WY-FI Project

West Yorkshire – Finding Independence | Supporting people with multiple needs

7 December



  HARM AREA  – Addiction

97% of WY-FI beneficiaries experience addiction (to either drugs or alcohol, or both)

91% of WY-FI beneficiaries experience both mental ill-health and addiction (dual diagnosis).

Service flexibility is important to support beneficiaries with addiction. Here are a few examples of how we’ve facilitated service flex in this area:

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  • We’ve coordinated outreach work to visit rough sleepers
  • We’ve adapted HARM worker roles (with a focus on harm reduction and needle exchange), so that workers can take on a broader, more flexible role as HOPE workers (with a focus on harm reduction, outreach, prevention and education)
  • Providers can be more flexible about missed appointments if the beneficiary has the support of a Navigator.


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