18-Aug-2017
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Grenfell residents who lost their homes will be paid £5,500

LONDON June 19: People whose homes were destroyed in the Grenfell Tower fire will be given at least £5,500. They money, given to each household, will be a down-payment, Downing Street announced.
 
It comes from the £5 million government emergency fund previously announced, and support workers will help those who need it access it.
 
No 10 said the £500 cash payment is already being handed out and further payments will be available tomorrow from the Westway Centre and the nearby post office in Portobello Road.
 
Help will be given to residents who do not have bank accounts. People can also access money from the emergency fund to help pay for funerals.
 
Theresa May said: ‘As we continue to respond to the needs of the community, our focus is on ensuring that all of those affected by this unimaginable tragedy get the right support as quickly as possible.
 
‘My government will continue to do absolutely everything possible to help all of those affected through the difficult days, weeks, months and years ahead.’