Efforts to help survivors from the Grenfell fire received nothing in the budget, despite a notification of up to SEK…
Efforts to help survivors from the Grenfell fire received nothing in the budget, despite a notification of up to SEK 60 million in additional funding.
A Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) source told the press association the money needed for healthcare, housing and renovation of Lancaster West Estate.
Contrary to last year’s budget, $ 28 million in state funding was granted to help pay for mental health and advisory services and renewal in the West London district.
The fire in the 24-storey block in June 2017 left 71 deaths, hundreds of homeless people and many more who demand support for trauma.
RBKC’s draft Grenfell Recovery Strategy was published this summer and presented a framework for 2027 to help survivors and lost and rebuild trust in society.
An economic allocation of the strategy was not included in the draft report, but it said: “The Council can not reclaim recovery alone and will need to seek support from partners, including central government.”
Elizabeth Campbell, RBKC’s Council Leader , said in reply to Monday’s budget: “We will continue to request financial support for our communities and we hope discussions will continue.”
“Grenfell’s recovery must be a long-term commitment with sufficient resources in place to deliver it.”
A spokesman for the ministry of housing, municipalities and municipalities said: “Our main priority is to ensure that the survivors in the Grenfell Tower Fire receive the support they need.
“Therefore, we announced that we will take responsibility for the Grenfell Tower website, making operational decisions until its future has been decided by society.
” We are in discussions with Kensington and the Chelsea Council’s Royal Borough on future funding of Grenfell Tower website. “