All the pain and the truth; I wear like a battle wound, I’ve got scares to prove it along with empty shell of the tower block showing us that we are not safe anymore. As more bodies and more people still missing assuming that they are dead; lots of anger, hatred, wanting their voices to be heard. Grenfell patients face ‘months’ of recovery; 14 people are in hospital, 8 received critical care and some induced comas.
Mr. Hammond claims that weren’t useful trying to blame the services who were saying it needed them. On which Theresa May today apologies that they should of listened sooner than later; however it was too late to sort the major problem now, the thoughts are now to learn from it and will focus on the dangers of what can happen.
“Sixty-eight social housing flats in Kensington, London, are to be made available to survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire, the government has said.
The one, two and three-bedroom flats are located in two blocks that stand alongside a large luxury development, where private homes go for up to £8.5m.
At least 79 people died and many more were left homeless after fire engulfed the North Kensington tower a week ago.
PM Theresa May has apologised for “State” failures after the blaze.
“People were left without belongings, without roofs over their heads, without even basic information about what had happened, what they should do and where they could seek help,” she told MPs in the Commons.
“That was a failure of the State – local and national – to help people when they needed it most.
“As prime minister, I apologise for that failure.”‘ From BBC News Website
“By Jennifer Scott, BBC News
Nestled off Kensington High Street, and a short distance from Westfield shopping centre, Kensington Row is the perfect example of London’s booming real estate market.
It’s £700 a week to rent a one-bedroom flat – for that price you get to live in the same borough as Prince William and Simon Cowell.
Builders are beavering away to finish the new blocks for the incoming residents, whilst placards that surround the site promise you can “find yourself in the clouds” after you move in.
You get a true feel for the development from the flats already completed.
On the hottest day of the year so far, the sun reflects off balconies and glass panels onto the tree-lined street and busy main road. The flats all have the luxury finish you would expect of this area – but of course the social housing blocks won’t have the same trimmings.
George, a Kensington resident for 30 years, said his new neighbours would be welcome.
“In times of disaster, the communities in both the north and south of this borough come together,” he said. “The survivors and their families will be looked after.”
Since the fire, some Grenfell Tower families have been staying in hotels and B&Bs, and there were concerns that more permanent housing would be offered in other parts of the country.
But Kensington Row complex is just over 1.5 miles from Grenfell Tower.
It includes a 24-hour concierge service and a private cinema, the website of developer St Edward says, but it is thought unlikely the new tenants from Grenfell will have access to such facilities.
Each new home in the two blocks set aside for social housing will be fully furnished and completed to a high-specification, the government said.” By BBC News
Video of run tribute to the Grendell Tower