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Seventy people and a stillborn baby make up the final death toll in the Grenfell Tower fire, police have confirmed. All those who died in the blaze in west London five months ago have been recovered and identified, the Metropolitan Police believe. A baby, Logan Gomes, who was stillborn, has…
The mental health response following the Grenfell Tower fire is the biggest operation of its kind in Europe, a doctor has said, with numbers affected likely to exceed 11,000. The unprecedented need following the blaze has transformed the Central and North West London NHS Trust (CNWL) into "the largest trauma…
Kensington and Chelsea Council has voted unanimously to end its contract with the organisation responsible for managing Grenfell Tower. The council is to terminate the current contract with the Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation (TMO) and replace it with a new arrangement to manage its housing stock. At a…
The head of the British Red Cross has admitted it took too long to reach out to community groups helping in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire. Mike Adamson said the team should have coordinated better and faster with the North Kensington community volunteers on the ground, and that…
A woman who allegedly falsely claimed her husband died in the Grenfell Tower fire and obtained more than £10,000 in funds allocated for survivors has appeared in court. Joyce Msokeri, of Ambleside Gardens, Sutton, south London, appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court charged with seven counts of fraud by false representation.…
Widespread trauma caused by the Grenfell Tower fire has prompted an NHS recruiting drive for mental health professionals to keep up with demand. More than 50 vacancies for the Grenfell Tower Trauma Service are being advertised, seeking those experienced in working with bereavement and post traumatic stress disorder. Hundreds have…
Around 600 people including 100 children from the Grenfell Tower neighbourhood have been referred to mental health services in the aftermath of the fire, new figures show. The emotional toll of the disaster was uncovered after health professionals visited thousands of people from the area to determine if they needed…
Parents have been given tips on how to help their child cope with a traumatic event. More than two thirds of children will experience at least one traumatic event by the age of 16, according to new guidance from the Institute of Health Visiting. This can range from large scale…
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