Braunstone Blues are a collaboration of Police, Fire and Ambulance services in Leicestershire working together to deliver a healthier, safer and more secure community.
The project was established following a conversation between Chief Officers from the police, fire and ambulance services around how to reduce frequent callers and get right to the heart of the issues they are calling about. Using the model of a multi-agency early intervention partnership, the project aims, through its programme of healthy, safe and secure visits and organised events to:
- deliver a healthier, safer and more secure community
- reduce the number of unnecessary emergency calls to blue light services.
The role of information sharing
Initially, information sharing was between the fire and police services in the form of incident data, which was used to identify high demand areas, but it lacked the detail showing underlying causes. The add more detail the partnership started was to engage with more local services to make the best use of data.
To move this work forward the partnership won a grant from the Local Government Association (LGA) to find ways to make better use of data. At this point, Braunstone approached the Centre to run a workshop to bring together both existing and potential partners to identify cultural barriers and enablers to information sharing. Details, findings, next steps and recommendations from the session can be found in the workshop report below:
You can also find more information by visiting the Braunstone Blues website.