WY-FI Project

West Yorkshire – Finding Independence | Supporting people with multiple needs


Independent Reflective Practice – a ‘how to’ guide

WY-FI has produced a brand new ‘Guide to Independent Reflective Practice’.

Roger Abbott, Workforce Development & Learning Coordinator at WY-FI, has developed the plan in response to increasing numbers of our team working remotely to help combat the spread of COVID-19.

It’s been designed to help our Multiple Needs Navigators continue to reflect on their working practices, by giving them a step by step guide on how to continue their reflective professional development remotely.

Reflecting in this way can also help more generally with health and wellbeing at work. It’s a way of consider actions, thought processes and emotional responses in a work setting and continually look for ways to do things differently.

Download the Guide to Independent Reflective Practice

Download the Reflective Practice Log (editable Word version)


Government announces £46m committment to improve multiple needs support

This week, the Government has announced that it will be committing £46m to improving support for people experiencing multiple and complex needs, including homelessness, substance misuse and reoffending.

The announcement comes as part of the 2020 Budget, with money coming from the Shared Outcomes Fund, an initiative to promote cross-departmental programmes.

Fulfilling Lives, MEAM and Lankelly Chase were all invited by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) to contribute to the business case that led to the announcement.

The work of the National Experts Citizen Group (NECG) was also included.

Laura Furness, Head of Funding at the National Lottery Community Fund says “this is a hugely positive step for the Fulfilling Lives programme, and is a great legacy for all that we’ve been working so hard on”.


New podcast out now – #seethefullpicture

Today we’ve released our fourth podcast – and this time we’re with WY-FI Media & Communications Officer Sarah Stead, to talk about the latest Fulfilling Lives #seethefullpicture campaign.

The campaign highlights the importance of everyone being able to access support for their mental health, including those who are experiencing substance misuse issues.

“The one thing we’re asking people to do is sign the petition. It takes less than a minute. It could be life-saving”.

Sarah Stead – Media & Communications Officer, WY-FI