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Lycette Care - Alternatives To Care scheme

Recruitment & Application


The Lycette Care - Alternative to Care is a community recovery service with the provision of accommodation delivered in cluster unitsĀ 

Each person referred to the service receives an individual package of support of up to 21 hours per week, based upon a needs assessment. This support is delivered flexibly with some support hours for individuals aggregated in order to ensure that staff are effectively deployed.


Applicants must have experience of mental health challenges - we welcome people who have life experience of mental health issues.

Staff must be available to work flexible hours as negotiated with service users and Lycette Care. This will mean that it is unlikely that hours will be fixed.

Staff will be required to attend a weekly meeting - this is at a fixed time and duration.

Staff must have experience and knowledge of the recovery model.

Ideally staff should have a full and clean driving licence.

  • Full time = 37 hours per week + 2 sleep-ins or 2 on-calls per week
  • Part time = 10-25 hours per week + 1 sleep-in or 1 on-call per week


What is a 'Support Time Recovery' worker?

The following is an article from The Nursing Times (VOL: 102, ISSUE: 33, PAGE NO: 23)

Today in the NHS new ways of working that aim to improve care for service users, address staff shortages and increase job satisfaction are continually being created, piloted and introduced in phases. One such role in the adult mental health arena is the support time recovery worker.