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Gas Safety Week: Fighting for a Gas Safe nation18 September 2017

Published 18 September 2017
We are proud to be supporting Gas Safety Week 2017, taking place 18th – 24th September.  Gas Safety Week is an annual safety week to raise awareness of gas safety and the importance of taking care of your gas appliances. It is co-ordinated by Gas Safe Register, the official list of gas engineers who are legally allowed to work on gas.   Badly fitted and poorly serviced gas appliances can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide poisoning. Every year thousands of people across the UK are diagnosed with carbon monoxide poisoning. It is a highly poisonous gas. You can’t see it, taste it or smell it, but it can kill quickly with no warning.  By taking care of your gas appliances properly you are taking care of your home and your loved ones. Follow these few simple checks to keep you and your family safe. Check any gas appliances you own every year. Gas appliances should be safety checked once a year and serviced regularly by a Gas Safe registered engineer. Set a reminder so you don’t forget at www.staygassafe.co.uk. Check for warning signs your appliances aren’t working correctly e.g. lazy yellow or orange flames instead of crisp blue ones, black marks on or around the appliance and too much condensation in the room. Know the six signs of carbon monoxide poisoning – headaches, dizziness, breathlessness, nausea, collapse and loss of consciousness. Have an audible carbon monoxide alarm. This will alert you if there is carbon monoxide in your home. For gas safety advice or to find and check an engineer visit the Gas Safe Register website at www.gassaferegister.co.uk. Alternatively call the free helpline on 0800 408 5500.   
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Residents in Airedale give us their views on the latest environmental works18 September 2017

Published 18 September 2017
Tenants and residents from Henson Grove in Airedale joined WDH’s Homebuilder Team for a focus group and refreshments to find out more about the environmental works that are currently being carried out on their estate and what they can expect when work begins on their properties.

Cold Calling Control Zone set up to protect tenants in Pontefract11 September 2017

Published 11 September 2017
WDH, in partnership with West Yorkshire Trading Standards and West Yorkshire Police, has launched another Cold Calling Control Zone at St Giles View in Carleton, Pontefract.
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SAP closure for employee training (Wednesday 6 September from 12 Noon)6 September 2017

Published 6 September 2017
Please note that our Service Access Points will be closed from 12 noon today (Wednesday 6 September) and will re-open at 9 am tomorrow (Thursday 7 September.)   For enquiries phone OneCALL on 0345 8 507 507 or visit our website www.wdh.co.uk.   Please share!  
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WDH HomeBuilder celebrate their 100th property 30 August 2017

Published 30 August 2017
WDH has welcomed the first tenants to their latest HomeBuilder development. The development on Bevin Close in Outwood, is a mixture of two and three bed homes with some for rent and some for sale through Shared Ownership.

One day at WDH...29 August 2017

Published 29 August 2017
At WDH we can achieve a lot in a day.  Following the launch of our latest  Annual Report, we’ve taken a look at exactly how much we can achieve here at WDH in one day. In one day we:  complete 359 repairs, 176 of which are same day repairs; answer over 1,700 phone calls and receive 510 digital enquiries;  help tenants to access £4000 worth of grants; and much more. To find out what else we do click here.  
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Apply now for a community grant29 August 2017

Published 29 August 2017
The WDH Community Grant Scheme is now open for local community groups and voluntary clubs to apply for up to £1,500. The cash boost can help towards existing services, buying equipment or paying for an event. The aim is to increase community spirit and enhance the quality of life for local people. Karen Deeley from Eastmoor Community Garden Association, whose art workshop project received funding from WDH, told us what the grant meant to her. "Five art workshops have taken place and the project has proved to be a wonderful experience.  Children aged between three and seven participated and created underwater scene art, willow wreathes and clay models.  As well as getting arty, people enjoyed exploring the community garden during their visits and learning about all the produce grown there.  On behalf of the Eastmoor Community Garden Association, I thank WDH for the support.  Without the grant received, none of this would have been possible." Applications are open from 7 August to 22 September 2017. For more information click here.

Free lunch for kids at the Addy23 August 2017

Published 23 August 2017
The Old Quarry Adventure Playground (The Addy) has received funding from WDH to provide free food for kids during the Summer holidays. The group applied for a WDH Community Grant to give free lunch to children who attend play sessions at the Addy over the Summer. As children don’t receive free school meals in the holidays, the Addy aims to reduce the financial burden on parents and make sure that children eat properly over the Summer break. The group at the Addy will teach kids how to make their own meals and introduce new healthy snacks. Michelle Bartram, from The Addy said: "We are piloting the holiday lunches this Summer. In cooperation with WDH, Morrisons and the Knottingley Food Bank we can provide 40 free dinners a day for a total of 21 days. The pilot seems successful, kids love making their own food and it helps parents out too!” Claire Secker, Tenant Involvement Officer at WDH said: “WDH work closely with The Addy throughout the year and I was happy to assist and support the application for a WDH Community Grant.  This project has given the children something to do during the school holidays and also ensured they have had a healthy lunch.  During my visit to a session it was great to see children enjoying preparing and trying new food.”

Donation boost to foodbanks 23 August 2017

Published 23 August 2017
Employees from WDH donated £650 worth of food to local foodbanks in just a week, the equivalent of 26 adult food parcels.

Vote now for your community heroes in our 2017 Love Where You Live Awards 22 August 2017

Published 22 August 2017
You can now vote for your local community heroes to get the recognition they deserve, as part of WDH's Love Where You Live Awards 2017.

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