Grenfell Tower – Government response

Please find below actions the Government has taken in response to the horrific Grenfell fire tragedy:

  • A commitment that victims who lost their homes be rehoused within a maximum of three weeks
  • A £5 million Grenfell Tower Residents’ Discretionary Fund, made immediately available
  • A guarantee to rehouse people as close as practically possible to where they previously lived
  • Providing an additional £1.5m to pay for mental health support to the emergency services through Mind’s Blue Light Programme, including to ensure those involved in the response to the Grenfell Tower fire are able to receive targeted support should they need it
  • Ensuring there is tailored bereavement support for the families of those who have lost loved ones, those who have family members still missing or have been affected by the tragedy. Each family will be offered support from their own named mental health practitioner, in addition to the support they receive from the police family liaison officers

On Friday, I signed up to volunteer for the Grenfell Tower Relief effort. You can do the same here: