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Grenfell Tower: News, Assistance and support available

The useful documents below from the Grenfell Fire Response Team gives a wealth of info on the latest news from Grenfell Tower, including how to find a translator, where to go and who to call for support and a useful directory of such topics as benefits, charitable funds, help with searching for a missing person and much, much more. We've also added a new directory that details support available from third sector organisations. Click on the files below for access to all the information.

Financial Donations

Financial Donations

Click on the links below to donate to your choice of organisation to help those affected by the Grenfell Tower disaster:

British Red Cross to turn donated goods into cash

British Red Cross to turn donated goods into cash

The local community response in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire has been awe-inspiring. Tonnes of clothes and other items have been donated to help victims of the London fire.

The council asked people to kindly stop donating as they soon had more than enough donations. 

Now the British Red Cross has been asked to help turn some of the remaining donated clothes into cash for people affected by the fire. Click here to read more on what the organisation is doing.

BBC Children in Need: Grenfell Tower fund

BBC Children in Need: Grenfell Tower fund

BBC Children in Need has allocated grant funds to provide immediate support to families affected through the Emergency Essentials programme, which Buttle UK is administering.

A number of local projects working with disadvantaged children and young people in the area have already been contacted directly to ensure that Children in Need can get funds to those that need them as quickly as we can.

However, if you are a support worker looking for help for families affected by the fire you can apply for help through an online application process. Funding is available for items that the affected children need immediately, such as clothing (including school uniforms), and beds and bedding. Families that have been rehoused can also apply for white goods such as cookers, fridges and washing machines, which will be supplied directly through Children in Need's commercial partners.  Please read the notes below before you apply.  The online application form can be accessed here.

If you would like to talk to one of our case-workers, please call Hazel Sewell on 020 7798 6234.

BBC Children in Need: Fund application notes

Advice from the NHS

Advice from the NHS

If you are experiencing any health-related issues following the Grenfell incident, book an appointment with your GP practice. If you need healthcare advice and do not have a GP or your GP surgery is closed, dial the NHS helpline 111. Order your regular medicines in the usual way via your GP. Please let your GP know which pharmacy (chemist) you want the prescription to be sent to. If you run out of your medicines you can also go to a pharmacy and ask for an emergency supply.

Visit NHS choices for more information.

Below you can access some NHS advice on coping with stress - the information is available in English, Arabic, Farsi and Somali.