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May announces £5m fund for Grenfell victims

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PRIME MINISTER Theresa May has announced a £5m support package for the victims of the Grenfell Tower disaster.

The package includes a commitment that victims who lost homes in the fire must be rehoused as soon as possible with the latest being 3 weeks.

It also included a guaranteed to rehouse victims as close as possible to Grenfell, meaning they can continue to access local services such as schools and GP services.

Until people are rehoused, the cost of accommodation will be met by central Government.

The Government will provide any necessary financial assistance to families who have been rehoused so children and their parents do not incur any extra costs in travelling to their local school.

A new £5 million Grenfell Tower Residents fund made immediately available and given to the local authority to distribute. This could be used to cover the loss of possessions.

May was widely criticised for not visiting residents on her visit to Grenfell yesterday, but she visited residents in hospital and she said:

“I spoke with people who ran from the fire with only the clothes they were wearing, They have been left with nothing – no bank cards, no money, no means of caring for their children or relatives. One woman told me she had escaped in only her top and underwear”

She said Government would do everything possible to help the victims.

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