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SSCR Sprinklers

In line with our Sprinkler Position statement, we are committed to protecting vulnerable members of the community.  We set aside £1m from the Stronger Safer Communities Reserve to help towards the costs of installing fire suppression systems in buildings housing high-risk residents.

Following the Think Sprinkler event in January 2017, applications were invited from the following housing providers:

  • Local Authorities, Housing Associations and Charities (and such non-profit organisations)
  • Housing providers with residents considered to be at higher risk will be given priority access to the fund.  Factors that may indicate premises could be considered high risk include:
    • accommodation for vulnerable adults e.g. asylum seekers, substance misuse
    • accommodation for vulnerable children
    • residents with impaired mobility
    • high-rise premises

A match–funded element has been  applied to all applications with the Fire Authority funding a minimum of 50%, with the aim of maximising the fund available.

Great Places Housing, Doncaster Gate.
A 20 flat complex with a tenancy of approx. 40 residents.
Autism Plus Thorne.
Thorne House Residential Care Home was built in 1899 and is of late Victorian style and is a building of special interest. The detached property is used to provide services to 18 adults who have autism, as well as other complex needs, with 24 hour care tailored specifically to meet the needs of the individuals.
Target Housing, Vesey Street.
This is a house that has been converted to flats, providing living accommodation for adults with mental health needs.
Silverwood House.
Silverwood House is a high rise residential building in Balby, Doncaster and is managed by St Leger Homes on behalf of Doncaster MBC. Silverwood House is the largest block DMBC has, 17 storeys tall, has 129 flats in total and is home to predominately elderly residents.
Pendon House.
Pendon House, Penistone, is a 2 storey residential rest home for elderly residents. There are a total of 35 units within this building. Pendon House is one of 6 residential care properties to be fitted with sprinklers. Following this project, BMBC will also be fitting sprinklers to :- Church Street Close (Thurnscoe), Hudson Haven, Shipcroft (Wombwell), King Street (Town), Saville Court (Hoyland)
South Yorkshire Housing Association, John street.
John Street is a care home for adults with learning disabilities and nursing needs. It consists of three bungalows with 5 people accommodated in each. The bungalows have a kitchen, laundry facilities, dining rooms and lounge areas and assisted baths are also in each bungalow.
Shaftesbury House, RMBC.
This property has a total of 65 flats, housing elderly residents.
Railway Housing , Doncaster
This block of flats provides sheltered living accommodation for adults over 60
SYHA 911 Project
9 Properties in the Broomhall area of Sheffield housing a total of 25 residents. The 911 Project has for over 25 years provided supported housing to the most challenging and hardest to reach people within the Sheffield City region. Over the last two years the occupancy profile of those referred to the 911 Project has shifted, from those whose primary support needs are drug and alcohol issues to long term and repeated homelessness, coupled with mental health issues and the chronic health problems associated with addiction.
Previously there has been numerous near miss incidents caused by cooking, smoking materials and drug paraphernalia.
Berneslai Homes Misting System
Jointly funded Ultraguard system. Various locations across South Yorkshire
Rotherham MBC Misting System
Jointly funded Ultraguard system. Various locations across South Yorkshire

This content was last updated on April 09th, 2019