The FIA welcomes the publication of a new guidance document from the National Fire Chiefs Council on Specialised Housing. This publication written under contract by C S Todd & Associates Ltd (an FIA Member)

This guide provides recommendations that are designed to protect an estimated three quarters of a million 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 this guide applies is the ability to facilitate person-centred planning.

The FIA held a Specialized Interest Group (SIG) to review the document and provide comments they were pleased to note that all their comments were accepted.

The document can be accessed here>>