Immediate updates

18:46 27/07/17 – Letter from Metropolitan Police

You are receiving this update as you were directly affected by the fire at Grenfell Tower. It is our intention to keep those most affected by the tragic events at the centre of our investigation. The below information is intended to update you.

As you will be aware, the Met has been carrying out an investigation into the cause and spread of the fire at Grenfell Tower since the 14th June. The Met has made it clear that it has primacy, and we are conducting a criminal investigation considering all offences, including corporate manslaughter.

Alongside the recovery operation in Grenfell tower to find, recover and identify all those that died we are conducting one of the largest criminal investigations outside of counter terrorism operations.

We have seized a huge amount of material and taken a large number of witness statements.

After an initial assessment of that information, the officer leading the investigation has today notified Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and the Kensington and Chelsea tenant management organisation that there are reasonable grounds to suspect that each organisation may have committed the offence of corporate manslaughter under the corporate manslaughter and corporate homicide act 2007. It is necessary to communicate this information to the respective organisations so that the investigation team can continue to conduct its work in a manner that has a firm and accountable legal basis.

Corporate manslaughter is a specific offence under the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007.

In due course, a senior representative of each corporation will be formally interviewed by the police in relation to the potential offence. This interview will not take place immediately, since it Is important that all relevant facts and information have been gathered before any such interview is conducted.

The legislation under the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 does not provide a power to arrest any individual.

These facts are simply an update on the investigation so far. The content of this note should not be taken to conclude that the identified offences and organisations are the only offences, organisations or individuals that are being investigated.

The MPs has consistently stated that the scope of the investigation will seek to identify and investigate any criminal offences that may have been committed under criminal law including examination of all relevant legislation, fire safety regulations, health and safety legislation, building regulations and any other relevant statutory or regulatory frameworks. This work will continue.

20:39 23/07/17 – Terms of Reference Consultation Meeting *Please note location change from earlier update*

After feedback from attendees at the first community consultation on 20th July, the second meeting on Tuesday 25th July will be held closer to Lancaster West, at Notting Hill Methodist Church.

It will be an opportunity for members of the community to tell the Chair and Inquiry team what they believe the inquiry should cover. The meeting will be recorded and all views will be considered carefully.

If you have any questions, please get in touch on the details below.

02079477837 |contact@grenfelltowerinquiry.org.uk 

20:37 23/07/17The National Zakat Foundation will be administering further £10K grants for Grenfell Tower survivor families. The Grenfell Muslim Response Unit will be ensuring all families are contaced over the next 24 hours.

20:33 23/07/17 – Summer Games free football programme starts on Monday 24th July and runs on weekdays throughout the summer holidays from 10:00 – 16:00. Run by fully DBS qualified staff at Westway Sports Centre. For more information visit our Events & Actions page.

20:26 23/07/17 – For the full speech made to the council from the 19th July, please click here.

17:11 22/07/17 – On Tuesday 25th July at Phoenix Academy, from 18:30 – 20:30, there will be another consultation on Terms of Reference Meeting with Martin Moore-Bick.

Pheonix academy, W12 0RQ

15:47 20/07/17Grenfell Summer Arts are a large group of diverse artists, art therapists, arts organisations and youth art facilitators who are willing to volunteer over the summer to provide extra support to any summer school or community organisation running events for children and youth affected by Grenfell. Click here to download the Grenfell Summer Arts brochure.

13:56 20/07/17 – Art therapy spaces will be available over summer for individuals and groups. Visit the Events & Actions page to see dates, times and locations of sessions.

22:01 19/07/17 – To watch the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea council meeting webcast live go to https://www.rbkc.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/council-meeting-webcast-19-july-2017

15:24 16/07/17 – Barclays bank customers please go to 137 Ladbroke Grove, W11 1PR for cash, advice and support.

15:19 16/07/17 – Natwest bank are ready to help and support customers with cash, cards and address changes. If you need urgent support please call the numbers below.

Mariam | Branch Manager, Notting Hill Gate | 07776 162813

Andrew Oglesby | Area Manager | 07500 064166

15:14 16/07/17 – For NHS mental health support services, as well as information and advice 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, call or email on the details below.

0800 0234 650 | cnw-tr.spa@nhs.net

15:05 16/07/17 – Do you need to see a doctor? Doctors of the World are providing free and confidential support for those affected by Grenfell fire. They have over ten years’ experience of working with undocumented migrants. They will never talk to the Home Office about you.

At the drop-in clinic you can:

  • Consult with a medical professional and a support worker
  • Get help to understand how you can access the NHS safely
  • Get help applying for free prescriptions, eye tests and dental care

You don’t need to bring any documents to see their GP or nurse.

07732 067 445 | Fridays from 10:00 – 12:00 | Clinic at: North Kensington Law Centre, Baseline Studios, Whitchurch Road, W11 4AT

15:02 16/07/17 – Businesses that have seen a reduction in trade since #GrenfellTower disaster can apply to RBKC for hardship relief: 020 7361 3276 / ltclient@rbkc.gov.uk

14:22 14/07/17 – To see a list of upcoming events, please visit this page for up to date information.

14:10 14/07/17 – PRESS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT – for any print or media journalists interested in Grenfell to attend.

One Voice Community Collective and members of #The Real Community Press Conference invites you to attend a press conference at ‘The Village’ today, Friday 14th July, at 18:00.

The organisers will present a grassroots report from the Ladbroke Grove Community who have been providing aid effort without the assistance or support from the government of local council. This will be the first in a series of press conferences, with the aim to break down many of the issues surrounding the fire.

For further information call Niles Hailstones on 07949 890 245.

Bay 56, 4-8 Acklam Village, Acklam Road, W10 5TY

13:17 14/07/17 – The consultation on The Terms of Reference of the Grenfell Tower Public Inquiry ends on July 28th. The terms of reference of the inquiry are important, and will determine the purpose and scope of the inquiry. Go to Westway Sports Centre tomorrow, Saturday 15th July, between 12:00 – 18:00 to have your say and provide your views.

These will be presented to the inquiry. Translator and emotional support at Westway will be available. Hosted by Grenfell Muslim Response Unit with the support of Grenfell Legal Support.

Westway Sports and Fitness Centre, 1 Crowthorne Rd, London W10 6RP

11:07 14/07/17 – Maxilla Social Club are holding a Family Fun Day on Sunday 23rd July, from 14:00 – 18:00. There will be a bouncy castle, face paint, and arts and crafts.

Maxilla Social Club, 2 Maxilla Walk, W10 6NQ | 07786 135 974

10:27 14/07/17 – Grenfell Speaks have launched their #greenforgrenfell campaign in solidarity with all those affected by this tragedy. Create your own photo and tag @grenfellspeaks, for more information watch this video.

10:21 14/07/17 – Tabernacle Christian Centre is open for those affected. They are a small welcoming community, offering personal space and hassle-free access to essential supplies including new clothes, toiletries, non-perishable foods and kids toys.

0208 960 5289 | info@tccdonation.co.uk | 210 Latimer Road, W10 6QY

10:17 14/07/17 – Free independent advice for those affected by Grenfell Tower:

  • Westway Sports Centre, Crowthorne Road, W10 6RP
  • Or visit Citizens Advice Kensington and Chelsea, 2 Acklam Road, W10 5QZ

0300 330 1162 | 10:00 – 16:00, Monday – Friday

10:05 14/07/17 – If you’re a Grenfell House resident in need of free practical advice and support, you can get in touch with the Grenfell Rights Project. They are a voluntary group of experienced caseworkers and welfare rights advocates who can help with:

  • Replacing lost paperwork and documents
  • Dealing with council and government departments
  • Accessing financial support
  • Linking older people and those with disabilities to in-home care
  • Resolving problems with temporary housing
  • Any other practical concerns you may have
  • Someone to speak up for you and your situation

While they work on establishing a local base, they can come to you, wherever you are. They are happy to meet in schools, community centres, temporary accommodation, etc. .

07852 151 869 | grenfellrp@gmail.com | grenfellrightsproject.wordpress.com

20:36 13/07/17 – Helpline info for NHS Single Point Access, Cruse Bereavement Care, the Red Cross and Samaritans is below.

NHS Single Point Access | 0800 0234 650 | Call if you are suffering psychological or mental distress (call free of charge)

Cruse Bereavement Care | 0808 808 1677 | Charity that offers support to children and adults when someone dies, whatever their circumstances

Red Cross | 0800 458 9472

Samaritans | 116 123 | Call free of charge even if you do not have credit

20:32 13/07/17 – Shelter are offering free housing advice for Grenfell residents. Drop in at North Kensington Law Centre 10:00 – 17:00, Monday – Friday. You can also find info about other drop in sessions at shelter.org.uk/grenfell, or you can call on 0344 515 1540 08:00 – 20:00, Monday – Friday for immediate advice.

North Kensington Law Centre, Unit 15, Baseline Studios, Whitchurch Rd, London W11 4AT | 0344 515 1540

13:51 09/07/17 – Click here to read the Consultation Document from the Grenfell Public Inquiry Team, released on the 5th July.

13:32 09/07/17The Art Therapy Space at Acava on Blechyden Street, by Latimer Road Station, is open for drop in sessions on Wednesdays from 10:30 – 12:30. All adults are welcome to come for emotional therapeutic support in the community for the community.

22:21 05/07/17Lancaster West Residents Association are holding a general meeting for resident only at Latymer Community Church tomorrow, Thursday 6th July, at 18:30. Ensure you bring your proof of address and register with your ID at 18:30 to allow prompt start. There will be a Q&A session with:

  • Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea – Gold Command
  • London Fire Brigade
  • The Police
  • Public Inquiry England
  • Public Inquiry Team

Please tell your neighbours.

lancwestra@gmail.com | Latymer Community Church, 116 Bramley Road, W10 6SU

12:00 05/07/17Henry Dickens Art Therapy Space is open on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays from 16:00 – 18:00, and Saturdays from 12:00 – 14:00, for emotional therapeautic support. Later summer opening times are coming soon.

Henry Dickens Court Community Centre, 104 St Anns Rd, W11 4BU

10:36 05/07/17 – The Community Hearts Project are holding free heart making sessions from 16:00 – 18:30 every week day from 10th July to 21st July, and 10:30 – 13:00 every weekday from 24th July – 25th August. drop in sessions are led by DBS checked local artists, and suitable for all ages. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

On the green at 102 Maxilla Walk, W10 6NQ

10:23 05/07/17 – The Grenfell Fire Response Team are holding a Community Public Meeting today, Wednesday 5th July, from 18:00 – 19:30. The aims will be:

  1. To provide an update from response team representatives
  2. To have a face-to-face question and answer session
  3. To give guidance on information and support available

The session will be led by the London Resilience Group and held at Al Manaar. Additional meetings will take place in coming weeks.

Al Manaar, the Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre, 244 Acklam Road, W10 5YG

10:00 05/07/17Migrants Organise is holding North Kensington Community Listening Event on Saturday July 15th, 11:00 – 14:00. It will be a meeting to listen to what members of the community have been experiencing since the fire. It will be a safe space where pressing issues and needs can be shared and solutions worked out. Everyone welcome.

2 Thorpe Close, W10 5XL | 020 8964 4815 | organising @migrantsorganise.org

11:27 30/06/17 – Flourish Green Art Maxilla are delivering a free family workshop tomorrow, Saturday 1st July, 10:00-12:00.

Working with ACAVA artists Carolina and Rachael, their workshop on 1st July will be exploring sculpture and architecture. Families will imagine future visions of the Maxilla space to create a ‘Wonder’.

The workshop will be fun, physical and ‘over-the-top’ in ambition and scale including pulleys, tunnels and what ever else your imagination allows you to create!

This is a free art workshop for families living in North Kensington. Spaces are limited so ensure to book your place here.

Maxilla Walk Studios, 4 Maxilla Walk, W10 6NQ (the former Children’s Centre under the Westway)

11:25 30/06/17 – No more offers of accommodation are needed.

15:24 28/06/17 – This is the letter received by residents of Grenfell Tower today, Wednesday 28th June 2017, from the MP Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government:

Dear Residents,

REHOUSING FOR RESIDENTS OF GRENFELL TOWER AND GRENFELL WALK – OUR PROMISE

My thoughts and deepest sympathies are with you and everyone affected by the terrible fire at Grenfell Tower.

I am writing today to everyone who lived in Grenfell Tower or Grenfell Walk to make clear the Government’s commitment to provide you with a new home.

Everyone whose home was destroyed in the fire will be offered a temporary home in the local area by next week Wednesday 5 July, so that you can move out of hotels. You will not have to pay for your temporary accommodation. Within a year you will be offered permanent social housing at a social rent.

Both the temporary and permanent accommodation offered to you will be as close as possible to your previous home, and all of the homes offered will be in Kensington and Chelsea or a neighbouring borough, unless you have specifically asked to move away. I know that some of you are worried about accepting an offer of temporary accommodation in case it reduces your chances of being offered permanent social housing, or of being considered for the new build homes at Kensington Row. Every household from Grenfell Tower and Grenfell Walk will be offered permanent social housing, and all will be considered for the new homes on Kensington Row, which will be prioritised according to how well they meet a family’s needs.

I have also seen rumours that families will be found intentionally homeless if they do not accept an offer of temporary accommodation. That is not true. We are committed to ensuring that you have a choice and that your wishes and needs are fully taken into account. If you have any questions or concerns about your housing choices, please do raise them with your key worker or, if you wish, email my office at sajid.javid@communities.gsi.gov.uk

The Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

Department for Communities and Local Government

4th Floor, Fry Building 2 Marsham Street London SW1P 4DF

Tel: 0303 444 3450 Fax: 0303 444 3289

Email: sajid.javid@communities.gsi.gov.uk

http://www.gov.uk/dclg

Our Ref: 3371795

16:51 26/06/17 – Inquest have issued a statement on Grenfell Tower Fire. For the full statement click the link below.

We welcome the establishment of the criminal investigation to run in tandem with the independent judicial public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire. There are bereaved people and survivors and residents of tower blocks around the country with serious questions about how and why this disaster happened and who is responsible.

Link to full statement

12:20 26/06/17 – Accommodation offers are required again. Please fill out the contact form on the contact page. Accommodation must be in the surrounding boroughs. Link to form is here.

12:15 26/06/17 – Westway Sports Centre is no longer a rest centre, and has been transformed into a service centre. They are currently offering the following:

  • Social Services
  • Housing (registration at the Westway and then queries being dealt at the housing office) waiting for clarification
  • Replacement passport and driver’s licences
  • Citizen’s Advice Bureau for any impartial advice
  • Food, Clothes and Toiletries
  • Cash available (up to £500 for now and a further £5000 which needs discussion and application and can be transferred into bank accounts)
  • Replacement school uniforms for anyone school in the borough
  • Hot lunches and dinners and sandwiches available

Westway Sports Centre, 1 Crowthorne Rd, London W10 6RP | 020 8969 0992

11:25 26/06/17Inquest have provided a leaflet with information for families bereaved by the Grenfell Tower Fire about public inquiries and inquests. It is available to download here.

10:45 26/06/17 – Grenfell Healing Zone have added these upcoming free events and sessions. For more events see our Events & Actions page.

  • Monday 26th June | 19:30 | SGI Buddhist Chanting
  • Tuesday 27th June | 16:00 – 17:00 | Animal Fu
  • Tuesday 27th June | 18:00 – 19:00 | Youth Boxing
  • Tuesday 27th June | 19:00 | Healing with the elders hosted by Chaka Bars
  • Wednesday 28th June | 16:30 | Yoga with Sam
  • Wednesday 28th June | 20:00 | Music Jam Evening
  • Thursday 29th June | 11:00 | Sirius Chant with Ama Mo
  • Thursday 29th June | 17:00 | Drumming Workshop
  • Friday 30th June | 13:00 – 17:00 | Massage
  • Friday 30th June | 12:00 – 14:00 | Aamasade Healing Circle
  • Friday 30th June | From 17:00 | Spartan Fam

Acklam Village, Portobello Road, Ladbroke Grove, W10 5AE | grenfellhealingzone@gmail.com | 07460 395 90

10:00 26/06/17 – For those whose homes were affected by the fire at Grenfell Tower, your mail is being kept safe at the Royal Mail Delivery Centre. If you have ID you can collect it; if your ID was lost, call the number below before you visit to make arrangements for you to collect it.

Royal Mail are also offering a mobile service if you are unable to get to them, which will be from their vehicle in Westway Sports Centre Car Park. Call the number below to book collection.

You can get your mail redirected for one year. Call number below to arrange.

Number to arrange collecting mail, redirection service and if you have lost your ID:  01752 387055

Royal Mail Delivery Centre, Unit 20-23, West London Delivery Office, 7 Premier Park Road, London, NW10 7NZ | Opening times: 08:00 – 14:00 Monday – Saturday

16:00 22/06/17 – The Grenfell Action Group have added a new blog post focusing on the victims of the fire.

16:00 22/06/17 –  Grenfell Tower Victim’s Funeral Prayers are to be held (in their absence) This Friday 23rd June 2017 after the Friday Jummah Prayer. There will also be Janazah / funerals for the victims of Grenfell.

More details »

Salat al Janaza ‘ala al-Gha’ib (prayer in the absence of the deceased) |
Friday 23 June 2017 | Regent Street Mosque

16:20 22/06/17 – Lancaster West Residents Association have released an official statement in relation to Nicholas Holdgate resignation. The link to the statement is here.

11:24 22/06/17 – Grenfell Nursery needs help to get back on its feet. They are looking for specific donations for the nursery including:

  • Office electrical equipment (laptops, digital cameras, microwave, kettle, mainline phone, Henry Hoover)
  • Furniture and larger objects (children’s tables and chairs, bookcases, climbing frame, rugs and cushions)
  • Play items (water and sand trays, books, kids cups and plates, easels and paint, musical instrument)

This list is not exhaustive! Please get in touch on the numbers below:

Shirley Sylvester – 0207 727 0854 | Soaud Noureddine – 0207 222 9031

10:27 22/06/17 – It has been decided that the music and community event, the Golborne Festival, will still go ahead. It will be held on Sunday 9th July from 12:00 – 18:00. Volunteers would be welcomed to help at the event any time between 08:00 and 19:00. For more information about the festival and where to volunteer, click here or go to the Facebook page below.

The Golborne Road Festival 2017 Facebook Page | Golborne Road, W10

18:36 21/06/17 ** THIS WAS CANCELLED WITH LITTLE NOTICE — WE APOLOGISE TO THOSE WHO TRIED TO ATTEND OR WERE EN ROUTE TO IT. **

The Major Community Question Time will be held at the Harrow Club tomorrow, Thursday 22nd June, from 18:30. The event will have survivors, witnesses, lawyers, housing professionals & activists come together to discuss the Grenfell Tower fire and plan a campaign to secure justice for those who lost their lives.

It is for those who want to have their questions answered, put forward their views, and be part of the solution.

The Harrow Club, 187 Freston Rd, W10 6TH | 07480136320

14:30 21/06/17 – A multi-faith gathering is being held in solidarity with the Grenfell victims and survivors tomorrow, Thursday 22nd June. It will be at 15:00 at the address below:

In front of Maxilla Social Club, under the Westway beside Latymer Christian Centre | 116 Bramley Road, W10 6SU

12:00 21/06/17 – Lancaster West Estate Residents have issued a press release, which can be found here.

09:40 21/06/17 – Eternal Gardens with the support of Eden Care are providing free burials and support for Grenfell victims as part of the Grenfell Emergency Bereavement Relief. Please contact on the details below.

Asif Hassanall – 07795 325 446 | Anika (Eden Care) – 07718 175461 | Bilal (Funeral Director) – 07971 040 060

19:15 20/06/15 Grenfell Action Group have posted their latest blog on the KCTMO Culture of Negligence. Link is here.

14:40 20/06/15 Grenfell Disaster Archive have created a database of first hand witness accounts, being updated daily by locals and their well wishers so that their voices can be accessed and heard. Link to the database is here.

14:31 20/06/17 North Kensington Law Centre (NKLC) are urging all residents to come to 1 to 1 legal surgeries 10:00 – 15:00 every day at:

Law Centre at Baseline Studios, Unit 15, Baseline Studios, Whitchurch Rd, W11 4AT | 020 8969 7473  

NKLC are also able to travel to those affected if necessary. NKLC is a not for profit community organisation and their priority is to address people’s urgent, basic needs. They can provide free advice on accommodation, health and care, immigration / asylum and redress.

13:42 20/06/17 – A new blog has just been added by Grenfell Action Group and can be found here.

12:06 20/06/17 – Flourish Green Art Maxilla are delivering a free family workshop with artist Christopher Tew on Saturday 24th June, 10:00-12:00. The community is still processing the tragic events of last week. Instead of Art & Pollution as previously advertised, ACAVA are offering local families an opportunity to respond to the theme of HOPE. This is a free art workshop for families living in North Kensington, where cameras will be provided. Spaces are limited so ensure to book your place here.

Maxilla Walk Studios, 4 Maxilla Walk, W10 6NQ (the former Children’s Centre under the Westway)

23:57 19/06/17  – Westway 23 are helping with deliveries to survivors. Alternatively, send them a direct message on the Westway23 Facebook page as they have a dedicated team assisting.

Bay 56, 4-8 Acklam Road, W10 5YX | Westway23 Facebook Group

23:30 19/06/17 – From One Voice: “Can everyone who has access to any footage in relation to Grenfell Tower, interviews of survivors, families, the local community, evidence, etc. Please download it from Youtube, Instagram, Twitter etc and please email it all to onevoicegroup2@gmail.com so the local community have access to all the information for archive and legal purposes even after media etc, may try take it down to cover up the tracks of those responsible for this catastrophe. Please put “Grenfell footage” in the subject box. Thank you.”

23:00 19/06/17  – If you would like a safe and comfortable place to relax, the Grove Day Service is open to all those in the community affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.

The friendly experienced staff team are available for you to listen and help you get through this difficult time. They are open Monday to Saturday 10.00 -16:00.

The Grove Resource Centre, 1 – 9 St Marks Road, W11 1RG | 020 7 221 0052

16:00 19/06/17  – Statement has been issued by Lancaster West Resident Association:

Let’s unite and protect our rights! Seek legal advice before speaking to any other authorities to make sure that our moral, financial, and human rights are treated according to the law, and that a tragedy like this will never happen again.

All residents of Lancaster West should not speak to the police, council, or other authority organisations before receiving legal advice.

Legal Meeting is to be held today, 19th June 2017, at 18:30 at the Henry Dickens Centre, 104 St Anns Road, London, W11 4BU (in the middle of the blocks)

This meeting is organised in partnership with North Kensington Law Centre who are a local charity with 50 years experience in supporting local people with law advice.

It is essential that all residents attend this meeting or send a representative.

At this meeting there will also be confidential support for undocumented people. If you have a list of affected people, please keep this private for the time being. Useful advice can be found here.

14:35 19/06/17  – Chief Executive of Southwark Council, Eleanor Kelly, has released a statement on behalf of the Grenfell Fire Response Team. In the statement she acknowledges that the initial response to the fire was not good enough on the ground, and stresses that the focus of the team is now on ensuring those affected are being cared for and looked after. This means providing full support in finances, health, social care, food, and housing.

For the full statement and further detail please click here.

10:53 19/06/17 – Fort 4 Fun are offering free places to children affected by the fire on their 6-week holiday programme at Melcombe Primary, Fulham Palace Road. Kids will have the opportunity to go to Legoland, the beach, and more.

Tel: 07949124904

00:00 19/06/17 
Launch of the Justice 4 Grenfell Campaign at 16:00 today, 19th June 2017. We will walk in silence from Ladbroke Grove Library to Bramley Road. The procession will be led by survivors and victims of the tragedy, Michael Mansfield QC, Emma Dent Coad MP, religious leaders from various faiths and representatives of the police, fire and emergency services. We will be outlining the objectives of the campaign, what we expect from the government and how we intend to move forward as a community and begin the healing process. We are asking that everyone who attends remain composed, dignified and respectful in memory of those who have passed. This will be the launch of a peaceful campaign with the aim of bringing unity, equality and most importantly, Justice.

North Kensington Law Centre are holding a residents’ meeting at 18:30 on Monday 19th June. Please go along if you are a local resident who has been affected by the tragedy at Grenfell Tower, and what to learn more about your legal rights and how we can help. Location is TBC but please check back for updates.

They will also be running additional legal advice clinics for residents affected by the Grenfell Tower fire disaster from Monday 19th June.

15:02 18/06/17 The government have released guidance on support for those affected, including where to go for urgent advice, banks offering help, and UK passports, visas and immigration advice. Link can be found here.

11:26 18/06/17 Memorial wake by the Eritrean Community of West London for all those affected by the tragedy at Grenfell Tower. Today, Sunday 18 June, 4-9pm.

1A Thorpe Close, Ladbroke Grove, W10 5XL | 07939 546 637 

11:13 18/06/17 Healing zone at Acklam Village open to all in the community. Providing relaxation, yoga, meditation, reiki, art therapy, creative writing, sound therapy and more.

11:02 18/06/17  Al Manaar Muslim Cultural Centre are providing free burial services for deceased Grenfell Tower residents. They will provide services for people of all faiths/no faith. 

Al Manaar Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre, 244 Acklam Rd, W10 5YG | 0208 964 1946

17:15 17/06/17  Eden Care Muslim Burial Fund have offered help coordinating funeral support for all deceased Grenfell residents. They are able to directly organise funerals for deceased Muslim and will be working with a third party to organise funerals for the non Muslim deceased. They can arrange volunteers to visit those who are injured in hospital.

Tel: Abu on 07434 505591

16:27 17/06/17  Venture Centre have money available for families and space available for use.

103A Wornington Rd, London W10 5YB | Naami (director) on 07711 072718

15:40 17/06/17  North Kensington Law Centre are holding a legal meeting on Monday 19th June 2017 in the evening to help people affected by the fire to understand their legal rights. Follow @NorthKenLC for further updates on time and locations.

12:02 17/06/17 TFL Update on Hammersmith and City Line: No service between Edgware Road and Hammersmith due to the recent fire in the Latimer Road area. Tickets valid on Local Buses. Good service on the rest of the line

11:58 17/06/17 Kids on the Green is a calm space for families, children and teens to come for free food, drink and arts and crafts with fully DBS checked staff. Every day until Friday 23rd June 13:00 – 19:00.

Norland Open Space, W11 4TQ | Zoe on 07904 808347

11:49 17/06/17  The British Muslim Emergency Response Unit contact numbers are:

  • 0203 670 6004 – General support line
  • 03333 123 123 – National Zakat Foundation 
  • 07951 152786 – Muslim Councillors/Therapists/Imams

They are providing immediate relief and support to families affected (Muslims and non-Muslims)

11:39 17/06/17  Fundraising BBQ is being held tomorrow, 18th June 2017, from 14:00 onwards with food and drink on sale.

Address: 136 Bramley Road, W10 6TJ

11:33 17/06/17 PLEASE DO NOT SEND ANY FURTHER PHYSICAL ITEMS TO WEST LONDON. Currently they are inundated with so many generous offers of goods for those impacted by the fire. All community spaces are over run with items and spaces need clearing for people to begin to come together.

For updates on volunteering please refer to this page: Grenfell Tower Volunteers Page

11:30 17/06/17  TfL Update: Trains suspended between Edgware Road and Hammersmith as the building structure is now very weak. May let trains go eventually but dealt on a train by train basis.


11:28 17/06/17
 To support The Grenfell Action Group Please donate to RHN account, marking donation ‘GAG’ – bank details are: s/c 08-92-99, acc no 65779994

They have a just giving page (Just Giving takes very high fees.) https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/grenfellactiongroupfightingfund

08:35 17/06/17  The NHS and West London PCT are subsiding the cost of glasses for victims who may have lost glasses in the fire itself. Any chain optician within the area can cover this and within Westfield shopping centre is Optical Express (1st floor), Vision Express (ground floor) and Boots opticians (ground floor). Patients are being advised to go to the opticians they originally had the test at but this can also be done under discretion of the original optician.

00:06 17/06/17  Fort 4 Fun are offering children affected by the fire places on their 6-week holiday programme at Melcombe Primary, Fulham Palace Road. Kids will have the opportunity to go to Legoland, the beach, and more.

Tel: 07949124904

23:08 16/06/17  There are no sites in West London who are accepting donations tonight, 16th June 2017, or tomorrow, 17th June 2017. Please spread the word!

22:45 16/06/17  Eid In Excel are inviting those affected by the fire, regardless of faith, to attend Eid Prayer free of charge on the 25th/26th June (depending on moon sighting.) Transport to and from venue can also be arranged.

registration@emanchannel.tv | 0757 245 1650

21:31 16/06/17  North Kensington Law Centre is holding a meeting for local residents to learn more about their legal rights. The meeting is at 6.30pm on Monday 19th June, at Baseline Business Studios, Unit 15, Whitchurch Road, W11 4AT. Contact them ahead of time to register:

info@nklc.co.uk | 020 8969 7473

20:06 16/06/17   Inquest statement please read Here

17:59 16/06/17  Muntada Aid Grenfell Tower Community Iftar is being held tonight, 16th June 2017, at 20:30.

Address: Al Manaar Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre, 244 Acklam Rd, W10 5YG
16:14 16/06/17   Hudgell Solicitors (a personal injury law firm) are offering free legal advice and representation to the bereaved families and victims on a pro bono basis.

0800 321 3322 | 55 Fleet St, EC4Y 1JU

16:07 16/06/17   For those in need of modest wear and scarfs, please contact Jade. Email: jadegoodridge@googlemail.com

15:57 16/06/17  – If you are from a donation site and need access to a 100sq ft storage unit just off the A40 in Acton, get in touch with Sally.

sallyde@hotmail.com | 07584088979

14:26 16/06/17  North Kensington Law centre are currently coordinating legal advisers to offer pro bono services to victims of the fire. Send an e-mail with your details and specialism to info@nklc.co.uk

14:11 16/06/17   The Bush Theater Attic in West London are setting up an area with tea, sofas and quiet for people who want to talk or need support.

Address: 7 Uxbridge Rd, Shepherd’s Bush, W12 8LJ

14:09 16/06/17   The donations center list has been fully audited, most are now closed.  Storage of goods is a problem at a lot of sites.

09:30 16/06/17   The full list of donation centers are being audited today, 16th June 2017, this will be updated throughout the day.

Please spread the word by mouth as well — not everyone has internet access.

Requests for housing and accommodation are no longer required. We must hold accountable the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Council to appropriately house all surviving residents in the borough.

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Friday, 16 June 2017

  1. St Clements Church (W11 4EQ) needs volunteers from 1pm
  2. Tabernacle Christian Centre (W10 6QY) needs volunteers from 10am
  3. Hammersmith Town Hall (W6 9LE) needs volunteers from 10am
  4. Kensington Town Hall (W8 7NX) needs volunteers from 10am
  5. QPR on Loftus Road (W12 7PJ) needs volunteers from 9:30am
  6. Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre (W10 5YG) needs volunteers
  7. Westway Sports Centre (W10 6RP) needs volunteers
  8. Kensington Temple (W11 3BY) needs volunteers
  9. Acklam House (W11 4EQ) needs volunteers
  10. All Saints Church Notting Hill (W11 1JE) needs volunteers from 10am onwards
  11. Next door to Ikea Wembley (NW10 OAB) needs volunteers