Staying Safe in Tower Blocks during the COVID-19 pandemic

Photo: Prof. Paul Wenham-Clarke This is a concerning time for us all, but there are some practical steps we can all take to reduce the spread of COVID-19 within our communities, to keep ourselves and others safe. The government has issued advice on self-isolating, social distancing and shielding vulnerable people during this crisis. Find out more from the website. For those living in tower blocks, there are some simple steps you can take to reduce the risks. You should stay at home, leaving only for the very limited reasons which are set out in the government guidance. These include shopping for food or medicine (as infrequently as possible.) Face-to-face contact with other people sho

Emma Dent Coad - Grenfell Inquiry Highlights Failings

Architects Journal: former Kensington MP Emma Dent Coad discusses the poor practice and disjointed approaches to social housing. From the design stage, through to build - citing examples of poor practice that led to failings at Grenfell.

The Budget - Coverage

The budget was announced by the new Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak MP on 11th March and included a pledge of £1bn towards the Building Safety Fund for the removal of dangerous cladding on buildings over 18 metres. Though the announcement was broadly welcomed, there have been some concerns in the housing sector as to how funds would be allocated. Inside Housing have covered the new budget in detail, and explore its implications for the future of UK housing in detail. Click on the link below to visit their website.

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