WY-FI Project

West Yorkshire – Finding Independence | Supporting people with multiple needs

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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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The WY-FI model: the financial impact on service costs

This briefing provides an overview of the costs and savings associated with the WY-FI model.

Over one year the general pattern was for:

  • reduced service use and costs savings for negative reactive events such as crown court proceedings and arrests (savings for criminal justice and police)
  • increased service use and costs for treatment events such as days as a mental health inpatient (costs for NHS). The increased costs were preventative, potentially avoiding future costs

The document also includes examples where other models have been commissioned as a result of the impact of WY-FI.

Read the full document here.