PM pledges to rehouse victims in three weeks

Prime Minister Theresa May says survivors have been "left with nothing" as she launches a £5m fund to help them.

Theresa May has announced a £5m fund as part of a "comprehensive package" of support for victims of the Grenfell Tower disaster.

"I spoke with people who ran from the fire in only the clothes they were wearing," she said after meeting the survivors at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.

"They have been left with nothing. No bank cards, no money, no means of caring for their children or relatives."

The Prime Minister, who chaired a two-hour cross-Whitehall meeting on Friday afternoon in order to agree the response package, vowed to "continue to look at what more needs to be done".

The support measures announced by Downing Street include:

To reassure people living in similar high-rise tower blocks, the Government is:

The Government has already announced the emergency Bellwin funding scheme, often used to help with floods, will be activated to provide financial assistance to local councils.

 

June 16, 2017

Sources:` Sky News

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