Who are we?
West Yorkshire – Finding Independence (WY-FI) is made up of a partnership of 7 organisations across West Yorkshire including: DISC (lead partner), Bridge, Barca-Leeds, Community Links, Foundation, Spectrum CIC, and Touchstone. We firmly believe that by working together the WY-FI Project will strengthen support to those with multiple and complex needs to ensure their effective engagement in services to enable them achieve their personal goals and aspirations.
What do we do?
WY-FI supports people who are not engaging effectively with services and are experiencing entrenched needs in at least three of the following HARM area:
- Addiction to drugs and/or alcohol
- Mental ill-health
Our ethos is that these individuals:
• are supported by Navigators and Specialist Workers who build trusting relationships over time and who are service neutral
• receive person-centred support to achieve their hopes and aspirations
• inform future delivery models and innovation
And that by 2020 adults with multiple needs in West Yorkshire should have the opportunity of:
• a settled home
• positive health and wellbeing
• access to education and employment, and
• trust in a positive future
Making a referral
If you would like to make a referral to the WY-FI Project, please download and complete the referral form. Contact details of local navigator teams and who to send the form to are on our Contact page.
WY-FI does not deliver services but works with existing local services to co-ordinate and work together effectively to fully meet individual needs in a person-centred and co-ordinated way via a Multi-Agency Review Board (MARB).
The WY-FI Project is overseen by the Core Partner Management Board which is made up of Experts by Experience, representatives from the voluntary sector, delivery partners and statutory organisations including: local authorities, police, prison, probation, public health and mental health. The Core Partner Management Board and the WY-FI Project have a commitment to learning together and to challenging organisational and agencies culture and practice. Download our governance structure.
The long-term aims of the project are to push for flex in service provision for service users, as well as policy and system change on a local, regional and national level.