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Urgent Community Response in North Kirklees

The service aim for the Kirklees UCR is to rapidly respond to Kirklees residents (aged 18 or over) who require a 0-2 hour crisis response in the place of their residence in order to prevent avoidable admissions and readmissions by managing the patient at home with appropriate ongoing community support.

Who is it for?

The service is for Kirklees residents. The service criteria is as follows;




Over 18 years.

Is acutely unwell or injured, requiring emergency care intervention and admission to an acute hospital bed.


Is living in their own home or a residential/care setting within the Kirklees local authority area, and has a registered GP within the Kirklees area.

Is experiencing a mental health crisis and requires referral/assessment by a specialist mental health team.


Is in a crisis and needs intervention, within 2-hours to stay safely at home/usual place of residence.

Needs acute/complex diagnostics and clinical intervention for patient safety in hospital.



Is under the influence of drugs or alcohol


Pregnancy related complications

Who can refer?

Referrals can be made from;

  • Care Homes
  • Health and care professionals
  • General Practice
  • YAS
  • 111
  • Self-referral (If seen by the UCR service in the past 30 days)
  • Gateway to care
  • Social Workers
  • Domiciliary care

How to refer?

Referrals are accepted through the Kirklees UCR Hub and can be contacted on 01484 443935

Service operating hours

Calls can be received in the hub from 8am-8pm 7 days a week. Last referral time for a face-to-face visit is 5.30pm. Clinical advice is available up to 8pm.

Face to face appointments will take place between 8am-8pm.

The service is provided in partnership with