A set of commitments to those affected by the Grenfell tragedy were discussed and agreed by Councillors last night (Wednesday 25 July).
“Our Commitments to those affected by the Grenfell tragedy” sets out our approach to working with survivors, the bereaved and the wider community towards long-term recovery.
The approach is informed by the many conversations with survivors, the bereaved and wider community we have had over the past year and has been developed together with NHS partners, West London Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL).
Our overall aims are:
– To support survivors and those who were bereaved as a result of the tragedy to rebuild their lives
– To assist with community-led recovery for the wider community, helping people to build a better future for themselves and families
– To help all those affected by the Grenfell tragedy to support themselves and each other, developing capacity and resilience for a better future
The Leadership Team – the Council’s decision making body – approved the commitments as a basis for further consultation and engagement with the wider community. This will take place in the coming months so that we can hear more about what matters to survivors, the bereaved and the wider community.
The commitments are only the beginning of a wider conversation with the community and we have deliberately made them open-ended to ensure that they leave room for discussion, debate and challenge. They will be the foundation of a long-term recovery strategy, to be developed in partnership with residents and agreed by the Council in the autumn.
We will be contacting as many local community groups as possible to hear their ideas. There will be a number of drop-in sessions, workshops as well as dedicated consultation website for people to give us their views.
You can read more about the commitments on the Council’s website.