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West Yorkshire – Finding Independence | Supporting people with multiple needs


Community Links hosts multiple needs event in Kirklees

Community Links, one of WY-FI’s delivery partner organisations, recently hosted a multiple needs event in Kirklees. ‘Continuing the Conversation’ was an opportunity to share some of the findings from the WY-FI (West Yorkshire Finding Independence) Project.

Guests were invited to have conversations about how to shape the future of multiple and complex needs in Kirklees, focused particularly on Person Centred Care, Co-Production, Multi-Agency Partnerships and System/Policy Change.

Mark Crowe_Kirklees Event_March 2019

One of the speakers on the day was WY-FI’s Research and Evaluation Lead Mark Crowe (pictured). Other speakers included Roger Abbott, Workforce Development Co-ordinator for WY-FI and Yan Jarrett from Touchstone, WY-FI’s Education, Training and Employment Team.
One guest commented afterwards that Continuing the Conversation was “a good opportunity to network”, whilst another reflected that they “liked the positivity of the day”.

The Team at Community Links will be working through all of the feedback from the event and using this to inform ongoing conversations about the future of multiple and complex needs in the area.

Find out more about Community Links in Kirklees


WY-FI March Newsletter – out now

The March edition of the WY-FI newsletter is now available to read.

Read the newsletter here. 

This month, we’ve got an independent report on the Fulfilling Lives ‘Promising Practices’ – approaches and interventions used by each of the Fulfilling Lives projects.

We ‘re also pleased to be able to announce the UK’s first multiple needs awareness day. It’s being hosted by the Fulfilling Lives programme and is taking place on 3rd July 2019.

And we meet Louise and Brendan, two former WY-FI beneficiaries who would like to share their journeys with you.

This and previous editions can be read here.