Community-based support

The Council has commissioned a variety of community-based support to help with ongoing emotional wellbeing for those affected from the local community.

Latimer Community and Henry Dickens Centre Art Therapy

Latimer Community Art Therapy (LCAT) offers clinical art psychotherapy groups and individual workshops for children and young people at a number of community locations. They also offer adult outreach work in partnership with Age UK, dementia services and local resident-led groups.

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These services are open to children, young people and families who have been impacted by the tragedy. The service is currently delivering after school support in North Kensington which was identified by the local community as a priority. You can access services by popping in and talking to a member of staff at the Henry Dickens Community Centre, Henry Dickens Court, Notting Dale, W11 4DH between Monday to Friday 10am to 6pm or by emailing info@hdcc.london or calling 020 7792 8700. For more information concerning Latimer Community Art Psychotherapy services and referrals please visit www.lcat.org.uk or email susan.rudnik@lcat.org.uk

Kids on the Green (KOTG) 

Kids on the Green’s centre is an arts-based community resource for all ages which delivers a variety of creative sessions and workshops to those affected from the local community.

The focus is to offer respite, and enrichment fusing a timetable of activities such as circus skills, music, drama, with access to therapies such as counselling, psychotherapy, yoga, massage, acupuncture and homeopathy.

It aims to help children and young people affected by the tragedy feel more confident about their futures and to ensure they feel listened to and can access all the service they require.

You can access all of the activities from KOTG’s base at Unit 12 Latimer Road, W10 6RQ.

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Homeopathy support will be at KOTG once a month on Monday 21 October, Friday 1 November, Monday 18 November, Friday 6 December and Monday 16 December. Sessions will run from 10am to 2pm for parents and under-fives and from 4pm to 6pm for families and teens. Sessions include Reiki, hand massage, consultation and remedies.

Open Family Arts sessions allow you to come and learn new art skills as part of the ‘Podobello’ Family Arts Project. Art created by you and your family on Mondays from 4pm to 6pm and Thursday from 6pm to 9pm (teens only) will be yours to sell at KOTG’s own retail pod coming soon to Thorpe Close.

Studio sessions at KOTG take place for juniors aged up to 12 years on Mondays from 4pm to 6pm, and from 6pm to 9pm for older kids and teens looking to become the next big music producer. Other sessions are available in the studio through booking.

Families and individual children are welcome to come and enjoy nature arts from 3.30pm to 6pm on Thursdays.

A study and homework support club comes to KOTG on Friday’s after school so you can get your homework out of the way and enjoy the weekend. If you would like more information on any of these events or to hear about what else is on offer, email info@kidsonthegreen.com

Together for Grenfell 

Together for Grenfell is a overarching project involving a number of providers working together to create flexible, adaptable and culturally sensitive mental health and wellbeing support services for those affected by the Grenfell tragedy. The projects work in collaboration and offer personalised services that are built around the needs of local residents. They pay particular attention to the diversity of the local community to ensure the services are culturally appropriate to meet residents’ needs.

Experienced bilingual workers who share or and have knowledge of the client’s language, culture and faith work with the local community.

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The project is delivered by the following providers who have established a range of culturally appropriate services to involve people who may not normally use mainstream services:

Al-Manaar Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre, 244 Acklam Road, W10 5YG – Monday to Sunday, 10am to 6pm. For more information call 020 8964 1496 or email info@mchc.or.uk

Midaye Somali Development Network, Office 4, 7 Thorpe Close, W10 5XL – Administrative hours are Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5pm; Office based activities run between 10am and 5pm Monday to Thursday. Call Midaye directly on 020 8969 7456 or email contact@midaye.org.uk

Al Hasaniya, Bays 4&5 Trellick Tower, Golborne Road, W10 5PL – Monday to Friday 9.30 to 5pm, and every other Sunday for “Ayam Zaman Elderly Club (Registered Members Only). Call Al Hasaniya on 0208 969 2292, or email on contact@al-hasaniya.org.uk