Housing and the Grenfell Tower Fire

I perform research and regularly attend events on the UK Housing Crisis. I am in the early stages of writing a paper on the link between class and housing.

Having lived in a tower block myself the Grenfell Tower tragedy really woke me up to what was clearly not an isolated case of neglect in my experience. It has led me to campaign for better rental conditions, and reform in the housing market.

The videos below are some events I have attended which shed a light on the difficulties, tenants, and more specifically social housing tenants face.

This is the July 2014 Grenfell Tower Newsletter pay particular attention to the new fire doors mentioned at the bottom of the newsletter. Which where stated to protect withstand a fire for 30mins, this article from after the fire (tests conducted) finds they could only withstand half that.