Devon Enhanced Community Recovery Service

We provide support for people with severe and enduring mental issues, in their own homes.

The support concentrates on learning and developing life skills, helping clients manage risks all with a view to moving on to more independent living.



A support plan is developed with the client, link worker and any other appropriate person that they would like to be involved.



It might include goals around:



•    mental health


•    daily living


•    physical health and wellbeing


•    finance and budgeting


•    meaningful use of time


•    support networks or community activities


•    safe management of self-harming behaviour


•    shopping, cooking and healthy eating



Each client has a named link worker who is their main contact.



From the first application to leaving the service, a detailed risk assessment and support planning tool is developed and reviewed regularly between the clients, their care co-ordinator and Home Group.



Clients are fully involved in their individual risk assessments and are encouraged, where practical to do so, to manage their own risks using a ‘Safety, me and others’ sheet.  Previous risk assessments are an essential tool in ensuring clients receive the most appropriate support for their needs.






The support offered by the Devon Enhanced Community Recovery Service compliments and integrates with existing support service networks offered to the client within the community.  



This could include, but are not limited to:



•    day services


•    healthcare professionals


•    advocates


•    debt counsellors


•    employment advisors


•    resettlement officers


•    family workers.






All referrals are received through Devon Partnership Trust (NHS Devon).

For commissioners

Devon Enhanced Community Recovery Service is a CQC registered domiciliary service for adults with a mental health diagnosis who require aftercare under section 117 of the Mental Health Act 1983.



The service provides a person-centred support package to clients in their own homes to enable them to learn and develop life skills, manage their own risks and outcomes with the aim being for them to move on to more independent living.



The service aims to ensure that clients are not discriminated against on the grounds of gender, ethnicity, family circumstances, disability, religion, sexuality, sexual health or age.



Applicants must meet eligibility criteria for age and diagnosis.



For further details of the service and referral process, contact:



Becky West


Registered Manager




Telephone: 07471 355 752


Ian Howe


Clinical Lead




Telephone: 07471 355 753