The current legal framework in England does not guarantee the right to adequate housing and does not conform with international human rights standards.
This March 2019 report (pdf) from the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) presents the lived experience of people who were affected by the fire at Grenfell Tower.
The report finds:
- A year on from the fire, none of the respondents had moved into longer-term accommodation; all were still in emergency or temporary accommodation
- Respondent accounts highlighted that disabled people had additional needs as a result of the fire which were not adequately assessed and/or met
- Some respondents described being placed in unsuitable temporary accommodation much further away from the vicinity of Grenfell Tower, raising issues of isolation and loneliness and increasing people’s vulnerability