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Committee hold session with Grenfell United on support for survivors and fire safety

04 July 2019

The Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee will hear from Grenfell United and a range of organisations involved in building construction, management and safety including Lord Porter, National Housing Federation, RIBA and the National Fire Chiefs Council.

Purpose of the session

Two years on from the Grenfell tragedy, the session will be an opportunity for the committee to hear from survivors about their present experience. This will include the quality of the permanent accommodation provided to residents and the adequacy of wider support, particularly mental health provision. The Committee will also look at relations with Kensington and Chelsea Council, and how residents can be given a stronger voice in the management of their buildings in the future.

The session will also scrutinise proposals made by the Government in its consultation into reform of the building safety regulatory system, as well as considering the Government’s wider work to remediate existing buildings with potentially dangerous cladding.

Witnesses

Monday 8 July 2019, Thatcher Room, Portcullis House

From 3.45pm

Panel one: Representatives of Grenfell Tower Survivors

  • Edward Daffarn, Grenfell United

Panel two: Building owners and duty holder

  • Lord Porter, former Chair, Local Government Association
  • Victoria Moffett, Grenfell Programme Lead, National Housing Federation
  • Richard Silva, Executive Director, Long Harbour
  • Dr Nigel Glen, Chief Executive Officer, Association of Residential Managing Agents

Panel three: Fire and building safety experts

  • Adrian Dobson, Executive Director, Royal Institute of British Architects
  • Roy Wilsher, Chair, National Fire Chiefs Council
  • Dr Jonathan Evans, Chairman and CEO, Ash & Lacy

Further information

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