This morning the first report from Grenfell was released. I have attached the Executive Summary along with a report from Housing 24 within a blog received from a Housing Forum.
Please download the full Grenfell report from the following link: https://www.grenfelltowerinquiry.org.uk/phase-1-report
What are your thoughts on this?
I have yet to even start to read the report, which is huge and of course, is only the first stage of the inquiry. My first reaction to it with regard to housing and tenant issues, is that landlords must listen more to us. This is the theme which has repeatedly occurred since this awful tragedy, the residents were aware of many of the issues.
However, this apart, the big housing/landlord message is about the recommendation that by law evacuation procedures needing to be developed for all in tower blocks I think?
But the report seems to take no notice of complaints before the fire from people living in the block . Also no notice of the big fire years ago in another big block , where recommendations were made. The first report seems to be looking for who to blame. Yes may be the stay put fire advice seems in this case to be wrong , When people had to wait 2 hours ?
But let’s hope lessons learnt are taken forward so this should not happen again.
Thanks Graham from my understanding the first part of the inquiry and report looked at what happened on the night and the response and next phase will look at what happened before the tragedy - so hopefully that's when the what residents said and ignored warnings will be looked at