Frequent users of public services are those who regularly contact a specific or a range of public services. They make up a significant proportion of the demand on services that amounts to huge costs in terms of time and resource. This can create a risk of services being unable to meet an emergency.
A number of public services are trialling new ways of managing frequent users and addressing their needs. They are putting the right tools in place to manage needs without emergency services, leading to quicker resolution of issues and a better experience for the service user. Other public services are working together to share information in order to identify and meet the needs of frequent users.