WY-FI Project

West Yorkshire – Finding Independence | Supporting people with multiple needs

WY-FI reports

WY-FI created a number of briefings, reports and other publications between 2014 and 2021 This collection includes the key ones that were produced – covering the HARM areas (homelessness, addiction, re-offending and mental health), as well as other impact briefings and publications.

Closing the Revolving Door: Preventing a new generation of people experiencing multiple disadvantage and exclusion

‘Closing the Revolving Door’ is the third and final report from Year 7 of WY-FI. This report focuses on young people and parents experiencing multiple disadvantage, and recommends that multi-agency, person-centered support needs to be available earlier on in a person’s journey.

Surviving in a Revolving Door:
A Study of the Evidence about Offending in WY-FI

Surviving in a Revolving Door’ is the second report from year seven of West Yorkshire Finding Independence. The report focuses on how people experiencing multiple are high intensity users of the criminal justice system, and that without the right support, they will potentially recirculate from custody to crisis and back to custody.  

Keeping a Face for the World: An Analysis of Women’s Experiences, Journeys and Outcomes

‘Keeping a face for the world’ is a new report from West Yorkshire Finding Independence. The report focuses on women with multiple needs, considering how custodial sentences have affected women’s journeys through WY-FI. The report also considers how COVID-19 has influenced the recovery of women.

CRESR Final Evaluation of WY-FI

West Yorkshire Finding Independence: Effectiveness, Outcomes and Impact. Final Evaluation Report 2020.

CRESR Impact & Value for Money Assessment

An Impact and Value for Money (VFM) assessment of the West Yorkshire Finding Independence (WY-FI) programme.

Sustaining What Works

We’re continually reflecting on and analysing what’s worked across West Yorkshire, as well as specifically in each locality. You can read more in the following ‘Sustaining what works’ publications.

HARM Impact Briefings

We’ve created briefings to summarise the impact we’ve had on services across West Yorkshire – in the HARM areas of homelessness, addiction, reoffending and mental health.

We’ve also created additional briefings that consider the wider impact and future demand of services, as well as overall evidence and outcomes from the project.

Focus on: System Change Priorities

WY-FI has three system change priorities. They’ve been designed to help us achieve our overall goal of supporting people experiencing multiple needs to live a more fulfilling life.

We’ve created ‘Focus on’ publications to explain each one.

Other System Change Publications

The full collection of all WY-FI briefings, reports and publications can be found here.