The National Association of Funeral Directors, through collaboration between its members in London, is providing support to the Westminster Coroner and emergency services, to care for those who have died at Grenfell Tower and we will continue to do so for as long as we are needed. Words cannot even begin to express our shock and sadness at this terrible loss of life and our thoughts and prayers are with all those who have been touched by this tragedy.

We are working with the government, local council and other organisations involved to understand what arrangements are being made in respect of the funerals and how best we can support this as a profession, whilst understanding and respecting the need to give families the freedom of choice to arrange funerals that are in line with their wishes, beliefs and individual circumstances.