UK News Grenfell Tower fire survivors given just £10 to live on, volunteer says

17:00  18 june  2017
17:00  18 june  2017 Source:   Press Association

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Survivors of the Grenfell Tower blaze are being given just £ 10 to live on by the council, a volunteer has said . West London film producer Nisha Parti, who has been helping victims in Kensington, said the cash is being given to those checking into hotels in the wake of Wednesday’s blaze.

Survivors of the Grenfell Tower blaze are being given just £ 10 to live on by the council, a volunteer has said . West London film producer Nisha Parti, who has been helping victims in Kensington, said the cash is being given to those checking into hotels in the wake of Wednesday’s blaze.

People look at Grenfell Tower in west London (Isabel Infantes/PA) © Provided by The Press Association People look at Grenfell Tower in west London (Isabel Infantes/PA)

Survivors of the Grenfell Tower blaze are being given just £10 to live on by the council, a volunteer has said.

West London film producer Nisha Parti, who has been helping victims in Kensington, said the cash is being given to those checking into hotels in the wake of Wednesday’s blaze.

She said volunteers were unable to get hold of any money, despite huge donations of cash being made and Theresa May pledging £5 million in emergency funds.

Speaking on ITV’s Peston on Sunday, she said: “Kensington and Chelsea are giving £10 to the survivors when they go to hotels. There is money pouring in from all these amazing volunteers, we can’t get access to the money and we cannot get it to the families.”

When asked why they couldn’t get access to it, she said: “Because no one’s telling us where it is. Victims were going to hotels, arriving at hotels, with no one from the council to greet them, to check them in, to give them clothes and food.

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“Volunteers are now going to hotels with food packages, with cash that they’re trying to find because they have nothing.”

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Survivors of the Grenfell Tower blaze are being given just £ 10 to live on by the council, a volunteer has said . West London film producer Nisha Parti, who has been helping victims in Kensington, said the cash is being given to those checking into hotels in the wake of Wednesday’s blaze.

Survivors of the Grenfell Tower blaze are being given just £ 10 to live on by the council, a volunteer has said . West London film producer Nisha Parti, who has been helping victims in Kensington, said the cash is being given to those checking into hotels in the wake of Wednesday’s blaze.

Kensington MP Emma Dent Coad said survivors were being repeatedly moved around.

She told BBC One’s Sunday Politics: “We are still hearing stories of people not being allocated properly.

“There’s one woman this morning and her child, they have been moved three times since Wednesday into different accommodation. That’s absolutely appalling.”

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