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PROJECT PROFILE
West Yorkshire – Finding Independence (WY-FI)

LOCATION

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

PROJECT ORGANISATIONS

  • Lead Parnter: 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
  • WHAT THE PROJECT DOES

    The WY-FI project will use a delivery model that includes a number of key features:

    • Navigator/Lead Worker Teams based in the 5 locality areas (Leeds, Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield) co-ordinated through the Regional Hub
    • An Employment, Training and Education Team
    • Advocacy and specialist advice service
    • Capacity building and engagement support to thematic groups in particular women, minority ethnic groups and prison leavers
    • A Regional Policy, Innovation, Evaluation and Support Hub
    • ‘Passports’ – portable initial assessment and support plans
    • Co-production of solutions to meet individual and collective needs of people using/excluded from multiple services
    KEY CONTACT

    Sue Northcott Project Lead
    DISC Head office: 01325 731 160
    Leeds: 0113 397 1300 ext 112
    Mobile: 07789 960979
    e-mail: sue.northcott@disc-vol.org.uk

    WEB

    http://www.disc-vol.org.uk/