As we reflect on the Grenfell testimonies, it’s crucial we focus on quality, not cost-cutting

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We need to build homes quickly, but we must not forget the lessons of Grenfell, writes David Orr

I have been reading some of the testimonies given to Grenfell Testimony Week. Six and a half years after the catastrophic fire, the testimonies are still heart breaking. People have talked of grief and loss and guilt and love.

They have talked of the corporate failures, the continuing struggle for justice and the despair that so little has changed. But people have also talked this week and elsewhere of the heroic response of local people, of faith and community groups, of a community doing its best to pull together in the most appalling circumstances.

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