A care home has been found deficient in fire safety arrangements by the London Fire Brigade (LFB).

Glebe House, in Glebe Road, Rainham, was given an “enforcement notice” by LFB on July 21 and has until November 11 to address the issues.

The home provides personal care and treatment for injury, disease and disorder to people out of its two-storey building.

A Care Quality Commission report dated October 2022 said that the service can support up to 12 residents.

The issues highlighted in the enforcement notice include providing a suitable method of giving a warning in case of fire and ensuring that “adequate escape routes and exits leading to a place of safety are provided” in case of an emergency.

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The fire exits were also said by LFB to require clearing so they are available for use “at all times” that the premises is occupied.

Details of the notice further revealed that the care home had failed to keep fire safety equipment and devices in “effective working order”.

The site is operated by the Avenues Trust Group that runs a chain of care homes across the UK.

Steven Parker, director of housing and development for the Avenues Trust Group, said in response that they are “working with LFB” and the owners of the property to “address the matters raised” within the given deadline.

He added: “We are confident that in meantime the property and service is safe.”