We are all aware of the terrible fire in Grenfell Tower this morning.
The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea have provided this official advice.
There is a dedicated emergency line at the casualty bureau 0800 0961 233 if you are worried about people unaccounted for.
Residents who are displaced due to the fire can call 020 7361 3008
Chelsea and Westminster and St Mary’s Hospitals, as well as other London hospitals, are really busy dealing with the injured and the discharge teams and British Red Cross are deploying extra staff to cope with the numbers so please only attend A&E if it is an emergency and use NHS 111 and GP surgeries wherever possible.
The main 3 rest centres for displaced residentsare as follows:
· Rugby Portobello Trust, Walmer Road, W11 4EY
· St Clement Church, Treadgold Street, W11 4BP
· Westway Sports Centre, Crowthorne Road, W10 6RP – Please use Westway Sports Centre if possible as the other two are reaching capacity.
However the following is a list of some of the other organisations in the local area providing shelter and provisions:
- The Clement James Centre
95 Sidar Road, W11 4EQ
- The Venture Centre
103A Wornington Road, W10 5YB
- The Latimer Christian Centre
Bramley Road, W10 6SU
- St. James Church
St. James’s Gardens, W11 4RB
- Notting Hill Community Church
Kensington Park Road, W11 2ES
- Griffin Gallery
21 Evesham Street, W11 4AJ
RBKC local Mental Health providers, Hestia, Smart and Kensington and Chelsea Mind are providing emotional support to those affected directly or indirectly by this event so please refer people onto them as required, contact details on their websites.
The rest centre for those concerned about friends and family is Salvation Army, 205 Portobello Road, W11 1LU
If you would like to volunteer to help with the support effort please contact 020 7361 3008 and let us know your skills
For any further updates please check the Council’s website on https://www.rbkc.gov.uk/newsroom/all-council-statements/fire-grenfell-tower
Kensington and Chelsea Social Council also add:
How to help
The main way you can help is by directing anyone in need of assistance to Portobello Rugby Trust (RPT), 221 Walmer Road, W11. This is now the main rest centre for those who need immediate assistance. Those directly affected and in need of assistance should be signposted there.
You can also help by offering a space to friends and family. The RPT team is on site right now with many of the residents and we will let everyone know as soon as possible what is needed. They are collecting information on what is needed and what is available on their Facebook page.
There will be many people needing long-term support and supplies and to be most effective in supporting them, they are asking everyone to please hold off on dropping anything to RPT until they can put together a list of what is needed.
The Kensington and Chelsea Foundation has launched an appeal for funding with support from London Funders and the London Emergency Trust Fund. To find out how to donate please click on the link Donations and when you have indicated the amount you wish to donate, tick the box Grenfell Tower Appeal. Every penny raised will go to those affected.