WY-FI Project

West Yorkshire – Finding Independence | Supporting people with multiple needs

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A poem about WY-FI

Paul Lockwood, one of our trainee Navigators, has written a poem that does a great job of spelling out how WY-FI works…

When you’re feeling low and there’s no end in sight,
You feel like you’re drowning but try as you might,
Finding your feet it’s a hard thing to do,
In my opinion then WYFI’s for you

We work with people that have multiple needs
You can catch us all over from Huddersfield to Leeds
Finding those that suffer from the areas of HARM
Initially in Chaos but trying to restore calm

We want to make changes so the system doesn’t break
You can help find the flex and give us your take
For now is the time to have your voice heard
Instead of the chaos, you’ll feel free as a bird

Whether you’re passionate about people, or research you’ll see
You can count on WY-FI, as the place to be
For peer mentor courses and learning new skills
In fact they’ll even help you to budget for bills

When I came to the network just two years ago,
You could say I was nervous but it just goes to show
For me it was scary but they made me feel right
In coming to WY-FI, I followed the light.

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Niomi’s story

Niomi was referred to WY-FI following her release from prison. When Lead Navigator Debbie met her, Niomi was abusing alcohol and prescribed medication. With WYFI’s support Niomi is re-building her relationships with services and is in stable accomodation. Read more.

“WY-FI helped change my life. I’d like to thank everyone who has supported me…” Niomi

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New Insight Summary Briefing – February 2018

The latest Insight Summary Briefing covers the period from June 2017 to November 2017.

Beneficiaries were interviewed by peer mentors and staff with lived experience. They asked them a variety of questions about the services they’ve received before and after working with WY-FI.

Overall responses were positive, with more than 90% saying that they found their experience with their Navigator was better, or consistently better than expected. And experiences across services have improved.

Comments from respondents included, “WY-FI is always there to help me and just a phone call or text away”, and “My Navigator has been very patient. Now trust him implicitly, and my life has so many positives.”

The next report is due out in April 2018.

You can download the full summary briefing here.