Issue details

Future Arrangements for the Council-Run Long Stay Dementia Care Homes

To present Cabinet with findings from the recent dementia care home consultation and other relevant details to enable a decision to be made on the future arrangements for Claremont House and Castle Grange.


The following are the wards where the buildings are situated, however the residents are from all wards across Kirklees:

·       Heckmondwike

·       Newsome


A non-statutory consultation on the closure of the care homes was completed on 03 January 2024.  Information associated with the consultation will be included in the Cabinet report.



Background Papers


·       Presented and approved at Cabinet 26.09.23 - UPDATEDCabinetReport2026.09.23CHCGexitfinal2018.09BM.pdf (

·       Have your say on dementia residential homes in Kirklees consultation | Kirklees Council

·       Presented at Scrutiny Panel 22.11.23 - (Public Pack)Agenda Document for Health and Adult Social Care Scrutiny Panel, 22/11/2023 14:00 (

·       Information for families | Kirklees Council

·       Integrated Impact Assessments - IntegratedImpactAssessment (


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure>£500,000 and affects2 or more wards;

Decision status: For Determination

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 18/01/2024

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - View reasons

Decision due: 12 Mar 2024 by Cabinet

Lead member: Portfolio Holder for Health and Social Care

Lead director: Service Director - Learning Disabilities & Mental Health

Department: Health and Social Care.

Contact: Saf Bhuta, Head of In House Provision - Learning Dis&MH Email:

Members/Officers Involved: Cllr Jackie Ramsey, Portfolio Holder for Health & Social Care - Ward Councillors (Cllr Viv Kendrick, Cllr Steve Hall, Cllr Aafaq Butt, Cllr Andrew Cooper, Cllr Susan Lee-Richards, Cllr Karen Allison)- Richard Parry, Strategic Director for Adults and Health - Julie Muscroft, Service Director for Legal, Governance and Commissioning - Martin Dearnley, Head of Risk - Karl Larrad, Head of Legal (Corporate)