Merton Council

Proposals to change Older People’s Community Day Services


This consultation is about changes Merton Council are looking to make regarding day opportunities for people with Dementia and older people with additional needs.

On the 1 March, Merton Council approved its budget for 2023-24. As part of the process of setting a balanced budget, one proposal is to close Eastway Day Centre in Morden and seek to join 2 services together to offer an enhanced community-based model at the Dementia Hub in Mitcham and in other parts of the community. We understand this may be different to the current services, however we are determined to continue to meet the needs of our customers.

The questionnaire below is part of a wider engagement exercise to ensure that all views are heard and help to inform the final decision on the future of day opportunities for older people in Merton. A more detailed questionnaire has been sent to all customers and carers of Eastway Day Centre.

Merton Council commissions the Alzheimer’s Society to provide Community Dementia Services including the Dementia Hub in Mitcham.  The Dementia Hub has developed over the last year to incorporate a building based and outreach model for community dementia services. We are continuing to work with the Alzheimer’s Society to develop an enhanced community service for people throughout their dementia journey. The Community Dementia Services will provide community-based support, Dementia Hub based activities, information, advice and education for people with Dementia, wellbeing assessment and support planning, peer support and information, advice and education for carers, Dementia friendly communities and volunteer support.

We want to hear from residents with Dementia and/or older people with additional needs, their families, carers, services that support older people including people with Dementia and other people that support Dementia Friendly Communities.

Consultation start date 26 April 2023
Consultation end date 31 May 2023

For more information about this engagement, please contact:

Consultation run by: Community & Housing
Heather Begg
Contact Numbers
Mobile: 0208 545 4515