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Wednesday 30 October: How to contact the Grenfell Health and Wellbeing Team

Published on: Wednesday 30 October 2019

On Wednesday 30 October GHWS staff are at the Notting Hill Methodist Church from 10.30 am for the day; and at The Curve, from 10:30am, which we think are accessible locations for the community.

Other organisations with events on, have confirmed they will call us if they need to; they have mobile and office numbers for the Team, if they need support.

Staff will also do walk-arounds in the area throughout the day.

Staff will be at Parliament, supporting survivors and bereaved people, as well as at the Friends and Family Assistance Centre.

Anyone can reach us by:

Emailing - wellbeingservice@nhs.net

Calling 020 8962 4393 from 9am to 8pm, and 10pm to 7am

This is a free and confidential NHS service for the community.

For live updates please visit our Twitter account @GrenfellNHS


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Maxilla Men's Shed - first workshops announced

Published on: Thursday 24 October 2019

Maxilla Men's Shed is pleased to announce their first workshop and collaboration with London Sustainability Exchange (LSx).


Windowsill Planters - Build & Plant Workshop
A two day workshop inspired by Project Pollinator Paths, transforming London's outdoor spaces to help local pollinators.

What to expect:

Day 1 - Tuesday 29 October 2019 - 10am to 2pm

Working under the guidance of our specialist carpenter, build your very own windowsill planter box to take home. Using woodworking tools to measure, cut, build and assemble your wooden windowsill boxes.

Day 2 - Wednesday 30 October 2019- 11am to 1pm

Working under the guidance of our specialist Pollinator expert, fill your newly designed and handmade pollinator-friendly windowsill box with compost, crocus bulbs and plants, ready to take home. Gain gardening for wildlife skills and help foster green spaces.

To book your space, please apply here https://forms.gle/4w1fYAcgEbSKD7798

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Windowsill Planters - Build Workshop
Building together 20 planters for a local community organisation. For this workshop we will be building 20 planters for a local community organisation whose members will be taking part in pollinator-friendly planting process.

What to expect:

Wednesday 6 November 2019 - 10am to 2pm

Come along and enjoy our new community Maxilla Men's Shed space. Join in the process, learn and make windowsill planters under the guidance of our specialist carpenter using woodworking tools, meet new members and find out more about our next specialist courses.

To book your space, please apply here https://forms.gle/n1BiawAmor8SjWeCA

About Maxilla Men's Shed
Maxilla Men's Shed is a space where local adults, can come to learn, teach, make, share and socialise. An enjoyable way to stay socially integrated in our local community, stay active and learn or pass on transferable skills in a workshop environment and through specialised training programmes.

Maxilla Men's Shed will be running a series of courses and workshops in the shed. The courses will be focused around learning a new skill where Shedders can go on to develop and practice their new skill in The Shed space. Maxilla Men's Shed is offering a workshop workspace where users can work on practical projects, follow hobbies with others, learn a new skill by joining any of our free courses, enjoy the benefits of socialising and meeting new members, have access to a computer, tinker and drink tea. Members decide when they come and what they do and enjoy learning from each other. The main sessions are for ages 50+ but other supervised sessions can be for over 18's.

Maxilla Men’s Shed is made possible with funding from NHS West London Clinical Commissioning Group, RBKC Public Health and the Kensington and Chelsea Foundation.
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For more information contact: Rasha.el-sady@acava.org
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Maxilla Men's Shed, ACAVA Maxilla Studios, 4 Maxilla Walk, W10 6NQ


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Local NHS invites all to come and ‘check your health’

Published on: Wednesday 2 October 2019

The NHS in West London is inviting all adults and children in North Kensington to book an appointment for an ‘Enhanced Health Check’.

Following the tragedy at Grenfell Tower over two years ago, the local NHS has put this service in place to offer local people an assessment of their health and wellbeing. The Enhanced Health Check looks at overall physical health and focusses on lung function, breathing and emotional wellbeing.

Doctor Meena Nathan, GP and Clinical Lead for North Kensington said: “The health and wellbeing of our local residents is important to us. We want to encourage people to book an appointment for an Enhanced Health Check and get any assurances that they may need.”

So far, over 1,000 people in North Kensington have already had an Enhanced Health Check. The checks are designed to find the early signs of any underlying health problems that might be present. It is also an opportunity for people to discuss any health concerns they may have and ask any questions.

Ali Osman from North Kensington has been for his Enhanced Health Check and said: “I’m really happy that I went for the Enhanced Health Check. It was really helpful, the nurse was able to answer all of my questions and it definitely put my mind at ease about my health. I would definitely recommend it.”

Following the health check if any further investigation is needed people are referred onto specialist NHS services such as the Grenfell Health and Wellbeing service, fast track respiratory and paediatric services.

Katie Ferrett, Enhance service team leader said: “It is important that people can access an Enhanced Health Check as soon as possible. Appointments are offered in the community to give people a choice of time and locations, making the check easier to fit into their daily lives”.

Book an appointment today

Enhanced Health Checks are available via your GP practice and our community partners Enhance. To book an appointment speak to your GP practice or call Enhance on 020 3434 2500. For more information visit www.Grenfell.nhs.uk.


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RBKC Grenfell Projects Fund

Published on: Tuesday 1 October 2019

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea has announced that local organisations, residents’ associations and new and existing groups in the Grenfell affected area are now able to bid for grants to deliver priority projects that contribute to the ongoing recovery of local communities.

The Grenfell Projects Fund is the new grants programme which will make £600k available for this year (2019/20) to support communities affected by the Grenfell tragedy.


The Fund was officially launched on Friday 20 September and applicants have until Sunday 10 November 2019 to apply. The Expression of Interest (EOI) form which organisations can use to apply, will be added to this web page and will be distributed to local community hubs.

Find out more about the fund and how to apply.


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