West Yorkshire Finding Independence (WY-FI) is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund and is run by a consortium of the region’s community organisations.
The project aims to help people with multiple and complex needs to access the services and support they need to overcome issues associated with mental ill health, re-offending behaviour, homelessness and problematic substance misuse.
Touchstone’s team is leading on employment training and education, peer mentoring and BME engagement.
We aim to combine our knowledge of recovery needs with employment training and education (ETE) opportunities, to ensure that service users have support in achieving future ETE goals. The ETE Team will be working with individuals accessing the project, local ETE providers and our partner organisations to identify needs and opportunities and ensuring that employment, training and education goes hand in hand with recovery.
By embracing peer support and the power of visible recovery we want to increase recovery networks and support through our peer mentor training courses. Bringing the concept of “community” to individual recovery, our tailored Peer Mentor training course will equip service users with the skills to nurture and support the recovery of individuals with multiple/complex needs and drawing on lived experience to empower others.
Partners and funders:
WY-FI is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund. Our partner organisations in this project are: Humankind, Bridge, Foundation, BARCA Leeds, Spectrum and Community Links, click here for project website.