Local Workshop Partners
Unique Talent CIC
Based in Merton and working closely in Pollards Hill, Unique Talent are a community interest company dedicated to helping young people and adults reach their true potential with mentoring, educational workshops and skills building opportunities. The organisation has a focus on crime prevention and gang intervention through active programmes and outreach, using real life projects to help develop skills and build relationships.
Sherwood Park Hall CIC
Sherwood Park Hall are a creative community arts and cultural organisation, based in Sherwood Park in Pollards Hill. Set up to facilitate diverse programming which benefits and support the local community, their key aims are to provide classes and activities which help improve development, improve social skills and help support active lifestyles for local people.
Made in Merton
Made in Merton are an award winning community arts group, working with people in Merton to give voice to their dreams, stories and ambitions. They run banner-making workshops using Calico, Morris and Liberty patterns, all produced along the river Wandle, linking Merton’s design heritage to what matters to people in Merton right now.
At Dr Bike sessions experienced mechanics check everything on your bike from wheels, brakes, gears and tyres to lights, pedals and more. Any minor adjustments they can make to the bike they do there and then. Their mechanics are friendly and approachable and have a wealth of cycling knowledge, offering information about all aspects of cycling activities.
Head 2 Work is a skills training programme for young people, aged 18-24, living in Croydon, Sutton, Kingston, Merton or Richmond who are not currently in employment, education or training. They can support you to get on a career pathway that’s right for you and help you feel empowered, to realise your potential and achieve your goals.
Age UK Merton
Age UK Merton is an independent charity operating within the national Age UK network to provide services for older adults in the London Borough of Merton. Their role is to ensure that older adults can easily access the advice, support and care needed as they get older.
One You Merton (NHS)
One You Merton is a free NHS health improvement service funded by Merton Council. One You can help you work towards better health by supporting you in being more physically active and increasing your participation in exercise, eating well and improving your diet, better managing your alcohol intake, stop smoking and help with sleeping and insomnia, stress and managing your weight.
Friends of Mitcham Common
The Friends of Mitcham Common group aims to widen the public interest and understanding of the Common and is open to anybody who shares their love of the common. The Friends foster and develop interest and understanding of the wildlife on Mitcham Common, work to maintain and protect the Common and provide members with information on activities.
New Horizon Film Club
New Horizon Film Club are a community arts organisation providing public cinema screening services to residents in Merton and beyond. Their aims are to bring the community together through film, and encourage people to interact with one another.
Commonside Community Trust
The Commonside Trust is working to improve the lives and environment of people living in Merton. It does this by managing a community centre, running community events and a number of community development programmes.