Grenfell Recovery Strategy

Background

In January 2019, the Council agreed a Grenfell Recovery Strategy, which set out our plans to support long-term recovery for the bereaved, survivors and the local community.

The Council committed £50m to support the strategy over 5 years (from 2019/20 to 2023/24). In December 2020, the Council’s Leadership Team agreed a Grenfell Recovery Resourcing Framework. Building on the original strategy, this set out our plans to work with bereaved and survivors, residents and community partners to shape the remaining three years of the Grenfell Recovery programme (from April 2021 to March 2024).

We publish information regularly about the programme and in January 2022, we published the first annual report on the delivery, reach and impact of the Grenfell Recovery Programme.

You can read more about the Grenfell Recovery Strategy and about the funding.

Progress on delivery, reach and impact

Grenfell Impact Report

Over the past year, we have been working with bereaved, survivors and local people to adapt existing Grenfell Recovery services and launch new projects.

We have heard clearly from residents and partners that we need to do more to share information about what activity has been delivered to date, who it has reached and what difference it has made. 

We recently published the first of a series of annual reports with information on the delivery, reach and impact of the programme.

This report shows the range of work underway across the programme and what we know about who it is reaching and what difference it is making.

Key stats

  • 725 bereaved and survivors are accessing the Dedicated Service 
  • An average of 662 adults, children and young people accessed emotional health and wellbeing services in schools or community settings each month in 2020/21
  • An average of 1800 people took part in activities and courses on offer through the Community Programme each month in 2020-21.
  • More than 90 per cent of those who told us about their experience of the Grenfell Community Programme gave positive feedback or told us they had benefitted in some way from participating

Read the full report.

The report celebrates the work of local residents, organisations and other partners. We are grateful to everyone who has given feedback or been involved in shaping or delivering projects and other initiatives. 

We know that we need to do more, both to improve our services and to demonstrate more clearly the impact the provision is making. This will be a key area of focus over the next year and we are already working closely with partners, local organisations and residents on the next report.

We would welcome feedback and ideas from residents and partners about how we can improve next year’s report and share information about the programme more widely. Please contact us: grenfellrecovery@rbkc.gov.uk

Community updates

If you want to find out more about the Recovery programme, you can email: grenfellrecovery@rbkc.gov.uk

For more information about Grenfell Recovery Resourcing Framework, please read below the community update we have produced.

Grenfell Recovery Resourcing Framework

In December 2020, the Council’s Leadership Team agreed a Grenfell Recovery Resourcing Framework. Building on the original strategy, this set out our plans to work with bereaved and survivors, residents and community partners to shape the remaining three years of the Grenfell Recovery programme (from April 2021 to March 2024).

In the Resourcing Framework we committed to:

  • Increasing community involvement in the Recovery programme, renewing our commitment to community-led recovery;
  • Improving the reach and impact of Grenfell Recovery initiatives, ensuring they are as inclusive as possible;
  • Working with the community to ensure that we can establish a long-term sustainable legacy from the Grenfell tragedy that is meaningful to local people.
Grenfell Recovery Strategy

The Grenfell Recovery Strategy was agreed in January 2019 and sets out the Council’s plans to support a community-led recovery for the bereaved, survivors and the local community.

It commits £50m over five years to deliver a number of services and initiatives to ensure that residents have the support, skills, and new opportunities they need to help their recovery. This includes dedicated support for bereaved and survivors and support to the wider community, including targeted emotional health and wellbeing services and initiatives to build on community capacity.

The strategy was shaped by national and international evidence on disaster recovery and the wide range of engagement activity which has taken place since the tragedy.

The strategy sits alongside the recovery efforts of a wide range of partners, including the NHS, the Government, schools and local employers, local voluntary and community organisations and, most importantly, residents themselves.

The NHS has committed £50m and developed its own strategy to support recovery. Read more about it on the NHS website.

Alongside the Recovery Strategy, the Council’s Public Health team is leading work to monitor the health of bereaved and survivors, first responders and the local community.

In addition to targeted support for the bereaved, survivors and those affected in the local community, the Council is delivering a range of initiatives to support the broader recovery through every day services and to change the way we work with our communities. This includes a new Economy Strategy, Live Work and Learn, a Housing Strategy and a new People Strategy. 

Below you can find the Grenfell Recovery Strategy and summary.

Last updated: 2 March 2022