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Easter activities, 30 March to 18 April

Published on: Tuesday 27 March 2018

Kensington and Chelsea Council has put together a range of fun activities during the Easter holidays for children, young people and families.

This brochure provides information on all of the activities available.

For the activities listed without a specific time, please contact the organisers directly for further information.

Those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire who need any extra support should raise this with their key worker or call Care for Grenfell on 020 7745 6414.


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Latest Grenfell Tower Response briefing now available

Published on: Tuesday 27 March 2018

Each week, we produce a briefing with updates on NHS activity in North Kensington following the fire at Grenfell Tower.

The latest edition can be viewed here.

If you have any questions or comments about the briefing, email us at grenfell.response@nhs.net


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Some important information about Type 2 Diabetes

Published on: Friday 23 March 2018

The local NHS is running a number of health campaigns to support those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire. Our aim is to provide information and advice to former tower residents and other local residents to help them stay well.

For those living in hotels and temporary accommodation it may be difficult to maintain a healthy diet and get enough exercise but it is very important to do so, otherwise there is a risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes. The local NHS is launching a campaign to help residents recognise the diabetes risk factors and to promote healthy living. The campaign will also aim to promote the many existing resources available from the NHS to help those who are living with the condition.

Diabetes UK has developed an easy to use tool that can help you with checking symptoms. You can access it here.

You can also watch this video which explains a bit more about what it means to be at risk.

Look out for more information and resources about diabetes and healthy living over the coming weeks.


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Grenfell Tower Inquiry NHS support

Published on: Monday 19 March 2018

The procedural hearings of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry are taking place on 21 and 22 March at the Holborn Bars. It will also be streamed live at the Notting Hill Methodist Church. The NHS Outreach team will be on hand to offer support at both of these locations. The team will wear branded hooded tops so will be easy to identify. The usual offers of support will also still be available, including the daily walk-in service at The Curve, the overnight service at the Methodist Church and our Outreach and 24-hr helplines. For all of the contact details see this guide to support at the inquiry.


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Nowruz celebration at The Friends and Family Assistance Centre

Published on: Wednesday 14 March 2018

The NHS sends warmest greetings to everyone in the community, coming together to celebrate Nowrouz, the Persian New Year on Tuesday March 20 (at 4:15pm). This is the time that the Earth and the Sun align to start the new season, the beginning of Spring.

It's a cultural event celebrated from Old Persia throughout differing regions and countries, like Afghanistan and Kurdistan.

It's a time for family and friends to meet and greet each other, to celebrate the things that bind us together; and whilst visiting to talk we watch over each other, mindful that it will be a sad time for many of the bereaved as they remember their relatives and friends.

We thought it would be nice to support bereaved families to share this together and not be alone, so the NHS Outreach team has organised a meal on Monday 19 March, from 4pm to 7pm and all bereaved families who are celebrating Nourooz are invited. It's at the Friends and Family Assistance Centre, Fifth Floor, 17 Old Court Place, Lon-don, W8 4PL

There is another event for all Iranians in the community on Friday 23 March at The Curve from 5pm till 8pm.

Please remember that the NHS is here to help everyone, free of charge, with many ways to find the support you want.

  • You can call your GP
  • If you donft have a GP the NHS Outreach Team can help - call them on 020 8962 4393 from 8am in the morning to 8pm at night
  • Outreach also visit people in temporary accommodation, at community events and go door-to-door to check if people need help
  • The NHS, Hestia and Blenheim run a night support service from The Notting Hill Methodist Church, 240 Lancaster Road, every night, from 10pm at night to 8am in the morning.

More information in this leaflet.

The leaflet is also in Arabic and Farsi.

  • For emotional health and wellbeing support, and urgent mental health support, call 0800 0234 650. This telephone line is open 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week.
  • Grenfell Health & Wellbeing Service offers you a range of psychological therapies and support to help you and your children feel better if they are traumatised, anxious, stressed, worried or unable to sleep. You can self-refer online or call us. There is always translators and interpreters and there are therapists who speak Arabic and Farsi.

You can refer yourself here or please call 020 8637 6279 9am to 5pm or email: grenfell.wellbeingservice@nhs.net



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Latest Grenfell Tower Response briefing now available

Published on: Monday 12 March 2018

Each week, we produce a briefing with updates on NHS activity in North Kensington following the fire at Grenfell Tower.

The latest edition can be viewed here.

If you have any questions or comments about the briefing, email us at grenfell.response@nhs.net


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North Kensington Recovery night service - new flyer available

Published on: Tuesday 6 March 2018

A new leaflet with all of the details of the night service provided by the NHS, Blenheim drug and alcohol serviceand support service Hestia is now available. Find out more and download the leaflet in English, Arabic or Farsi, here.


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