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Essex Risk Intervention Service

Essex Risk Intervention Service (ERIS) delivered in partnership with a CCG will pilot the concept of a commissioned service to cover falls assessment and ordering of assistive technology during the ECFRS Safe and Well visits from April 2018 to April 2019.

Benefits for Health

  • Reduction in social isolation
  • Robust system-wide referral process
  • Better identification of vulnerable peoples’ risk
  • Data sharing.

Benefits for Police

  • Reducing repeat victimisation
  • Reduction in fear of crime
  • Retention and cascading of Police messages
  • Vulnerable people understand how to access help when it’s required.

Benefits for Fire

  • Reductions in accidental dwelling fires
  • Reductions in injuries
  • Increase smoke alarm and carbon monoxide ownership
  • Fire safety in the community.

The project started on 1st April 2018 in Uttlesford & Braintree. Two ECFRS Technicians have been recruited to pilot ERIS and health falls assessment training and ordering of assistive technology for the technicians has been delivered.
Police training will be delivered to the technicians imminently with the aim of identifying vulnerable people from intelligence led referrals to reduce multi agency visits.

Next Steps:

  • ERIS will be evaluated in partnership with Nottingham Trent University at 3-6-9-12 months
  • A presentation on ERIS will be delivered to all Essex CCGs over the next 3 months
  • Analysis will be collected from each visit to consider what impacts the visit had for Essex residents
  • A business case will be built based on the evaluation findings to take to CCGs to secure funding post pilot.


Roger Hirst, PFCC

Jo Turton, Chief Fire Officer