A NEW home treatment service for young people with eating disorders is being launched across Coventry and Warwickshire.
RISE, the mental health and wellbeing service for children and young people in the region, is setting up a new team within its Eating Disorder Service to offer support at home.
The new service will reduce admissions to inpatient facilities and offer more flexibility.
Sharon Binyon, the Medical Director for the Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust, of which RISE is a part, said: “We know that home is often where the young people we work with feel most comfortable so this is where we can get the best outcomes for them and, importantly, the maximum input from their family.”
“A vital part of a young person’s journey with the Eating Disorder Service is their transition back into day-to-day home life. By seeing more young people at home, that transition will hopefully be much smoother.”
The Home Treatment offer will mainly support young people around mealtimes and will be guided by their families. Supporting loved ones to understand eating disorders and manage difficulties around meals will be central to the team’s work.
RISE is recruiting new roles including Support Workers, Nurses, a Team Lead and a Waiting List Co-ordinator.
Roshni Lawson, Service Manager for RISE’s Eating Disorder Service, said: “Building trust and relationships with our young people and their families will be essential for the team’s work. If you are interested in caring for young people and would like to join us, please take a look at the new roles. I am always happy to speak to anyone who has any questions about the new offer.”
Visit www.covwarkpt.nhs.uk for more information.