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Family joins 100th birthday celebrations14 November 2014

Published 14 November 2014
The daughter of a WDH tenant who has celebrated her 100th birthday put her mum’s longevity down to healthy food and a calm temperament.
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Let’s write the future, together13 November 2014

Published 13 November 2014
Kevin Dodd discusses WDH’s plans following the organisation’s first-ever major stakeholder event in his latest blog
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Newbuild plans go sky-high12 November 2014

Published 12 November 2014
We are showcasing our sky-high new build aspirations – courtesy of an aerial view of our latest development.
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New initiative gets Smirthwaite estate cooking 12 November 2014

Published 12 November 2014
A new healthy eating initiative has been launched in Normanton, showing people on the Swirthwaite Estate that cooking good food at home is cheap and easy.
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WDH welcomes payday lenders announcement12 November 2014

Published 12 November 2014
WDH welcomes the news announced earlier this week by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) on the issue of payday lenders.
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Children brighten up their local area11 November 2014

Published 11 November 2014
Pupils from Normanton teamed up with employees from Wakefield and District Housing (WDH) to tidy up their local community.
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Eastmoor youngsters get the sack!11 November 2014

Published 11 November 2014
Community minded youngsters filled dozens of bin bags with rubbish during a litter pick to keep Eastmoor tidy.

Cash Wise project draws on success 10 November 2014

Published 10 November 2014
An Ossett mum has provided a voice over for one of a series of digital animations made to promote WDH’s successful Cash Wise project.
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Celebratory cake for Featherstone residents6 November 2014

Published 6 November 2014
Featherstone residents gathered to watch the official cake cutting which marked the end of their environmental improvement works on their estate.

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News in Brief5 November 2014

Published 5 November 2014
This is News in Brief - a weekly round up of the latest news and events affecting the Housing industry and communities in the Wakefield district and beyond.

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Major system upgrade10 June 2020

Published 10 June 2020
From Sunday 14 June until Friday 19 June 2020 we will be carrying out a major system upgrade.

Resuming services...what is important to you?1 June 2020

Published 1 June 2020
As our Prime Minister announces further measures to relax the lock down we have all found ourselves in over the past months, at WDH we are continuing to look at ways that we can continue to reintroduce services safely and gradually. I asked last week for your feedback on what you think we should prioritise first. Which services do you think need to be made available to you sooner rather than later? There is still the opportunity to give us your feedback by completing this short, five question survey. I hope you will share your views with us so that we can make sure that we get it right. Complete the survey now.
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Share your views on the services you need22 May 2020

Published 22 May 2020
As we continue to find ourselves in these unrecognisable circumstances, I want to let you know that we are listening and your safety and security is at the forefront of everything that we are doing here at WDH. As we are now looking to the future and beginning to bring some of our services back into action, I’m keen to gather your views.
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Prioritising Services15 May 2020

Published 15 May 2020
It may come as welcome news for many of you that our Prime Minister has announced that we can spend a little more time outside and that we can travel a little further afield. However, I know for many it makes things a little more confusing. What I can assure you of, is that we are continuing to follow the guidance that is coming from Government in everything we do. That means we are adhering to social distancing and using the correct personal protective equipment (PPE), where needed, but we are also pushing ahead to resume as many services as we can as soon as it is safe to do so.
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Today we are celebrating the 75th Anniversary of VE Day.8 May 2020

Published 8 May 2020
Today we are celebrating the 75th Anniversary of VE Day. We had a fantastic response to our call out for people’s VE Day memories! Lots of people were keen to share their celebrations from 1945, war time memories, recipes and more with us!
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Thanks for your patience, grass cutting back in action7 May 2020

Published 7 May 2020
I am over the moon to announce that we are now able to start cutting grass and maintaining shared areas with the support of our partner Sodexo Horticultural Services.
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Ready, steady, cook and share for a chance to win!6 May 2020

Published 6 May 2020
Ready, steady, cook and share your families favourite recipes for a chance to win £10 of shopping vouchers! These could be VE Day inspired or a tribute to your favourite restaurant or takeaway dish!
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WDH and Tenants Working Together1 May 2020

Published 1 May 2020
Since lock down started in March, I have been moved by the way the district and particularly WDH and you our customers have come together to support each other at this challenging time. Many of our employees have been continuing to work supporting you, our tenants, whilst spending their free time sewing scrubs, face masks and kit bags, to support our NHS and care home workers, making sure the most vulnerable in our community are able to be cared for. Our employees have also gone above and beyond to support local foodbanks and other charity services to offer provisions in addition to food such as milk and boxes for distributing food parcels. I have seen much community spirit over the past weeks and it makes me exceptionally proud
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Don’t forget, we’re still helping people into work 1 May 2020

Published 1 May 2020
The Community Employment Team is continuing to help tenants back into work by offering a telephone support service during lockdown.

We want you to join in with our digital VE Day anniversary celebrations!30 April 2020

Published 30 April 2020
On Friday 8 May it is the 75th Anniversary of VE Day, WDH employees planned to celebrate this in our Independent Living Schemes with residents and on our estates with community groups and residents, however due to the coronavirus outbreak this is no longer possible. We are still celebrating but will do it digitally instead!
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