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Creating a buzz on world bee day20 May 2021

Published 20 May 2021
Today is World Bee Day and we have been busy as a bee putting some buzzing facts together on why bees are no threat to your green spaces, good for the environment and how you can help them along.

Major refurbishment starts at Stoneygarth independent living scheme19 May 2021

Published 19 May 2021
Work has started on a major refurbishment of WDH’s independent living scheme at Stoneygarth in Wakefield. The project, carried out by WDH’s own construction team and local contractors, will see the building being fully refurbished and the surrounding grounds fully landscaped with additional parking provided

System maintenance to WDH App and website19 May 2021

Published 19 May 2021
We will be carrying out routine maintenance on the website and WDH App between 8 pm and 10 pm on Wednesday, 19 May 2021. Our website and app will be temporarily unavailable during this time. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have an emergency, please call OneCALL on 0345 8 507 507 immediately. We appreciate your patience.
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WDH Community Grant available now17 May 2021

Published 17 May 2021
Today, WDH is launching the WDH Community Grant Scheme for 2021 to help community groups in the Wakefield district with grants of up to £1,500.

May's issue of Tombridge News is here!10 May 2021

Published 10 May 2021
The May issue of Tombridge News will have now hit your doorsteps! If digital is more your thing, click here to read the latest edition.

Gender pay gap report 202010 May 2021

Published 10 May 2021
WDH has published its gender pay gap report for 2020 which shows the difference in average earnings between men and women in its organisation. The fourth report to be published, demonstrates a slight narrowing in the mean gender pay gap to 13.3% compared to last year.
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Tracy Brabin becomes West Yorkshire’s first directly elected mayor10 May 2021

Published 10 May 2021
Following news of the appointment of the first West Yorkshire mayor Andy Wallhead, WDH Chief Executive, said: “We congratulate Tracy Brabin on becoming West Yorkshire’s first directly elected mayor. This is an incredibly important role and one that must champion the growth of our regional economy, with a focus on offering opportunities for everyone."
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Former Pontefract fire station site set to be transformed into apartments in plans submitted to Wakefield Council4 May 2021

Published 4 May 2021
WDH has submitted plans to transform the former fire station site on Stuart Road, Pontefract into 37 residential apartments. The planning application forms part of the delivery of Wakefield Council’s Reconnecting Pontefract Masterplan.

WDH invests £680,000 on improvements to Airedale properties28 April 2021

Published 28 April 2021
WDH continues to improve its local neighbourhoods across the Wakefield district with the completion of £680,000 of environmental improvements to properties on Hawes Close in Airedale. This is part of WDH’s wider multi-million-pound investment planned across the district to improve communities.

Reopening full repairs and maintenance services from Monday, 29 March 2021 26 April 2021

Published 26 April 2021
In line with the Government’s roadmap to ease lockdown restrictions, we are beginning the gradual restoration of our housing services, which we had previously scaled back, to keep our customers and employees safe. On Monday, 29 March 2021, we are reintroducing, in a safe and considered way, a full repair and maintenance service for our customers and at the same time will be gradually increasing more face to face interactions, including home visits.
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We nurture nature with Open Country2 July 2019

Published 2 July 2019
We have supported the Wild about Wakefield project run by Open Country, with a Community Grant of over £ 1,400.

WDH residents graduate with flying colours!1 July 2019

Published 1 July 2019
A group of residents in Pontefract and Knottingley have recently graduated from their arts and crafts course with support from WDH.
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Utilita helps residents get to grips with smart meters7 June 2019

Published 7 June 2019
Residents at Musgrave Court were visited by Utilita recently to help them make the most of their smart meters. Following the refurbishment of the independent living scheme in Wakefield, all of the flats now come equipped with smart meters to help residents to keep a track of their energy usage.

Our latest Vision update is now available6 June 2019

Published 6 June 2019
We are pleased to announce that our latest Vision update is now available.
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WDH creates family development in Thirsk5 June 2019

Published 5 June 2019
WDH are working in partnership with the Strategic Team Group to build 40 new homes in Thirsk.
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Local children clean up park5 June 2019

Published 5 June 2019
Children from Simpson’s Lane Academy in Knottingley celebrated finishing their SATs with a day in the park. Though they weren’t sitting back and relaxing just yet. They were picking up litter to improve the park, collecting 16 sacks all together, and adding planters to brighten up the area. They also did a street audit on the surrounding streets to highlight where improvements could be made.
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Service access point and HUB bank holiday closures20 May 2019

Published 20 May 2019
All of our offices and service access points (SAPs) will be closed on Monday 27 May. They will open as usual on Tuesday 28 May.
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WDH is Deaf Aware9 May 2019

Published 9 May 2019
As part of Deaf Awareness Week 6 to 12 May, Wakefield and District Society for Deaf People visited a number of venues within the Wakefield district to ensure they are offering services suitable for someone that is deaf or hard of hearing. Our Wakefield Hub was one of those visited.
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WDH raises funds for Hospice2 May 2019

Published 2 May 2019
WDH has raised an impressive £1,605 for Wakefield Hospice as part of the Hospice’s annual 10k Road Race Corporate Challenge. A team of 28 employees took on the challenge, organised by the charity to raise much needed funds to help provide palliative and end of life care to patients. Jamie Strachan, Events Fundraiser and organiser of the 10k race said: “For us the Wakefield 10k is our biggest event and the Corporate Challenge is a great way for businesses across the district to get involved. We are committed to inclusivity, hence why we have a funding target rather than a race time target. We began the Corporate Challenge back in 2017 and we have raised £35,000 so far.” He added: “75% of funding has to come from the public and year in and year out, people from Wakefield come out to support us. While we can’t add days to life, we can add life to days, providing a home from home experience and every little contribution matters. This contribution from WDH will help tremendously.” Joanne Biltcliffe, OneCALL Manager at WDH led the group and said: “We’re thrilled we have managed to exceed our £1,000 target. The 10k Road Race is a great way of getting employees fit and active and at the same time giving something back by providing much needed funds to the Hospice.”
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Service access point and HUB employee training closures2 May 2019

Published 2 May 2019
All of our offices and service access points (SAPs) will be closed from 12 noon on Thursday 9 May. They will open as usual on Friday 10 May.
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