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Calls for care home providers to tighten fire safety

Following on from the Grenfell Tower fire, England’s care watchdog the Care Quality Commission (CQC) wants all care home providers to re-examine the fire safety checks that take place in care home buildings to avoid a loss of human life in a fire.

In Wales, the Welsh Government has urged social, private and commercial landlords to get samples tested for fire safety and has announced that an expert group will be set up to ensure fire safety at tower blocks and other residential properties.

CFW will keep members updated on any changes or issues which affect social care settings.

For more on this story, go to the carehome.co.uk website and for updated fire safety advice check out the National Fire Chiefs report.