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Scottish Government publishes draft practical fire safety guidance for existing specialised housing and other supported domestic accommodation

The new draft guidance provides practical fire safety advice to protect those vulnerable to the risk of fire and who live at home in supported domestic accommodation.

Although there has been a 50% decrease in the number of fires and related deaths and injuries in domestic premises over the last two decades, a disproportionate number that still occur involve particularly vulnerable groups (e.g. older people). The need for guidance was also highlighted by the Review of the Scottish Fire Safety Regime and agreed by the Ministerial Working Group, established by the Scottish Government immediately after the Grenfell Tower tragedy in 2017.

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