Fire Safety Advice

In light of the devastating events in London, St Vincent’s and VHS  want to provide reassurance that we take the health and safety of our customers, visitors and staff very seriously.

We invest heavily in ensuring we comply with all fire safety legislation. In the last four years we have invested in excess of £750,000 in upgrading fire safety measures. These include fire doors, smoke alarms, fire alarm systems, sprinkler systems and door closers.

Fire precautions within our properties are kept up to date with specialist surveyors carrying out independent inspections and we are 100% compliant.

St Vincent’s does not have any multi-storey blocks above 6 floors and none of our properties have been fitted with curtain wall cladding, currently being related in the news to the fire at Grenfell Tower in London.

However, we want to assure customers that we are not complacent with our responsibility in this area and take great care to ensure that the fire precautions built into our properties are maintained. We work closely with all Fire and Rescue Services within our areas.  These include Cheshire, Greater Manchester, West Yorkshire and Lancashire.  

The contact details for any North West based Fire & Rescue Service can be found at

 If you require a Home Safety Check or for further free home safety advice please call Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue on Freephone 0800 555 815 or visit

Lancashire Fire & Rescue  on Telephone: 01772 862545 Email:


Cheshire Fire & Rescue  Tel: 01606 868700 email:


West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue   Tel: 01274 682311Email


If you would like to speak with someone from St Vincent’s Housing Association please call Graham Platt (Compliance Manager) on

For press enquiries contact Sarah Hodgkinson on 07896 154329 or email

16th June 2017

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St Vincent’s Housing Association Limited is registered as a charitable community benefit society under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014 with registered number 19947R , and as a Registered Provider with the Social Housing Regulator with registered number L0875, whose registered office is at Metropolitan House, 20 Brindley Road, Old Trafford, Manchester M16 9HQ