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Secretary of State launches key data sharing project.(News)(Hazel Blears)(Brief article)

The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Hazel Blears, visited Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service recently to officially launch a unique information-sharing project which will provide better services for vulnerable elderly people.

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The service has worked in partnership with numerous agencies including the NHS, Cheshire County Council Social Services, Cheshire, Halton and Warrington Information Consortium and Business Insight and IT providers IBM and Esprit to set up a system and protocol for sharing information about vulnerable people.

The system ensures the risks facing vulnerable residents are reduced and that people are given easy access to all the support and advice they need. …

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