At least 20 Grenfell Tower survivors have attempted suicide, claims charity

Charity says at least 20 survivors of Grenfell Tower have attempted suicide

Silence of Suicide claims the residents of the tower have been struggling to cope

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

A charity has said at least 20 survivors of the Grenfell Tower tragedy have attempted to commit suicide. 

Silence of Suicide says a number of the survivors have been struggling to cope in the wake of the tower block fire. 

The founder of the group, Yvette Greenway, told the BBC many have been unable to move past the incident. 

She told Victoria Derbyshire there was a dependency on drugs and alcohol, and there were sure to be a number of cases of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. 

Kensington and Chelsea Council have said there is a network to provide victims with support, but Greenway told the BBC there was very little confidence in these services.

At least 80 people were killed after a fire engulfed the west London tower block in June.