Originally set up in response to the Grenfell Tower fire, FixMyBlock aims to give social tenants living in tower blocks in England and Wales the information and support they need to tackle problems with their homes, and in particular around fire safety and dangerous living conditions.
In the future, we hope to expand the content to cover Scotland and Northern Ireland, and other tenure types too.
Clear action guides explain what tenants are entitled to in law; what they should do in order to get problems fixed; and, most importantly, how to take further effective action if landlords aren’t providing safe homes in accordance with their legal responsibilities.
Stories from other tower block tenants around the country demonstrate what can be achieved, and how to avoid the pitfalls they may have overcome.
We emphasise the benefits that can come from collective action; the value of well organised residents’ groups; and the importance of making your housing problems known to the wider world via media campaigns, events and marches. We believe these are a direct routes to getting tower block residents’ needs not only attended to, but also added to the public agenda.
We would like to thank the following people and organisations who generously gave their time and expertise to help us in the creation of this site.
The project was funded by a grant from the Legal Education Foundation.