Updates

Inquiry terms of reference consultation extended until 28th July

GLS have received confirmation from the Inquiries Team that the consultation on the Terms of Reference of the Inquiry has been extended until 28 July 2017.

The following has been released by the Inquiry Team:

”Good evening

Since the announcement of Sir Martin Moore-Bick as Chair of the Grenfell Tower Public Inquiry, he and his team have held discussions with many interested parties, in particular survivors of the fire and other residents of the Lancaster West estate.

It has become clear from these that there is a broad consensus that those affected need more than the one week originally envisaged for the Inquiry’s consultation on its terms of reference. We are therefore extending the consultation period until 28 July, an extension of two weeks. We believe this strikes the right balance between providing enough time for people to respond meaningfully and ensuring the Inquiry’s work, which cannot begin without terms of reference, can progress quickly.

Details of meetings open to survivors and local residents, to discuss the terms of reference, will be announced shortly.

Regards

Grenfell Tower Public Inquiry Team ”

GMRU co-ordinating Phase 2 financial assessments today, 2-5pm, Westway Sports Centre (Saturday 8th June)

GMRU (Grenfell Muslim Response Unit) is co-ordinating Phase 2 financial assessments today  at Westway Sports Centre (Saturday 8th June) for Grenfell Tower and Grenfell Walk survivors. British Red Cross will also be joining us for assessing access to their fund.

If you are a Grenfell Tower or Grenfell Walk resident please attend between 2-5pm at Westway Sports Centre and ask for the GMRU desk. Please bring any documents with ID with you including your bank account details. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you tomorrow.

GMRU Team

Financial assistance

  • Every family who has lost someone in the fire to receive £20,000
  • All those seriously injured (hospitalised for more than 7 days) to receive £10,000
  • Anyone hospitalised for more than 6 hours to receive £3,500

The Red Cross are co-ordinating this, call 0800 458 9472

Info needed when you call: Name, Email address, current address, Grenfell address, Contact no, how long hospitalised or who have you lost. They will email an application form.

Food provisions for families and residents

Message from the council for residents:

  • They can eat at hotels if possible and charge to room
  • They can make use of room service where available and charge to room
  • They can eat in restaurants and collect receipts and we will reimburse
  • Alternatively if people need cash to pay for meals then we can provide additional cash instead of reimbursing receipts (via key workers)
  • We will not be reviewing their food expenditure