WY-FI Project

West Yorkshire – Finding Independence | Supporting people with multiple needs

WY-FI Peer Mentoring Course – places available

The WY-FI Education, Training & Employment (ETE) Team are planning to run another Peer Mentoring Course. The course is exclusively for WY-FI beneficiaries, and the team are aiming to work with 4 to 6 beneficiaries from each locality.

The ETE team are now accepting Expressions of Interest, and the deadline for submitting these is Tuesday 28th August 2018.

The ETE Team will support beneficiaries to complete their EOIs, and they’re also offering one to one sessions for beneficiaries who require additional support.

The course is a great way for beneficiaries to develop communication skills, overcome social anxiety and improve their overall confidence.

What our beneficiaries have said about the course.

“My anxiety and confidence have always hindered me. Over the course I’ve noticed I’ve been improving.”

“My communication skills and insight have improved.”

“My self-belief and understanding has grown and developed.”

For more information and an informal chat, please give Yan or John a call on 01924 460 432.




WY-FI in numbers…

We’ve got some WY-FI numbers to share, that show how we’re helping people with multiple and complex needs to start living more meaningful lives.

They include…

  • A 90% reduction in beneficiary A&E visits when they are being supported by WY-FI
  • 168 grants worth £22,000 given to beneficiaries to make a house feel like a home.

Check out more numbers on our handy info-graphic.

Therapeutic Sober Living Pilot – Kirklees

Over the last 12 months, The Basement Recovery Project has been developing a pilot therapeutic treatment model for a 24/7, peer-led, sober living house in Kirklees, called Freedom House.
Sober Living

The house is now fully occupied and has delivered some outstanding outcomes. We have achieved our main objective of offering a comprehensive programme of recovery support for individuals (for whom no housing would be a barrier) to continue their recovery journey in their natural community surroundings.

The last 12 months have seen Freedom House offer all of the predicted interventions, plus an assortment of unexpected outcomes.

Read more on the Basement Project website.

More about The Basement Recovery Project (TBRP)

The Basement Recovery Project’s therapeutic community living programme, in conjunction with WY-FI, continues to go from strength to strength, supporting women to achieve and maintain abstinence-based recovery in their own community.

Alongside WY-FI, the previous twelve months have seen TBRP successfully deliver on and complete a 12-month pilot scheme to support the provision of abstinent based therapeutic community living for females in Kirklees.