As the days go by the impact of the horrifying fire at Grenfell Tower on 14 June has not lessened for our tenants, nor indeed our staff. We offer our condolences for those who have lost loved ones and share the sense of shock and grief echoing through this community.
As a local housing service, we are working to support the residents made homeless by the fire, for example by offering to house people on a temporary basis in flats which become vacant. We have no doubt those of you in neighbouring flats will make them welcome
We also want to reassure you as to the importance which Women’s Pioneer places on fire safety.
Your estate services officers have been hand-delivering letters to all of you reminding you of our safety procedures to keep you and your neighbours safe from the risk of fire. We hope these are clear but if you have any concerns or queries please do not hesitate to contact us.
Although we think our current safety measures are robust, in light of this tragedy, we are reviewing potential risk at all our properties so any input from residents to that process is welcomed.
If you find a fire in your flat :
- Leave your flat at once, using the closest safe exit – usually your front door
- Close all doors behind you
- Sound the alarm to warn your neighbours
- Leave the building using the shortest, safest route – usually the main entrance door
- Go to the assembly point for your building (given in your letter)
- Call the fire brigade on 999.
If you hear the fire alarm
- never assume it is a test
- leave your flat at once, using the closest safe exit and follow the procedures above.