Supporting Deaf & Disabled People in Merton

by Merton CIL in Mitcham, England, United Kingdom

Total raised £535

raised so far

+ est. £53.75 Gift Aid

21

supporters

We are raising money to keep our unique and accessible work supporting Deaf & Disabled people in Merton going!

by Merton CIL in Mitcham, England, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 22nd December 2020 we'd raised £535 with 21 supporters in 69 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

 New stretch target


We are raising money to fund our services in 2021. Now more than ever specialised and accessible support is needed for Deaf and Disabled people. 

About Merton CIL 

We are Merton Centre for Independent Living (Also know as Merton CIL). We are the only user-led pan-disability Deaf and Disabled people’s organisation based in the London Borough of Merton. We support Deaf and Disabled people, across the full spectrum of disability including mental ill-health and long-term ill-health, living in Merton.

We were set up in 2008 and we are incredibly proud of what we have achieved alongside Deaf and Disabled People over the past 12 years. With cuts to funding within the voluntary sector, we are the only organisation within an area of high need providing advice and advocacy specialising in disability. You can watch our 10th anniversary film below: 

Merton CIL works hard to address the marginalisation of Deaf and Disabled people and make a real difference in Merton and the wider community. 

We have three key aims that direct what we do:

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1. To promote the independence and inclusion of Deaf and Disabled people in Merton - An AQS accredited advice and advocacy service - Supporting on issues around benefits and low income and social care. We also provide self advocacy workshops. 

2. To identify and challenge discrimination faced by Deaf and Disabled people - Disability hate crime prevention and awareness work, lead partners on a pan London hate crime project .

3. To encourage Deaf and Disabled people and supporters to achieve change locally - Social policy work supporting Disabled people to speak up and make change happen. A monthly Craftivism and Chat group  reducing isolation and loneliness and achieving change locally through connection and disability arts.

Rewards

This project offered rewards

£5 or more

£5 donation

If you donate £5 or more you will be entered into Merton CILs Christmas Raffle and be in with the chance of winning a hamper of goodies. Winner will be announced on our social media platforms on 23rd Dec and if you are in Merton delivered before Christmas.

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