Kirklees Council provides respite care for adults who have a learning disability and who may have additional physical disabilities too.

Facilities

We are based in a modern bungalow with 8 en-suite bedrooms. The building is wheelchair friendly with access to lovely safe and secure garden areas.

  • Fully accessible main bathroom
  • Two dining rooms and a fully equipped kitchen
  • Comfortable lounge with T.V
  • Games room
  • Areas where you can join in with activities
  • Safe, friendly and stimulating environments where people will feel comfortable and at ease
  • Areas in the building where you can have a quieter environment
  • Keyworkers to ensure individual support
  • Home from home environment where individuals are able to do as little or as much as they choose
  • Sprinkler system and fire alarms linked to the fire station
  • Specialist call system for individuals to let staff know when you need help
  • Walking distance to a small village
  • Countryside location with public footpaths

Healthy, nutritious food

  • We believe that maintaining a healthy, varied diet is important in your overall wellbeing and physical health. We offer a varied menu and have meals that cover a wide range of dietary and cultural needs which include gluten free, celiac, diabetic and Halal choices.
  • Fully equipped kitchen area which is available for individuals to use, if safe to do so, to make snacks and refreshments
  • Refreshments are available throughout the day
  • Spacious and attractive dining rooms which offer the opportunity to dine in comfort in a sociable environment, receiving the level of support appropriate for your individual needs

Activities

  • Activities tailored individual needs including in-house activities and trips/outings
  • Events and outings arranged to local and wider community
  • We encourage individuals to maintain hobbies or learn new skills
  • If you do not wish to join in any of the activities, there are a number of quiet areas which you can use to chat with friends or staff or simply relax
  • Activities are designed to meet the needs of the individual which have been highlighted in their support plan reflecting our person centred approach to care

Well-being

  • On referral we will spend time to get to know you and work with you and your family in creating a support plan and risk assessments to ensure that we meet your needs and keep you safe. We understand that everyone changes so these plans and assessments are ongoing and we will work with you to ensure these continue to meet your needs and keep you safe
  • We welcome and value your feedback which we ask for after every stay
  • We work closely with local healthcare professionals and pharmacies which enables us to request repeat medication and make short notice appointments should these needs arise during your stay
  • We work alongside our colleagues in the Health and the Community Learning Disability Teams to ensure we can meet needs when dealing with support needs outside our expertise
  • Staff are trained to a high level to ensure that they are fully equipped to meet a range of needs

Transport

  • Fully accessible 9 seater minibus and driver which enables us to access both local and the wider community
  • Bus service every hour and train station with trains to Huddersfield and Sheffield

Cost

There is a charge for our respite care service and also for some of the activities that you may access during your stay with us. Depending on your situation you may be able to receive some help, your social worker will explain this before you start using our service.

No smoking policy

Cherry Trees is a no smoking building. If you do smoke we are able to make a plan to enable you to do so.

Arrange a visit

Our management team will be delighted to give you a tour of our facilities and discuss your needs with you in more detail. A personal visit is the best way to really see what is on offer here.

Cherry Trees