Our New Talking Book Club Is Here!

Dear Friends and supporters, We are very happy to announce that we are looking to restart the Talking Book Club next month. Because of current lockdown restrictions we will be holding it by phone for the first time. We will be using a conference call system which means that multiple people can take part at […]

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New COVID restrictions

DISCLAIMER : The views expressed in this article are not necessarily those of MertonVision and are bought to you in good faith Message from Merton Council: Stay alert, control the virus, save lives New national restrictions will apply in Merton and across the whole of England from today (5 November) until 2 December. After four weeks […]

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Letter To Our Members

Dear Member, First and foremost, we want to continue to extend our best wishes to youall during this turbulent time and to thank you for your continued support of MertonVision.   With the new wave of Coronavirus and the rise in infections, we thought it was time for another MertonVision update.   Just when we thought things were getting back to normal, we have the second wave. It is going to […]

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Merton’s COVID-19 alert level moves to HIGH

From Merton council: Merton’s COVID-19 alert level moves to HIGH Merton, along with the rest of London, is moving to a high COVID Alert Level from 00.01 on Saturday 17 October. This means people must not meet anyone from outside their household or support bubble indoors – not at home or in a public place. People […]

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Digital Toolkit For Flu

DISCLAIMER : The views expressed in this article are not necessarily those of MertonVision and are bought to you in good faith Message from Aman Nathan Patient and Public Engagement Manager (Merton) NHS South West London CCG : We are pleased to be able to share with you our localised campaign toolkits to help promote our flu campaign […]

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How have MertonVision helped people with sight loss during the coronavirus outbreak?

During lockdown MertonVision has continued to provide full time support and practical care to our clients. We have bought shopping, collected prescriptions and dropped off equipment. We have made 1553 contacts, contacted 543 individuals and made 977 calls. Our amazing volunteers have completed over 100 shops in person or online and our driver has made […]

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Tech Heroes Wanted!

Do you want to use your IT skills to help blind and partially sighted people access technology? MertonVision are looking for enthusiastic tech-savvy volunteers to help our clients with a range of tasks including: Accessing the Internet Online shopping Video calling Troubleshooting If you are able to help with any of these tasks, please do […]

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Update on Face Coverings

DISCLAIMER : The views expressed in this article are not necessarily those of MertonVision and are bought to you in good faith From RNIB: Use of face coverings (England)   23 September 2020   As restrictions to prevent the transmission of coronavirus by people self-isolating are eased, the use of face coverings, as a preventative measure […]

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New Counselling Service

MertonVision are offering a new counselling service with avisually impaired,  qualified therapist  who has experience of working with people in the following areas: • Disability and sight-loss • Long term illness and end-of-life care. • Bereavement and grief • Adult carers • Depression & Anxiety • Domestic abuse The service will offer confidential, person-centred counselling that is free of charge to […]

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Cancellation of SocialLight Social Group

DISCLAIMER: Please note that this group is not organised or supported by MertonVision and is the sole responsibility of the organiser. Hello everyone! This is Imran from the SocialLight group. This is a very important announcement and update regarding the running of the group and the group event meetup get-together which was scheduled to take […]

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