We provide impartial information, advice and assessment on equipment and practical aspects of daily living for disabled people of all ages, their carers, professionals and older people The William Merritt Disabled Living Centre offers a specialist Paediatric Service. The Paediatric Occupational Therapist offers information, assessment and professional support for children, parents and professionals.
The Centre has a large selection of manual and powered wheelchairs, and scooters. When you have an assessment for a wheelchair, you can go outside, and the garden has paths with different gradients which are particularly important if you are using a manual wheelchair. William Merritt was born in Sheepscar, Leeds. He was employed as a Charge Nurse in the Geriatric Dept.
at St. James' Hospital. He trained in General Nursing at the Leeds General Infirmary and in Psychiatric Nursing at Menston Hospital, later known as High Royds Hospital.
Councillor Merritt was a member of the Confederation of Health Service Employees and he held a number of official posts. He was elected to the City Council in May 1946 and from 1953 he represented Armley, New Wortley and City Ward respectively.