United Kingdom Homecare Association
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Fire brigade offer advice on preventing fires in people's own homes

The London Fire Brigade have noticed that a significant proportion of people dying in accidental house fires (30 per cent of people between January 2009 and December 2011) have some contact with homecare providers or social services. As homecare providers we can often be the first to notice a situation becoming more risky and may be the only link to the community for an individual.

This article sets out a typical example of someone at high risk and how low cost interventions and free visits from the local fire service can save lives.

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