The Inquiry has published an update on its work. 

This update contains information about:

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

Module 6 hearings

The Inquiry continues to hear evidence for Module 6, which examines the role of central government in establishing the legislative regime and formulating guidance on how to comply with it. Module 6 hearings are scheduled to conclude in early April.

The Inquiry will then move on to Module 4, which will examine the response of local and central government in the immediate aftermath of the fire at Grenfell Tower.  The Inquiry will publish a fact sheet which sets out the structure and scope of Module 4 in greater detail once hearings for this module commence.

Easter break

The Inquiry will not hold hearings during the week beginning Monday 18 April 2022. The Inquiry premises will be closed to the public during this time, and will reopen on Monday 25 April 2022.

Monthly community drop-in sessions

The next monthly drop-in session for BSRs and members of the public will be on Thursday 28 April, 16:30-17:30, at the Inquiry venue. These sessions are an opportunity for members of the public and local community to learn more about the Inquiry process and to ask any questions that they may have for members of the Inquiry team.

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

Disclosure figures

As at 29 March 2022, the Inquiry has disclosed 20,752 documents in Phase 1 and 298,193 in Phase 2, making a total of 318,945.

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 provided in our guide, which includes details of the role they play in the Inquiry and how it 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 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.

Contact information

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

Posted on: 31 March 2022

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