Resident dies in care home blaze- Chingford

A resident has died after a fire broke out at a home for people with learning disabilities.

The building contains two supported living services, Connington Court and Connington House.

The two homes, both run by Sequence Care Group, catered for adults with learning disabilities who may also have autism, complex needs or behaviors that challenge services.

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Hazards of vanity mirrors after care home blaze.

Fire chief warns about the hazards of vanity mirrors after care home blaze.


Staffordshire FRS has issued a warning about the dangers of make-up and vanity mirrors when placed in direct sunlight, after a fire broke out at Nethermoor House care home in Rugeley, Staffordshire.
The cause of the fire was direct sunlight shining onto a make-up mirror, which then set light to nearby curtains.
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Care home on fire in Pandy Tudur

A fire has devastated the Old Vicarage Care Home near Llanrwst.

The fire has caused “significant” damage to the roof and first floor of the property, although the full extent of the damage is still being assessed.

Crews used ladders and breathing apparatus to reach seven of the residents reported trapped on the ground and first floor of the building.
Six of them were taken to Ysbyty Glan Clwyd to be checked over.
The other 19 residents were evacuated safely with the help of care home staff, paramedics and police.

A joint investigation by North Wales Fire and Rescue Service and the police suggests the blaze was sparked by electrics in a first floor store cupboard.

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Fire at Stevenage Care Home

A fire broke out at a Stevenage care home this afternoon following a reported explosion in a resident’s room, with seven people taken to hospital.

  • The fire broke out at Woodlands View care home in Stevenage, Hertfordshire 
  • Social media users reported an air ambulance landing in a supermarket car park 
  • Ambulance service has tweeted that seven people have been taken to hospital

NFCC Launches Specialised Housing Fire Guidance.

The official launch of the NFCC Specialised Housing Guidance took place on 4th May at the CFOA conference.
The NFCC  has provided recommendations designed to protect residents of specialised housing from fire.

Its recommendations relate to various forms of sheltered housing, extra care housing, and also supported housing for people with common characteristics, such as learning disabilities and mental health problems.
A common factor in the premises to which the guide applies is the ability to facilitate person-centred planning.

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Two people have died after morning fire at a care home

Two people have died after an early morning fire at a care home in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire.

Thirty-three people were rescued and three were taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation and minor burns, said East of England Ambulance Service.

Firefighters said the “whole roof” had been “well alight” when they arrived.

“Hertfordshire County Council is working in close cooperation with Broxbourne Council and the health service to assess the needs of the evacuated residents and arrange alternative accommodation.”

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