The relief effort is being taken out of the Tory authority’s hands, to be replaced with a joint operation from the civil service and other London councils.
The Red Cross charity is also to play a bigger role. Yet council leader Nicholas Paget-Brown has refused to say whether he will resign.
In a BBC interview on Sunday he insisted, “There’s an effective, coordinated relief effort on the ground and I’m sorry if people haven’t seen that.”
But the view from the ground is very different.
Lala lives near Grenfell Tower and her uncle was one of the survivors. She told Socialist Worker, “My uncle was evacuated and just left to his own devices.
“He received no information, no help. He wasn’t even allowed to go back to his house to get his medication.
“We’re trying to find out what to do but there’s no communication from the council. We’re being told that people are being rehoused but there’s no evidence of that.”
The government has refused to promise to rehouse those who lost their homes within the borough. Some fear being sent far away into the north of England.