WY-FI Project

West Yorkshire – Finding Independence | Supporting people with multiple needs

Complex Needs Training Suite

We are offering the course again in Spring 2021

We’re pleased to announce that we’ll be running the Complex Needs Training Suite again in Spring 2021. Register your interest for a place before Friday 11th December 2020.

We’ve made some changes to how the training modules will be delivered so that we can offer places to as many people as possible.

The modules are a combination of e-learning, self-directed study and online workshops.  

The e-learning will include pre-recorded PowerPoint presentations and details of the self-directed study sessions. E-learning links will be circulated by email two weeks prior to each online workshop.

The e-learning and the self-directed study elements of each module must be completed before attending the online workshops, which will take place between January and May 2021 (see the full timetable below). Please note: all workshops will run from 1:30pm to 4:30 pm.

GroupDay 1Day 2Day 3Day 4Day 5Day 6
1Monday 18th JanTuesday 19th JanMonday 8th FebruaryMonday 8th MarchMonday 12th AprilWednesday 21st April
2Wednesday 20th JanThursday 21st JanTuesday 9th FebruaryTuesday 9th MarchTuesday 13th AprilFriday 23rd April
3Monday 25th JanTuesday 26th JanWednesday 10th FebruaryWednesday 10th MarchWednesday 14th AprilThursday 29th April
4Wednesday 27th JanuaryThursday 28th JanuaryThursday 11th FebruaryThursday 11th MarchThursday 15th AprilFriday 30th April

The self-directed study will take between one and two hours per module, and the total time spent on the course will be equivalent to six working days.

Therefore it’s crucial that all delegates seek the approval of their employing organisation and agree protected time to complete all the e-learning, self-directed study tasks and workshops.  

Delegates will be assigned to study groups of eight people, and will stay with the same group for the duration of the training. 

The Complex Needs Training Suite – What is it?

This suite of courses has been developed in partnership with Community Links Training and Women Centred Solutions.

It’s a cohesive training package containing key principles and learning which both the National Fulfilling Lives programme and Making Every Adult Matter (MEAM) have established are fundamental to working with multiple needs.

All participants completed an introductory course over two days which consisted of the following elements:

  • Psychologically Informed Environments
  • Personality Disorders and Complex Trauma
  • Risk Enablement
  • Working with Challenging Behaviour

The participants then completed four further days training:

  • Understanding Personality and Personality Disorders
  • Trauma Informed Practice
  • Working with Complex Trauma (Level 2)
  • Understanding Multiple Needs as Experienced by Women

Training summaries, aims and objectives

For a full list of all the Complex Needs training courses, including course summaries, aims and objectives, click here. 

WY-FI has provided opportunities for over 60 people to complete the course over the last two years. Impact evaluation reports for these courses are available: