The Inquiry has published an update on its work. 

This update contains information about: 

  • Module 6 hearings
  • Attendance at hearings 
  • Easter break 
  • Monthly community drop-in sessions
  • Disclosure figures
  • Core Participant figures
  • Support arrangements during hearings 
  • Contact information

Module 6 hearings 

This month, the Inquiry will hear evidence on the role of central government in establishing the legislative regime and formulating guidance on how to comply with it. The Inquiry will then move on to Module 4 which will examine the aftermath of the fire at Grenfell Tower. 

A fact sheet on Module 6, which sets out in greater detail the structure and scope of the investigations, can be found here.

The provisional timetable for Phase 2 investigations can be found here.

Attendance at hearings 

Last week, the government announced its plan to lift the remaining domestic Covid-19 restrictions. 

While the Inquiry remains open to all members of the public who wish to attend hearings in person, we encourage all those attending to observe the safety measures that have been in place to date. This includes wearing face masks when inside the building, regularly making use of the hand sanitiser stations that are available, and choosing to follow the Inquiry remotely if you feel unwell. 

The majority of legal representatives have been participating in the Inquiry remotely. We ask you to continue to do so, only attending by exception where it is absolutely necessary. 

Easter break 

The Inquiry will not be adjourning hearings for any of the half term breaks, although it plans to adjourn for one week in the Easter period. This is scheduled for w/c 18 April 2022. 

Monthly community drop-in sessions 

The next monthly drop-in session for BSRs and members of the public will be on Thursday 24 March from 16:30-17:30 at the Grenfell Tower Inquiry, 13 Bishop’s Bridge Road, W2 6BU. These sessions are an opportunity for members of the local community to learn more about the Inquiry process and to ask any questions that they may have for members of the Inquiry team. 

 Further dates include:

  • Thursday 28 April, 16:30-17:30, Grenfell Tower Inquiry. 

 As before, it is not necessary to book in advance to attend. We would ask all those attending to observe social distancing. 

Disclosure figures

As at 25 February 2022, the Inquiry has disclosed 20,752 documents in Phase 1 and 297,973 in Phase 2, making a total of 318,725.  

Core Participant figures

The full list of the Inquiry's core participants (CPs) is available on the key documents page. Further information on CPs is covered in our guide, which includes details of the role they play in the Inquiry and how this differs from being a witness.

The total number of CPs is 644. 

Support arrangements during hearings

BSRs and members of the public will be able to get in touch with Hestia directly to access wellbeing services by contacting 0800 246 5617 between 09:45 and 16:45 Monday to Thursday. Hestia will provide a range of services including:

  • One-to-one telephone or online support sessions that BSRs will be able to book with a counsellor during the day or at the end of the day’s hearings. Please contact Hestia on 0800 246 5617.
  • Drop-in video conference group sessions (twice daily) where BSRs can join a counsellor in a peer support group to support one another and to air and talk through any feelings or concerns. These sessions will start and finish with some resilience exercises, for example paced breathing, grounding and mindfulness exercises and taught resilience tools. For more information and instructions for joining a group session please contact Hestia on 0800 246 5617.

Counselling support services continue to be available for anyone who wants to talk about their emotional wellbeing. The NHS Grenfell Outreach Team is available Monday to Thursday from 08:00 to 20:00, and on Friday from 08:00 to 17:00. Their number is 0208 637 6279. More information, including out of hours contact numbers, can be found on the NHS website.

Contact information

The Inquiry team can be contacted by telephone on 0800 121 4282 or by email at [email protected]

 

 

Posted on: 2 March 2022

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