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#MyCladdingScandal: ‘I'm sick of having nightmares that my block will be the next Grenfell’

On Wednesday, residents of blocks with dangerous cladding shared their stories via #MyCladdingScandal. Here are some of their tweets

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On Wednesday, residents of blocks with dangerous cladding shared their stories via #MyCladdingScandal. Here are some of their tweets #ukhousing

Many of the residents who shared their stories are in the Greater Manchester region:


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Many of the residents are facing huge bills for the remediation work and have no legal recourse to challenge the bills or access government funding:

Some have even paid out:

Those who do qualify for the government fund are struggling to get through the application process:

Even housing sector figures revealed they are directly effected:

And there was a call for the political parties to act:

The End Our Cladding Scandal campaign set up b ;Inside Housing along with residents of the affected blocks has made two demands of political parties:

  • A building safety fund to help pay for the necessary works – not limited to aluminium composite cladding and buildings above 18m
  • A national taskforce, with the involvement of residents, with the power to prioritise the work, ensure the interim measures are appropriate, order building owners to carry out remediation work and ensure residents are protected from costs

End Our Cladding Scandal: general election campaign asks

End Our Cladding Scandal: general election campaign asks

The next government must:

  • Create a ‘building safety fund’ to help pay for the necessary remediation work to affected buildings in the social and private sector – not just those with ACM cladding and above 18m
  • Set up a taskforce, with the involvement of residents, capable of inspecting buildings, prioritising and ordering work and ensuring leaseholders are protected from unnecessary costs

End Our Cladding Scandal general election campaign: full coverage

End Our Cladding Scandal general election campaign: full coverage

The cladding scandal is far from over. Here’s why we need a fresh approach

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Ahead of the general election, Inside Housing revisits our national cladding scandal and sets out what needs to be done to prevent any further tragedies. Peter Apps reports.

 

The cladding crisis Down Under: what we can learn from the response to Grenfell in Australia

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Five years ago a fire spread up Grenfell-style ACM cladding on a high-rise in Melbourne. This prompted an overhaul of the Australian state of Victoria’s building safety regime. Peter Apps finds out what the UK could learn.

 

More than 100,000 buildings outside scope of fire safety measures, minutes reveal

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There are more than 100,000 medium-rise homes that fall outside new regulations aimed at making buildings safe in the aftermath of Grenfell, including the ban on combustible cladding, Inside Housing can reveal.

 

It’s only a matter of time until the next Bolton unless the parties step up to the plate on fire safety

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Inside Housing’s new election campaign calls on the main political parties to commit to taking action to prevent what currently seems like an inevitable further tragedy. It’s time for everyone to step up, writes Martin Hilditch.

 

Leaseholders fear missing out on £200m cladding fund as bidding deadline approaches

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Leaseholders living in blocks seeking government funding for the removal of Grenfell-style cladding have raised concerns over meeting the deadline for applications, while criticising the lengthy process being run by the government.

 

Government refusing to test polystyrene panels, despite request from London boroughs

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The government has no further plans to carry out testing of cladding products despite a specific request from London boroughs to test systems comprising polystyrene, a document obtained by Inside Housing has revealed.

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