Grenfell council defends effort to find new homes for survivors | London


The leader of Kensington and Chelsea Council has defended the council against claims that they haven’t done enough to help the survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire.

Over 200 households were left homeless following the fire but a year on, only 82 have so far been moved in to new permanent homes.

Elizabeth Campbell said it was because the council wanted to ensure their new homes were up to scratch.

Of course it’s difficult. But having said that we’ve gone out. We’ve bought really good quality homes and we’ve worked with people the whole way through.

So, when we’ve got them – obviously we’re responsible for making sure the gas, and safety and electrics are right.

But we’ve also said how can we help? Do you want a new kitchen can we change the carpet. What’s the tiling like? And, that’s one of the reasons it’s taken us longer than we has anticipated or indeed wished for.

– ELIZABETH CAMPBELL, Leader, Kensington & Chelsea Council



Source : http://www.itv.com/news/london/2018-06-13/grenfell-council-defends-effort-to-find-new-homes-for-survivors/

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