WY-FI Project

West Yorkshire – Finding Independence | Supporting people with multiple needs

What We Do

Pioneering teams of people come together to make up the WY-FI Project, supporting people with multiple needs and aiming for policy and system change.


Teams of Navigators support WY-FI beneficiaries and are based in each locality: Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield. Navigators are service neutral and build trusting relationships with beneficiaries so that beneficiaries can re-engage with services and receive person-centred support.

Peer Mentors

Peer Mentors volunteer their time and work with our Navigator teams to support beneficiaries. To find out more about Peer Mentoring at WY-FI, visit the Peer Mentoring page. 


Over the course of the project specialists  have provided targeted engagement support for:

  • women
  • people from BME communities
  • prison leavers, and around
  • education, training and employment


The hub team is based in Leeds providing central support for the project and carrying out development work around multiple needs. At the hub, you’ll find:

  • project management
  • project support
  • research and evaluation
  • data analysis
  • policy development
  • workforce development and learning
  • media and communications support
  • development and expert engagement leads.

WY-FI Network

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. To find out more visit our ‘WY-FI Network‘ page.