Mental health toll on people in flats with Grenfell-style cladding revealed

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Survey finds people in blocks built with now-banned panels are ‘hugely affected’ by issue

Residents of tower blocks wrapped in combustible Grenfell-style cladding are turning to drink and drugs and suffering bouts of depression and suicidal feelings, as freeholders, developers and the government continue to refuse to fund repairs.

Scores of people still living in private flats built with the now-banned panels that helped spread the fatal fire at Grenfell have revealed the toll on their mental health to launch a national campaign calling on ministers to spend hundreds of millions of pounds to make their homes safe.

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