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Closer2Home is a new intensive home treatment service that will provide an alternative to hospital, delivering specialist support at home for children and young people with acute mental health problems.

This innovative service will operate across Hampshire, Dorset and the Isle of Wight, and will be delivered by four NHS Trusts who will each provide a Closer2Home team for their local area. Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust will act as the lead provider for the service and combined, these five Trusts will form the Wessex and Dorset Provider Collaborative.

We are currently recruiting to roles throughout the service.

To find out more about Closer2Home and the roles available, click here:

For Solent hosted vacancies

The roles have now closed however please contact directly if you are interested in applying for the following role;


Mental Health Practitioner – Nurse / Psychologist / Social Worker - Closer to Home, CAMHs service, Band 7

The role

Working as a team, you and your colleagues you will be responsible for designing and delivering time-limited programmes of intensive home treatment to young people with a range of needs, who would otherwise have been admitted to hospital. The team will work collaboratively with community CAMHS, children’s services, colleagues involved in ‘transforming care,’ bed and case managers and local inpatient units; using an interagency approach to provide the best care for the young people.

The applicant will be expected to provide clinical leadership to their local Closer2Home team. Each team has been modelled to have an optimal number and skill mix of staff to effectively address the needs of the young people the service will support. The teams will be integrated in a Wessex & Dorset wide system of clinical and operational governance, a new infrastructure that will utilise robust pre-admission care-planning, a ‘single point of access' for intensive home treatment and inpatient services, goal-setting at admission and supported inpatient discharge.

The Closer2Home teams will work together to deliver a specialist service to help young people remain at home who otherwise would have been admitted to an inpatient hospital. The service will operate 365 days a year from 8am-8pm.

We have already recruited the first round of staff for this new service and are now looking to expand the team further before we go-live with the service in late autumn 2021. Joining now will give you a unique opportunity to help shape and develop the service from the outset.