Health

See your local doctor (General Practitioner or GP)
Your GP will fast track your appointment and give you a space to talk about your health with an experienced professional who knows your medical history.

GPs can book longer appointments for people affected by Grenfell. You will have plenty of time to talk about everything you are experiencing.

If you are not registered with a GP you can find out how to register online at www.nhs.uk, or do it in person at your nearest practice. You don’t need ID or proof of address to register. If you need help filling out the forms, email grenfell.response@nhs.net

A range of support is also available from local faith, charity and community groups. Your GP will have a list of these groups.

Call or email the NHS 24/7 helpline

If you need urgent emotional or psychological help, the local NHS runs a free, 24/7 helpline. The service is confidential and you are not required to give any personal details. Services can be reached by calling 0800 0234 650 or emailing cnw-tr.SPA@nhs.net any day, any time, including weekends and bank holidays. Just tell the person on the line you’ve been affected by Grenfell, and they will ensure you are referred quickly to the right service and support.

Call 0800 0234 650, a 24/7 helpline, if you need any urgent emotional or psychological help.

Other ways the NHS can help you

Trauma support
There is a free and confidential NHS service for children and adults who were affected by the Grenfell tragedy. It provides support if you or your children are feeling traumatised, anxious, stressed or worried. There is also a comprehensive screening programme to identify people who may be suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). You can ask for this service at: www.take-time-to-talk.com

The NHS is here for you today if you need us

 

The NHS Outreach team will be providing advice and support during the hearings of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry. They will be based onsite at the hearing, and at the screenings of the Inquiry at Notting Hill Methodist Church. The team members are easy to identify by their green t-shirts and will produce photo ID for anyone who wants to see it. As the Inquiry unfolds, it may be a stressful experience. If you feel you need some support, we are here to help.

 

Please remember that all of our usual services continue as normal.

 

So if you have left the Inquiry or screening for the day and need to reach us you still have the following options:

  • The Outreach team can be contacted on 020 8962 4393 (seven days a week from 9am to 8pm)
  • For urgent health and wellbeing support, you can call 0800 0234 650, 24-hours-a day, seven-days-a-week
  • Our walk-in service is available at The Curve, 10 Bard Road, from 10am to 8pm.
  • There is also an overnight service at Notting Hill Methodist Church which is open from 10pm to 8am every night.

 

Our Grenfell Health & Wellbeing Service offers support to help people if they feel traumatised, anxious, stressed, worried or are unable to sleep. You can self-refer online at www.grenfellwellbeing.com , call us for more information on 020 8637 6279, or email grenfell.wellbeingservice@nhs.net

If you need translation when you meet the outreach team, let us know in advance so we can provide it in person. If you turn up at short notice, we can provide translation over the telephone.

Our service, DAWS (Drug and Alcohol Wellbeing Service), provides free and confidential advice to any resident in Kensington and Chelsea using drugs or alcohol. We offer a range of services provided by a team of specialists 7 days a week at Acorn Hall, 1 East Row, W10 5AR.

The Navigators

The Navigators are your first point of contact for the drug and alcohol services in Kensington and Chelsea, specifically making links for those residents and services working in response to the Grenfell tragedy. We are out and about across North Kensington to direct, assist and introduce local people needing support into the treatment system. You can drop in and see us:

Monday’s from 3pm -7pm – Notting Hill Methodist Church, 240 Lancaster Road W11 4AH

Wednesday’s from 1.15pm to 3.15pm – The Curve, 10 Bard Road W10 6TP

We carry out home visits, providing brief interventions, and promote health and wellbeing related recovery options. We also provide drug and alcohol awareness training for services working with individuals who have been affected in North Kensington.

Run in partnership with Turning Point and CGL.

Grenfell Night Support Service

Our night service is specifically tailored to support the local community of North Kensington. We provide brief interventions, harm minimisation, signposting to health and wellbeing services and link people to the Navigators in order for support into the treatment system. The service is run in partnership with CNWL and Hestia.

Contact

Tel: 07850 773696 (available until 8pm Monday – Friday)
Email: northken@DAWSlondon.org

The NHS recognises that you may require support over a number of years and we will use your comments to help us improve our services. If you have any feedback, questions or concerns, call 0800 0234 650 or email us at: grenfell.response@nhs.net

You can also access information on physical and emotional health and wellbeing at www.grenfell.nhs.uk

Public Health England continues to monitor the air quality around Grenfell Tower and reports a low risk to people’s health from air pollution. You can read their reports at https://www.gov.uk/government/news/public-health-advice-following-the-grenfell-tower-fire

However, we understand you may still be worried that your breathing has been affected or may have additional concerns if you already have a condition that affects your breathing, such as asthma. Breathing difficulties can also be made worse by stress and trauma.

If you are worried, you can make an appointment with your GP who can assess you and, if necessary, refer you to a specialist respiratory clinic which will treat both adults and children.

The NHS will fast track anyone affected by Grenfell, so you shouldn’t have to wait longer than 14 days to be seen after your referral. More respiratory information and guidance is available at www.grenfell.nhs.uk