OPINION - The Leader podcast| Grenfell Disaster: Five years on, what has changed?

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People observe a 72-second silence at the Grenfell memorial wall in Westfield shopping centre in London, (PA)
People observe a 72-second silence at the Grenfell memorial wall in Westfield shopping centre in London, (PA)

As London marks five years since the Grenfell TowerFire, we are looking back at the last half-decade to find out what lessons have been learned from the disaster, and what changes have or haven’t been implemented since.

Campaigners claim there’s still work to be done to eradicate the cladding from buildings across the country, and get justice for the 72 that died.

The Evening Standard’s Rachael Burford runs us through the history of the fire, what happened that day, and the revelations that followed the Grenfell Inquiry.

Plus, Joe Delaney from Justice 4 Grenfell who witnessed the fire itself and has been taking part in the inquiry, talks to us about how it has impacted his life over the last five years, and what changes he wants to see from the government.

And we speak with Emma Butt, Children’s Champion at the Nova charity about how children impacted by the disaster are still struggling with their mental health today.

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