South London Services

Local Services available within Merton, Sutton, Wandsworth, Kingston and surrounding boroughs

Lb Merton - Social Services - Learning Disability Team

Merton Civic Centre
London Road


Duty Worker


020 8545 4430 (out of hours 8770 5000)


0208 274 5961


How To Contact


Area Served

London Borough of Merton

Type of Organisation


Services Offered

Carry out community care assessments of need, arrange packages of care and review care plans.

The assessment will look at : what you think you need help with; what problems you have now or expect to have in the future; what help you have now and what help you think you may need. Offer information on the services available and how to get them. Offer help and advice to help people make decisions.

A joint assessment is made with the duty social worker. You will be written to within 2 weeks to tell you when your assessment is likely to begin. There is a team meeting on Monday mornings to discuss referrals.

You can usually expect to be assessed within 6 weeks. An assessment involving assessors from different parts of Social Services, or representatives from several different organisations, may take longer to complete. Team of specialist social workers who work with a variety of statutory, private and voluntary services to help young people and adults with a learning disability, and their families. The team also work with community nurses, psychologists and psychiatrists for people with learning disabilities.

Work Step: learning disabilities team (Formally known as Weir Road -
Promoting Work Skills). Assessment of individuals work skills, pre-vocational training, preparation for work in the community: either voluntary, work experience, supported work placements or paid employment. Contact Clive Duke on 0208 274 5732.

Main Client Groups Worked With

Adults with learning disabilities and their families

Office Opening Hours

Reception: Monday - Friday from 9.00am to 1.00pm and 2.00pm to 5.00pm. In an emergency outside of these times you can contact the Emergency (out of hours) by telephoning 020 8770 5000.

How To Contact

see above...

Available Access for People With Disabilities

Fully accessible.

Public Transport Links - How to get to there

All buses that go to Wimbledon Town Centre. Wimbledone Tube Station and Tram Stop.

Languages other than English spoken by staff or volunteers

No, but access to LBM Translation & Interpreting Unit