The WY-FI Network is a core group of volunteers, all with their own lived experience of homelessness, addiction, re-offending and/or mental ill health, who are are consulted and evaluate the progress of the project on a regular basis. The WY-FI Network is also involved in the development of key activities within the project, for example, co-producing media materials, the website, our event programme and the Passport aka ‘The Story of Me’.
Members of the WY-FI Network and beneficiaries of the project are offered the opportunity to be trained as Peer Mentors, working alongside Navigator teams across West Yorkshire, supporting other beneficiaries through their recovery journey. Peer Mentor training is CERTA registered and gives trainees the skills needed in order to succeed in the role.
The WY-FI Network are part of a national network called the ‘National Expert Citizen’s Group (NECG UK)‘. The NECG UK brings together the national voice of the 12 lived experience Fulfilling Lives Expert Citizens’ groups around England.