The type of care home which is best for you depends upon what your needs are.

You could apply for a care home as a self-funder and pay for it privately if you have funds to do so.

However, if you require financial assistance you will need to find out whether you are eligible and have your needs assessed please contact Gateway to care

Different types of care homes

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

Residential care homes

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

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

Nursing care homes

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

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

Kirklees Council run care homes

Shepley - Cherry Trees
Heckmondwike - Mill Dale
Mirfield - Ings Grove
Netherton - Moorlands Grange
Newsome - Castle Grange
Heckmondwike - Claremont House

How to contact adult social care services

Gateway to care is the contact for anyone that would like further information or advice on any of the above care homes.

  • Contact Gateway to care
  • Phone 01484 414933
  • Opening times
  • Monday to Friday: 8am - 5pm
  • After 5pm - If your call is Urgent you can still telephone 01484 414933 as all calls are diverted to our Emergency Duty Team
  • Email
  • Address Customer Service Centre, Civic Centre 3, Market Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2YZ
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