WY-FI Project

West Yorkshire – Finding Independence | Supporting people with multiple needs

Complex Needs Training Suite

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.

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:

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

We will run the course again

The impact of COVID-19 has meant that our original plan to run the course again this autumn will have to change.We are working hard to run the training suite again early in 2021.

If you’RE interested in taking part in this training, which is funded entirely by WY-FI, please contact Roger Abbott to register your interest:


Training summaries, aims and objectives

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