What could you do for us? What services could we offer you? We believe we have
something for everyone – so to find out more, take a look at our case studies and
see how we work with other businesses.
Since 2005 we have worked with a range of companies, organisations and associations
across the region and developed great partnerships to provide quality services to our
Orbis Protect Ltd carry out our void accommodation cleaning contract. As part of our ongoing partnership a Business Planner based at Orbis is responsible for managing the account and day to day operations.
Working in the same office as our Homesearch Team, who handle our voids and allocate properties to new tenants, Orbis’s Business Planner is able to align services to our needs. Speed of turnaround is key to minimise the loss of rental income. This joint working enables to make the processes between us and Orbis slicker and seamless, improving the communication between both parties.
Our Corporate Procurement Manager Dave Cousans said: "Value for money is not just about securing a product or service at the lowest price, it's also about how we can work with our suppliers to do things differently and in this case deliver employment opportunities which benefits the individual, the community and ultimately the local economy."
We have been working with Northern Gas Networks and Community Energy
Solutions to tackle fuel poverty in the Wakefield district by delivering
gas supplies to hundreds of properties for the very first time.
The new gas connections meant we could install gas central heating
to more than 700 homes in Wakefield, Featherstone and South Elmsall.
The new mains gas supply and central heating has made each property
more energy efficient and given tenants better control over their
heating, which has in turn helped to reduce their energy bills.
We have completed the Wakefield Standard and are now carrying out improvements of the external fabric of our stock. Part of this work involves the improvement of the local environment on the estates and addressing our customer’s priorities relating to where they live.
Whether it’s new garden walls, extra parking, developing new green spaces or working with local residents to create a community centrepiece, Gillespies, with our funding, have consulted and carried out the work to transform a number of our neighbourhoods.
We are very proud of the results, too. The improvements don’t just help to improve the image of our communities, making nicer places to live; they also involve the local residents in that process, which gives them a greater sense of pride and ownership of their street, avenue or cul-de-sac.
The green and communal areas of our estates are very important to us and the residents who live there, which is why we’re delighted to have Tivoli carrying out our grounds maintenance work.
Tivoli is a large independent grounds maintenance specialist who acquired Sodexo Horticultural Services, who had previously carried out this work for WDH since 2010.
With more than 100 estates as part of our 32,000-housing stock, Tivoli is responsible for cutting grass, removing weeds, trimming hedges, looking after shrub beds and keeping local environments tidy for tenants and residents to enjoy.
Tivoli will continue as a sponsor of our annual 'Love Where You Live' ceremony, which honours the hard work and positive impact groups and individuals make to their neighbourhood
Our Community Leadership Programme (CLP), run with the Outward Bound Trust, celebrated its 10 year anniversary.
The CLP gives young people the opportunity to learn practical skills and hidden strengths by taking part in various challenges organised and led by Outward Bound in locations such as Ullswater in the Lake District and Aberdovey in Wales. Here, 14 and 15 year olds are put through their paces and given a number of tasks that aim to improve their communication, co-ordination and teamwork skills, such as orienteering, rock climbing, potholing and canoeing
Over the past 10 years, we have supported over 1,500 students through the programme, generating value for money and social return by raising their aspirations, developing their social skills and confidence, and increasing their chances for success in later life.
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alert notifications of relevant business opportunities. ProContract helps to not only identify
opportunities with WDH and similar organisations but makes responding easier and less costly
as the tendering processes is undertaken electronically.
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