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Tracy Blackwell: Parent & Carer Forums
Working days: Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9am-4pm; Fridays 9am-1pm
Email: kids.first@swlondonmencap.nhs.uk
Direct: 020 8687 4644
Mobile: 07507 738390


Download our Daytime Provision and Activities Booklet, which is a list of activities available to adults with a learning disability both within Merton and in nearby boroughs.

You can also download our Useful Contacts Booklet for family carers of adults with a learning disability.

Download the Housing Options For People with a Learning Disability in Merton booklet


Read the latest Adults First Newsletter.

Read the previous Adults First Newsletter.

Become a member of Adults First

Membership is free. By becoming a member, you will receive regular updates about what is going on, including forthcoming events and new local services, and will receive a copy of the Adults First newsletter.

Join now by downloading our registration form and emailing or posting it back to us. Download our registration form in Word or download our registration form as a PDF or Word document.

Adults First is keen to represent a membership comprising a wide range of carers, who care for adults who have a range of learning disabilities.

For any enquiry, please contact Tracy Blackwell, Adults First Facilitator, on 020 8687 4644 or email adults.first@swlondonmencap.nhs.uk

Recruiting Steering Group Members, Representatives and Lead Carer

We are currently looking for carers to join Adults First as steering group members and representatives, including a Lead Carer. Download the role description for Steering Group Member & Representative and role description for Lead Carer.

To find out more and to register your interest, contact Tracy Blackwell, Adults First Facilitator, on 020 8687 4644 or email adults.first@swlondonmencap.nhs.uk.

Merton Mencap Membership

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Carers Partnership Group

Carers Partnership Group

An independent support group comprising family carers of adults with a learning disability. read more.

Adults First

Welcome to Adults First, which is a forum for carers of adults with a learning disability who live in Merton.

The aims of the forum are:

The forum does this by:

The forum is run by a steering group of carers, and a lead carer, who decide on the business of the forum. The project is facilitated by a paid worker at Merton Mencap who supports the work of the forum.

Free Adults First Events for 2018

Mental Capacity, Lasting Power of Attorney (LPAs) and Deputyships explained

Tuesday 23 January, 10am to 12pm
with Abigail Pfister, Associate Solicitor with Morrisons Solicitors, Wimbledon

If a person lacks the ability to make a decision then their mental capacity is questioned. Abigail will explain the principles around mental capacity and what you need to consider. She will also talk about LPA’s, the appointment of someone to make a decision on behalf of another person and how they can be used, and Deputyships, where someone is appointed by the Court of Protection to make decisions for another person who lacks mental capacity. Joint session with Carers Partnership Group.
High Path Community Resource Centre, 63 High Path, South Wimbledon, SW19 2JY

Supported Holidays for people with learning disabilities and autism

Monday 26 February, 10am to 12pm
with Sue Carr, Director of Finca Supported Holidays Ltd and Florence Voller, Nutley Edge Activity Break Coordinator, Outward

Finca Supported Holidays provide holidays in the UK and abroad for adults with disabilities. Outward run specialist activity breaks for people with learning disabilities or Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC) at Nutley Edge in East Sussex. Outward is a London-based charity that has been supporting people with learning disabilities and ASC for over forty years. Find out more from Sue and Florence and ask your questions. Plus, receive information about other providers of supported holidays.
High Path Community Resource Centre, 63 High Path, South Wimbledon, SW19 2JY

Know your Rights! What is a judicial review and how do they work? How to challenge decisions in Adult Social Care and Health

Friday 23 March, 10am to 12pm
with Sarah Collier, Solicitor, Simpson Millar LLP, Wimbledon

Things can sometimes go wrong in the social care and health system. Something might happen that you’re not happy about or that you don’t think is right. The law gives specific rights to all disabled individuals who need care, as well as to those who are providing care. Sarah will explain what legal steps you can take if you disagree with a decision within adult social care and health and answer any questions.
High Path Community Resource Centre, 63 High Path, South Wimbledon, SW19 2JY

Please BOOK ahead for all events where possible. Just email us or leave a message on the answerphone with your name, contact details and the event you wish to attend.

Tel: 020 8687 4644

email: adults.first@swlondonmencap.nhs.uk