WY-FI Project

West Yorkshire – Finding Independence | Supporting people with multiple needs

Research

Picture2Going further back to prevent homelessness

Members from the WY-FI Network collaborated with the University of Sheffield and the Making Every Adult Matter (MEAM) coalition on research for a policy briefing which has been circulated to all major political parties.

The briefing entitled ‘Going Further Back: Earlier action on multiple needs to prevent homelessness’ reflects on the rise of homelessness nationally over the last five years. The report recommends a co-ordinated approach to prevention and suggests how local and national policy can support this by focussing on opportunities for early intervention. It argues that services should be designed to respond to trauma and emphasises the importance of building trusting relationships.  Read the full report.

Research logo with BLF WY-FI DISC (lime green)WY-FI Briefing on Personalisation Fund

September 2017

The WY-FI Personalisation Fund is one of two funds set up to help meet beneficiaries’ needs where there is a gap in existing provision in order to support them on their journey towards leading a more fulfilling life. This Briefing Paper provides an update to the research published earlier in the year and examines:

  • the way the fund is being used
  • a possible correlation between the use of the fund and improved housing outcomes for beneficiaries Read more

 

Research logo with BLF WY-FI DISC (lime green)

WY-FI Briefing on Peer Research

September 2017

The briefing paper summarizes the street research that was completed earlier this year. The research looks at where people are sleeping, the needs they have and support they are accessing. Read more

CRESR (Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research)
WY-FI Annual Evaluation 2017

This report summarises some of the key findings of the ongoing process evaluation of the West Yorkshire Finding Independence (WY-FI) project. The intention of the process evaluation is to identify key lessons for policy and practice and support the ongoing delivery of the project. During year three the focus has been on examining the role played by peer mentors, beneficiary experiences and the membership and core purpose of Multi-Agency Review Boards. All beneficiaries interviewed reported that their lives had improved, sometimes significantly, since working with WY-FI. Read more

 

Research logo with BLF WY-FI DISC (lime green)WY-FI Briefing on Personalisation Fund

March 2017

The WY-FI Personalisation Fund is one of two funds set up to help meet beneficiaries’ needs where there is a gap in existing provision in order to support them on their journey towards leading a more fulfilling life. This research examines:

  • the way the fund is being used
  • analysis of applications to the fund by gender
  • whether there is any correlation between use of the fund, journey length, beneficiary engagement and outcomes for beneficiaries Read more
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