A group of housing providers across Greater Manchester have put their collective voice together to back a national fire safety campaign, following the tragic Grenfell Tower fire in West London.
Greater Manchester Housing Providers (GMHP), made up of 26 social housing providers across the region, have endorsed Inside Housing’s ‘Never Again’ campaign which calls for action from social landlords and the Government to prevent a disaster like this from happening again.
Members of the regional housing partnership are committed to implementing learnings from the dreadful fire in London earlier this month (June) as it becomes available and will back any Government recommendations.
Collectively, GMHP have a total of 186 tower blocks in the ten local authority areas in across the region.
Jon Lord, chair of GHMP, said: “We want to express our deepest sympathies to all the victims of this tragic fire and we appreciate that many of our residents will have concerns.
“We like to reassure residents that housing providers across the region have joined forces to show Greater Manchester’s determination to make sure a tragedy like this should never happen again.
“We are working very closely with Greater Manchester Mayor, Andy Burnham and local authorities as part of the GM Task Force and we will take all appropriate action from any lessons learnt from the Grenfell Tower inquiry and the GM-wide investigations.
“If residents do have any concerns, we would urge you please get in contact with your housing provider and of course remind themselves of the fire safety procedures for where they live.”
GMHP encourages all its residents to test their smoke alarms regularly and to ensure that they are fully aware of the fire safety advice and fire escape routes in their homes.
You can find out more about GMHP by visiting www.gmhousing.org.uk
*You can see Inside Housing’s campaign by clicking here.