Useful Links to local organisations
Here are some links to other organisations and services that you may find helpful:
Wallington & Carshalton Round Table have an emphasis on local and practical help, service within the community must be fun whether it is car parking at local carnivals, organising Christmas collections or outings for disabled children or the elderly. Their largest event for raising funds for those in need is their annual fireworks display in Carshalton Park. This attracts nearly 15,000 local people. Over the years Wallington & Carshalton Round Table have given away hundreds of thousands of pounds to very local charities The club meets twice a month and visitors and potential members will always be made particularly welcome as Round Table provides an ideal opportunity to establish new friendships..
A community-led initiative aimed at getting people actively involved in their community. It is being formally launched on 11th March at St Michael’s Centre, Milton Road.
Carshalton Park Rotary Club is an active club that meets weekly, on a Tuesday Evening, at the Oaks Sports Centre adjacent to the Oaks Park an excellent venue that we greatly treasure. This makes it ideal for those not only living or working locally but also local residents that may commute but would like to belong to a club close to where they live.
As we grow older we all face new challenges but that doesn’t stop us from wanting a fulfilling, independent later life. Age UK Sutton is passionate that everyone should have the opportunity to be able to make the most of later life, whatever their circumstances, wants and needs.
The Alzheimer’s Society is the leading support and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. In 2015 there will be 850,000 people with dementia in the UK, with numbers set to rise to 1 million by 2025. The Society’s fight for a better world for people with all types of dementia takes a wide range of forms. Through their network of local services, they touch the lives of over 30,000 people every week, providing practical services and support for people with dementia and their carers.
Healthwatch Sutton works to help people get the best out of their local health and social care services, giving Sutton’s residents a powerful voice locally and nationally. Whether it’s improving services today, or helping to shape them for tomorrow, local Healthwatch is all about people being able to influence the delivery and design of local services; not just people who use them now, but anyone who many need to in the future.
The Stroke Association provide high quality, up-to-date stroke information for stroke patients, their families and carers Every year there are approximately 152,000 strokes in the UK. That’s one stroke every three and a half minutes. Most people affected are over 65, but anyone can have a stroke, including children and even babies. Stroke changes lives. It can have a huge effect on you and your family. You will most likely want to know as much as you can about what practical, emotional and financial support is available. On this website, you can read about what you can expect to happen when you have had a stroke, from emergency care to beginning your rehabilitation and recovery and returning to life after stroke.
SCT are a Sutton based community transport charity and have been helping people in Sutton Borough since 1998.
Community Action Sutton, formerly Sutton Centre for the Voluntary Sector (SCVS), is a membership organisation that supports, develops and promotes the voluntary sector in the London borough of Sutton. They currently have around 300 voluntary and community groups in their membership. These vary considerably in size and scope ranging from small volunteer led and run community groups to large organisations employing several staff and providing services to significant numbers of local people. As well as providing free advice and guidance to member organisations on issues from HR and governance to finance and fundraising, they provide a number of paid for services including training courses, a complete payroll service and admin services.
Sutton Mencap are a local charity, established in the 1940’s by parents and carers. They now support over 80 children and 200 adults with a learning disability to have fun, learn new skills, socialise and make friends. They provide play, leisure and learning opportunities both at their base in Wallington and within the community. They offer short breaks for parents/carers and campaign on their behalf to increase awareness and improve access.
Sutton Shopmobility is a charity based in the St Nicholas Centre carpark, offering a manual wheelchair, electric wheelchair and powered scooter loan service for people with mobility problems. They can also offer longer term hire on wheelchairs and a collapsible scooter. They also sell a selection of daily living aids, walking sticks, rollators etc.