People living in high rise buildings across Greater Manchester are being given the opportunity to give their opinions on their homes to the Greater Manchester High Rise Task Force.

The survey, which is available on GM Consult until Sunday 15 September, has been launched to help the Task Force provide further evidence of the impact on residents living in high rise buildings following the tragic Grenfell tower fire and inform the future work of the Task Force.

Paul Dennett, Salford City Mayor and Chair of the Greater Manchester High Rise Task Force, said: “This research will help us to better understand the issues and concerns residents of high rise buildings have. This may be how safe they feel, if and how they have been impacted by the fire at Grenfell and if they are facing increased costs because of work required to their building.

“Since the launch of the High Rise Task Force we have worked tirelessly to ensure every tower block across Greater Manchester has been inspected and necessary steps taken to ensure the immediate safety of residents in the case of fire and that all residents have received information about their blocks.”

The research will also look into residents understanding of fire safety and the safety measures of their building.

Paul added: “We want to make sure that people are safe and feel safe in their homes. By filling out this survey you will help us help you.”

Early responses to the survey were also used to inform the Task Force response to the Government’s Building a Safer Future proposal. The Task Force unanimously agreed that the current system of regulation is not fit for purpose, but said that more needs to be done to address the current problems for residents and ensure their safety in the future.

The survey is available on GM Consult until Sunday 15 September.

Further updates regarding the work of the High Rise Task Force can be found here


Article Published: 11/09/2019 15:02 PM