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WDH’s winners all love where they live8 October 2018

Published 8 October 2018
Tenants, residents and community groups were among the winners at WDH’s annual Love Where You Live Awards grand final last night. The event, held at Wakefield’s Cedar Court Hotel and sponsored by Sodexo, celebrated local community heroes who make the Wakefield district a better place to live.

Value for Money (VFM) Assurance Statement launched28 September 2018

Published 28 September 2018
We are proud to launch our VFM Assurance Statement 2017 / 2018
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Don’t forget to get your tickets for WDH's exclusive pantomime21 September 2018

Published 21 September 2018
WDH is holding an exclusive pantomime performance of Cinderella on Friday 30 November 2018 in the evening at Wakefield Theatre Royal.
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Extreme weather conditions21 September 2018

Published 21 September 2018
As you will be aware we are experiencing extreme weather conditions and these are likely to continue over the weekend.
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Guide to Universal Credit – Ten things you need to know about Universal Credit21 September 2018

Published 21 September 2018
From Wednesday 28 November anyone of working age, living in Wakefield and needing to claim benefits will need to apply for Universal Credit online. A change in your circumstances could also mean you need to claim Universal Credit.
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The biggest Careers Fair in the district to take place next week20 September 2018

Published 20 September 2018
WDH will be attending the district’s biggest Careers Fair at Pontefract Park on Tuesday 25 September from 10 am to 6:30 pm. Young people from across Wakefield will be invited to help them consider their options.

Wakefield Hub closure for training (Wednesday 26 September at 1 pm)20 September 2018

Published 20 September 2018
Our Wakefield Hub will be closed on Wednesday 26 September at 1 pm for employee training. They will reopen on Thursday 27 September as normal.
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SAP closure for training (Thursday 27 September at 12 pm)20 September 2018

Published 20 September 2018
Our service access points (SAPs) will be closed on Thursday 27 September at 1 pm for employee training. They will reopen on Friday 28 September as normal.
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Preventing Fraud – WDH participates in the National Fraud Initiative (NFI)17 September 2018

Published 17 September 2018
This is a national scheme run by the Government, which aims to reduce opportunities for fraud against organisations that take part.
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WDH Independent Living.....the perfect place to live!3 September 2018

Published 3 September 2018
A WDH independent living scheme is the perfect place to live for anyone feeling vulnerable in their own home who isn’t ready to move into a care home.
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Our Tenant Satisfaction Survey is underway10 April 2017

Published 10 April 2017
Our Tenant Satisfaction Survey has started and will end on Friday 12 May. Customer experience specialists, TLF, are calling a representative sample of tenants to gather your views on the service you receive from us.  If you do receive a call from TLF, please be assured that we have employed them to complete the survey on our behalf. This ensures that your feedback is anonymous if you wish. We carry out these surveys twice a year and use your feedback to make improvements to our services. Since the last survey was carried out in November 2016, we have been working hard to improve:   how easy we are to deal with; how good we are at keeping the promises and commitments we make;  the repairs service experience; and the way we manage nuisance and antisocial behaviour.  Thank you for your feedback and support.  

Stay safe in your garden6 April 2017

Published 6 April 2017
Here are a few tips to stay safe in your garden this spring!

WDH Community Grants available now3 April 2017

Published 3 April 2017
Local groups can apply for up to £1500 to help fund community projects. WDH is inviting applications from local community groups or voluntary clubs to boost existing services, buy equipment or pay for an event. The aim is to increase community spirit and enhance the quality of life for local people. Last year one of the many groups that benefited from the scheme was the West End Terriers. They received funding for new training footballs and poles and new football nets to help improve their game. Dale Appleton, from The West End Terriers, said: “It is a superb opportunity for volunteer run organisations to ensure they can remain operational. Without this help and support we would not have been able to provide the much needed training equipment for our members to help them improve and up their game.” Applications open from 3 April to 19 May 2017.  WDH can provide help to complete the application form if needed. For further information visit https://www.wdh.co.uk/OurCommunities , call 01977 788807 or email neighbourhoodpanels@wdh.co.uk.  

Tina gets a fresh start thanks to WDH30 March 2017

Published 30 March 2017
Tina, 52, from Pontefract was given a fresh start after moving into one of WDH’s Immediately Available Homes.

Do you know a local hero?29 March 2017

Published 29 March 2017
For the first time ever Community Foundation Wakefield District are looking to recognise the brilliant work being carried out by volunteers across the district and those who have made a real difference.
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Thank you to our stakeholders28 March 2017

Published 28 March 2017
Stakeholder Survey raises £520 for the Community Leadership Programme. Our Stakeholder Survey is carried out biennially and gathers feedback from a range of stakeholders on their perception of WDH, how they want to be communicated with and how they think we could improve.  This year, in an effort to increase response rates, we donated £5 for each response to our Community Leadership Programme as an incentive to complete the survey. We received 104 responses, raising £520.  This will part fund a young person’s place on our Outward Bound Skills for Life Programme, which is a 19 day intensive programme.  The course can provide life changing experience for a young person, aiming to develop self-confidence and self-belief, communication, resilience and team working skills and showing individuals how to make the most of the opportunities they’re given.  
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The Great Wakefield Spring Clean27 March 2017

Published 27 March 2017
WDH has been working with local schools and partners, including Wakefield Council, to support the Great British Spring Clean.
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WDH celebrates 12th anniversary21 March 2017

Published 21 March 2017
Today marks the 12th anniversary of our launch in 2005 and, to help celebrate it, we’re sharing some of our key achievements from over the past 12 months.
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New opening times at Airedale and South Elmsall Service Access Points21 March 2017

Published 21 March 2017
From 3 April 2017 the closing time at South Elmsall and Airedale Service Access Points (SAP) will change to 4pm.

St Patrick’s Day celebrations20 March 2017

Published 20 March 2017
Youngsters from St Helens Primary School choir celebrated St Patrick’s Day by singing songs, playing bingo and taking part in craft activities with residents at WDH’s Ashfield House Independent Living Scheme in Hemsworth last week.
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WDH adds a splash of colour7 May 2015

Published 7 May 2015
Green-fingered residents at one of WDH’s independent living schemes donned their gardening gloves to plant up a colourful array of hanging baskets.
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May Day bank holiday arrangements1 May 2015

Published 1 May 2015
Next Monday (May Day bank holiday, 4 May) all WDH service access points including the Hub at the Bull Ring, Wakefield will be closed, reopening on Tuesday morning, 5 May 2015.
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Gas Access Week1 May 2015

Published 1 May 2015
This week is Gas Access Week, an event designed to promote the ongoing Gas Access Campaign.
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WDH to attend parish council open day30 April 2015

Published 30 April 2015
WDH representatives will join a number of community organisations at Sharlston and New Sharlston Parish Council's Open Day in May.
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Improved bowling club facilities thanks to WDH grant30 April 2015

Published 30 April 2015
A bowling club in Outwood celebrated the purchase of new equipment thanks to a WDH Community Grant with afternoon tea and games of bowling.

Children's audit helps to improve environment28 April 2015

Published 28 April 2015
Youngsters took their first steps towards looking after their community when they carried out an environmental audit for WDH and Wakefield Council.
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Be vigilant against bogus callers24 April 2015

Published 24 April 2015
We are urging everyone to be vigilant against potential bogus callers who may be targeting our neighbourhoods.
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WDH welcomes VIP team22 April 2015

Published 22 April 2015
A hair and beauty salon has given a facelift to commercial premises owned by WDH in Castleford.

Initiatives recognised at prestigious Responsible Business Awards 21 April 2015

Published 21 April 2015
Three of our community initiatives will be recognised as part of the 2015 Responsible Business Awards, run by Business in the Community.
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Betty’s Garden gets a makeover13 April 2015

Published 13 April 2015
A picturesque spot at the edge of a WDH estate is heading into spring with a makeover thanks to a weekly gardening club.
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