The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has announced that TfL is providing £750,000 in support of Croydon Council’s community recovery activities following the tram tragedy at Sandilands in November 2016.
The Mayor and TfL will provide Croydon Council with the money over the next three years to support health and social services in New Addington and the surrounding community, where many of those directly or indirectly affected by the tragedy live.
Croydon and local commissioning groups have proposed a range of action to help local people, including more community and social care and increases to adult and child mental health resources. Potential support may include:
- Counselling and resilience programmes for students at nearby schools
- Support for mental health services and alcohol and substance abuse programmes
- Healthcare professional training to better recognise trauma-based presentations
The Mayor has worked hard to provide the support needed to everyone affected since that devastating day and to ensure that TfL does all it can to prevent such a tragedy from ever happening again.