West Yorkshire – Finding Independence (WY-FI)

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The project works across the five districts of West Yorkshire: Leeds, Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield.

Project Organisations

  • Lead Partner: DISC
  • Adults and Housing related support Bradford Local Authority
  • West Yorkshire Probation Trust
  • Communities and Wellbeing Kirklees Local Authority
  • West Yorkshire Police
  • Public and Mental Health foundation trusts
  • HMP Armley
  • HMP Whealston.
  • Together Women project
  • Bridge
  • Spectrum
  • Barca
  • Shelter
  • Touchstone
  • Foundation and Community Links

Key Contact

Sue Northcott
0113 887 0000



What the project does

  • Personalised support planning: with a dedicated and trusted ‘navigator’ and peer mentors, working to access flexible and integrated multi-agency support, to meet each individual’s priority needs.
  • Navigator teams: based in the five locality areas carrying low caseloads of individuals with complex support needs.
  • Multi Agency Review Boards (MARBs): established in each locality area. MARB members include a range of statutory and voluntary sector service providers and commissioners.
  • Network of people with lived experience: to influence and embed co-production in service design, delivery and governance locally, regionally and nationally.
  • Workforce development: including training for professionals, multi-agency practice development groups, and communities of practice.
  • Employment, training and education team: providing pathways to employment including training and engaging peer mentors who bring real life experience to the programme.
  • Regional evaluation and support hub: for media and communications and evaluation and learning.