Grenfell Tower: Fires

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 14th March 2018.

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Photo of John Healey John Healey Shadow Secretary of State for Housing

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many people affected by the Grenfell Tower fire (a) require rehousing; and of how many of those people are in (a) emergency, (b) temporary and (c) permanent accommodation.

Photo of John Healey John Healey Shadow Secretary of State for Housing

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many households that were rehoused following the Grenfell Tower fire are located (a) inside and (b) outside the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in (i) emergency, (ii) temporary and (iii) permanent accommodation.

Photo of Dominic Raab Dominic Raab Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

Holding answer received on 14 March 2018

The latest figures from the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea show that, as of 9 March, 137 households from Grenfell Tower and Walk have accepted an offer of permanent accommodation. Another 46 have accepted an offer of temporary accommodation. Therefore a total of 183 households have accepted either an offer of temporary or permanent accommodation.

Out of the 208 households from Grenfell Tower and Walk that need to be rehoused, 64 have moved into temporary accommodation which is self-contained, fully furnished, big enough for each family and not in a high rise building, in either the private or social housing sector and 60 have moved into permanent accommodation. 84 are in emergency accommodation, which includes those living in hotels, serviced apartments and some who are living with friends and family.

Out of the 84 households from Grenfell Tower and Walk who are still in emergency accommodation, 25 have not accepted a permanent offer. The Council is working with these households to support them to be able to accept a permanent offer as quickly as possible.

Out of the 208 households from Grenfell Tower and Walk that need to be rehoused, 144 are located in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, of which 50 are in emergency, 39 are in temporary and 55 are in permanent accommodation.

Out of the 208 households from Grenfell Tower and Walk that need to be rehoused, 64 are located outside of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea of which 34 are in emergency, 25 are in temporary and 5 are in permanent accommodation.

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea has committed that survivors will be provided with a permanent new home in social housing within one year of the fire, within the same borough or, as close as possible, unless survivors specifically want to live elsewhere.

The Council report that it has made over 300 permanent homes available to survivors to give people as much choice as possible.

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