We launched this campaign in 2009 to improve the safety of people's homes following a fire in a tower block in Southwark, London, where six people died.

The campaign won the British Society of Editor's award in 2010.


Shepherd's Bush fire

Investigation after fire rips through high-rise

22/08/2016 | By Pete Apps

A London Fire Brigade investigation is underway after a blaze ripped through five floors of a council’s high-rise block on Friday.


'Variations' in association safety

17/06/2016 | By Pete Apps

The approach to fire and carbon monoxide safety “varies considerably” among housing associations, with better regulations needed.


Which councils are retrofitting high rises with sprinklers?

15/07/2015 | By Kate Youde

On the sixth anniversary of the deadly Lakanal House fire, an Inside Housing investigation finds that only a few councils are following the coroner’s recommendation and retrofitting their tower blocks with sprinklers. Kate Youde reports

Southwark Council owned block damaged by fire

Lakanal House to be brought back into use

15/09/2014 | By Pete Apps

Plans to refurbish the south London tower block where six tenants died in a devastating fire five years ago have been outlined.

Fire at Lakanal House in 2009

Council gives go-ahead for sprinklers in wake of Lakanal

07/02/2014 | By Kate Youde

Southwark gives go-ahead to sprinklers for its most vulnerable residents

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