Embrace Group care home resident burns to death in his wheelchair

Sherwood Forest Care Home - Embrace

A 60-year old man in a wheelchair has burned to death outside a care home in Derbyshire.

Derbyshire Police confirmed that the man was a resident of the Sherwood Forest Care Home, which is owned by Birmingham-based Embrace Group.

A spokesperson for Embrace issued a statement today: “Our deepest sympathies are with the resident’s family and loved ones. Whilst an investigation is ongoing, it would not be appropriate to comment further,” the company said.

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Police and the fire service attended the scene on Monday lunchtime. “We received a call from the fire service at 12.57pm on Monday to a report that a man had been found alight in a wheelchair outside the Sherwood Forest Nursing Home, in Village Street, Derby,” a spokesperson said.

“Our role was to help identify the man and to notify the next of kin and the coroner.

“We do not believe there are any suspicious circumstances behind the death.”

Police added today that they are working with the care home to investigate the circumstances or the death on behalf of the coroner, but a spokesperson said that “nobody else was involved.”

Sherwood Forest Care Home is a purpose built home providing nursing, palliative and respite care, taking a tailored approach that includes support for adults diagnosed with dementia for up to 37 residents.

It passed a CQC inspection in 2014, meeting standards across overall care, management and treatment of people.

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