Braunstone Blues, a multiagency team consisting of staff from Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service, Leicestershire Police and East Midlands Ambulance Service, has now finished following three and half years in Braunstone.
Braunstone Blues was established in May 2015, as a two-year project, to reduce the number of calls to the emergency services in Braunstone. The team worked with partners and residents to deliver a healthier, safer and more secure community, by educating and directing residents to appropriate services. At the beginning of 2018, the project was extended to September 2018, to continue their success and for further analytical work.
The team has been instrumental in providing a way forward for partnership and multiagency working, as well as trialling professionals from each of the emergency services to deliver each other’s expert key messages.
Braunstone Blues achievements include:
- 2,878 home visits
- Over 566 community events and reached 17,270 people at those events!
- 260 residents and Year 8 trained in our Life Skills course
- Fitted over 600 smoke alarms
- Fitted over 200 window and shed alarms
- Conducted over 550 health checks
- Nominees for the Health Service Journal Awards 2016
- Winners of the Emergency Services Partnership of the Year Award 2016
- Winners of the High Sheriff of Leicestershire Award 2017 for Innovative Partnership Working
Although the work of Braunstone Blues has come to an end, there is still plenty of local help out there. B-Inspired is a neighbourhood-based charity in Braunstone, working to change Braunstone for the better. Based at 45 Wellinger Way, Braunstone, LE3 1RG, they work with the community to gain an insight into the real life issues close to the hearts of our Braunstone residents. Helping residents with food share, garage sale, outreach activities, Befriending scheme are just some of the services they provide. If you haven’t already done so please like/follow @B-Inspired on Facebook and Twitter @BInspiredLeics so you can keep up-to-date with things going on in Braunstone. For more information about them and what they can offer, visit their website by clicking here.
Call 101 to report a crime that has happened or for police advice, or visit Leicestershire Police’s website Call 111 if you are feeling unwell, unsure, and need health advice, or visit NHS 111 website. ONLY call 999 in an emergency – crime in progress or life threatening Remember to stay ‘Healthy, Safe and Secure’! On behalf of Braunstone Blues, we would like to thank residents and partners for all their help, and support and for making the team part of the community.
Andrew Brodie, Assistant Chief Fire and Rescue Officer and fire and rescue service lead for the project, said: “Braunstone Blues has demonstrated that the sum really is greater than the parts and we are all very proud of what has been achieved.
“Different organisations, each with something different to offer, have worked together to successfully manage demand for their services by helping local residents to prevent crime, increase safety and deter antisocial behaviour. Together they have delivered so much more than they would have done as individual agencies.”