WY-FI Project

West Yorkshire – Finding Independence | Supporting people with multiple needs

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An Inspection of Through the Gate Resettlement Services for Short-Term Prisoners

HM Inspectorate of Probation and HM Inspectorate of Prisons

This national report praises the work of the WY-FI Project, our partner Together Women and West Yorkshire drug services for the committed and intensive support provided to prison leavers. Read more

“Seven women had been assigned mentors, though none of these mentors were funded or arranged through the CRC. Some were provided by the WY-FI Project. We were impressed by the efforts their mentors made to get to know women before release, and their intensive follow-up after release. They offered women a high level of practical support, and this encouraged them to comply with their licences.” HM Inspectorate of Probation and HM Inspectorate of Prisons, pages 29-32


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Revolving Doors Agency

This new report highlights common themes in research into recovery from mental illness, recovery from substance misuse, and desistance from crime, based on the literature in three different disciplinary fields. Because many people experience multiple and complex needs, it is important to understand the cross-cutting themes as well as the distinctive areas. This review finds important lessons for policy and service delivery. Published November 2015 Read more

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Understanding multiple needs in prison leavers, women and the BME community

In order to gain an improved and more comprehensive understanding of multiple needs among prison leavers, women and individuals from BME communities, research has been carried out by the Specialist Services in each field. The research has produced a number of overarching themes and commonalities and the full Action Learning Research Summary can be accessed here. Published October 2015 Read more

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Public Health England Health & Justice Report 2014

The report details recent changes in the health and justice system, and discusses the public health needs of people in prisons and other prescribed places of detention. It shows that this group experience a number of health inequalities, including suffering a higher proportion of mental health and substance misuse problems than the general public. It argues that improving health in prisons can help deal with entrenched inequalities, ultimately benefiting the health of the communities to which prisoners return, while tackling substance misuse problems in prisons also helps to reduce re-offending rates. Published June 2015 Read more