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Six months after Grenfell, is there a change in UK housing regeneration?

Six months after Grenfell, is there a change in UK housing regeneration?

by Max Baring | Thomson Reuters Foundation

Six months after one of the worst fires in modern British history, a charred tower block stands tomb-like on the London skyline - a deathly reminder of an inferno that killed 71 people and has left hundreds homeless at Christmas.

The fire that engulfed Grenfell Tower on June 14 exposed stark societal gaps within one of Britain's richest boroughs, home to a roll call of millionaires, as well as the working poor and immigrants who have made the district their home.

Accusations of disregard for those in social housing who suffered terrible deaths and of lax oversight by the people charged with their care have been levied by many survivors, who say their needs remain unmet.

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