Statement: Support from councils across London following Grenfell Tower fire
Published: Monday, 19th June 2017
Hounslow Council along with other Councils across London, are providing support to the team working on recovery efforts following the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower.
London local government's established resilience arrangements provide for a collective effort, under the direction of a pan London local authority Gold Team in cases where the scale and complexity of the operation is too large for any individual council to deal with.
Hounslow and other London boroughs are contributing resources to ensure a comprehensive humanitarian assistance is available. This includes support in managing and staffing the Community Assistance Centre; running a helpline; providing mental health and wellbeing support; providing help and guidance on housing and temporary accommodation; co-ordinating donations and help in kind.
They are also working closely with the voluntary sector and remain part of the ongoing liaison with the emergency services.
Chief executives and senior officers from Hounslow, the City of London Corporation, Bromley, Ealing, Harrow, Southwark and Westminster have stepped into leadership roles in the immediate aftermath of this response being triggered.
They are being supported by senior officers from every London borough and continue to work closely with Kensington and Chelsea officers.
Chief executives and key officers from a range of other boroughs will be taking on further leadership roles in the coming days.
Councillor Steve Curran, Leader of Hounslow Council, said: “As a borough we will look to provide support to Kensington and Chelsea where we can, along with colleagues from across London, so every effort is being made to support those who need our help at this difficult time.”