Extra Care Housing is currently delivered within Extra Care Housing Schemes. These are a group of self-contained flats to rent designed to maintain the independence of older people (usually 50+) who have care and support needs. The schemes consist of individual flats along with a range of communal facilities and care available on site.

Location of the Schemes

In Kirklees there are currently 3 Extra Care Schemes, Meadow Green, Sandy Mount and Woodland Court for which Kirklees Council is the Landlord, all of which operate in the same way.

Extra Care Housing Schemes in Kirklees
Name and link to CQC inspection rating Area Care provider Care staff on site Number of flats
Meadow Green Heckmondwike Community Integrated Care 24 hours a day 7 days a week 43 one and two bedroom flats. Plus 10 in Meadow Green Lodge for people who have dementia
Sandy Mount Crosland Moor,Huddersfield Community Integrated Care 24 hours a day 7 days a week 41 one and two bedroom flats
Woodland Court Dewsbury Radis 24 hours a day 7 days a week 46 one and two bedroom flats
Features and facilities
  • Cafe bistro
  • hair salon
  • activity room (some of the activities held at the schemes are open to the local community, as well as tenants)
  • therapy/excercise room
  • guest suites available to hire for family and friends
  • laundry rooms
  • assisted bathing facilities
  • tenants lounge
  • secure gardens
  • on-site care staff (24 hours/7 days)
  • flexible living space – using the Lifetime Homes standard our designs reduce the need to make any changes required over time; allowing people to stay in their own homes for longer.
  • excellent security - with external lighting and doors, windows and locks all meeting the Secure by Design standard helping people to feel safe in their homes and environment
  • emergency call system - (Assistive Technology)
  • community facilities – such as the cafe bistro, hair salon and some activities are open and available for use by the community as well as tenants
Community facilities

Some of the communal facilities, such as the cafe bistro, hairdressers and some activities are open for use by the community as well as tenants.

Cafe bistro

Each cafe bistro welcomes tenants, their friends or relatives and the public alike and is very reasonably priced. All restaurants are currently run by Kirklees Catering Service.

What they offer

  • breakfast service 9am to 11pm
  • drinks and snacks
  • lunchtime service from 12pm to 2pm every day with a range of hot and cold meals and snacks including a choice in portion size and price and a vegetarian option.
  • Lighter meals include salads, quiche, panini’s, filled jacket potatoes together with a selection of desserts and cakes.
  • Dietary requirements can be accommodated on request e.g. diabetic, coeliac and gluten intolerance.

Menus

Meadow Green Bistro menu

Sandy Mount Bistro menu

Woodland Court Bistro menu

How much it costs

In addition to regular household bills there are 3 main parts to the cost of an Extra Care flat:

  • Housing – the cost of renting the flat from Kirklees Council.
  • Service charge – for management and maintenance of the flat and communal facilities.
  • Care and support – these will vary depending on individual need and circumstances
Care and support

All Extra Care Schemes offer the following support to help you stay independent.

  • On-site home care provider available for people with assessed care needs - care staff are trained to take an "enabling approach " – to encourage and motivate. Registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
  • Housing Related Support - for people who need help with answering letters, speaking to utilities companies etc.
  • Wellbeing checks - to check that you are alright or if you need any further support. The check can be daily, weekly (or anything in between) and can take place in your flat or anywhere around the Scheme.
  • Emergency call system - In-built assistive technology system – allowing tenants to request assistance in the event of an emergency or urgent care need.
Management of the Schemes

Scheme Manager

Each Extra Care Housing Scheme is managed on a day to day basis by a Scheme Manager who is employed by the onsite care provider.

Building maintenance and repair

JLW formerly Regenter Excellent Homes for Life, manage the Extra Care Housing Schemes on behalf of the Council, through its contractor Pinnacle PSG. This includes carrying out maintenance and repairs, and looking after the communal spaces including the external grounds and parking spaces.

Pinnacle PSG provide a 24/7 helpdesk service for tenants to report housing repairs or raise any other query or concern relating to either their tenancy or to the management or maintenance of their home.

Tenancy management

Pinnacle PSG manage the tenancies of the Extra Care flats on behalf of the Council.

Pinnacle PSG provide a 24/7 helpdesk service for tenants to report housing repairs or raise any other query or concern relating to either their tenancy or to the management or maintenance of their home. Telephone Phone 0330 036 1517

Pets

Small pets are allowed such as:-

  • Fish
  • Budgies

Not allowed:-

  • Dogs
  • Cats

Whatever your pet you must discuss this Pinnacle before the tenancy agreement is signed.

Information for professionals

Information on how to refer a client and frequently asked questions are available in the Extra Care Housing Information for Professionals guidance document.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for Extra Care Housing you:

  • must have eligible care needs under the Care Act 2014 as identified by the Council following a care needs assessment and;
  • must have a housing need as determined by the Council's housing allocations policy - this includes:
    • The need to move out of residential accommodation due to closure or change in registration
    • Prevention of a crisis and their current situation breaking down
    • Part of planned pathway step approach that will lead to better outcomes for the individual and a potentially cost effective solution for the Council
    • Safeguarding considerations
    • Improving mental health and wellbeing including social isolation

Applying for an Extra Care tenancy

Anyone who feels an Extra Care flat would suit their needs or knows of someone who would benefit from living in an Extra Care Housing Scheme should contact Gateway to Care and register their interest.

Register your interest

Fill in our simple online form.

Clock Completing this form takes around 5 minutes.

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Contact Gateway to care

Other ways to register your interest

You can do this over the phone

  • Phone 01484 414933 (24 hours a day 7 days a week)

After you've contacted us

An assessment will take place within 28 days of it being requested. If your situation is very urgent and you are in crisis or serious risk of harm, we will aim to see you within 24 hours.