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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…
Children and teenagers who survived the Grenfell Tower tragedy are being offered art therapy through a Scottish charity. Art psychotherapist, Susan Rudnik, who lives near the London high-rise, established the Art Therapy Hub within the ClementJames Centre based in North Kensington, where she and a team of art therapists support…
A family support worker saved the lives of tenants she knew in Grenfell Tower by persuading them to ignore official advice and escape the building. The woman, who has not been named, urged the family to flee when she saw flames licking up the side of the tower on June…
Council workers were advised to remove ID badges in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire due to mounting hostility against officials, it has emerged. Senior members of Kensington and Chelsea's social services team claimed a colleague was spat at in the street as the authority came under intense criticism…
More than 17,000 care homes, hospices and private hospitals have been told to check their fire safety procedures in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has written to care providers to remind them to review their fire safety processes "to ensure they are up…
The chief executive of Kensington and Chelsea council has quit after a barrage of criticism for its response to the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy. Nicholas Holgate said the Communities and Local Government Secretary had "required the leader of the council to seek my resignation" on Tuesday. He added in a…
The death toll from the Grenfell Tower fire has risen to 79, police said. Metropolitan Police Commander Stuart Cundy said five people had been formally identified and the rest were "sadly" missing presumed dead. He told reporters the "awful reality" was that it might not be possible to identify all…
Councils across the country have ordered urgent reviews of their social housing stock in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster. The Local Government Association (LGA), which represents more than 370 councils in England and Wales, said authorities have been "on the front foot" to carry out reviews on their…
At least 30 people have died in the Grenfell Tower fire, police have revealed. Metropolitan Police commander Stuart Cundy confirmed the death toll as he spoke near the scene of the devastating blaze in west London on Friday. "I'm able to say at this point in time at least 30…
Prime Minister Theresa May has faced criticism from a senior MP for failing to meet survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy when she visited the scene of the blaze. Mrs May met police and firefighters dealing with the aftermath of the disaster during a private visit to the west…
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