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Posted: 18 Sep 2018
Are you or a family member living with diabetes?  Have been told you at risk of diabetes? Do you volunteer or provide services for residents living with diabetes?   Would like you to have your voice heard and help us in our work to tackle diabetes in Merton?   Merton Council and Merton Clinical Commissioning Group want to work with local residents and communities to tackle some diabetes challenges. At two workshops in early October, we will seek out solutions to a number of questions,... read more
Posted: 18 Sep 2018
News MVSC AGM, Save the Date! Our AGM is taking place on Tuesday 23rd October 2017, 2.30pm to 4.30pm at Vestry Hall. Hannah Doody, Merton Council’s Director of Community and Housing, will give the Keynote Speech. We expect to see you all there (staff, Trustees and volunteers).  BOOK HERE.  If your organisation is currently registered as a member of MVSC, you are entitled to speak and vote at the AGM. At the AGM, some of the current Trustees will put themselves forward for re-election.  Further... read more
Posted: 6 Sep 2018
The NHS in Surrey Downs, Sutton and Merton is looking at the challenges faced by Epsom and St Helier hospitals. They want to make sure the hospitals can continue to deliver high quality, safe and sustainable services for local people in the years ahead.  They have identified some potential solutions that they want to discuss with the communities in these areas. They are running a series of discussion events open to the public. This is your chance to share your views and ideas. Everyone is... read more
Posted: 5 Sep 2018
One You Merton’s Know Your Number campaign’s stations will be open to the public for checking blood pressure as follow: 10th & 13th September – at Merton Civic reception area. 11th & 14th September – at Mitcham Fire brigade Station, Community Room.
Posted: 5 Sep 2018
The Local Government Association (LGA) have launched a public consultation and accompanying Green Paper on the future of adult social care.  The consultation is seeking views on future funding options for adult care recipients and unpaid carers.  NAVCA analysis suggests the green paper is highly interesting and points out the important role that voluntary organisations play in this field.  They say 'It’s also a good starting point for a conversation about more personalised, preventative and... read more
Posted: 5 Sep 2018
The Mayor of London's draft Sport Strategy, out for consultation now, sets out how community sport and major sports events will help achieve the Mayor’s vision for London to be the most socially integrated and active city in the world.   The strategy has five priority areas:  London’s Sport: now and in the future  London: socially integrated through sport London: healthy and active through sport London: workforce, tech and capacity building London: sporting capital of the world. The... read more
Posted: 5 Sep 2018
Mitcham Heritage Day is on from 10.00am to 4.30pm on Saturday 8th September. MCGC&H provides a range of information and materials relating to the day. Enjoy a day of experiences, visits, tours, exhibitions, and more, and discover just some of the great heritage of our area.  Check out the special children’s events too!  Everything is free.  There are refreshments at many venues. Here are just some of the things you can do.  Mitcham Parish Church is opening its bell tower (access via a... read more
Posted: 5 Sep 2018
The Government's new Civil Society Strategy has been published and there is much that may interest you.  NAVCA have already produced their response.  They draw particular attention to the section that starts at the bottom of page 77, headed ‘Local support system’!
Posted: 5 Sep 2018
6th Sept from 1-4pm At Merton CIL Come along and discuss issues with social care and get involved in 'The Lives we Want to Lead' LGA consultation.  Supported by Lyla (CEO of Merton CIL), we will also be creating posters – disability rights, cuts to benefits, discrimination and social care issues.
Posted: 31 Aug 2018
Following formal approval by NHS Sutton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS England, the Well Court Surgery (a member of NHS Sutton CCG) on London Road in Sutton has merged with the James O’Riordan Medical Centre (formerly a member of NHS Merton CCG) in Stonecot Hill, Sutton.   Please click here to see the full notice. 

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