What are extra care premises?
Extra care premises is a term that is used where there are self-contained homes which are privately owned, rented or part owned/part rented within a block, bungalow estate or retirement village. These will often have occupiers who require specific domestic support and/or personal care.
There may often be communal areas, such as a restaurant or dining room, health and fitness facilities, hobby rooms and even computer rooms.
What are my responsibilities?
Extra care premises are required to have a fire risk assessment. Consideration needs to be given as part of this process to a 'person-centred approach' assessment looking at the needs of each individual.
Where can I find out more?
Further guidance is available in the specialised housing guide. This includes templates and explanations on how to conduct a 'person-centred approach' assessment.