Residents who need support should visit Octavia's website for ongoing updates or contact them: 020 8354 5500.
Fire on Elm Road Wembley
29 January 2024
Friday 9 February
For families with children, there are a range of free and low-cost activities taking place during the half-term break next week.
There is also a number of local mental health and wellbeing services available for children and young people:
|Brent family wellbeing centres
|The centre’s offer a wide range of free health, education and welfare services for families
|Opening hours Monday-Friday (9am-5pm)
|Brent SEND information, Advice and Support Service
|Support for families of children and young people aged 0-25 with special educational needs and disabilities
|020 8937 3434 (Monday-Friday 9am-3pm) and firstname.lastname@example.org
|Mental and emotional health specialist services for children and young people (up to 18 years old)
|020 3317 5050 (Monday-Friday 9am-5pm)
|Barnardo’s and Brent
|Out of hours family support helpline
|0800 158 2358 (Monday, Wednesday, Friday 6-10pm and Saturday, Sunday 10am-5pm)
Thursday 8 February
Octavia has confirmed that contractors are still on site carrying out repairs and safety works. They hope to have an update early next week on when residents from Goodwood Court, Sandringham Court, Kensington Court, Woburn Court, and Hatfield Court will be able to return home.
The council will be holding a drop-in session for affected residents tomorrow (Friday 9 February) from 3-5pm in Brent Civic Centre. If you have lost ID documents, staff will be on hand to support you with replacing them. They can also provide guidance on Housing Benefit, Council Tax support, Housing and more.
Residents are exempt from Council Tax for the period they are legally unable to occupy their homes. This exemption will automatically be applied to your accounts and refunds issued. If you have any queries in the meantime, please contact 020 8937 1790.
We know that this has been an extremely stressful time for those affected and want to ensure everyone is getting access to the support they need. If you want to talk to someone there are a range of free local mental health services available including talking therapies.
Brent CAMHS provide mental and emotional health specialist services for children and young people (up to 18 years old) for help and support contact: 020 3317 5050.
Monday 5 February
Safety checks are ongoing. It is expected that residents will be able to return to Goodwood Court, Sandringham Court, Kensington Court, Woburn Court and Hatfield Court, over the coming weeks, though this is subject to ongoing surveys.
Octavia is continuing to assess the damage to Petworth Court to understand the extent of the major works required.
If you have any concerns or questions, contact Octavia.
we know that this has been an extremely stressful time for those affected and want to ensure everyone is getting access to the support they need. If you want to talk to someone there are a range of free local mental health services available including talking therapies.
Friday, 2 February
Financial support - if you have incurred any reasonable expenditure due to being displaced from your home please let Octavia know on the contact information below so that they can consider this alongside meal arrangements.
Thursday, 1 February
We continue to work with Octavia on the emergency response making sure that residents affected are looked after and have somewhere safe to stay. Octavia is yet to confirm when residents can go back to their homes, but they will be contacted directly when this is possible. Limited, controlled access is available to some blocks for residents to collect essentials.
A Q&A drop-in took place with residents today.
Wednesday, 31 January 5pm
We continue to work directly with the housing association Octavia, who manage these properties. Our priority is the safety of the residents and helping to offer them safe spaces to stay until they are allowed back to their homes.
We expect that the following blocks will be allowed back to their home first. Octavia is currently undertaking safety checks which must be completed before residents can return to their homes. In the meantime, residents are advised to remain in their hotel accommodation.
Monday, 29 January
Earlier this evening we were made aware of a fire at a block of flats on Elm Road, Wembley. The London Fire Brigade was called and has been on the scene responding to the incident along with council officers.
How the London Fire Brigade is responding.
The building and surrounding buildings have been evacuated as a precautionary measure. Shelter is being provided at St John the Evangelist Church, 3 Crawford Avenue, Wembley HA0 2HX.
We are working closely with the housing association, Octavia, to support residents affected by the incident. If any residents have questions or need support, they can call the council’s switchboard on 020 8937 1234.
We will provide more information as soon as we can.