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Community Group 2016: Havercroft Parent Forum1 November 2016

Published 1 November 2016
Havercroft Parent Forum won the Community Group Category in WDH’s 2016 Love Where You Live Awards.

Best Neighbourhood 2016: Friends of Mellwood House1 November 2016

Published 1 November 2016
Friends of Mellwood House won the Best Neighbourhood category at WDH’s 2016 Love Where You Live Awards.

Best Garden 2016: Mr and Mrs Davis28 October 2016

Published 28 October 2016
Mr and Mrs Davis won the Best Garden award in WDH’s 2016 Love Where You Live Awards.
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Easter office closures2 April 2015

Published 2 April 2015
All WDH service access points including the Hub at the Bull Ring, Wakefield will be closed from Good Friday (3 April) to Easter Monday, reopening on Tuesday morning, 7 April 2015.
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Learning Programme begins this month!1 April 2015

Published 1 April 2015
Our Community Learning Programme starts this month and offers FREE courses to tenants and people living on our estates.

Glasshoughton’s greener on the other side of our Day of Action1 April 2015

Published 1 April 2015
Glasshoughton streets are cleaner and greener thanks to an Environmental Day of Action organised by the Wakefield Together partnership of WDH, Wakefield Council and West Yorkshire Police.
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Nominations flood in for WDH community awards22 July 2014

Published 22 July 2014
More than 100 nominations have flooded in for this year’s WDH Love Where You Live Awards – with a prize of £500 for each of the eight winners to give to a community group of their choice.

Cash Wise scheme expands18 July 2014

Published 18 July 2014
Thousands of people could see their money worries eased after WDH’s Cash Wise scheme was widened to include all social housing tenants in the district.
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Move more everyday17 July 2014

Published 17 July 2014
WDH is proud to support Move More Every Day, a new initiative designed to help local people become healthier and more active.
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Pupils take part in Dragons' Den competition 17 July 2014

Published 17 July 2014
A team of young aspiring entrepreneurs from a school in Pontefract has won an enterprise competition organised by WDH.
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Make a difference in your neighbourhood14 July 2014

Published 14 July 2014
People from Normanton and Featherstone are being invited to have a say in shaping the future of their communities.

ILS resident celebrates 104th birthday 11 July 2014

Published 11 July 2014
A delicious hot meal and a tasty sponge for afters provided the icing on the cake for George Storry’s 104th birthday.
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Day care boost for residents11 July 2014

Published 11 July 2014
Volunteers in Kettlethorpe have secured funding to continue running a community playgroup thanks to WDH.

Kathleen turns 100 in style10 July 2014

Published 10 July 2014
A tenant from Ossett celebrated her 100th birthday with coffee and cake and retold her memories of the last century.

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WDH make the right call with new phone numbers9 July 2014

Published 9 July 2014
WDH has launched new low-cost local rate telephone number to make it cheaper to contact its customer service teams.
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WDH support healthy lifestyle event for young people 8 July 2014

Published 8 July 2014
Students from a school in Normanton learnt about cycling and healthy lifestyle as part of a ‘Bikefest Eco Day’ last week.
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Cash Wise reach 400th participant10 October 2014

Published 10 October 2014
WDH’s Cash Wise initiative has reached a landmark figure after the 400th participant attended the programme.

Our Community Group Award winner is...10 October 2014

Published 10 October 2014
Havercroft Children’s Centre won the Community Group category at our 2014 Love Where You Live Awards.

Working with Young People 2014: Friends of Fryston Woods9 October 2014

Published 9 October 2014
Friends of Fryston Woods collected two gongs at our 2014 Love Where You Live Awards – Working with Young People and Green Hero.

Working with Older People 2014: Hazel Richardson9 October 2014

Published 9 October 2014
Hazel Richardson won the Working with Older People category in our 2014 Love Where You Live Awards.

Good Neighbour 2014: Juanita Allen8 October 2014

Published 8 October 2014
Juanita Allen won the Good Neighbour category in our 2014 Love Where You Live Awards.

Young Achiever 2014: Zara McGuinness7 October 2014

Published 7 October 2014
Zara McGuinness won the Young Achiever category in our 2014 Love Where You Live Awards.

Best Neighbourhood 2014: War Memorial Group6 October 2014

Published 6 October 2014
Featherstone and District War Memorial Group won the Best Neighbourhood category in our 2014 Love Where You Live Awards.

Best Garden 2014: Derek Westerman6 October 2014

Published 6 October 2014
Derek Westerman was judged to have Wakefield’s Garden of the Year at the WDH 2014 Love Where You Live Awards.

Love Where You Live Award winners revealed!3 October 2014

Published 3 October 2014
Heroes from across the Wakefield district have been honoured at the Grand Final of WDH’s Love Where You Live Awards 2014.

Coffee and cakes raise more than £1,600 for Macmillan2 October 2014

Published 2 October 2014
Brilliant WDH bakers helped make plenty of dough for Macmillan Cancer Support with a mixture of fund-raising events around the business that raised a total of £1,662.65.
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Over 1,000 hygrometers provided to WDH tenants18 February 2016

Published 18 February 2016
More than 1,000 hygrometers have been handed out by WDH as part of the landlord’s proactive work to help its tenants identify and manage damp and condensation in their own homes.
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Independent Living residents in Wakefield are now SAFER11 February 2016

Published 11 February 2016
Residents at a WDH Independent Living Scheme are now more switched on about how to avoid different types of scams thanks to a county-wide project funded by the Big Lottery and run by West Yorkshire Trading Standards.

WDH apprentices give Hemsworth students careers advice10 February 2016

Published 10 February 2016
Two WDH apprentices recently visited a group of Year 11 students in Hemsworth to help promote the start of our 2016 apprenticeship scheme.

Actions speak louder than words9 February 2016

Published 9 February 2016
The latest edition of our Chief Executive's blog.
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Homesearch website unavailable5 February 2016

Published 5 February 2016
Our Homesearch website is currently unavailable.
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Our customer satisfaction is high4 February 2016

Published 4 February 2016
Last month the Institute of Customer Service (ICS) revealed the latest results for the UK Customer Satisfaction Index (UKCSI), the national measure of customer satisfaction, and our results compare favourably.
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Cash Wise helps its 1,000th tenant!4 February 2016

Published 4 February 2016
Our Cash Wise initiative has reached a landmark achievement after helping 1,000 social housing tenant to improve their finances.

Residents learn basic life-saving skills27 January 2016

Published 27 January 2016
Residents from across the district recently undertook training to learn basic life-saving skills, thanks to an event jointly hosted by WDH and the charity Heartbeat of Sport.

New fencing transforms Belle Vue streets27 January 2016

Published 27 January 2016
Participants in a training scheme have helped WDH tenants love where they live after giving some of their gardens a face lift with the construction of new fencing.

Wakefield students are litter picking good25 January 2016

Published 25 January 2016
WDH kick starts its annual Love Where You Live campaign in Lupset.
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Good Neighbour 2015: Lisa Grant6 October 2015

Published 6 October 2015
Lisa Grant won the award in the Good Neighbour category in WDH’s 2015 Love Where You Live Awards.

Standbridge Lane Community Centre is ready to cook!6 October 2015

Published 6 October 2015
Standbridge Lane Community Centre in Kettlethorpe has now opened its new kitchen facilities thanks to support from WDH, and has plans to hold Cook and Eat courses for local residents.
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Young Achiever 2015: Louie Jay Smith5 October 2015

Published 5 October 2015
Louie won the Young Achiever Category in WDH’s 2015 Love Where You Live Awards.

WDH services come to you5 October 2015

Published 5 October 2015
As part of National Customer Service Week (5-9 October 2015), WDH’s Customer Service Team will run a week-long roadshow to raise awareness of its commitment to providing the best possible services.

Our winners all love where they live2 October 2015

Published 2 October 2015
Tenants, residents and community groups were among the winners at WDH’s annual Love Where You Live Awards grand final last night.

Croftlands residents sat and worked out!1 October 2015

Published 1 October 2015
Residents at WDH’s Croftlands Extra Care Independent Living Scheme in Ossett are getting fit while they sit by taking part in arm chair exercise and boccia bowling classes organised by the Senior Citizens Support Group.

People learnt how to save lives at Lightwaves Leisure Centre25 September 2015

Published 25 September 2015
People learnt how to save lives at Lightwaves Leisure Centre recently thanks to an event organised by WDH and the charity Heartbeat of Sport.
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Plans for camera obscura in Pontefract24 September 2015

Published 24 September 2015
An old bird aviary in Pontefract’s Valley Gardens has been renovated as part of WDH’s Love Where You Live project, an initiative which aims to transform and improve local green spaces.
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One week left to vote in our Love Where You Live Awards21 September 2015

Published 21 September 2015
Our Love Where You Live Awards 2015 is going from strength to strength, receiving nearly 5,000 online votes on our dedicated website www.lovewhereyouliveawards.co.uk since its launch in August.

Share our Love Where You Live Awards video to win £100 of shopping vouchers!17 September 2015

Published 17 September 2015
We’ve already achieved 4,000 votes – and if you help us reach 8,000 votes before 28 September you could win £100 shopping vouchers.
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