Kirklees Council wanted to ensure that respite provision within Kirklees met the needs of service users and carers.

Social care Engagement

Why did we cover this issue?

Healthwatch Kirklees wanted to share the councils new ideas with patients and carers which included additional community based options to respite.

What is the impact?

Approximately 400 people and families use the respite service in Kirklees.

REPORT: What did people tell us?

Click the download button to find out what people told us about the future of respite care in Kirklees.

Respite Care Report Download File (pdf 819.14 KB)

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