West Yorkshire-Finding Independence (WY-FI)
Supporting people with multiple needs
Help right across West Yorkshire
West Yorkshire—Finding Independence (WY-FI) aims to improve the lives of people who have multiple needs. The service, which is a partnership of specialist organsations led by DISC covers, Calderdale, Leeds, Bradford, Kirklees and Wakefield.
Reaching disengaged and disconnected people
Beneficiaries of the project will have at least three of the following needs:
- Addiction (drug or alcohol)
- Re-offending behaviour
- Mental ill health.
They may be those in the local area who are the the most disengaged and disconnected from services.
West Yorkshire—Finding Independence (WY-FI) is funded by the Big Lottery Fund. It is overseen by a board made up of Experts by Experience, representatives from the voluntary sector, delivery partners and statutory organisations including local authorities, police, prison and probation, public and mental health.
West Yorkshire-Finding Independence (WY-FI) is delivered through a model which includes:
- Navigator teams based in the five West Yorkshire locality areas, hand holding beneficiaries to access services in the region.
- An Employment, Training and Education team.
- An Advocacy and specialist advice service
- Capacity building and engagement support to women, minority ethnic groups and prison leavers.
- A Regional Policy, Innovation, Evaluation and Support Hub.