WY-FI Project Navigator is commended for supporting vulnerable people

A Navigator from Spectrum’s Wakefield WY-FI service has received a Commendation from West Yorkshire Police for the team’s work to build safer communities, including through supporting better access to services for vulnerable people.

Jamie Hayward (pictured), a Navigator for West Yorkshire: Finding Independence (WY:FI) joined colleagues at the District Commander’s Awards on 22nd November, led by Chief Superintendent Mabs Hussain. The evening recognised police, partner agencies, and members of the public who have made positive contributions to their communities, including through the re-integration of offenders.

The WY-FI Project supports some of the most vulnerable people in West Yorkshire, all of whom have at least three complex needs, including homelessness, addiction, reoffending and mental ill health. As part of WY-FI, Jamie supports vulnerable people to engage with community services, build their confidence and work towards greater independence. WY-FI Navigators also work closely with local authorities, housing associations, and health and justice partners to support people with multiple needs.