Everyone who lives in social housing needs action, not this chaos

Everyone who lives in social housing needs action, not this chaos

Tomorrow, 14 October, it will be four months since the Grenfell Tower fire: survivors, the bereaved and supporters of the community will observe a silent march from Notting Hill Methodist church to the shadow of the tower.

Yet progress on rehousing survivors and the bereaved, and work to ensure such a tragedy can never happen again, has been painstakingly slow.

After the fire, Theresa May announced that all survivors would be rehoused within six weeks. Instead, more than 17 weeks on, only 10 households have been rehomed permanently. Kensington and Chelsea council now says it hopes to rehouse every family by Christmas.

The majority of survivors are still living in hotels, frustrated by the lack of communication from officials, and made to bid against each other for homes.

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