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Building safety

Nothing is more important to housing associations than the safety of their residents. Since the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower in June 2017, building and fire safety has become a key national and political priority. Housing associations have been working to assess their buildings for safety risks and take urgent action where required.

This has included identifying and remediating buildings with dangerous cladding and introducing temporary measures to ensure the safety of residents in buildings where remediation work has not yet started or been completed.

At the NHF, we support our members to carry out this crucial work. We continue to engage with the government and stakeholders to secure the clarity, resources and funding required to make sure residents are – and feel – safe in their homes.

We are working with the government to shape and deliver a new, more stringent regulatory regime to ensure buildings are safe – now and in the future. The long awaited Building Safety Bill and Fire Safety Act mark the beginning of vital new changes needed to our building safety laws. We are supporting and engaging with our members to shape and prepare for the new regulations to ensure they have the information and resources they need. This includes sharing good practice and lessons that other housing associations and organisations have learned across the social housing sector.

We are continuing to monitor the progress of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry, whose findings are shaping the new regulatory regime and government guidance. We will continue to update our members on the inquiry’s findings and recommendations, so that we can learn and ensure that a tragedy like it never happens again.

In this section of our website, you’ll find out more about our work on building safety, covering:

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