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WDH welcomes 10 new apprentices8 August 2016

Published 8 August 2016
As part of WDH’s 2016 apprenticeship scheme, we are proud to welcome 10 new apprentices.

How to silence a smoke alarm8 August 2016

Published 8 August 2016
Sometimes you might notice your smoke alarms making unwanted noises. We’ve made a short video to help you fix the problem and get your smoke alarms working properly.
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Loss of power to sockets5 August 2016

Published 5 August 2016
Have you lost power to any of the sockets around your home?
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How to turn your stop tap off4 August 2016

Published 4 August 2016
Knowing how to switch off your stop tap could prove very useful at some point. That’s why we’ve launched this useful video, to help you with the smaller jobs around your home.
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How to unblock your sink3 August 2016

Published 3 August 2016
Are you fed up of having to get people out to help with simple jobs such as unblocking your sink? Our useful video will show you how to unblock your sink yourself, saving you the wait and the expense of one our tradespeople doing it for you.
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Annual Report 2016 launched!1 August 2016

Published 1 August 2016
We are extremely proud to launch this year’s Annual Report, which reflects on another successful year for WDH - delivering promises and improve the lives of local people.
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Cash Wise supports 2000th participant25 July 2016

Published 25 July 2016
An initiative designed to help social housing tenants better manage their finances has helped over 2000 people in the three years since its creation.
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Kettlethorpe man finds work with help from WDH’s Work Club18 July 2016

Published 18 July 2016
A local work club has helped a tenant from Kettlethorpe, who was unemployed for five years, to find work at the Manygates Adult Education Centre in Wakefield.

Vision 2016 launched18 July 2016

Published 18 July 2016
We are extremely proud to introduce this year’s Vision update which highlights how we intend to reach our latest milestone – becoming an enterprise delivering social impacts by 2020.
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Young people learn horticultural skills15 July 2016

Published 15 July 2016
Young people across the district are learning key workplace skills thanks to a new joint initiative between the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), WDH and local partners.
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WDH is making life easier with Get Online Week14 October 2016

Published 14 October 2016
WDH is coming to the heart of Wakefield’s communities as part of Get Online Week (17-21 October), aiming to help even more people use the internet so they can enjoy a better quality of life.

Latest blog from Kevin Dodd: Are we partying after the party conferences?12 October 2016

Published 12 October 2016
Party conference season is over and many announcements made by politicians ought to be debated and many different topics should be pondered and analysed. Brexit and housing are two very key areas to look at. Here, we have plunged ourselves into the sometimes interesting, but more-often-than-not vague, nature of what was said at the major parties conferences on these issues.
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Value for Money Statement launched6 October 2016

Published 6 October 2016
We are proud to launch our Value for Money (VFM) Annual Assurance Statement 2015/16. Providing VFM is an essential part of everything we do, whether it’s recruiting the right people, delivering better services, getting the best deals from suppliers or working jointly with partners and groups.

The Household Benefit Cap (HBC) is changing4 October 2016

Published 4 October 2016
In April 2013, the government introduced a maximum limit on the total amount of benefit a household can get each week. This is called the Household Benefit Cap. It was initially set at £26,000 per year for families, couples and lone parents and £18,200 for single people.
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Changes to WDH’s services at Normanton Service Access Point (SAP)21 September 2016

Published 21 September 2016
The way that people access our services is changing. Over the last few years there has been a reduction in the number of people using our Service Access Points (SAPs) and an increase in people self-serving and completing transactions online. It is because of these changes that we will be closing Normanton SAP on Friday 30 September 2016.
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Vote for your community heroes in WDH’s Love Where You Live Awards 201613 September 2016

Published 13 September 2016
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 2016.

WDH celebrates with two of its oldest tenants!7 September 2016

Published 7 September 2016
Charles and Caroline Bramham, a couple from Wakefield, were presented with flowers and chocolates this month by staff from WDH to help them celebrate some impressive milestones!
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SAP closure for employee training (Wednesday 7 September from 12 Noon)6 September 2016

Published 6 September 2016
Our service access points (SAPs) will be closed on Wednesday 7 September at 12 noon for employee training. They will reopen on Thursday 8 September as normal.
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WDH participates in the National Fraud Initiative (NFI)1 September 2016

Published 1 September 2016
WDH is participating in the NFI, this is a national scheme run by the Government, which aims to reduce opportunities for fraud against organisations that take part.

Changes to council tax support – Have your say15 August 2016

Published 15 August 2016
Wakefield Council will be making changes to its CTS scheme next year and would like your views.
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