If you're looking for a residential care home, there's a huge variety of options. They include:

  • care homes for older people
  • care homes for younger adults with disabilities
  • care homes for children

Care homes may be privately owned or run by charities or councils. They vary in size.

Different types of care homes

Care homes with personal care

One of the first things to consider when choosing a care home is whether you need it to provide nursing care, or just personal care.

A care home registered to provide personal care can help you with things like:

  • eating meals
  • washing
  • going to the toilet
  • taking your medicine

Care homes with nursing care

If you need nursing care, a nursing home will be more suitable. For example, a nursing home might specialise in certain types of disability or health conditions such as dementia.

These types of care homes provide 24-hour nursing care by qualified nurses and healthcare assistants. There will always be nursing staff on duty.

Finding a care home

A comprehensive list of all care homes and care homes with nursing in the Kirklees area is available on our Connect to Support directory.

If it is a Kirklees contracted care home it will have the following sign under the key facts.

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All of our services are registered as required with CQC and reports of the latest CQC inspections are available on their website.

Paying for a care home

If you have been assessed as needing a care home, you will have to pay either the full amount or a contribution towards the cost of your care. This will depend on your financial circumstances.

For information on how we work out how much you pay, go to our paying for a care home or nursing home section.

Further guidance

Contact Gateway to care

Fill in our simple online form.

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After you've contacted us

A Gateway to care officer will then contact you directly via email or a telephone call.

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