Pictures show day centres in Merton getting creative for Disability Awareness Week ( June 14 to June 20 ).

Merton Council is celebrating the theme of art and creativity along with Merton Mencap – who are commissioned by the council and have an array of events happening in the borough.

Day centres JMC, All Saints and Leyton Road have been hosting activities all week - with the focus of art and craft.

At JMC, creative team games have been organised for everyone and the highlight of the week will be the painting of a mural.

At All Saints, customers are re-vamping old furniture, pots and other items to give them a new lease of life.

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Councillor Rebecca Lanning, Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health said: “There is a wealth of great talent in the learning disability community in Merton and creativity plays a huge role in people’s lives.

"I am therefore delighted that this year’s theme reminds people that self-expression is really important and can help improve mental health and wellbeing.

"I encourage everyone to contribute to that theme in a way that suits them - whether it’s through art, music, drama or another form of artistic expression.”

Merton Council is currently looking for views on its disability services. People can get involved in the ‘Big Conversation’ by visiting here.

Merton Mencap plans to launch an accessible art competition next week for children and adults with learning disabilities, autism and family carers.

For more information on the competition contact Maria Solari via email at