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Fire safety overhaul for London Care Homes

Tuesday 19 July – Today a BBC investigation has announced a number of Care Homes in London have been ordered to improve standards after they failed to reach basic fire safety standards.

UK Care Home InvestmentsAfter hospitals, fire fighters consider care homes to present the greatest risk to life of any public buildings. Residents are often elderly, fragile or suffering from a mental or physical illness.

29 Care Homes in London have been discovered not reaching basic standards since 2010.

The London Fire Brigade (LFB) issued each of the homes with a legal Enforcement Order, compelling them to make changes. The homes were guilty of breaches including no fire escape plans, no training for staff and no marked fire exits.

“It is quite horrifying. In care homes you have some of the most vulnerable people in society – people who can’t move around quickly. It’s crucial those homes have good fire safety procedures,” Green Party London Assembly Member Jenny Jones stated.

“This sort of thing should be absolutely basic at places with residents who are not quick on their feet. Fire safety plans, staff training and emergency exits have to be up to date.”

Some of the homes had up to eight individual breaches of fire regulations, each potentially lethal.

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