FLYING RELATIVES FOR FUNERALS

The Home Office has set up a service to assist those with passport, visa or immigration issues resulting from last week’s fire. Individuals must leave their details with the passport office by calling 0300 222 0000. A specialist team will then call back within the hour to answer any queries.

BURIALS

Please can anyone needing burial support contact us -muslim and non muslim – both are to be taken care of compassionately and with all expenses covered.

EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBERS

https://www.rbkc.gov.uk/newsroom/all-council-statements/emergency-contact-numbers

Emergency contact numbers

An emergency contact number has been set up for anyone concerned for loved ones, please call the casualty bureau on 0800 0961 233.

Residents who are displaced due to the fire please call 020 7361 3008.

DWP has set up a dedicated benefit enquiry line for people affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.

The following numbers will be manned between 8am and 6.30pm Monday – Friday:

020 7941 6661, 020 7941 6634, 020 7941 6671


NHS

Those people affected by the Grenfell Tower fire, either directly or indirectly, and in need of mental health support or psychological therapy can call a dedicated NHS response service number where people can get access to mental health support services as well as information and advice 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days per year.

The number to call is 0800 0234 650 or email cnw-tr.spa@nhs.net

For more information NHS England has issued advice on coping with stress following a major incident and how to find mental health support services.

Kensington Leisure Centre remains closed to the public as it is being used as a rest stop and staging area to support the emergency services and the local community.

NATIONAL ZAKAT FOUNDATION – ASSISTANCE

Zakat foundation can provide financial and other assistance to those affected regardless of religion/non-religion.

To speak to someone, please call 03333 123 123 and follow the extensions
1 – New or existing application for Zakat
2 – Assistance calculating Zakat
3 – Pay Zakat or make a donation
4 – Zakat Centre in London

Or call Umar Malik on 0208 9021180, 07952407497

https://www.nzf.org.uk/

ACCEPTING GOVERNMENT DONATIONS

DWP have confirmed today that they will not seek to recoup benefits from the Emergency Payments, but we are waiting for written confirmation that the emergency payments will not be taken into account when assessing eligibility for the means tested benefits the DWP pay – we had a verbal assurance of this on 19 June.

POST-MORTEM INFO

A post-mortem is carried out in order to establish a person’s medical cause of death. They are carried out by pathologists who are specialist doctors. The pathologist will ordinarily be instructed by the Coroner.

Families and loved-ones can ask the Coroner to be told when and where a post-mortem is to be carried out. If you ask then you have the right to be told. You have the right to then attend the post-mortem, or to have someone attend on your behalf.

You may not wish for a post-mortem to be carried out at all. This could be for any reason, including religious or cultural concerns. Where that is the case you have the right to tell the Coroner, explaining why it is you object. The Coroner must then consider your concerns. Ultimately the decision will be for the Coroner to make and he or she may act against your wishes.

If no post-mortem is carried out then a person’s cause of death may never be known.

If you are unhappy with any decision a Coroner makes, including about a post-mortem, then it may be possible to challenge that decision. Such a challenge would most likely need to be brought by way of something called judicial review. That would involve a judge or judges in the High Court considering whether the decision had been lawfully made.

If you have any concerns at all about the issue of post-mortems then you should obtain legal advice.

DO YOU NEED COUNSELLING?

Please call 0800 0234 650, you will get through to a health professional as your first point of contact. Mention Grenfell fire.

If you are deaf or have a hearing impairment then we would be happy to talk to you using TypeTalk: 18001 0800 0234 650. If you would like to talk to us in another language, we can organise a telephone interpreting service when you call.

Single Point of Access – North West London Adult Community Mental Health Services