Mayfield is the main service point from where services are co-ordinated. Individuals can receive services from within Mayfield itself or from one of our five smaller community bases, which are located in Orrell, Pemberton, Kitt Green, Gidlow Lane and Scholes.
We also have a younger persons' service based in Coops building in Wigan town centre, providing support to young people aged between 18 to 25 years of age.
The services provided are 'person centred' and 'outcome focussed', which means that the service the individual receives is tailored to suit their needs and preferences and working to a programme of development.
A person's service can consist of the following:
- developing and maintaining life skills, e.g. domestic skills, numeracy and literacy, etc.
- sensory stimulation
- educational activities in partnership with colleges, etc.
- accessing community activities, e.g. social activities (libraries, exercise classes, art groups)
- work experience, e.g. community voluntary placements in cafes, churches, etc.
- gardening, as part of the centres project (see below)
- making connections within the community
- and many more.
This is just a snapshot of services we offer - we are continuously developing new programmes of support. The support we currently offer is reviewed at least once a year to make sure that it meets the individual's needs and appropriate changes are made, if required.
Projects at Mayfield
- The Bistro, is open to the users of the service and also to the general public. There is a wide range of snacks and meals available between 10am and 1.30pm Monday - Wednesday and Friday. The Bistro is also a training facility for individuals who access the service as an opportunity to develop catering skills and work experience. The Bistro has also achieved the Healthy Options Business Award.
- Mayfield Grows, is a gardening project which is run by the individuals who use our service. They produce a wide variety of plants and vegetables. The plants are cultivated and taken to local events such as coffee mornings for non-profit sale. The vegetables are used by individuals in the development of their cooking skills at meal times.
- Breakfast Club, a number of individuals from our service help to run a breakfast club for a local school.
How to access the service
If you (or someone you know) would like to attend one of the council's day services, a social worker must make a referral on your behalf. If you haven't got a social worker, contact the Central Duty Team and ask for an assessment of your care needs. The assessment helps us to decide whether or not you are eligible to receive services. We use Depart ment of Health guidance 'Fair Access to Care Services' to work out your eligibility.