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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.

Graham breaks the record for the deepest blind salt water scuba dive! 17 March 2017

Published 17 March 2017
On 10 March Graham Owen, broke the blind salt water scuba diving depth record reaching an amazing 111 meters, beating the previous record of 105 meters.
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Hard work and dedication pays off for Phillip! 16 March 2017

Published 16 March 2017
Phillip Wagstaff is celebrating his new position as a Waste Management Technician at WDH, proving that hard work and dedication pays off.
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Continuing to achieve value for money and deliver what matters to our communities3 October 2019

Published 3 October 2019
We are delighted to share our latest Value for Money (AFM) Annual Assurance Statement with you. It describes what VFM means to us, our employees, our tenants and our stakeholders, and the progress we have made during the year.
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WDH Community Grant helps to reduce social isolation19 September 2019

Published 19 September 2019
Wakefield District City of Sanctuary has been awarded a Community Grant worth £500. The group will use this money to cover rent hire for the venue where their drop in sessions take place.

Service access point (SAP) closure for training17 September 2019

Published 17 September 2019
Our SAPs will be closed on Tuesday 24 September at 12 noon for employee training. They will reopen on Wednesday 25 September as normal. You can pay your rent, request and track a repair or send a message using the WDH App, available on the App Store or Play Store. In an emergency you can contact us on 0345 8 507 507.
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Annual Report 2019 – Read about our latest achievements now!4 September 2019

Published 4 September 2019
We are extremely proud to launch our Annual Report 2019.
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Testing our procedures to keep tenants safe2 September 2019

Published 2 September 2019
WDH’s Compliance Team was put to the test alongside West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) as part of a training exercise to prepare us should the worst happen.

Vote for your community heroes in our Love Where You Live Awards 2019!27 August 2019

Published 27 August 2019
Voting for the winner of our Love Where You Live Awards will open on Tuesday 27 August. You can place your votes for your community champions on the dedicated website, www.lovewhereyouliveawards.co.uk, which has information on each finalist.

WDH is Dementia Friendly!21 August 2019

Published 21 August 2019
WDH employees have raised over £400 to support Dementia UK, further confirming that WDH is committed to supporting residents and employees affected by dementia.

Service access point and HUB bank holiday closures16 August 2019

Published 16 August 2019
All of our offices and service access points (SAPs) will be closed on Monday 26 August. They will open as usual on Tuesday 27 August. You can pay your rent, request and track a repair or send a message using the WDH App, available on the App Store or Play Store. In an emergency you can contact us on 0345 8 507 507.
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Apply now for a community grant7 August 2019

Published 7 August 2019
The WDH Community Grant Scheme is now open for local community groups and voluntary clubs to apply for up to £1,500.

Service access point (SAP) closure - Friday 2 August29 July 2019

Published 29 July 2019
Airedale and South Elmsall service access points (SAPs) will be closed on Friday 2 August from 12 noon. They will open as usual on Monday 5 August.
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We nurture nature with Open Country
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We nurture nature with Open Country

Published 2 July 2019

We have supported the Wild about Wakefield project run by Open Country, with a Community Grant of over £ 1,400.

Open Country is a Yorkshire charity that enables people with disabilities to access the countryside. The charity provides outdoor activities and an information service to anybody with a disability who wants to experience nature offering access to a minibus and help from volunteers.  

The grant helped Open Country to buy tools for the Nature Force Group, which supports conservation efforts by planting trees, making ponds, scrub clearing and maintaining paths across the Wakefield District every Tuesday. 

Ella Dixon, Project Officer at Open Country said:  "This grant meant that we can buy tools and continue to help nature locally. The Wakefield Nature Force Group shows what people with disabilities can to do to improve their local community and we are very grateful to WDH for supporting us with our mission."

If anybody wants to join the Nature Force Group, which is based in Lupset and runs every Tuesday, or hear about other activities, you can contact Project Officer, Ella on 07426 716677 or email Wakefield@opencountry.org.uk.

Chris Croxall, Tenant Involvement Officer at WDH said: "We are pleased to support projects like Wild about Wakefield that do a great job at helping people with disabilities access the countryside by organising walking groups, tandem rides and conservation projects."

For more information on WDH’s Community Grant Scheme visit  https://www.wdh.co.uk/OurCommunities

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