Grenfell Recovery Strategy

Emotional Health and Wellbeing support for Adults

Through the Grenfell Recovery programme, the Council funds a range of providers to deliver targeted emotional health and wellbeing support for adults. This includes support for a diverse range of local providers operating under the ‘Together for Grenfell’ umbrella, with a particular focus on BAME residents.

In February and March 2021, we conducted a wide-ranging consultation and engagement exercise with service users, providers, residents and other partners to understand people’s views about existing services and ask for their ideas to shape future provision. We heard from over 130 people through a wide-ranging survey and focus groups conducted in English, Arabic and Somali. You can read the consultation findings on our consultation portal.

Based on this feedback and the ideas we had heard, the Council’s Leadership team agreed a new set of arrangements for this provision in May 2021. Read the Leadership Team paper.

The new arrangements extend and enhance the previous Together for Grenfell (T4G) provision, supporting providers to increase the reach and impact of their services and helping to fill gaps identified in the consultation, such as support for older adults and men. . Alongside the T4G provision, the Council is also launching a new Peer Support programme which provides opportunity for local people to come together to support one another in recovery. 

We are also working with all providers to ensure they can measure the impact of the services and going forward in addition to monitoring participation in these initiatives, we will evaluate progress in areas such as confidence, self-esteem, relationships, and feelings about the future.

Together for Grenfell

Together for Grenfell is an overarching project involving four 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 with local people 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.

Providers work with partners across NHS, the Council and local providers to ensure appropriate support and access to services is available to residents to meet individual needs.  

Al Manaar
  • Al Manaar provide 1-2-1 Counselling and group therapy sessions  to local communities and residents in RBKC who have been impacted by the Grenfell tragedy. 
    • 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
  • Counselling, mentoring, health and wellbeing activities and peer support for local communities in North Kensington of Somali and Arabic speaking backgrounds who have been impacted by the Grenfell tragedy and wider Kensington community.
    • 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
Making Communities Work and Grow (MCWG)
  • Providing culturally appropriate 1-2-1 counselling and group session an d activities for 16-21 year olds in RBKC who have been impacted by the Grenfell Tragedy, supporting them with emotional health and wellbeing outcomes.
    • MCWG, 19 Golborne Road, North Kensington, London, W10 5NY
    • Call MCWG directly on 0208 969 0722 or e-mail info@mcwg.org.uk
Al Hasinya
  • Providing a culturally appropriate counselling offer to support the mental health of individuals from Arabic speaking communities in RBKC who have bene impacted by the Grenfell tragedy. The new arrangements will involve working with older adults and men with group sessions and workshops to address isolation and wellbeing themes 
  • 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

Peer Based Support Programme

In addition to agreeing new arrangements for the Together for Grenfell project, the Council is launching a new peer-based support programme. The programme aims to support community led-recovery from the Grenfell tragedy, building on community strengths to improve health and wellbeing for local people by:

  • Commissioning established local providers and existing community groups to run new peer based support initiatives for adults, with a focus on trauma-informed and recovery-focused approaches.
  • Providing opportunities for new or emerging resident and user-led groups to establish new grassroots peer support groups.

The programme is due to launch in Summer 2021, and full details of what is on offer and how you can access it programme will be made available shortly.  

If you want to know more about the Together for Grenfell provision or the peer support programme, please contact Shazia Ghani, Shazia.Ghani@rbkc.gov.uk 07714839775  or Grenfellcommissioning@rbkc.org.uk

 

Last updated: 4 August 2021