Fire Safety in Extra Care Housing in the UK

This page provides a list of resources that look at fire avoidance and control strategies in specialised housing developments with particular reference to lessons learnt and current day legislation.

The new CFOA guide supercedes the Housing LIN Technical Brief No 5 and should be read along with a selection of other useful resources below.

The new guide provides recommendations that are designed to protect an estimated three quarters of a million residents of specialized 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.