Additional Guidance for Fire Safety in Residential Care Homes
Review Statement Oct 2019. Please Note.
“In agreement with the NFCC (previously CFOA) it has been agreed that the additional guidance on residential care premises will still stand and not be reviewed until the outcome of the Hackitt report is finalised and we have scrutinised the implications in conjunction with the NFCC representative.” — NASHiCS.
Members have been asking when?
No time scales at present but there will be a meeting in London with interested parties on the 31st January to discus.
Police inquiries and unannounced inspections have been carried out at disability care homes in West Sussex.
They were in response to “significant safeguarding concerns” after a number of reported deaths.
The CQC was alerted to Sussex Health Care services by West Sussex County Council.
New placements have now been suspended to eight homes run by the organisation.
Two homes in Horsham were identified by the CQC as homes with “significant safeguarding concerns”. The Laurels in Guildford Road – for young adults only – and Orchard Lodge in Dorking Road, cater for people with complex physical and learning difficulties.