WY-FI Project

West Yorkshire – Finding Independence | Supporting people with multiple needs

WY-FI beneficiaries spend a day on the canal

A group of WY-FI beneficiaries recently spent a day on a canal barge in West Yorkshire.

After being shown how to operate the barge and the waterways, the group sailed from Hebden Bridge to Luddenfoot and back again, covering seven miles of waterway and five locks.

Sharon Booth, WY-FI Administrator in Calderdale said, “it was an amazing team building experience for everyone. Some of our beneficiaries had never been on a barge before either, so it was a completely new experience for them.

“Everyone had their roles: sailors; navigators; and lock operators, and we all worked together and supported each other”.

Sharon added, “we’ve created memories for our beneficiaries that will last a lifetime”.

WY-FI understands the value of meaningful activities. WY-FI Navigators take the time to really get to know beneficiaries and help them identify new, more meaningful ways to spend their time. Re-building a life with meaning is key to recovering from the impacts of Homelessness, Addiction, Re-offending and Mental Health.

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