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Community Engagement

There is a single point of contact for voluntary and community sector organisations that wish to discuss community engagement issues and concerns. The dedicated email address for the Community Engagement team is now live and please do forward it on to all relevant contacts, including those that may like to sign up to the regular email bulletin: Communityengagement@grenfellresponse.org

Grenfell Assistance Centre moves to long-term premises at The Curve, Bard Road

The Grenfell Assistance Centre will move on Thursday from the Westway Sports Centre to new long-term premises nearby at The Curve, 10 Bard Road, W10 6TP.

Located just around the corner from Latimer Road Station and the Westway Centre, it will ensure that there is a space for people affected by the Grenfell Tower fire to meet up and continue to access services.

The new centre will open its doors on Thursday 20 July and will continue to provide residents with an extensive range of support. The new building will also provide a space for the community affected by the Grenfell Tower fire to meet with family, friends and neighbours.

The centre will be open from 10am to 8pm everyday and will provide support and advice from a wide range of agencies including the NHS, Benefits, Post Office, Adults’ and Children’s Social Care, and Housing.

Other services include:

  • emotional support
  • a crèche for children
  • food and toiletries area
  • an area to place orders for new clothes

Community volunteers will also be present to carry on their crucial work of supporting those affected in every way possible

Public meeting at Notting Hill Methodist Church on Wednesday 26 July

The next community public meeting will take place on Wednesday 26 July, from 6pm to 7.30pm at Notting Hill Methodist Church, 240 Lancaster Road, Notting Hill, W11 4AH. Please note that this meeting has reverted to its original Wednesday night timing, not Tuesday night as was the case with last week's meeting.
 
The session will aim to provide:

  • an update from Response Team representatives
  • a face-to-face question and answer session
  • guidance on information and support available.

Meetings are open to the public, so please do come along or invite people from the Lancaster West estate who you think would like to attend.

If you have suggestions of any issues you would like to see addressed at the meeting, please contact communityengagement@grenfellresponse.org

Latest funding update

  • Following an announcement made last Thursday, Rugby Portobello Trust (RPT) and National Zakat Foundation based at Al-Manaar Mosque are issuing grants of £10,000 per household from the Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund to former Grenfell Tower residents. These are available now. What to do: Send an email to NewHomesTeam@rpt.org.uk with your full name, previous address at Grenfell Tower, date of birth and last 4 digits of the bank account to which you have already received payments from RPT. Alternatively send an email to Al-Manaar at info@mchc.org.uk with full name, previous address, date of birth and last four digits of bank account if you have previously received payment from them through the National Zakat Foundation.
  • Rugby Portobello Trust is also issuing ‘Fresh Start’ Grants of £10,000 per household from The K&C Foundation Grenfell Tower Fund appeal. These are available for former Grenfell Tower and Grenfell Walk residents once they have been offered and have accepted temporary or permanent accommodation from RBKC. What to do: To claim this grant, residents need to take their signed tenancy agreement to RPT along with photo ID and complete an application form with our New Homes Team. At the same time as providing a ‘Fresh Start’ grant, RPT will be issuing a Dixons Electronics Package (generously donated by the retailer).
  • For those people who have been bereaved and have lost their next of kin, then initial donations of £20,000 are available or for those who were seriously injured or hospitalised, up to £10,000 is available. This help and support is being provided through the London Emergencies Trust. People can either call the British Red Cross helpline on 0800 458 9472 between 8am-8pm themselves or work with either a Key Worker or an interpreter at this difficult time.