Community Hubs offering support26 March 2020

Published 26 March 2020
Community Hubs are providing help to those who need it across the Wakefield district. They have volunteers and a range of support to help those affected by the coronavirus outbreak. They are working with the Council and others to support communities during this crisis.

Update from Chief Executive, Andy Wallhead25 March 2020

Published 25 March 2020
I’m sure you will agree, the pace at which the coronavirus pandemic situation has taken hold has been phenomenal.
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Homesearch 24 March 2020

Published 24 March 2020
Please note that due to the rapidly changing situation we are currently facing due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the last Homesearch cycle will close on Wednesday 25 March 2020 in the morning
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Update from Andy Wallhead, Chief Executive: Monday 23 March 202023 March 2020

Published 23 March 2020
I would firstly like to thank you for your understanding at this difficult time. Whilst I understand many of you are concerned about what lies ahead, the support and respect you continue to show our employees is valued by us. I am sure you can appreciate the difficult decisions we are having to make at the moment as the number of people self-isolating and the number of people contracting the coronavirus continues to rise. We will do everything we can to protect you, our employees and the homes you live in.
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A message from our Chief Executive - Coronavirus update19 March 2020

Published 19 March 2020
I’d like to take this opportunity to let you know that you, our customers, are our highest priority.
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Coronavirus - Frequently Asked Questions19 March 2020

Published 19 March 2020
Frequently Asked Questions
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Worried about paying your rent?19 March 2020

Published 19 March 2020
Your contractual rent will continue to be charged as usual, however WDH is committed to ensuring that no tenant faces the added concern of losing their home as a result of Coronavirus.
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Information regarding handing in keys during the COV-19 outbreak19 March 2020

Published 19 March 2020
If you are posting keys for a WDH property please make sure you do the following.
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Office closures17 March 2020

Published 17 March 2020
  As information and advice regarding coronavirus continues to change frequently, we have taken the decision to reduce the amount of face to face contact between employees and tenants to minimise the risk of spreading the virus. We want to make sure that tenants and employees are kept safe and well so we have put a number of measures in place to minimise the risk of exposure to the virus for you and our employees. With regards to the services you can expect from us, we will continue to support tenants and visit homes to carry out repairs where it is safe to do so. If we do need to postpone a visit, we will contact you to let you know. These steps are necessary to reduce the impact on WDH, reduce the spread of the virus and ensure that you receive the services and support you need. From Wednesday 18 March 2020, we will close our receptions, service access points and Hubs across the district. If you need to speak to us, please call us on 0345 8 507 507 or send your enquiry through our online forms. If you are displaying symptoms of the coronavirus, or you have been advised to self-isolate, please let us know if you have an appointment with us, have reported a repair or are expecting a visit from us. Please use the following links for the latest information on the virus: NHS 111 Public Health England We will continue to monitor the situation and will update this page if the situation changes.  
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Our Love Where You Live Awards are back!16 March 2020

Published 16 March 2020
Young achievers and community heroes in the Wakefield district who make a positive difference to our communities will be celebrated in our ninth annual Love Where You Live awards. You are invited to nominate people for the hard work they put in to make the Wakefield district a better place to live. This year the contest will feature eight categories, with each of the shortlisted finalists in with the chance of winning a prize of £200, £100 or £50 thanks to our sponsors Sodexo. Following feedback from last year’s awards, in 2020 we see the return of our working with young people category, which celebrates the work of individuals and groups across the district working with young people to help them reach their potential and make a difference. Our Best Garden award is now open to groups as well as individuals, so if you know of any community gardens make sure to nominate them! Last year, the awards were completely digital and we received over 70 nominations and over 13,000 votes for our finalists! WDH Chief Executive, Andy Wallhead said: “Our Love Where You Live Awards are a community-wide celebration of people who make this a district to be proud of and they become more successful every year. It is important that we celebrate the hard work and dedication that these people put into making their neighbourhoods friendlier, safer and even more enjoyable places to be. You can nominate yourself or anyone you think deserves recognition for their efforts.” To nominate a person or a group for a Love Where You Live award, please complete the form on our dedicated website. If you need help to complete your nomination form please call 0345 8 507 507 and one of our Digital Angels can arrange to meet you and help or visit your nearest Service Access Point and one of our employees will help you. You really can make a difference. So get online and nominate for your community heroes. Nominations close 7 August 2020.    
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