A student housing provider is offering 21 studio flats to homeless victims of the Grenfell Tower fire, Metro.co.uk reports.
So far, 17 people have been confirmed dead as a result of the west London blaze, which destroyed hundreds of homes and belongings.
Posting online, Laura-Jayne Cannel said: ‘I have 21 studio flats with bathrooms and kitchens available to those that need them. PM me
#GrenfellTower PLEASE SHARE’.
Since being uploaded, the tweet has been shared more than 3,000 times.
The post has ‘restored faith’ for many people, dozens of which started tweeting her back to thank her.
One said: ‘God bless you and people like you Laura.’
Another said: ‘Much respect to you very kind to make use of these flats whilst uni students are away for summer term.’
Some people, however, questioned how Laura ‘has 21 studio flats standing unoccupied during an acute housing crisis’
She soon cleared up any doubt by confirming that she worked for a student housing provider – and was offering the flats rent free.
Laura’s tweet follows a call by Jeremy Corbyn for the government to take over luxury empty properties in Kensington to prevent Grenfell Tower fire victims having to leave the area.
The Labour leader said it is unacceptable for poor people and the homeless to be left looking for somewhere to live while land banking takes place in the area, adding properties should be ‘requisitioned if necessary’
Mr Corbyn also said hundreds of thousands of people living in tower blocks will be ‘frightened, traumatised and very, very worried’ following the blaze in west London.
He added he ‘feels very angry’ that so many people have lost their lives in a tower block where the fire precautions did not work.
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