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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
21 August 2017
All of our offices and service access points (SAPs) will be closed from Friday 25 August and will reopen on Tuesday 28 August.
14 August 2017
Over 25 green fingered residents from The Avenues in Pontefract received top tips from industry experts on how to maintain their new gardens which were renovated by WDH earlier this year.
10 August 2017
As part of WDH’s 2017 apprenticeship scheme, we are proud to welcome six new apprentices.
8 August 2017
Laura Masters and her family are the lucky winners of our summer competition.
Hundreds of tenants entered the competition to win £500 worth of holiday vouchers by downloading and logging in to the WDH App.
Laura was delighted to win the prize and said: "I’ve never won anything before. I downloaded the App because we needed to report a repair and it helped us to do it quickly. Winning this prize is the cherry on the cake."
Don’t worry if you didn’t win this time. You can still win £100 every month by using your online account through the WDH App or through our website. Simply log on and you will be entered into the prize draw.