The Curve Community Centre


Directions
By tube: Latimer Road (with a 10 minute walk) and Sheperd’s Bush (20 minute walk).
By bus:  The 316, C1 and 49 buses stop on St Anns Road (on the junction to Willow Way and Stoneleigh Place) where it’s then a 16 minute walk.

The Curve Community Centre

10 Bard Road, W10 6TP

The Curve Community Centre provides a safe, welcoming space for families and individuals from across the North Kensington area who feel affected by the Grenfell Tower tragedy.  The Curve provides the support and services you need, no matter what stage of your journey you are at.

They aim to provide this support in a way that puts you first, and that is shaped and led by the community and those most affected by the tragedy. Your voice is always key to everything they do.

Support 

The support and services they offer range from practical focused advice about emotional wellbeing, Key Workers, housing, NHS and employment, to courses, sessions and community-led activities that support both collective and personal recovery for children, young people and adults. Through this, they aim to serve all parts of the community and all faiths.

Some of their services are delivered by external partners, while others are put on by the team themselves, many of whom are from the local area. This means they always have a wide range of different services on offer. For example, there are 10 confidential rooms on the 2nd floor where people can access the support they need, whether for meetings or NHS talking therapies with Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services or adult Central and North West London NHS Foundation teams, or wider complementary therapies like massages. The Curve also have a ground floor comfort area with a kitchen, a crèche and four different activity spaces that host a multitude of services and can be booked out by local groups and organisations for free.

These spaces and the wider centre can also be booked out for events that support the community, whether small or large. The smallest room for an event holds 25 to 30 people, whilst the whole centre can comfortably hold 300 to 400 people.

Curve collaborations

The Curve works with many local organisations to shape what is on offer in the centre, funding some initiatives, whilst simply hosting others. This has allowed the Centre to build partnerships with local groups and institutions and they want to further this to ensure they, and the wider Council, are able to help support the thriving and vibrant communities of North Kensington. The Curve also work with many local people from the area to design services from scratch and have people on hand who can help coach and support local people to turn ideas into reality. This is part of their commitment that local people should be playing the leading role in the recovery and rebuilding of the area and community.

Help for locals

The Centre regularly spend time talking to local people so that they are better informed and better able to provide them with what they need. Some of this happens on site, some through more formal consultation and feedback, and some via outreach through networks. Much of this is led by the centre managers, three of whom were formally community volunteers supporting the residents since the tragedy, the wider team who predominantly come from the area, and the Board of Governors that ensure the community oversees The Curve’s work.

If you would like to hold your service or event at the centre, or if you would like to discuss setting up a new community led service with us, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday(10am to 8pm), Saturday to Sunday (11am to 6pm)

Call: 020 7221 9836

Email: thecurve@rbkc.gov.uk

The Curve Creche times for this week are:

Monday: 9am to 3pm
Tuesday:
9am to 3pm
Wednesday:
10am to 5pm 
Thursday (stay and play):
10am to 12noon
Friday:
10am to 5pm

To book a place please call 020 7221 9836 or email TheCurve@rbkc.gov.uk . 

The Curve will be closed on Bank Holiday/Carnival weekend (Saturday 25 August, Sunday 26 August and Monday 27 August). Normal opening times will return on Tuesday 28 August (10am to 8pm).

Governance

The Curve has established an independent  Board of Governors and Residents’ Steering Group that will ensure the Curve is as accountable to the community as it is to RBKC.

Find out more about being part of our Residents Steering Group

Events and activities at the Curve

Come along to one of our many events and activities at the Curve.

We have coffee mornings, yoga for both adults and children, poetry writing, regular homework clubs, a range of therapeutic arts and much more.

Crèche

Parents can leave their children in the expert care of our qualified childcare team. Places are limited and must be booked in advance (priority given to parents attending appointments or workshops). Parents/carers will need to complete a crèche booking form to register their child and will need to arrive at least 15 minutes before to allow time to settle their child.

The Curve Creche times for this week are:

Monday: 9am to 3pm
Tuesday:
9am to 3pm
Wednesday:
10am to 5pm 
Thursday (stay and play):
10am to 12noon
Friday:
10am to 5pm

To book a place please call 020 7221 9836 or email TheCurve@rbkc.gov.uk . 

The Curve will be closed on Bank Holiday/Carnival weekend (Saturday 25 August, Sunday 26 August and Monday 27 August). Normal opening times will return on Tuesday 28 August (10am to 8pm).

Stay and Play

An opportunity for parents and carers to play with their children in a safe stimulating environment. Parents/carers must stay on site with their children at all times.

Grenfell Muslim Response Unit

The Grenfell Muslim Response Unit was set up by independent volunteers in response to the Grenfell tragedy. The project, now hosted by the National Zakat Foundation, is supported by Islamic Relief, Muslim Aid and Aziz Foundation. The team provides 1-1 rep support for families from the tower and surrounding residents and provides a call in service at the Curve. Support provisions include assistance with funerals, bereavement, day to day mobility support, advocacy, respite, education and welfare access.

The Grenfell Muslim Response Unit serves all those affected, regardless of race, religion or background. If you have been affected and need urgent support, please email gmru@nzf.org.uk or visit the team at the curve during Wednesday to Friday between 12-5PM.

The Grenfell Muslim Response Unit