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There are lots of ways to make life easier at home, help you stay independent and might help you stay where you are. These include adaptations, equipment, assistive technology, home support and other care services.
Link to support to live at home (new page).
Alternatively you can get help to move to another home – see the ‘What options are there for housing and accommodation?’ section below.
There will be many factors that you should consider when choosing a care home including:
- Quality of care – all care homes must be registered with the Care Quality Commissioning (CQC). They check these organisations are meeting government standards. Find the latest inspection reports on the CQC website.
- Experiences of others – the NHS choices website includes the option of leaving comments and star ratings – see what others have said about their experience and add your own.
- Location – if it is near to family and friends
Cost – see the ‘care home charges’ section below
The Care Quality Commission (CQC)
CQC monitor, inspect and regulate services to make sure they meet standards of quality and safety and then publish what they find, including performance ratings to help people choose care.
If you are concerned about the way you are being treated, or witness or suspect abuse or neglect please contact:
If you are concerned that a vulnerable person living in Kirklees is being abused you should call and speak to Gateway to care.
Visit us Gateway to care contacts
Write to us Kirklees Council, Safeguarding Adults, 3rd Floor Kirkgate Building, Huddersfield, HD1 1BY
Telephone 01484 414933 to report abuse open 24 hours a day.
You may also be interested to learn about the Dignity in Care campaign in Kirklees. Dignity in Care
NHS continuing health care is free care for people who have significant and ongoing health care needs. It’s often referred to as CHC funding.