To support the work of the Task Force, research was commissioned to gather and analyse information about experiences and perceptions of fire risk amongst residents living in high rise buildings. While it is methodologically complex to identify whether perceptions and experiences have changed as a direct consequence of the Grenfell Tower fire, it is possible to gain an understanding of the retrospective impact of such a tragedy.
The research was undertaken to inform the future work of the High Rise Task Force and provide a clear evidence base of the issues and concerns faced by residents living in high rise buildings across Greater Manchester. The High Rise Task Force ran this survey from July 2019 until September 2019. Responses received in the first few weeks were used as part of the High Rise Task Force response to the Government’s Building a Safer Future consultation to ensure the experiences and views of residents were included.