WY-FI Project

West Yorkshire – Finding Independence | Supporting people with multiple needs

Quarterly Big Lottery Fund Report May 2018

The most recent quarterly Big Lottery Fund report has now been collated and isued. Please click on the relevant links below to download the documents:

Executive summary
Full report

Appendix 1.1 Positive Partnership Working in Bradford
Appendix 1.2 WY CJN Action Plan
Appendix 2.1 Insight Report year End April 2018
Appendix 2.2 Recovery Journeys write up June 2018 – Neil Broatch
Appendix 2.3 April 2018 Personalisation Narrative
Appendix 2.4 WY-FI Partner Performance Review Year End June 2018
Appendix 2.5 Bradford Housing Review Report
Appendix 2.6 CRESR WY-FI Y4 report framework
Appendix 2.7 WYFI – TBRP Freedom House combined report final 20.04.18
Appendix 5.1 Year 4 – ETE Snapshot
Appendix 7.1 WY-FI Hub Organogram
Appendix 7.2 WY-FI Risk Register
Appendix 7.3 Progress against outcomes and indicators

Impact study of the WY-FI workforce development programme

To date WY-FI’s workforce development programme has focussed on two key elements, a training programme for staff and volunteers in the sector and multi-agency practice development groups (PDGs). The aims of both have been to build a network of contacts and enhance the skills and knowledge of the West Yorkshire workforce in relation to those experiencing multiple disadvantage.

The workforce development programme is intended to improve the outcomes and service experience for people with multiple needs. Additionally, the programme contributes to the long term aim to achieve an improved ‘system’ which is person-centred, strengths based and trauma informed.

The aims of the PDGs have been to:

  • Improve confidence and skills in working with challenging individuals
  • Understand each other’s work
  • Share good practice
  • Support each other to overcome specific difficulties
  • Identify any gaps or barriers in services
  • Improve the service user experience of services

Quick read statistics from the workforce development programme:

  • 222 training places have been taken up to date
  • 73% of those completing the training course evaluations have shared their learning with others
  • 43 Multi-agency PDGs carried out so far…

Quick read feedback from the training courses:

  • It has given me more confidence in my approach
  • It has given me more understanding of the tools used to assess for different mental health conditions
  • Since the training I feel more knowledgeable and more empowered

Read the full Year 4 impact report and Year 5 proposal


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Housing First for Sex Worker project shortlisted for award!

The ‘Housing First for Sex Workers’ pilot in Leeds, which was funded through WY-FI’s Innovation and Co-production Fund and led by Basis Yorkshire, has been shortlisted for a Homeless Link Excellence Award.

Homeless Link received over 100 entries across 6 categories. The ‘Housing First for Sex Workers’ project is one of just six projects shortlisted in the ‘Innovation in Housing’ category. The ‘Innovation in Housing’ award acknowledges projects that have come up with a different or enhanced housing offer for people who have traditionally been seen as ‘hard to house’.

The ‘Housing First for Sex Workers’ pilot scheme in Leeds secured homes for a number of sex workers with extremely complex needs. Gemma Sciré, CEO of Basis Yorkshire, said: “Our non-judgemental, unconditional and flexible approach to working with sex workers is focused on reducing harm and providing choices for women. It made our service an ideal fit with Housing First.” As well as WY-FI, other partners involved in the pilot included: Barca Leeds and Foundation.

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