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Have your say on the NHS North Kensington Health Recovery Plan

30 November 2018

Local residents are being invited to have their say on NHS proposals on what they need to do next to help the North Kensington community recover from the tragedy of the Grenfell Tower Fire.

The first stage in developing the plan has been the identification of key health themes through various meetings, publications, reports and engagement. In developing these themes we have ensured that there is flexibility to accommodate emerging and new health needs that may get identified in the future.

The themes include looking after families as a whole, working with local groups to equip them with the skills and knowledge so they can help the local community and a focus on vulnerable groups who do not always seek help such as young men.

Louise Proctor, Managing Director of NHS West London CCG, said: “We are now at the stage of engaging in health conversations with communities and a variety of stakeholders to ensure that we have understood what we have been told, whether the health themes have been correctly identified or need changing.“

The conversations will be taking place from November 2018 to mid-January 2019 and people also have the opportunity to contribute by taking part in our short survey which can be found here. At the conclusion of these conversations, results will be fed back through our website and an update bulletin on the Health Recovery Plan. It is important that we hear from as many people and organisations as possible to create a plan that has been influenced by the local community.

Full list of Health Recovery Themes

1. Provide healthcare for survivors/bereaved that focuses on the needs of the entire family so they can heal together.

2. Create healthcare services that understand and respect the importance of faith, ethnicity, culture and gender.

3. Create health conversations on social media with young men and women so they tell us about their health and wellbeing needs.

4. Work with community/voluntary/faith groups to strengthen their health knowledge and support them to assist the community.

5. Prioritise vulnerable groups who may not seek help i.e. parents with young children and young men.

6. Give people the knowledge they need to lead independent and healthy lifestyles.

7. Promote health and wellbeing services better so people know exactly what help is available to them and where.

8. Help people manage their long-term conditions which may have worsened due to displacement and stress i.e. diabetes, COPD, alcohol/drug intake.

9. Understand the impact of disasters on diverse, deprived and marginalised communities.

10. Address emerging and or new health needs that may be identified in the near future

If you belong to a community group or want to hear more from the NHS about our plans please email grenfell.response@nhs.net

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Notes to editors
• If you have any concerns regarding your health please contact your GP or NHS 111 for an appointment or please visit www.grenfell.nhs.uk