Campaign and support group for the Grenfell Tower fire survivors and bereaved families
Grenfell United is made up exclusively of bereaved family members and survivors of the fire. The group represents 80 per cent of the tower survivors and approximately 80 per cent of bereaved families.
The organisation was formed a mere two weeks after the fire during a meeting at the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington. Ex-Grenfell resident, and Vice Chair of Grenfell United Ed Daffarn, said the initial aim was to offer an authentic voice to the survivors and bereaved and to give each other the emotional support needed in the immediate aftermath of such trauma.
It’s vital Grenfell isn’t remembered for the mistreatment we suffered, but the change that comes as a resultEd Daffarn
Next came the practical support - which continues today. From a local community space the organisation provides a range of services to its members including children’s play areas, complementary therapies and rooms for survivors to meet with legal representation.
The ongoing mission of Grenfell United is now focused on the campaign for justice. Daffarn says: “We want to change the wider culture, we want the truth to emerge from the Grenfell enquiry and we are big supporters of the ongoing campaign to remove dangerous cladding from other buildings. It’s vital Grenfell isn’t remembered for the mistreatment we suffered, but the change that comes as a result.”