About the service
The day service at Highfields is for adults with learning and physical disabilities who have complex health needs. The service is run in partnership with Kirklees Council, with the Trust providing specialist staff to ensure the best possible outcomes for individuals accessing the day service.
Our team of specialists work hard to help give individuals the confidence to be more independent and engage in community activities.
A range of activities are offered by day services, including:
- adapted cycling
- community visits
- adapted ice skating
- arts and crafts
- sensory room
- posture management
- music sessions
- gentle armchair exercises
- support with home skills and cooking
We have a staff nurse on duty every day who offers support for medication, dressings and can also make referrals to other Trust services including physiotherapy and speech and language therapy. Every individual accessing the day service is given a personalised care plan which includes details moving and handling plans.
The team also has adapted buses which staff use to enabling service users to join in outside activities.
Why would someone choose the service?
Our specialist staff have worked hard to create a supportive and caring environment where individuals can feel safe. All of our staff are trained to a high level and can help support a range of complex needs.
Staff you may meet
- Nurses who choose to specialise in the mental health branch of nursing work with GPs, psychiatrists, psychologists, and others, to help care for patients. Increasingly, care is given in the community, with mental health nurses visiting patients and their families at home, in residential centres, in prisons or in specialist clinics or units.
- Receptionists are the first link for many patients and visitors. They often work on their own or with one or two other receptionists, greeting patients as they arrive and check them in. They might also collect patient notes and ensure that these vital records go to the right healthcare professional. In a clinic, they may make appointments and arrange patient transport.