You, or someone you know, can sometimes get free support to regain daily living skills for up to 6 weeks if you need it. This is usually if you have been in hospital or had an illness or fall.

This temporary care is called intermediate care, short-term care, reablement or aftercare. It helps you get back to normal so you can stay independent.

We work with you in your own home to help you to regain your abilities and improve your quality of life.

Support options

  • Reablement - is a short intensive service, delivered in the home which is offered to people with disabilities and those who are frail or recovering from an illness or injury.
  • Rapid response service - Individuals receive care and treatment in their own home following a multi disciplinary assessment, they may also have equipment provided to support care at home. For up to 5 days, to prevent admission to hospital or in the event of a break down in carer arrangements
  • Generic Worker Service (Long Term Conditions - Provided for up to 2 weeks, working in partnership with health and social care colleagues. Providing you with a fast and efficient response with managing a long term condition and self care.

Who we provide these services for

We provide a variety of support services to a range of vulnerable people over the age of 18 years, who are Eligibility for care and support and live in Kirklees.

We provide services to people following a Care needs assessments or needs analysis undertaken by a health or social care professional.

This takes into account what you would like, your cultural and religious beliefs as well as:

  • physical disability
  • mental health (including dementia)
  • sensory impairment
  • learning disability.

What care you'll get

Your support worker may support you with some or all of the following:

  • personal care: washing, dressing and supervising you when you bathe
  • assisting you to get up and to go to bed
  • basic healthcare needs, e.g. medication
  • meal preparation
  • support with therapy plan/exercise programmes
  • support with equipment you have been assessed for.

How much it costs

The service provided by the Short Term and Urgent Support Service is time limited and is not chargeable during this time. If you require support that goes beyond this time you may be charged. The amount you pay is based on a Financial assessment. A

Care Quality Commission

The Kirklees Council Short Term and Urgent Support Service is registered with and inspected by the Care Quality Commission. It must deliver services following legislation, regulations and standards.