MertonVision has a contract with London
Borough of Merton Social Services to provide rehabilitation and
mobility training for people with a visual impairment in Merton.
The Rehabilitation Officer who is employed by Merton Vision carries
out assessments and visual impairment registration on behalf of
Social Services. Other specialist workers may also refer people
to the Rehabilitation Officer if they feel that specific input is
The Rehabilitation Officer
may offer general information, or practical advice regarding your
sight loss. You may need help with aspects of confidence development,
mobility, communication and daily living in and out of the home.
The Rehabilitation Officer may advise on equipment or services which
are available to you. You may also be offered training, usually
carried out on a one-to-one basis in the home environment, in the
areas of reading and writing, getting around inside and outside,
low vision and daily living skills.
MertonVision also has
a contract with London Borough of Merton Social Services Children’s
Division and Special Educational Needs Team to provide mobility
and independence training for children in the borough who have a
The aim is to offer services
appropriate to each individual, with the intention of helping that
person to live as independently as possible.
To make a referral to the rehabilitation service, phone MertonVision
on 020 8540 5446, or email
Kevin Gregory or Samantha
long cane skills
In addition to the individual
rehabilitation service, you also have the opportunity to attend
a 2 day awareness course conducted by MertonVision at their building,
the Guardian Centre. The course, known as The Insight Course, offers
information about services available for assistance with your visual
impairment and a chance to meet with other people who are in a similar
situation. There is also the opportunity to discuss practical issues
within the group, and to try out equipment which may assist with
daily living skills or other practical areas.
Please contact us if you
would like to attend. 020 8540 5446
We also offer Refresher
one-day courses, details as above if you would like to attend.
Are you worrying a lot?
Are you feeling bad about yourself? Does nobody around you seem
to understand what you are going through? It can help to have someone
to talk to, someone to listen to you and think about your problems
with you. Sometimes we need to talk things over with someone specially
trained, who is outside our circle of family and friends.
MertonVision provides a counselling service in a confidential setting.
For more information click on link.
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