Dying from Fire, Dying from Cold: Housing Safety Post-Grenfell
Hive Dalston

Thursday 18 from 18h30 to 21h00

Timezone : London

Crossroads Women's Centre
25 Wolsey Mews
nw5 2DX London
United Kingdom
Housing needs to be both safe and warm. Join our public meeting to discuss how to make this a reality.
Confirmed speakers:
***Ishmael Francis-Murray, lifelong Lancaster West resident who grew up in Grenfell Tower and has been active in community engagement since the fire. Check out his documentary, Failed by the State (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tFPCUgjbfA).
*** Cllr Emma Dent Coad, Labour MP for Kensington, and author of 'After Grenfell: Housing and Inequality in Kensington and Chelsea, the most unequal borough in Britain'.
***Sian Berry, Green Camden councillor and London Assembly Member. As Mayoral candidate, Sian proposed free insulation for all homes.
***A resident from Pembroke Park estate in Hillingdon on their battle to get proper insulation.
***An architect from Concrete Action, an independent network of architecture professionals.
Following the Grenfell atrocity, many high-rise blocks have had their cladding and insulation removed, leaving thousands exposed to illness and death from cold. Last winter over 11,000 people died from cold homes. Like deaths from fire due to shoddy building standards and unaccountable public and private landlords, deaths from cold in this rich country are a shocking and unacceptable tragedy. Residents on many housing estates, new and old, are fighting for insulation - but it has to be safe!
At the same time, more and more housing estates are being fitted with district heating networks. Communal heating could save both money and carbon but in practice it is unregulated and often done badly, leaving many residents cold and out of pocket. And without thorough inspection, pipes can be left with gaps around them that provide thoroughfares for fire and smoke.
This meeting will be a great opportunity to discuss what residents are demanding, and exchange ideas and experiences with housing activists, experts and political decision-makers.
Due to the timing of the meeting, food and drinks will be provided by FPA!! Though we'd appreciate a small donation to sub the costs!
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