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Relative or friend in Specialised Housing?

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Regulation and housing advice

Are you aware that Specialised Housing is regulated by the Fire Authority and Local Authority?

You can find further information about Specialised Housing on the Elderly Accommodation Counsel website. 

Take some time to look through these frequently asked questions that you may find helpful:

Question
Do staff receive appropriate training to assist my loved one during an evacuation of the building?
Answer
Each housing provider has a legal obligation to provide suitable (according to the type of building) training to support all residents and staff in the event of an emergency evacuation.   
Each member of staff (where applicable) should receive this training when they commence employment with the housing provider. This should be routinely practiced to ensure all staff are ready in the event of a real emergency. 
You can ask your housing provider questions about the training regime and how your loved one will be cared for in the event of an evacuation. 
Last updated
18/10/2017
Helping your loved-ones to stay safe

Are you caring for someone who may become lost or confused while out of their home?

Kent Police and Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS) has a form to assist you and them to locate or search for individuals.

This form should be completed as soon as you can, to help in the event of an emergency. We would encourage you to spend time with your loved one completing this form whilst you’re relaxed, comfortable and able to think clearly ahead of a possible situation.

Free safe and well visits

Did you know you might be eligible for a free KFRS safe and well visit?

If they are not eligible for a Safe and Well Visit, did you know there are extra steps you can take to help keep your loved one safe?

There is a selection of fire safety aids available to buy that can help keep you and your loved one safe and independent, including:

  • Smoke alarms with warning lights and vibrating pads for the deaf or hard-of-hearing
  • Fire-resistant sheets and pillowcases
  • Remote smoking ashtrays
  • Automatic shut-off switches for ovens and hobs
  • Electrical socket guards
  • External post boxes
  • Key safes

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