The manager of a student accommodation company has offered 21 studio flats to temporarily house victims of the Grenfell Tower fire.
Laura-Jayne Cannell, Community Manager of Chapter Portabello, which is close to the burnt out building, said the flats are ready to house up to 46 people who lost their homes in the fire.
The 28-year-old told The Independent she hoped they would give “respite” to the families following the fire, which killed at least 30 and injured scores of others. They are currently empty for the Summer.
“Nearly 300 students that live in this community. It’s our home, so I think just like everybody else you naturally want to help,” she said.
“We’ve just had a recent move-out and they’re available until the end of July. The idea is to give a bit of respite and normalcy. Kids can sit and watch the TV – just relax a bit.”
Ms Cannell is currently liaising with the Royal Kensington and Chelsea …