Three former ‘Grenfell households’ are still in living in hotel accommodation but progress on re-homing is picking up.
An update from Kensington & Chelsea Council confirms 195 Grenfell households – defined as former residents of Grenfell Tower and Grenfell Walk – have accepted a permanent home.
Of those, 173 have moved to their new permanent home with a further 29 households are due to move in.
The report says those households that have not accepted a permanent home have a property reserved for them that “meets their needs.”
But the report also reveals three Grenfell households are still in hotel accommodation, five in self-contained serviced apartments, two living with friends or family, and 19 in “self-contained interim housing”.
A large number of residents from the Walkways, and a number of residents from the wider area, were placed into temporary homes in the days and weeks following the disaster.
These came under the ‘Wider Grenfell Rehousing Policy’
The report says a ‘significant number’ of these residents have returned home, re-joining the majority of residents who returned home as soon as they were able to do so.
At the end of November 2017, 155 households from the wider Grenfell area were residing in temporary homes, including 126 in emergency accommodation.
When the Wider Grenfell Rehousing Policy was implemented in early February 2018, 142 households remained in temporary homes including 81 in emergency accommodation; this dropped to 82 households in temporary homes including 9 in emergency accommodation at the end of July 2018.
The report says that as of January this year, 54 households are residing in a temporary home, and one in hotel accommodation – none are in serviced apartments or with friends or family.
At present 130 households have been awarded Wider Grenfell Priority, requiring the following property sizes:
- Studio – 16
- One bed – 21
- Two bed – 29
- Three bed – 43
- Four bed – 19
- Five bed – 2