WY-FI Project

West Yorkshire – Finding Independence | Supporting people with multiple needs

WY-FI Research

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Partnership working in Bradford
Case studies outlining partnership working in Bradford
Year 4 Workforce Development Impact Report
Impact report for workforce development activities in Year 4 and the proposal for Year 5
A pioneering project has proven successful in helping women sex workers escape a downward spiral – and in one case was a life-saver.
Considers the financial impact and cost savings associated with the WY-FI model
The document is a review of the Multi-Agency Review Boards (MARBs) in WY-FI.
Insight Summary Briefing - February 2018

The latest Insight Summary Briefing Report, which covers the period from June 2017 to November 2017. The next report will be produced in April 2018.

Analysis into the operation and effectiveness of the Multi-Agency Review Boards (MARBs) and an in-depth study of the experiences and views of WY-FI beneficiaries.
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.
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:
  1. the way the fund is being used
  2. a possible correlation between the use of the fund and improved housing outcomes for beneficiaries
 
This report summarises some of the key findings of the ongoing evaluation of the West Yorkshire Finding Independence (WY-FI) project. The evaluation identifies key lessons for policy and practice and supports 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.
WY-FI Briefing on Personalisation Fund - March 17

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:

  1. the way the fund is being used
  2. analysis of applications to the fund by gender
  3. whether there is any correlation between use of the fund, journey length, beneficiary engagement and outcomes for beneficiaries
This briefing paper summarises the key messages from research conducted to give an up-to-date picture of the operation and effectiveness of the the Multi-Agency Review Boards (MARBs) and an in-depth study of the experiences and views of beneficiaries.
A paper that reviews the evidence and experience generated in the first 27 months of operation of the WY-FI Project.
Key facts and figures from the project, 27 months on, are summarised in this handy two-page document.
National Evaluation 2016 - Full Report

CFE Research and the University of Sheffield, the national evaluators of the Fulfilling Lives Programme – Supporting People with Multiple Needs, have published their yearly report for 2016 which evaluates the support delivered and the impact of the 12 Fulfilling Lives projects across England.

National Evaluation 2016 - Summary Report
CFE Research and the University of Sheffield, the national evaluators of the Fulfilling Lives Programme – Supporting People with Multiple Needs, have published their yearly report for 2016 which evaluates the support delivered and the impact of the 12 Fulfilling Lives projects across England.
The Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research (CRESR), which is the local evaluation team of the WY-FI Project, have published their yearly report for 2016.
Navigator Pratice in the WY-FI Project
A briefing paper by the Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, looking at: the scale of the task facing Navigators; the importance of getting first conversations right with beneficiaries; and the work of Navigators being emotionally draining.
From Theory to Practice
From Theory to Practice gives a useful overview of the WY-FI project’s vision, ethos, what we do and how we work.
WY-FI Theory of Change
WY-FI Theory of Change supports the realisation of improved individual outcomes through a changed system which ensures people with complex needs receive effective support from accessible and coordinated services.

WY-FI have presented their 18 month review to the Big Lottery Fund, summarising the main activities to date.

CRESR, the WY-FI Project’s local evaluation team, have produced an interim briefing paper detailing how the Multi-Agency Review Boards (MARBs) are working across the five Local Authority areas.
WY-FI and mental health services: 15 months on
The paper below summarises the findings and learning of the project around mental health during its first 15 months of delivery.
WY-FI Year One Report
This report summarises the key achievements, progress and learning from the first year of operation. We reflect on beneficiary engagement, staffing, mental health, commissioning, geography, system change and multi-agency working.
WY-FI Spending Review Representation
The representation, based on research and evaluation undertaken over a period of more than two years across West Yorkshire,  makes specific suggestions in respect of people who experience multiple needs and exclusion from public services.