We help adults with social care needs find care and support so they can live as independently as possible in their own homes. This includes older people, people with physical disabilities or learning disabilities, and mental health service users. We can arrange for someone to work with you if you need help to understand what your needs are and how to access services you need.
We also provide support for carers who look after relatives or friends who can’t manage on their own.
Steps to get care and support provided by the council
Care and support services provided from the council
Care and support services might typically include:
- advice and information about what is available in Kirklees
- Care needs assessments or support to assess your own needs
- Help to stay safer and more independent in your home with the help of equipment and adaptations
- Reablement which gives you temporary support if you have been in hospital, had an accident or illness, or any crisis which means you need a little extra help. The reablement team help you learn or regain skills to be able to live as independently as you can
- Personal budgets and direct payments, are cash payments we may be able to give you instead of providing care and support services so you can buy them yourself
- telecare services from our Carephone home safety service, includes a Carephone which is a special unit that plugs into a telephone line and dials for help at the press of a button on a pendant. As well as your pendant there are many different types of sensors which can connect to your carephone these include, fall detectors, medication dispenser, movement sensor and much more.
- Supported living usually means your housing and support is built around you rather than you fitting into a service. You can choose to live alone or live with, or close to, other people like yourself.
- Extra Care Housing is a group of self-contained flats to rent designed to maintain the independence of older people (usually 50+) who have care and support needs. The schemes consist of individual flats along with a range of communal facilities and care available on site.
- Sensory Services are for adults over 18 years of age who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a visual impairment, enabling them to maintain their independence.
- Care navigators offer an advice and signposting service for adults aged over 18 and carer's whether or not you are eligible for support from the council.