WY-FI Project

West Yorkshire – Finding Independence | Supporting people with multiple needs


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Five experiences…four months on

Last year our new team of Co-production Champions shared their experiences of their first week working in WY-FI after being successfully appointed from the peer mentor cohort.

Embedding this paid progression route for peer mentors has been among the most significant developments at WY-FI in Autumn 2017. Following their induction in August, five Co-production Champions began working in earnest during September, engaging people in the WY-FI Network and building trust through participation in meaningful activities.

The Champions have now put together a report about the last four months in their roles.

Within the report the Champions discuss early positive outcomes and challenges, personal and professional development, differences from initial expectations, future plans and co-production in general.

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“During my first four months as a co-production worker, no two days have been the same, although during my year as a peer mentor I’d already learned some techniques and approaches that stood me in good stead. I had also developed a supportive relationship with many of the beneficiaries and the navigators who were extremely supportive”

 Download the full report here


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Complex Needs – a worker’s view

This document brings together interviews with a Navigator, a Peer Mentor and the Team Leader in the Leeds WY-FI team and discusses how complex needs are worked with and managed by the team.

Download the full document here

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“It’s always useful to find out what other services are doing and who they’re linking up with – we all share our contacts and knowledge.”


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Fulfilling Lives: Supporting people with multiple needs

“[This programme] has a massive potential to make a difference to people’s lives.” Laura Furness, Head of Funding (Investment), Big Lottery Fund

Hear what the Big Lottery Fund and CFE, the national evaluators of the Fulfilling Lives programme, said following the year 2 evaluation of the programme in this short, 6 minute film.