Approximately 470 homes owned by the council are managed through a Private Finance Initiative (PFI) contract known as Excellent Homes for Life (EHL). There are both general needs homes, found throughout Kirklees, and three Extra Care Housing schemes - Sandy Mount, Meadow Green and Woodland Court.
People living in any EHL managed homes are council tenants. The tenancies are managed on the council's behalf by Pinnacle Group Ltd who also carry out any maintenance and repairs and look after the communal spaces including the external grounds and car parking.
Tenancy 24-hour help desk service
Pinnacle Group Ltd provides a 24-hour help desk service. Tenants can use this to report housing repairs and raise any questions or concerns about the management or maintenance of their home or tenancy. The helpdesk number is: 0330 036 1517.
General Needs Housing
EHL General Needs housing is all one and two-bedroom flats and includes 35 flats specifically designed for wheelchair users. These are available to rent through the council's housing register and Choose 'n' Move system. Further information can be found on joining the housing register.
Extra Care Housing
EHL Extra care housing is a type of specialist housing which is designed to maintain the independence of older people (usually 50+), who have care and/or support needs. Further information can be found on Extra Care Housing.
Extra Care community bistro and facilities to hire
Each of the Extra Care Schemes has a bistro which welcomes tenants and their families/ friends as well as members of the community. These are currently run by Kirklees Catering Service.
Bistros are open 7 days a week and offer:
- Breakfast and lunchtime service - with a range of hot and cold meals including a choice in portion size and price and a vegetarian option.
- Lighter meals include salads, quiche, paninis, filled jacket potatoes together with a selection of desserts and cakes.
- Hot and cold drinks and snacks.
- Dietary requirements can be accommodated on request e.g. diabetic, coeliac and gluten intolerance.
Facilities available to hire
Within each of the Extra Care Schemes there are four communal rooms that are available for hire to tenants and local community.
Tenants are also able to book time in the tenants' lounges to hold parties and other celebrations.
Catering and refreshments for any rooms hired can also be offered from the community Bistro.
Enquiries relating to tenants' parties, room hire, catering and refreshments should be made in the first instance to the relevant Scheme Manager: