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WY-FI Annual Learning Event: Impact, Influence and Change
September 26 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Impact, Influence and Change
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The WY-FI Annual Learning Event 2018 showcased the learning and knowledge gathered over the last four years in order to establish better services for people with multiple needs in West Yorkshire. We covered a number of topics, including:
- Improved outcomes for individuals
- Navigator model
- Cost effectiveness to the public purse
- Multi-agency working
- Multi-agency Review Boards
- Housing First model
- Employment and education pathways, including peer mentoring and training
- Workforce developmentFor more information about current findings please visit www.wy-fi.org.uk
Speakers at the event included:
- Members of the WY-FI Network, people with lived experience of homelessness, addiction, re-offending and mental ill health
- Mark Burns-Williamson, Police and Crime Commissioner
- Del Roy Fletcher, Professor of Labour Market Studies, CRESR at Sheffield Hallam University
- Craig Sibson, WY-FI Navigator, Leeds
- Laura Furness, Head of Funding, Big Lottery Fund
- Prof David Best, Sheffield Hallam University
- Chris Brill, Policy Manager at Homeless Link
There were several information sessions at the event including:
- Multi-agency working and Multi-Agency Review Boards
- Housing First – Leeds
- The value of Peer Mentoring
- Network led evaluation of Talking Therapies in Calderdale
- Embedding coproduction and the Value of Lived Experience in the Workplace
- The Ripple Effect of WY-FI
- Cost benefit analysis of the project
- Developing the Workforce for Everyone
Joining your local meetings
At the event, there were participants who were keen to join their local multi-agency meetings. The best way to find out how to join is to contact the WY-FI administrator in your locality. Contact details are here
- Participants List
- Speaker powerpoint slides
- CRESR Evaluation of WY-FI Project 2018
- Advances in Commissioning – how WY-FI is informing the way forward
- Focus on: Co-production in commissioning
- Focus on: Partnership Working in Bradford
- Focus on: Multi-Agency Review Boards (MARBs)
- Melissa’s story
- Jill’s story
- Karl’s story
- Roxanne’s story
- Niomi’s story
- John’s story
- Housing First for Female Sex Workers in Leeds
- Complex needs – a worker’s view
“Great networking with delegates and WY-FI staff”
“An excellent event-very well organised and good example of co-production!”
“Good networks established for commissioning purposes”
- 92.3% of participants who responded to our survey said the event gave them the opportunity to hear the voices of people with lived experience of homelessness, addiction, re-offending and mental ill health.
- 92.3% of participants who responded to our survey said they gained knowledge/learning that they could take back to their own organisation to help improve services for people with multiple needs.
- 88.4% of participants who responded to our survey said the event helped them find ways of actively working together.
Alistair Macdonald filmed the WY-FI annual learning event. We’re busy editing the footage and looking forward to being able to share the films with you.
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If you have any questions or queries about the event, please contact Sarah Pearson by email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone Sarah on 0113 887 0057 or contact Sarah Stead by email email@example.com or telephone Sarah on 0113 887 0034.
The West Yorkshire Finding Independence (WY-FI) Project is part of the national lottery funded Fulfilling Lives programme. The Fulfilling Lives programme includes 12 projects across the country. WY-FI is the largest of the projects, covering 5 Local Authority areas and working with the highest number of beneficiaries. WY-FI supports some of the most severely disadvantaged people in the country and as part of our work we gather evidence to influence system change.