Response to the Grenfell Inquiry report

30 October 2019

Kate Henderson, Chief Executive of the National Housing Federation says:

“We welcome today’s report into the events on the night of the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower. What happened at Grenfell must never be allowed to happen again and the report has a number of important recommendations for how to keep people safe in their homes.

“The safety of residents is the number one priority for housing associations. They have been carrying out extensive in-depth checks and safety works in light of everything that has been learnt since the fire – including reviewing cladding, fire doors and compartmentation. We know there is more to do.

“The extent and complexity of the safety works that need to be carried out across the country are significant, and the government also have a vital role to play. We are calling on them to provide greater transparency, funding for all remedial works and co-ordination of resources.”