From Kensington and Chelsea Social Council, One Westminster and Sobus

 Dear Colleagues,
We are writing today to let everyone know about the plans we have as a voluntary sector, to play our part in supporting those affected by the dreadful fire at Grenfell Tower.

We are pulling together a Directory of Voluntary Sector Services available to the community in the short, medium and long-term.  The directory will provide family link workers, social workers, the British Red Cross, statutory partners and other voluntary organisations with vital information on local services available. The directory will provide vital information on local services available to support the victims, their family and friends or the wider community affected by the fire.

WHAT YOU CAN DO
Please complete the survey form by clicking here providing information as to who you are and what services you can provide, where and to whom.  The first draft of the directory will be pulled together as quickly as possible to support front-line staff with vital information.  The survey is focussing on organisations that can confirm they have current capacity or will have capacity in the future.

The three organisations above will determine which information is included in the directory to ensure consistency and safety.  We will assume that all those who respond to the survey will have all the main policies and procedures in place so that families and individuals can be directed for support to safe and secure organisations.

Over time the directory will be updated and refined, but the immediate task is to provide people with useful information so that as many as possible can be supported to access vital voluntary and community services.

The role of the local voluntary sector and volunteers over the past week has been extraordinary.  The need for support will be on-going and may last many years.

Thank you for your help in providing this much-needed information.  In view of the urgency, please complete the questionnaire by 28th June 2017.

sobus
20 Dawes Road, London, SW6 7EN

Telephone 020 7952 1230
Email info@sobus.org.uk

Registered Charity No.1071089
and Company Limited by Guarantee. Registered in England No.03471416

sobus is a new Community Development Agency for Hammersmith & Fulham. It has been created through the merger of the Community and Voluntary Sector Association Hammersmith & Fulham (CaVSA) and the Fulham Community Partnership Trust (FCPT). Building on the strengths of both organisations, sobus aims to provide a wider range of support services for local charities, community groups, social enterprises and start up businesses.