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Police bike team get funding boost by WDH20 December 2018

Published 20 December 2018
A police bike team, which has caught hundreds of rogue riders, is to operate seven days a week for the first time following major investment from WDH.

Service access point (SAP) Christmas closure19 December 2018

Published 19 December 2018
Our SAPs will be open at the following times during the Christmas period. ·         22 December – Wakefield Hub and Pontefract Hub open until 12 noon. ·         24 December to 26 December – All SAPs closed. ·         27 December to 28 December – All SAPs open. ·         29 December – Wakefield Hub and Pontefract Hub open until 12 noon. ·         31 December to 1 January - All SAPs closed. ·         2 January - All SAPs open as normal. Please direct urgent enquiries during the Christmas period to OneCALL on 0345 8 507 507.
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Scouts group perform for residents at Silkstone Court17 December 2018

Published 17 December 2018
Children from 1st Altofts Scout group - spanning Beavers, Cubs and Scouts - entertained residents at Silkstone Court on Thursday with festive Christmas songs. The residents enjoyed classics such as Jingle Bells and Walking In A Winter Wonderland, joining in as the children sang. “The Beavers, Cubs and Scouts really enjoyed their evening with the residents of Silkstone Court, and the residents seemed to relish the chance for a good old sing-song. It just goes to show that you’re never too old to enjoy singing Jingle Bells!” said Kim Hiscocks, Scout Leader.
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WDH supports emergency food banks13 December 2018

Published 13 December 2018
WDH and Outwood Grange Academy Trust have donated £1000 each to make sure foodbanks are stocked in the lead up to the Christmas holidays.

SAP closure (Friday 14 December)13 December 2018

Published 13 December 2018
Our SAPs will be closed tomorrow (Friday 14 December) and will reopen on Monday 17 December as normal. OneCALL are available 24 hours a day on 0345 8 507 507 for urgent enquiries about estate management and repairs. You can pay your rent using our online payment site, or by calling OneCALL or at any newsagents, convenience store or petrol station displaying the PayPoint sign. You can also pay your rent by registering for an online account, where you can manage all aspects of your tenancy. For more information, visit the tenant area of WDH.co.uk here.
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WDH’s Christmas Competition is back with 12 days of prizes30 November 2018

Published 30 November 2018
We are launching our popular Christmas Competition on 1 December 2018 and giving you the chance to win one of 12 great prizes. It’s easy to enter you just need to download the latest version of the WDH App.
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Christmas calendars donated to local foodbanks29 November 2018

Published 29 November 2018
A collection of advent calendars were handed out at foodbanks across the Wakefield District by MRM Solutions and the WDH Cash Wise Team ready for Christmas.

Are you UC ready?28 November 2018

Published 28 November 2018
From today (Wednesday 28 November 2018) Universal Credit (UC) Full Service is being rolled out across the Wakefield district. UC replaces six benefits with a single monthly payment similar to a monthly working wage. The six benefits being replaced are: Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance Income-related Employment and Support Allowance Income Support Child Tax Credits Working Tax Credits Housing Benefit From today, you will need to claim UC if you are making a new benefit claim and are of working age. You might also need to claim UC if your circumstances change. Are you ready? It could take five weeks to receive your first payment so it’s important you act quickly when making your claim. Speed up the process by making sure you’re prepared now. We’ve put together some handy guidance on how you can make sure you’re UC ready. If you have any questions about UC or need support you can contact our Cash Wise Team on 01977 724651 or the DWP.
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A vibrant and forward thinking service - Care Link are certified to the new Quality Standards Framework27 November 2018

Published 27 November 2018
Care Link has been certified to the Quality Standards Framework and recently received the award at the International Technology Enabled Care Conference gala dinner.
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Notice to Spark Energy Customers26 November 2018

Published 26 November 2018
On Friday 23 November it was announced that Spark Energy has ceased trading and that OVO Energy are selected by the GB Energy regulator (OFGEM) to take over Spark's customer base.  If you're a Spark customer, it's good news - you don't need to do anything. Spark will continue to service all aspects of your account under the spark brand. It's business as usual.  Ofgem, have also advised that Spark Energy customers will not have their gas or electricity supply affected. Ofgem’s advice to customers in the meantime is: Do not switch to another energy supplier. Take a meter reading ready for when your new supplier contacts you.
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Northern Ballet Workshop at Castleford Academy13 March 2019

Published 13 March 2019
Students on the When Dance Happens initiative were treated to a ballet masterclass ahead of their eagerly anticipated trip to see the production of ‘Victoria’ at the Northern Ballet Company in Leeds.

WDH Community Grant helps develop children’s skills7 March 2019

Published 7 March 2019
iSpace, a community group based in Wakefield, has been awarded a community grant worth over £1,000.

Celebrating the hard work of our apprentice mentors 7 March 2019

Published 7 March 2019
Over 30 apprentices are currently completing an apprenticeship with us and each of them has the support of a mentor, to provide valuable advice and support in their chosen trade.

Let’s talk about apprenticeships – Castleford Academy visit 5 March 2019

Published 5 March 2019
We work with schools across the district to promote the benefits of apprenticeships, so when Castleford Academy approached us and asked if could help support groups of Year 11 students we welcomed the opportunity to show what apprenticeships with us are all about.

Learning a trade isn’t just for boys!4 March 2019

Published 4 March 2019
A job in the trades at WDH can lead to a bright future and a successful career, whichever route you take.

Our Love Where You Live Awards are back!4 March 2019

Published 4 March 2019
Young achievers and community heroes in the Wakefield district who make a positive difference to our communities will be celebrated in our eighth annual Love Where You Live awards.

WDH and Termrim build 22 new homes on former depot site in Airedale1 March 2019

Published 1 March 2019
WDH and building contractors Termrim have built 22 new homes on WDH’s former depot site at Austin Road in Airedale.

Apprenticeship applications open Monday1 March 2019

Published 1 March 2019
Applications for our 2019 Apprenticeships will open on Monday 4 March, kicking of Apprenticeship Week.

Tenants think digital photo guide is brilliant22 February 2019

Published 22 February 2019
Tenants in Lupset have being giving their feedback on a new digital photo guide, created by our Improvements Team to help tenants understand what they can expect when having their homes improved. The guide, which can be shown on an iPad or tablet, will be used by Resident Liaison Officers during the tenant induction process to explain what will happen at every stage of the works and prompt the tenant to ask more questions. This will hopefully lead to a reduction in the number of complaints that are often received at the beginning of a scheme of works.

Helping to shape the future of electrical safety19 February 2019

Published 19 February 2019
WDH’s Les Thompson, Specialist Contracts Manager, and Jamie Burton, Electrical Operations Manager have shared best practice with others to contribute to a nationwide Code of Practice for the Management of Electrotechnical Care in Social Housing.
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Just two days left to choose your community heroes25 September 2014

Published 25 September 2014
Time’s running out to pick the community stars who will shine at this year’s Love Where You Live Awards!

Just three days left to vote...24 September 2014

Published 24 September 2014
More than 5,000 votes have now been cast and there’s still time to show support for your community heroes in WDH’s Love Where You Live Awards 2014.

Four days to go in LWYLA voting23 September 2014

Published 23 September 2014
With just four days left before voting closes in the WDH Love Where You Live Awards 2014 we’ve already seen nearly 5,000 votes cast.

Working to meet the changing care climate22 September 2014

Published 22 September 2014
The recent warm weather isn’t the only thing making people hot under the collar. The changing climate of care provision is also creating cause for concern.

Youth club supported to provide local sports activities18 September 2014

Published 18 September 2014
Youngsters from South Kirkby are being encouraged to try new sports thanks to both a national grant and support from WDH and Wakefield Council.
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Lionesses have bright idea ahead of lantern festival17 September 2014

Published 17 September 2014
A community group in Pontefract are preparing for a record-breaking lantern festival thanks to help from WDH.
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Value for Money Annual Assurance Statement launched17 September 2014

Published 17 September 2014
We are extremely proud to launch our Value for Money Annual Assurance Statement 2013/14, which outlines how we aim to provide value for money to all our stakeholders.

Gas Safety Week activities12 September 2014

Published 12 September 2014
To mark Gas Safety Week (15 to 21 September), our Specialist Service Team will be providing advice at different locations across Wakefield.

Love Where You Live Awards 2014 – two weeks voting left!12 September 2014

Published 12 September 2014
With just two weeks left to vote for your winners in this year’s Love Where You Live Awards, we’ve already received 3,614 votes!

CX’s comment on proposed ‘Bedroom Tax’ changes5 September 2014

Published 5 September 2014
MPs in the House of Commons have today voted to make changes to the ‘Bedroom Tax’, or Spare Room Subsidy.
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External works in Airedale leave independent living residents with a smile12 November 2019

Published 12 November 2019
Residents at West Mead Independent Living Scheme in Airedale were left smiling after WDH invested in improving their homes.

External works in Airedale leave independent living residents with a smile12 November 2019

Published 12 November 2019
Residents at West Mead Independent Living Scheme in Airedale were left smiling after WDH invested in improving their homes.

If you have caring responsibilities, you could get a little extra help for free with Care Link11 November 2019

Published 11 November 2019
Did you know that one in nine people will be caring for someone who is older, disabled or seriously ill, whilst still working? Balancing work life and caring responsibilities can be stressful but our award winning Care Link service offers people with caring responsibilities added peace of mind by providing support for their loved one at the touch of a button.
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Celebrating Wakefield’s Finest28 October 2019

Published 28 October 2019
Tenants, residents and community groups were among the winners at WDH’s annual Love Where You Live Awards grand final.

Residents in South Elmsall are over the moon with Farfield Court’s new look!15 October 2019

Published 15 October 2019
Residents at Farfield Court Independent Living Scheme in South Elmsall got a sneak peek at the scheme’s new look following an extensive refurbishment.

Looking after the wellbeing of our Independent Living Scheme residents14 October 2019

Published 14 October 2019
We have partnered with technology business Care Management (CM), to pilot innovative technology that will monitor a resident’s health and predict health issues using heart rate, hydration levels, activity, sleep, muscle mass and grip strength.

Competition time!14 October 2019

Published 14 October 2019
Use our App to tell us what you use the internet for and you can win an Amazon Fire tablet. We are taking part in Get Online Week and sharing some hints and tips on how you can get more out of the World Wide Web.
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Get more out of life online!14 October 2019

Published 14 October 2019
Come along to our Get Online sessions between 14-20 October and try the internet. #getonlineweek is here and we are taking part and encouraging you to get more from the internet.
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Celebrating the work of our Mental Health Navigators on World Mental Health Day 201910 October 2019

Published 10 October 2019
Today is World Mental Health Day (Thursday 10 October 2019) and as an organisation we work hard to ensure that we look after our employees and tenant’s mental health.

We are supporting National Customer Service Week7 October 2019

Published 7 October 2019
National Customer Service Week is a week long opportunity to raise awareness of customer service and the vital role it plays in our business. Read below about just some of the things we do to provide good customer service.
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Children from South Elmsall check on the progress of Miners Mews11 July 2019

Published 11 July 2019
Children from Carlton Primary School in South Elmsall recently visited our new build site on Westfield Lane in South Elmsall to see how the street they had named was coming along.

WDH and Termrim build 22 new homes on former depot site in Airedale1 March 2019

Published 1 March 2019
WDH and building contractors Termrim have built 22 new homes on WDH’s former depot site at Austin Road in Airedale.

WDH hands over the keys to their 2,000th new build home25 June 2018

Published 25 June 2018
WDH employees recently presented their newest tenant, Elizabeth Jacques, with flowers to celebrate her and her son’s recent move into their new home.
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