The Community Enhancing Recovery Team, also known as CERT, provide intensive support in people’s homes as an alternative to being admitted to hospital.

We support adults with a variety of needs, including people with mental health problems, personality disorders and mild learning disabilities. 

Many of the people we support have been in out-of-area rehabilitation hospitals. By bringing people back to home to Sheffield not only have we been able to improve the care they receive, but we also save the NHS money on expensive inpatient stays.

Our aim is to build the confidence of the people we support to live independently in the community during their recovery and reduce the need for inpatient admission.

CERT is the first service of its kind the country, and we have won numerous awards for our innovative approach to recovery.

Forest Close and CERT have an updated referral form which should replace all old referral forms. To match, they both have a new email address:

All referrals from August onwards should be sent to the new email addresses above for a timely review and consideration.

Our approach

We believe that people are at their best when they’re at home, surrounded by their friends and family. To bring people back to Sheffield we need a place for them to call home, and that’s where our partnership with South Yorkshire Housing Association comes in.

Our LivingWell partnership gives the people supported by CERT a fully furnished home where they can begin their recovery. Every service user is given an assured tenancy, which means if they do need to go back to hospital they won’t lose their home.

Alongside the safety and security of a home, we provide intensive support to help our service users reach their goals. This can be anything from cooking and budgeting skills, to finding education or employment opportunities.

How is the service accessed?

We accept referrals from healthcare professionals for anyone already known to Sheffield services.

We’ve put together a quick guide to explain how our referral process works here.

You can take a look at our service eligibility and selection criteria in full here.

If you have any questions or queries please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the team.

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Contact us

Team Manager: Andrew Cockerill
0114 2262425


75 Osborne Road
Michael Carlisle Centre
S11 9BF
United Kingdom

Operating hours

The service operates 8am to 8pm, seven days a week.

Service CQC rating

Overall Trust CQC rating