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Referrals

Referrals to Hayfield are more complex than 30 years ago.  Individuals frequently have complicated conditions and multiple disabilities, making one of the original aims, employment, virtually impossible.  The lack of employment opportunities and support for Deaf adults with additional disabilities, particularly the need for communication (sign language) makes even work experience difficult to find.  Due to the need for sign language, the lack of sign language interpreters and the lack of social work staff with sign language skills it is difficult for Deaf individuals to receive the services they need and want to bring them equality with their hearing peers.

Add to their deafness; additional and complex disabilities such as Learning Disability, Mental Health diagnosis, Autistic Spectrum Disorder and other physical and mental conditions, the number of services sufficiently qualified to assist such individuals is severely reduced.

Hayfield Services developed to fill that vacuum and has grown to meet the individual needs of those referred to its facilities over the past 38 years, becoming unique and essential to many local authorities and their Deaf clients.

” All candidates are invited for a six-week assessment at the very least “

Anyone who is deaf or hard of hearing, with additional difficulties, such as a learning disability, a mental health condition, challenging behaviour, autism or visual impairment, would benefit from the range of services offered within Hayfield.

Anyone who is deaf or hard of hearing, with additional difficulties, such as a learning disability, a mental health condition, challenging behaviour, autism or visual impairment, would benefit from the range of services offered within Hayfield.

The assessment period has a dual purpose, as it also allows the prospective individual to get to know what is available and to get a feel for whether or not they would be able to comfortably settle down and gain from such a placement.  The prospective candidate, referring agency and assessment staff meet together towards the end of the assessment and decide the way forward.  Detailed documentation is completed, outlining the findings of the assessment period.

All candidates are invited for at least a six-week assessment. This enables staff to work with the prospective applicant and make a detailed assessment and care plan with extensive recommendations.

” The service Hayfield provided was “ first class”, and it is very much appreciated the work that staff do with our daughter ”

Mum & Dad

” Although there has been no social work input for this meeting,  I would like to say that it is very evident that staff in Cowcaddens are doing a very difficult job very well.  Whilst there are physical and mental issues, they are maintaining quality of life at a very high level. ”

6 Monthly Review Meeting

Download an Application for Admission Pack

Front Cover

Contact Information

Part 1

General Referral Information

Part 2

Medical Report

Part 3

Administrative Information

If the prospective applicant decides to take up the place offered, they are given a Conditions of Stay document.  This outlines what Hayfield offers, the expectations from the individual and gives information to help them settle into their surroundings.  If required, staff explain the contents of such written material in British Sign Language (BSL) and other non-verbal / visual mediums, in order to assist comprehension.

 

Following admission, the individual’s desired outcomes are reviewed at least twice yearly and comprehensive documents about their progress, including a care plan and risk assessment are prepared. The approach is person centered and individual profiles are developed.

“I’m really impressed with what you’re doing here.  It is all outcome-focused and the visual review format ticks all the boxes from a social work perspective.  There is so much going on, it’s exactly the kind of service we like our clients to receive.”

 

Darren Roy

Care Manager / Social Worker, Social Services, Perth & Kinross.

 

“ Hayfield are the only specialist resource available of its type in Scotland and as a result it is invaluable.  We have found their person centred approach and engagement to be extremely effective in meeting the needs of our service users placed there; they have proved to be extremely responsive, flexible and quite able in meeting the very complex needs that would not be met elsewhere. ”

 

Local Authority Representative

 

“ The Hayfield service is very professional,  specialised and high quality in terms of standards.  I have no concerns regarding their ability to meet the complex needs, and to deliver suitable outcomes for the people who have been supported by the service.”

 

Service User Care Manager