The Short Term and Urgent Support team provides our Reablement Service Kirklees residents aged 18 and over. They help you to regain the skills and confidence you need to live independently at home, particularly after an illness or a stay in hospital.

What support could I have

Reablement is a short intensive service, provided in the home which is offered to people who have the potential to recover or improve their level of independence.

For example, it might mean we work with you to:

  • Practice daily activities such as cooking and bathing to help you regain skills and get your confidence back.
  • Find new ways for you to do some things so you feel safer and more confident.
  • Look at other options which may help to support your independence at home. For example assistive technology, equipment or alterations to your home
  • Support with some therapy plans, if prescribed by a physiotherapist or occupational therapist

How much it costs

The service is time limited and not chargeable during this time. If it is identified that you require support that goes beyond this time you will be charged. A person led needs assessment will be done and the amount you pay is based on a financial assessment.

How can I get the service

To get this service you will need to be eligible and also you will need to be willing and able to relearn how to carry out everyday skills and tasks.

Contact Gateway to care

Gateway to care is the contact for anyone that would like further information or advice on adult social care and support services available in Kirklees.

  • 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 Kirklees Council, Gateway to care, PO Box 1720, Huddersfield, HD1 9EL

Service quality standards

The Kirklees Council Short Term and Urgent Support Service provides the Reablement Service. They are registered and inspected by the Care Quality Commission.

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