All of us at Housing for Women send our heartfelt condolences and sympathies to all of the families, friends and the community in and around Grenfell Tower who have lost loved ones and we extend our best wishes to those still trying to find relatives and neighbours.
The sheer scale of the tragedy is overwhelming and its impacts will be felt by the local community for a long time, as they learn to cope over the coming months and years.
We hope that the current investigations and future public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire will provide answers for all those affected and make firm recommendations, which are acted upon, to improve fire safety in tower blocks across the country.
We do not own or manage any tower blocks. However, we would like to reassure our tenants that none of the refurbishments we have undertaken involved the use of building cladding, which is the focus of so much attention at this time.
All of our properties have Fire Risk Assessments in place; nonetheless, in light of events at Grenfell Tower, we will undertake a review of our properties, as well as our policies and procedures, to make sure that our tenants and their families continue to be housed safely.