and instead suggests sending them nine miles away (but she says she’ll pay their bus fare!)
- Victims will be rehoused in neighbouring boroughs if room cannot be found
- Housing minister Alok Sharma guaranteed they would stay in the area to MPs
- If they are moved out, families will be reimbursed for bus trips to local schools
The Prime Minister has remained vague on the subject of where the families affected will be accommodated, even though housing minister Alok Sharma guaranteed they would stay in Kensington and Chelsea on Thursday.
As part of the Grenfell Tower Residents’ Discretionary Fund, families who lived in the block could be rehoused in a neighbouring borough if suitable accomodation is not found.
While some boroughs, such as Hammersmith & Fulham and Westminster are relatively close, residents could be rehoused up to nine miles away in Brent or Wandsworth.
Mrs May said the victims would be rehoused ‘as close as practically possible to where they previously lived – meaning they can continue to access the same public services such as their local school or local GP.’
But if families are housed miles away from their area, the fund will give them financial help with their travel expenses to access services like local schools.