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WY-FI Newsletter: Important COVID-19 Updates
Beneficiary Numbers
(as of 29th February 2020)
800 - the target number of beneficiaries the WY-FI project aims to work with by 2020
823 - the actual number of beneficiaries we've worked with
81 -  the number of beneficiaries currently on active caseload
Introduction from Sue Northcott, WY-FI Programme Manager
We are currently in unprecedented and worrying times as the world continues to respond to COVID-19. We've dedicated this newsletter to updating you on what we're doing to ensure that our beneficiaries, staff, peer mentors and network members continue to receive the best support possible, and that there's minimal disruption to the day to day running of WY-FI.  
COVID-19: How we'll continue to best support our beneficiaries

We are in regular contact with our Multiple Needs Navigator teams to make provisions to ensure that WY-FI beneficiaries can continue to receive the best care and support possible during this worrying time.

The health of our beneficiaries, as well as our staff, peer mentors and network members remains our top priority. To help reduce the spread of the virus, we may need to reduce some of what we offer and carry out appointments remotely where we can.

We are continually re-assessing the situation with The National Lottery Community Fund, our lead partner Humankind and our service delivery partners across West Yorkshire.

We've created a dedicated COVID-19 page on our website. Please keep checking this page for the latest updates from WY-FI. 

Visit the dedicated COVID-19 page on our website
COVID-19: Maintaining WY-FI's Hub functions
In response to the current Humankind and Government guidelines regarding COVID-19, the WY-FI Hub team are now working remotely - either from home or from alternative office locations.

We've diverted our main telephone number to a team mobile, so we're still available on 0113 887 0000 if you have any general queries about WY-FI. 

Our Hub functions are still operating as normal and we're working closely with our delivery partners to minimise disruption to the day to day running of the project.

Our lead contacts for each Hub function are:

Programme Management and COVID-19 Lead: Sue Northcott - 07850 647 502


General Business Support/Media & Communications: Sarah Pearson - 07789 633 723

Research & Evaluation: Mark Crowe - 07714 766 714

Workforce Development: Roger Abbott - 07885 806 114

Co-Production: Simon Dixon - 07711 593 832

Or you can email us at wy-fi@humankindcharity.org.uk

 
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Fulfilling Lives: supporting people with multiple and complex needs.

The National Lottery Community Fund is investing £112 million of National Lottery Funding in 12 partnerships across England which support adults with experience of substance misuse, homelessness, offending and mental ill-health. People with first-hand experience of these issues are at the heart of the partnerships, using their insight to design local services that are better connected and easier to access.
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Tel: 0113 887 0000
Email: wy-fi@humankindcharity.org.uk


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