WY-FI Project nominated for a community award

Spectrum colleagues within the West Yorkshire: Finding Independence Project (WY-FI) are set to receive an award from West Yorkshire Police for their work to support the rehabilitation of offenders.

Jamie Hayward, a Navigator for WY-FI Project in Wakefield, has been invited to the District Commander’s Awards Evening on 22nd November, led by Chief Superintendent Mabs Hussain.

The awards evening recognises police staff, partner agencies, and members of the public who have made significant contributions to their local communities.

WY-FI: supporting people with multiple needs

Spectrum has led the Wakefield locality of WY-FI since 2014, joined by six local partners and lead provider, DISC. As part of the Wakefield WY-FI team, “Navigators” help service users with complex needs to find the care they need, working closing with local authorities, housing associations, and health and justice partners to help beneficiaries engage with support services.

The WY-FI Project supports some of the most vulnerable people in West Yorkshire. WY-FI service users (known as beneficiaries) struggle to engage with community services and all have at least three complex needs, including homelessness, addiction, reoffending and mental ill health.

To find out more about the WY-FI Project across Yorkshire, visit the project website.