WY-FI Project

West Yorkshire – Finding Independence | Supporting people with multiple needs

Quarterly Big Lottery Fund Report May 2018

The most recent quarterly Big Lottery Fund report has now been collated and isued. Please click on the relevant links below to download the documents:

Executive summary
Full report

Appendix 1.1 Positive Partnership Working in Bradford
Appendix 1.2 WY CJN Action Plan
Appendix 2.1 Insight Report year End April 2018
Appendix 2.2 Recovery Journeys write up June 2018 – Neil Broatch
Appendix 2.3 April 2018 Personalisation Narrative
Appendix 2.4 WY-FI Partner Performance Review Year End June 2018
Appendix 2.5 Bradford Housing Review Report
Appendix 2.6 CRESR WY-FI Y4 report framework
Appendix 2.7 WYFI – TBRP Freedom House combined report final 20.04.18
Appendix 5.1 Year 4 – ETE Snapshot
Appendix 7.1 WY-FI Hub Organogram
Appendix 7.2 WY-FI Risk Register
Appendix 7.3 Progress against outcomes and indicators

Impact study of the WY-FI workforce development programme

To date WY-FI’s workforce development programme has focussed on two key elements, a training programme for staff and volunteers in the sector and multi-agency practice development groups (PDGs). The aims of both have been to build a network of contacts and enhance the skills and knowledge of the West Yorkshire workforce in relation to those experiencing multiple disadvantage.

The workforce development programme is intended to improve the outcomes and service experience for people with multiple needs. Additionally, the programme contributes to the long term aim to achieve an improved ‘system’ which is person-centred, strengths based and trauma informed.

The aims of the PDGs have been to:

  • Improve confidence and skills in working with challenging individuals
  • Understand each other’s work
  • Share good practice
  • Support each other to overcome specific difficulties
  • Identify any gaps or barriers in services
  • Improve the service user experience of services

Quick read statistics from the workforce development programme:

  • 222 training places have been taken up to date
  • 73% of those completing the training course evaluations have shared their learning with others
  • 43 Multi-agency PDGs carried out so far…

Quick read feedback from the training courses:

  • It has given me more confidence in my approach
  • It has given me more understanding of the tools used to assess for different mental health conditions
  • Since the training I feel more knowledgeable and more empowered

Read the full Year 4 impact report and Year 5 proposal


The Co-Production Approach

Co-production is about working together, taking risks together, being responsible together, and solving problems together.

WY-FI is one of 12 Big Lottery- funded projects across the UK, supporting people experiencing multiple and complex needs, and aiming to change ‘the system’ to improve their lives. You can find out more on the Big Lottery Fulfilling Lives web page

A key priority for each project approach is co-production. We work with people who have experience of multiple and complex needs (currently and/or in the past), to co-design services and work together to achieve informed and improved outcomes. You can find out more about our project approach to co-production by reading our Information Sheet

Co-production is about re-balancing the power structure and creating a level playing field. Leaving roles and responsibilities at the door, so that everyone is equal, and every opinion is considered. In applying co-production principles, we recognise each others assets, debate and listen, and problem solve together.

People with lived experience have a wealth of knowledge to offer, both in terms of what does and doesn’t work. Unfortunately, this knowledge is often hidden behind the stigma of addiction, mental ill health and homelessness, meaning crucial insights are missed.

In order to ensure co-production underpins all of our work, we take the following approach:

  • Co-designCo-production
  • Co-decision making
  • Co-delivery of services
  • Co-evaluation of services

For more detailed information, read our co-production information sheet here {Link to co-production sheet as a document upload on each project website}

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