Haywill animal rescue and Therapy centre - Every animal matters! Animals don't judge!
Thanks for visiting!
 we are trying to raise £40,000 to buy some additional land for grazing and to expand the facilities at the rescue!

We hope you can find everything you need. Haywill animal rescue is focused on providing homes and care for abused and unwanted animals. We work with our animals to provide animal assisted therapy for special needs, abuse victims, ex addictions, behaviour issues and mental health. (amongst others!)

We have been established for over 24 years but orginally  kept it very low key and self funded. However we have finally moved to an ideal location with the horses/ponies and of course the mad ex-battery hens and have become a lot larger to accommodate the extra animals we have had to take in! So we need now to raise money!!!

We are Defra registered so we can take "pet" farm animals

We are a Registered Charity No 1172468

This weeks thank you and news
Thanks to our new sponsors who have come on board Oli Luke.com  more news on that front to follow

We have launched our go fund me page to enable us to provide better facilities for our animals.

Haywill "volunteer" show team will be at Mottram show on August 21st come and say hello and support our rescue horses in the ring.

We will be at Gamsley this Wednesday come meet and greet with some of our animals

Many people ask us is there anything we need.- here goes:-
  • newspapers,
  • pieces of material ( to make peg bags etc)
  • Chicken wire, mesh fencing
  • carver water heater  and fridge for the food caravan
  • hardcore and flagging

Food for the animals
  • Food is always needed-

 this week  urgent request is tinned food dog and cat please
  •  horse food:- coarse mix (meadow mix) pony nuts, dengie hifi, alfa oil, sugar beet, happy hoof. horse treats and horselicks.
  • tinned dog food, tinned cat food, dry dog food, dry cat food, rabbit food, guinea pig food,
  • chicken food (mash, corn and pellets)
  • wild bird food,(fat balls, peanuts, wild bird food)
  • We could do with a really nice greengrocer who would donate greens and fruits for all the animals.
  • Pig pellets
  • straw bales
  • hay and haylage
  • shavings
animal sundries
  • bowls
  • collars and leads
  • wormers (need to be the sort that go on the back of the neck)
  • flea treatment (need to be the sort that go on the back of the neck)
  • dog coats
We currently raise money by several ways.
  • Car boot sales (you could help by donating items to sell or even come and help us run the stall for the day).
  • Tack sales (again donations of tack would help us ).
  • Market stall - Glossop artisian market 2nd Saturday every month
  • Sponsorship commercial donate to the rescue rather than the taxman!.

Nanageegee's preserves -  these are sold in aid of the rescue.  only the best ingredients and our free range eggs are used in our preserves. No colourings  E numbers or anything else unpleasant are in our products. As seen on Britain's Best Dish. Ed Bains said" beautiful and so tasty" (Lemon Curd and strawberry jam) John Burton-Race "smooth and luscious".  Jill Golden - "could eat a jar!!!!"
These when available are sold through our shop and at events.
Donations - These are our bread and butter, every little bit counts
Nat West sort code 01-03-38 a/c no 29204534
we also have a pay pal account lynn@haywillanimalrescue.co.uk

Commercial Sponsors  OliLuke.com, Botanica International
additional sponsors M&S. Tesco. Asda

As a panel judge any money from that goes straight in the kitty.
We operate an animal/house sitting service  - enhanced DRB checked
We always need volunteers - Have you a skill that you can help us with? you do not need experience and we are happy to take people under our therapy scheme.  None of us are perfect!
We need people not just to help us with the animals but mending fences build cages, runs etc. people to help us raise funds. etc. the minimum age is 14.
We appreciate any help that is given to us from our volunteers that muck out on a freezing cold day to the little elderly lady who brings us two sachets of cat food.  Thank you to you all.

Taking in animals
We have limited room to take animals in and because of the increase in feed, bedding etc we find ourself in a position that any animal we take in MUST come with a donation of  food that the animal eats and a cash donation  (If severe financial disability is in place we will do our best to help - only in the case of someone in receipt of benefit). This MUST be done when to animal arrives especially if it is a large animal!!!!
Please note that it is your responsibility to bring the animal not ours to collect.  A fee will be charged if we have to collect depending on what is involved.
We also expect to receive all the equipment that you have for the animal rugs, tack, bowls and any bedding such as blankets (so the animal has something familiar!)
We have to keep these animals until they are rehomed as donations are few and far between we are sure you would understand about these measures we have to take!
We have homes waiting for small dogs and kittens!
Animal Update
NO KITTENS  available at the moment but we have many cats, various shapes, sizes and gender! = £50 minimum donation kittens, £30 cats
Puppies -  no puppies available at present

Female bedlington/jr Cross. 2 years old. very much a character. needs home on own and hates cats!!! does not like men!

Yellow-bellied turtles/terrapins
We a have a pair of turtles/terrapins to rehome available in three weeks.  you must have experience with these animals to be able to rehome.  Donation to be advised.  lovely animals two characters Dude and Sweet. male and female.
Cockerels- dumped in a field!
Rabbits - various breeds and gender.
Molly aka  has found her forever home and is so content! she lives with an older couple and everyone knows her and brings her treats.  It is so nice when are animals are adopted and land on their feet. Be happy Molly x
Arkle - We lost Arkle. 28 years young. Sleep tight Arkle you will be sorely missed. sorry guys in tears again!!!

If you are looking to rehome an animal please contact us to let us know what you are looking for. we have animals coming and going all the time so we can call you if a little friend comes in that can suit your requirements.
adoption agreement
Please note we do not allow our animals to be bred that is a requirement and condition of adoption. The new "parents"must undertake to have the animal neutered or spayed if not already done!  you must make sure the animal is microchipped if not already done. If already done make sure you change the details with the microchip company.
We do ask for a donation for any animal that is adopted to allow us to continue our work and to make sure that the animal is not just taken on a whim. (please ask for details). We ask you to go away and think about your decision for at least a day. ( we will "reserve" your animal for you).
 If there is a problem with the animal we will take it back but will not return donations unless there is a medical issue with the animal.
minimum donations for adoptions
rabbits and guinea pigs £25.00
kittens £50.00
Cats £30.00
dogs £100.00
horses £250.00 horses, ponies and donkeys still remain the property of haywill animal rescue. this is a loan of the animal not an adoption!10Chickens £10.00

Please note donations will not be returned unless the animal is returned because of a medical condition. Remember you are not buying the animal just adopting it, the donation is used for the upkeep of the animals.
Haywill animal Therapy
This is a very important part of our charity, we work with people with special needs, mental health issues, disabilities and behavioural difficulties using the animals. We are being recommended by the local PCT and support groups.  We are having a resounding success with this therapy.  We also use the dogs for petting sessions at local establishments the dogs love it and so does everyone else.
We also have a "volunteers" show team who take the rescue horses to shows. This improves confidence, self Esteem, team working abilities and provides some good publicity for the rescue. We are currently looking for additional sposnsorsfor this, in particular someone who will sponsor our horse box.

Animal assisted therapy to give it the correct title is an intervention for people with a wide range of difficulties/ it engages the client in a therapeutic/learning process to bring about awareness and a change in emotional, psychological, physical and behavioural problems. It is experiential in nature, people learn about themselves and others by participating in activities with the animals then discussing and debriefing the process.
The benefits of Animal Assisted Therapy are widely documented. Animals provide a social and emotional support for the child, with assumptions that because the animal seems non-judgemental to the child, it is perceived as comforting, raises the child's self-esteem and makes it easier for the child to express themselves. Animal Assisted Therapy promotes social interaction, reduces anxiety, releasing stress, increasing morale, increased calmness, improves outlook, reduces fear and can reduce the need for medication.
Animal Assisted Therapy has been shown to help girls who have been victims of Child Sexual Exploitation. They are less likely to be anxious and therapist and child are able to form a greater sense of rapport more quickly as they feel more comfortable in a therapy setting.
Studies of the human-companion animal bond reveal many physiological and psychological benefits. “Petting a dog with which one is bonded to promotes relaxation, characterized by decreased blood pressure and increases in peripheral skin temperature.” Veldi and Fisher (2005) also stated “Motivation is increased with animal interaction. For example, persons who had refused therapy came to the therapy sessions when they knew animals were going to be present.” Quoted from Country care a therapeutic residential care school and home.

As to the therapies provided this depends on the individual. An Individual learning plan is completed at the first interview. This ascertains what objectives and outcomes are required. For example anger management. Just being in an animal environment can be a huge stress reliever. Our policy is that all problems are left at the gate before coming through it! Animal assisted learning is especially good for people who don’t take to talking therapies. The therapy is “not one size fits all”. The client may well forget a conversation they had with a therapist a few weeks ago but it is unlikely they will forget what happened when up at the rescue with the facilitator and animals!
The outcomes and objectives are reviewed on a monthly basis. Each clients support attends this meeting. I attend multidisciplinary meetings for each client if required both outcomes and objectives are discussed.
Who delivers the therapies and how are the trustees satisfied they are appropriately qualified to do so?
I am a qualified Special educational needs teacher with QTS and PGCE.  (Lynn P Haydon-Williams) have worked for years both in specialised schools and inner city schools in the state education system with children with various special needs. I am a certified councillor in bereavement counselling and anger management.  I am currently working to achieve Level 3 certificate in assisted therapy skills
Are any specific qualifications needed to deliver these therapies, either for the therapies themselves or for addressing the needs of the actual beneficiaries, which will vary according to their circumstances? If so, what are they and do the persons delivering the therapies have them?
There are no official qualifications for Animal assisted therapy.
Is there a professional body for animal therapists that accredits individual practitioners? If so, are the persons delivering the therapies accredited members of this body?

At present there is not a professional association that I can find. However I am looking to start an association so we can support each other in a professional way and share resources

The therapists are working with vulnerable beneficiaries, often with individual one-to-one contact. Please can you provide us with details of your organisation’s safeguarding policies? Please can you also tell us how the trustees have satisfied themselves that these safeguarding polices are adequate to protect vulnerable beneficiaries?
Haywill animal rescue and therapy centre
Safeguarding policy
This policy applies to all staff, including senior managers and their board of trustees, paid staff, volunteers, work experience students and anyone working on behalf of Haywill animal rescue and therapy centre
The purpose of this policy:
To protect children and young people who receive Haywill animal rescue and therapy centre’s services. This includes the children of adults who use our services’
To provide staff and volunteers with the overarching principles that guide our approach to safeguarding and child protection;
Haywill animal rescue and therapy centre believes that a child or young person should never experience abuse of any kind. We have a responsibility to promote the welfare of all children and young people and to keep them safe. We are committed to practice in a way that protects them.
Legal Framework
This policy has been drawn up on the basis of law and guidance that seeks to protect children namely:
Children Act 1989
United convention of the Rights of the Child 1991
Data protection Act 1998
Human rights Act 1988
Sexual Offences Act 2003
Children Act 2004
Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006
Protection of Freedoms Act 2012
Children and families Act 2014
Special educational needs and disability (SEND) code of practice:  to 25 years – Statutory guidance for organisations which work with and support children and young people who have special educational needs or disabilities: HM Government 2014
Information sharing: Advice for practitioners providing safeguarding services to children, young people, parents and carers; HM Government 2015
Working together safeguarding children, a guide to inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children; HM Government 2015
This policy should be read alongside our policies and code of practice
Induction and training
Role of the designated safeguarding officer
Managing allegations against staff and volunteers
Code of conduct for staff and volunteers
Health and safety
We recognise that
The welfare of the child is paramount, as written in the Children Act 1989
All children, regardless of age, disability, gender, racial heritage , religious belief, sexual orientation or identity, have a right to equal protection from all types of harm or abuse
Some children are additionally vulnerable because of the impact of previous experiences, their level of dependency, communication needs or other issues.
Working in partnership with children, young people, their parents, carers and other agencies is essential in promoting young people’s welfare
We will seek to keep children and young people safe by@
Valuing them, listening to and respecting them
Appointing a Designated Safeguarding Office )DSO) for children and young people, a deputy and board member for safeguarding
Adopting child protection and safeguarding practices through procedures and a code of conduct for staff and volunteers
Developing and implementing an effective e-safety policy and related procedures
Providing effective management for staff and volunteers through supervision, support, training and quality assurance measures
Recruiting staff and volunteers safely, ensuring all necessary checks are made
Recording and storing information professionally and securely and sharing information about safeguarding and good practice with children, their families, staff and volunteers one-one discussions
Using safeguarding procedures to share concerns and relevant information with agencies who need to know, and involving children, young people, parents, families and carers appropriately
Using our procedures to manage any allegations against staff and volunteers appropriately
Creating and maintaining an anti-bullying environment and ensuring that we have a policy and procedure to help us deal effectively with any bullying that does arise
Ensuring that we effective complaints and whistle blowing measures in place
Ensuring that we provide a safe physical environment for our children, young people and vulnerable adults, staff and volunteers, by applying health and safety measures in accordance with the law and regulatory guidance
Contact details
Designated Safeguarding Office (DSO)
Lynn P Haydon-Williams
07957728673 / lynn@haywillanimalrescue.co.uk
Deputy DSO
Marie Walsh 07931952197
Senior lead for safeguarding
Lynn P Haydon-Williams
07957728673 / lynn@haywillanimalrescue.co.uk
NSPCC helpline
Haywill animal rescue and therapy centre
We are committed to reviewing our policy and good practice annually.
This policy was last reviewed on ------------------------------------------------
Signed ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Lynn P Haydon-Williams (safeguarding lead of board of trustees)
This has been produced with the help of the NSPCC this has satisfied the trustees.

Code of Practice
Haywill animal rescue and therapy centre
Code of Practice
At Haywill, whether as a member of staff or a volunteer – you have a responsibility to ensure that everyone, particularly children, young people and vulnerable adults, are protected from harm. It is the responsibility of each adult working at Haywill that:
● Their behaviour is appropriate at all times
● They observe the rules established for the safety and security of children, young people and vulnerable adults
● In every respect, the relationships they form with the children, young people and vulnerable adults in their presence are appropriate
Meeting our responsibilities
It is our core responsibility to ensure every animal brought into our care is cared for in accordance with law and guidelines set by governing bodies. And to ensure that all animals have the correct nutrition, housing and exercise needed.
We also aim to provide a safe place of learning for young people, vulnerable adults and people of all ages suffering from physical and mental illness.
Code of Behaviour
Regarding volunteers and visitors
DO  put this code into practice at all times.
DO treat everyone with dignity and respect.
DO set an example you would wish others to follow.
DO respect the right to personal privacy of a child, young person or vulnerable adult.
DO allow children, young people and vulnerable adults to talk about any concerns     they may have.
DO follow Haywill’s 'no alcohol' guidance.
DO make everyone aware of Haywill’s procedures for safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults.
DO take any allegations or concerns of abuse seriously and refer immediately.
DO NOT permit abuse in any form.
DO NOT engage in inappropriate behaviour or contact.
DO NOT make suggestive remarks or threats to a young person.

Regarding animal welfare
DO Provide all animals with fresh drinking water at all times.
DO Ensure each animal is housed in a suitable environment.
DO Ensure a suitable diet is provided dependant of type and breed.
DO Allow each animal to exhibit normal behavioural patterns.
DO Take in to consideration each individual animals need to be house with or apart from other animals.
DO Ensure animals are kept free from pain, discomfort, injury and disease.
DO Work in accordance with the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1979.
I include our volunteer/work experience form
Haywill animal rescue and therapy centre
Volunteer / work experience Information

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Role Description
Your role at Haywill will include cleaning of animal housing, feeding, providing water, grooming, health checks, yard maintenance and any other duties required by management. If there is anything you are unable or unwilling to do please speak to one of the management team.
Health and safety
Health and safety is of the utmost importance! Please follow these simple rules:
You are responsible for your own safety.
Please use all equipment provided safely and properly.
Do not use any liquids, powders or other substances without management permission.
Do not enter animal enclosures without management permission.
Do not enter stables under any circumstances unless authorised to do so.
Please keep all walkways clear from obstruction.
I confirm that the information I have provided is true and accurate.
I confirm I have read and understood Role description and Health and safety and the code of practice.

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7. The website says that your organisation is being recommended by the local PCT and support groups. Are you able to provide us with copies of any letters from the local PCT and support groups confirming that they recommend your organisation to their clients?

I work on the Multi-Agency Team supporting children and their families.  I have referred a number of young people to Haywill Farm who have ASD and other special needs.  They have all enjoyed the sessions at the farm and engage well with the staff there. Lynn is very flexible and will try to address each person’s needs.  An example of this is a young person who has Asperger’s and ADHD who was spending all his time in his bedroom and not going out or seeing anybody.  I took him for a visit to the farm and he has started sessions there.  This has helped his self-esteem and confidence and he engages very well there.
I will continue to refer people to the farm and I find it is a valuable asset and service within the community.
If you require any further information, please contact me as detailed below.
Laura Daniels
Personal Adviser
Glossop Multi-Agency Team
Victoria Street Childrens Centre
Victoria Street,
SK13 8HZ

Haywill animal rescue and therapy centre

Animal assisted therapy our objectives and outcomes


For experiential learning through the development of a relationship with an animal which relies on mutual trust and respect.
To examine behavioural issues such as healthy boundaries, in a non-confrontational way
To learn to control anger for the benefit of the animal
To learn new skills, learning to manage and care for an animal
To discuss many PSHE topics such as hygiene, personal care, diet and other important issues through discussion about the animal’s needs
To face fear
To take on responsibility and make decisions
To talk about feelings, relationships and ways of communication
To understand problem solving


More trust and respect for self and others
A change in perception of self and others through self awareness
A feeling of empowerment,
Improved self esteem
Improved Self confidence
Improved assertiveness
Personal growth and understanding
Improved communication skills and better understanding of non verbal communication. 
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