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Accommodation now found for all residents at fire-damaged home

Alternative accommodation has now been found for all the 24 residents of a fire-damaged care home.

Yesterday accommodation was found at short notice for 17 residents after the fire at Standon House care home, Tamworth, on Saturday night.

Today accommodation has been confirmed for the seven residents who needed hospital treatment and are expected to be discharged in the next few days.

Helen Riley, Staffordshire County Council’s deputy chief executive, said:

Working with the residents’ families and other partners we now have everything ready for the five we expect to be discharged today and for the other two residents who we hope will be allowed home in the near future.

It’s not easy finding suitable accommodation in the same area at short notice and I’d like to thank everyone for their hard work in making this happen so quickly to minimise the disruption for residents and their families at a difficult time.”

 

Notes for editors

Standon House is a privately-run care home. Following an incident like this Staffordshire County Council has a safeguarding duty to all residents.