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Foundation Grant success for WDH tenant 4 January 2018

Published 4 January 2018
A local woman who regularly attended a WDH work club in Pontefract has successfully passed her Phlebotomy course after receiving a WDH Foundation Grant.

Baileygate Court residents welcome in the New Year in their new home3 January 2018

Published 3 January 2018
Baileygate Court residents, both new and old, celebrated Christmas and New Year in style in their newly refurbished homes after major improvement works to the Independent Living Scheme were completed.

Hatfeild Court residents enjoy a festive concert14 December 2017

Published 14 December 2017
Residents and their guests at Hatfield Court Independent Living Scheme in Wakefield recently enjoyed a sing-a-long carol concert with pupils from Greenhill Primary School.

Airedale and South Elmsall SAP closure (Friday 15 December)8 December 2017

Published 8 December 2017
Airedale and South Elmsall service access points (SAPs) will be closed on Friday 15 December. They will reopen on Monday 18 December as normal.

CoActive Arts are awarded £1,000 to improve their services7 December 2017

Published 7 December 2017
CoActive Arts has been awarded a WDH Community Grant for £1,000.

WDH is helping tenants to see loved ones this Christmas23 November 2017

Published 23 November 2017
WDH is working with tenants who are facing Christmas alone this year to reach out to their loved ones with the power of the internet. Our team of Digital Angels will be visiting tenants across the district to help them to wish family and friends a Merry Christmas using video link.  Mick Walsh, Director of Housing, said: “Isolation and loneliness can be an issue for some people, especially at Christmas. We’re going to try to help our tenants who might be alone at Christmas this year to connect with their loved ones . A lot of people have mobile phones or tablets but don’t realise they can use them to video call. Our Digital Angels work with tenants across the district throughout the year to help to get them online and make the most of technology they have access to. We hope that, by offering this help, we can help reduce loneliness amongt some of the most vulnerable in our community and bring a little extra Christmas cheer this year.” According to figures from Age UK, 200,000 older people across the UK have not had a conversation with friends or family for a month. We hope to tackle that this Christmas.   
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WDH set to deliver national webinar for the Chartered Institute of Housing22 November 2017

Published 22 November 2017
The Debt and Cash Wise teams at WDH will be delivering a webinar to housing professionals across the UK on 6 December.
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Christmas Calendar Donation10 November 2017

Published 10 November 2017
A collection of advent calendars were handed out at the local foodbanks by the WDH Cash Wise team ready for Christmas.

Don’t let condensation be a pain this winter6 November 2017

Published 6 November 2017
At this time of year we receive calls from tenants about what they think is ‘damp’ in their homes – black mould spores or moisture which appears on walls and windows.

Hot water systems safety advice1 November 2017

Published 1 November 2017
We want to ensure you are as safe as possible in your homes and are focusing on providing hot water safety advice now the weather is turning colder.
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Festive favourites30 December 2014

Published 30 December 2014
Christmas came early for 26 tenants at WDH’s Springhills Independent Living Scheme, Outwood, when they gathered to eat, drink and be merry.

Merry Christmas!25 December 2014

Published 25 December 2014
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!
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Employees raise funds for Save the Children 24 December 2014

Published 24 December 2014
Last week WDH employees raised £952.98 for Save the Children as part of their Christmas Jumper Day Appeal.
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Apprentices join WDH permanently23 December 2014

Published 23 December 2014
Four apprentices have signed permanent contracts with WDH following three-year trade apprenticeships.

Residents from Altofts get into the festive spirit18 December 2014

Published 18 December 2014
Children from Lee Brigg Infant School performed some Christmas carols to the residents at WDH’s Silkstone Court Independent Living Scheme.
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First ever street name contest launched!17 December 2014

Published 17 December 2014
WDH will become the first housing association in the UK to use a public vote on Facebook to decide the name of a new residential road in Wakefield.

Celebrating all things Half Acres16 December 2014

Published 16 December 2014
WDH and partners have teamed up on Castleford’s Half Acres estate to improve the environment and tackle issues which matter to local residents, as part of a special Week of Action.

Tenants take advantage of free heating advice16 December 2014

Published 16 December 2014
Tenants were given free Winter Warmer advice at a session in Wakefield.

Students treat Minsthorpe ILS residents to manicure 11 December 2014

Published 11 December 2014
Beauty Therapy students from Minsthorpe Community College gave residents at WDH’s Independent Living Scheme, Farfield Court, a free manicure this week.
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Tree-trimming tenants get into the festive spirit10 December 2014

Published 10 December 2014
Tenants at a WDH independent living scheme have been getting into the festive spirit by taking part in their annual tree-trimming party.
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