The Inquiry has published an update on its work.
This update contains information about:
- Module 8 hearings
- Monthly community drop-in sessions
- Disclosure figures
- Core Participant figures
- Support arrangements during hearings
- Contacting the Inquiry
Module 8 hearings
On Monday 4 July the Inquiry will begin hearings in Module 8, the final module of Phase 2 of the Inquiry. Module 8 will include presentations of evidence concerning those who lost their lives in the Grenfell Tower fire.
In addition, the Inquiry will hear evidence from the following witnesses:
- Dr Ashley Fegan-Earl, lead forensic pathologist. Dr Fegan-Earl will give evidence on Monday 4 July about the processes of identifying the cause of death. He will not give evidence about matters relating to individual deceased.
- Gaille MacKinnon, one of the lead forensic anthropologists working on the identification of those who died in Grenfell Tower. Ms MacKinnon will give evidence on Monday 4 July about the process of victim identification. She will not give evidence about matters relating to individual deceased.
- Dr Karl Harrison, one of the lead forensic archeologists working on the recovery of those who died in Grenfell Tower. Dr Harrison will give evidence on Monday 11 July about the process of victim recovery. He will not give evidence about specific matters relating to individual deceased.
The full timetable for Module 8 can be found here.
Monthly community drop-in sessions
The Inquiry plans to hold several ad hoc drop-in sessions for BSRs and the local community throughout the report writing stage. The details of these sessions will be published online nearer the time.
The Inquiry team can be contacted by telephone or email once hearings have concluded. Contact information for the Inquiry can be found at the end of this newsletter.
As at 28 June 2022, the Inquiry has disclosed 20,752 documents in Phase 1 and 299,056 in Phase 2, making a total of 319,808.
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 646.
Support arrangements during hearings
BSRs and members of the public can 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 are available, 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.
The Inquiry team can be contacted by telephone on 0800 121 4282 or by email at [email protected]