The WY-FI Network is a group of people, all with their own lived experience of either homelessness, addiction, re-offending and/or mental ill health. They are involved in activities in the five West Yorkshire localities, and are consulted to evaluate the progress of the project, or to conduct research. The Network is in equal partnership to the Core Partnership Management Board, which drives the project at a strategic level.
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 and 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 is 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.