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Housing Communications Resources

In response to the Grenfell tragedy on 14 June 2017, London Councils has been supporting London borough communicators to share good practice in communicating with people living in high rise accomodation in London

In the aftermath of the fire, cladding from tower blocks owned by local authorities, housing associations, and private landlords was tested. A summary of initial borough response to the fire and testing regime can be found here.  

For more information, please contact Rhiannon James, Communications Officer: [email protected] 

Fire Risk Assessments

Examples of communicating Fire Risk Assessments can be found below: 

Information from the London Fire Brigade

Information from Parliament

Information from central government

The below provides information from central government: 

Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety

On 28 July 2017, the government announced an Independent Review of Building Regulations and fire safety, which is being led by Dame Judith Hackitt. The review will examine building and fire safety regulations and related compliance and enforcement, to ensure regulations are sufficiently robust for the future and to allay residents’ concerns. 

London Council’s response to the Review of Building regulations 2017
London Councils responded to the review’s call for evidence on 13 October 2017. London Council’s response identifies 13 recommendations in answer to the consultation questions. Download the full report to find out more. 


Grenfell Tower Enquiry

On 15 June 2017, the Prime Minister announced their would be a public enquiry into the Grenfell Tower tradgedy. This is being lead by Sir Martin Moore-Bick. 

Network events material

The below is the feeback collated from the Housing Communications Network meeting on Monday 25 September 2017:

Communications challenges:

Examples of good practice:

Ongoing problems: