton Social Services . This course runs throughout the year



Bowls: 2 pm 4 pm

If you would like to try your hand at indoor bowls, please come along. Transport is available at £4.80 for the return journey. If you are interested in attending just give us a ring on 8540 5446.


For sporting activities;

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Visit the web site of our sister charity Merton Sports and Social Club; bringing together sports and fun for visually impaired and sighted people.  This is the place to surf if you want to find out about, and of course take part in, a wide variety of sporting and leisure pursuits

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Did you know that you can receive news from the local Guardian and Post newspapers on tape, or by email free of charge?

Merton Talking Newspaper record a tape every week with local news on one side and a magazine on the other. If you would like further information or would like to order a weekly copy, please contact Merton Talking Newspaper on 020 8544 0551 or email mertontalkingnewspaper@hotmail.com


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