People housed through Lewisham Council temporary accommodation have protested against conditions which they say could lead to a 'Grenfell Tower-like' disaster.

More than 20 residents of Eros House, Catford, took placards down to Lewisham Council's offices, and handed in a letter outlining the problems with the building.

Issues in the building - which is also home to private renters - include water leaking into fuse boxes and electrics, damp coming through exterior walls, substantial mould, and faulty heating, group spokesman Michael Deas told the News Shopper.

News Shopper: Mould in Eros House apartments are causing health issues for residents

The living conditions were impacting on residents quality of life, the group's letter explained.

“The standards and quality of living at Eros House has not only caused medical health risks for many residents, including children, but is also having a psychological impact, as the poor standards the residents have to come home to are quite frankly depressing and anxiety-inducing,” the letter read.

"Please let the recent disaster of Grenfell Tower remain in your thoughts.”

News Shopper: The homes are damp and cold and difficult to heat, according to residents.

As well as damp conditions, many residents were unable to heat their flats during recent sub-zero temperature, Mr Deas, a project coordinator at the London Renters Union, said.

In a statement, a council spokesperson said they it was working to secure improvements to the building - management of which was being transferred from Acorn Estates to District Homes.

The spokesperson said: “We’ve been working with local councillors, the new managing agents and London Renters to support residents to secure improvements to their homes.

News Shopper: Residents of Eros House protested outside Lewisham Council

"Currently the management of the block is being transferred from Acorn Estates to District Homes. We are supportive of the involvement of London Renters to represent the interests of the residents during this transitional period.”