Braunstone Blues is a multi-agency, early intervention project consisting of a team from each of the three emergency services: fire and rescue, police and ambulance. It is being piloted in Braunstone, an area of higher deprivation in the City of Leicester. The project is led by Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service, is based in the community at a local school and has strategic input from the police, ambulance service, local authority and clinical commissioning group.
The aim of the project is to reduce reliance on emergency services, by educating and supporting the local community through its programme of healthy, safe and secure visits and organised events.
The Braunstone Blues originated from the realisation that those who repeatedly use emergency services, irrespective of which service it is, are likely to be facing similar underlying difficulties and these difficulties cannot be dealt satisfactorily by one organisation alone. By joining up services and improving the way that information is shared across agencies, the Braunstone Blues project will be able to deliver better outcomes for vulnerable people earlier.