Since the Grenfell tragedy, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea has commissioned a range of community based emotional health and wellbeing support services in North Kensington from the voluntary sector for adults. These have included those under the ‘Together for Grenfell’ umbrella of providers offering 1:1 and group counselling and wellbeing support for adults.

The aims of the Together for Grenfell project is to support isolated community members whose emotional health and well-being had been affected by the Grenfell tragedy, targeting community members who did not feel comfortable or able to access mainstream services. The offer is personalised and built around the assessed needs of the local population and individuals. As a result, the key elements of the offer include:

  • culturally appropriate services delivered in languages spoken by the community
  • collaboration and partnership with local partners to integrate culturally appropriate services into the mainstream health offer
  • support delivered in community settings familiar to local residents, at flexible times that suit them

We are now two years into the Council’s five-year Grenfell Recovery Strategy and we are interested in understanding people’s views on these services, broader services accessed and planning additional services. This consultation is seeking insight from those who live, work and learn in the borough on how we can:

  • Best deliver the new arrangements under the Together for Grenfell umbrella
  • Deliver new initiatives for adults in the community until 2024, which create opportunities for local people to lead their own support, developing and enhancing existing models of support that help people build resilience through social support networks.

Why we are consulting

With the impact of Covid-19 and Grenfell legacy, it remains a challenging time for everyone, so it’s especially important that we get things right and deliver services that are responsive to need. We are keen to build on what we have already heard from our existing providers, partners and service users and your feedback will support this.

Your response to this survey will inform the commissioning, delivery and evaluation of new services for adults in North Kensington.

This survey will run for a period of six weeks, and will close on 15 March 2021. Your participation in this consultation is voluntary. Should you choose to respond, information about how your data will be processed can be found at the bottom of this form.

The survey has been translated into Arabic and Somali and shared with a range of providers and stakeholders to support the engagement process. If you require a survey in these languages or any other, please let us know on the contact details below.

If you would like to discuss this further, or need assistance in completing your contribution, please contact Hooda Sabbah at [email protected] (Monday to Friday)  or on 07712 549000 (Monday to Thursday)

Filsan Ali from Midaye explains in Somali how they’ve been delivering emotional and wellbeing services to adults in North Kensington and how you can have your say on the existing Together for Grenfell services and future services by completing the survey.

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