Kitchen Skills and Recipes

Kitchen skills The kitchen can be the most stressful room in the home and this can be compounded by fear and frustration. It is vital to remember that no matter how straight forward a task may be it can be difficult when someone has a visual impairment. Breaking the job down into simple steps can often help. […]

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Staying well in warm weather

A message from Merton Adult Social Care As the weather warms up, the Warm & Well campaign in Merton is working in partnership with Merton Council, Wimbledon Guild, Age UK Merton and Thinking Works to provide information and support on how to stay well during the summer months. This is particularly key with many older and […]

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Vacancy: Experienced Fundraiser

needed support in Merton.  We do this through rehabilitation, mobility training and inclusive social activities. We help more than 400 vision impaired people with varying degrees of sight loss every year. We offer you: ❖ a competitive salary c£17,500 for 14 hour week ❖ flexible working ❖ great variety ❖ a friendly inclusive work environment in pleasant surroundings close to local amenities ❖ the ability to […]

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New proposal for the Guardian Centre and medical facility June 2020

It is proposed to re-develop the Guardian Centre at Courtney Road to provide modern bespoke premises for MertonVision and the Colliers Wood and Lavender Fields surgeries.     This project is supported by the Partners at both surgeries, South West London Clinical Commissioning Group, and the Trustees of MertonVision.   The proposal is to provide approximately […]

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MertonVision Trustee Vacancy

EMPOWERING THE BLIND TO LIVE A FULLER LIFE We are recruiting a number of voluntary positions to join our Board of Trustees                 We are a successful, highly regarded, sight-loss charity offering much needed support to visually impaired children and adults living in Merton. We do this through re-habilitation, mobility training and inclusive social activities. We […]

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Weekly Quiz!

Just for fun, answers below, don’t peek and good luck: Friday is associated with which 2 astrological signs? In which year did the Crimean war start? Who sang “Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps”? How many yards in a furlong? Which famous duo starred in “The road to….” Movies? Boston crab is a term used in which sport? […]

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Poem: Shielding 2020

Sheiding in 2020 Shielding is not being able to leave your home at all Shielding is using social distancing within the home Shielding is sleeping in separate bedrooms when you want a hug Shielding is not going out into the fresh air Shielding is not being able to go outside to empty your own bin […]

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Ballroom Dance Lessons and Tea Dance

Calling all Strictly fans!   MertonVision would love to start ballroom dance classes at the centre followed by a social tea dance   There would be two teachers per class. One of our teachers was the former world champion in Latin, and runner up in Ballroom   Teachers are trained with the VI dancer in mind, […]

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Good News

Robins find nesting space in lockdown cars A man was surprised to discover robins nesting in his cars which had been used less frequently during the lockdown. Charlie Talmadge, of Reepham, Norfolk, said he first became aware of a nest behind the grill of his Volvo when two robins were staring at him “intently”. He […]

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Merton’s COVID-19 Helpline

Merton’s COVID-19 helpline goes live Monday 23rd March Email: help@mvsc.co.uk Phone: 02086852272   Merton Voluntary Service Council (MVSC) is working with the voluntary sector in the borough to mobilise a volunteer taskforce to help isolated households and those at risk from COVID-19. Anyone who puts themselves forward will be asked to support people who are […]

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