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Universal Credit introduced in Wakefield from today18 April 2016

Published 18 April 2016
From today (18 April), job centres in the Wakefield area will begin processing claims for the Department of Work and Pensions’ (DWP) new benefit called Universal Credit (UC).

Universal Credit introduced in Wakefield next week13 April 2016

Published 13 April 2016
From Monday 18 April, job centres in the Wakefield area will begin processing claims for the Department of Work and Pensions’ (DWP) new benefit called Universal Credit (UC).
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Normanton residents help WDH celebrate their 75th ‘Homebuilder’ property8 April 2016

Published 8 April 2016
Local residents ventured out in the spring sunshine to help mark the completion of WDH’s 75th new-build property.

View our latest development, Newlands Gardens5 April 2016

Published 5 April 2016
Following the completion of our latest new-build housing development, our in-house construction team, Homebuilder, have documented their work in a short video
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Supplier news update5 April 2016

Published 5 April 2016
We are launching a fully electronic tendering and bidding service with our partner Due North.
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100+ children Clean for the Queen!24 March 2016

Published 24 March 2016
During the past two weeks 188 children from Normanton, Featherstone and the surrounding area have teamed up with WDH and taken part in Clean for the Queen, a national incentive to clean up the country in celebration of the Queen’s 90th birthday in April.

Tenants gave their views at the Wakefield West Big Event22 March 2016

Published 22 March 2016
WDH held the “Big Event” for local tenants and residents on Wednesday 9 March 2016 at the Agbrigg and Belle Vue Community Centre. The main priority for the day was based on the results and feedback from the most recent Tenant Satisfaction Survey.

Easter opening times21 March 2016

Published 21 March 2016
All WDH Service Access Points will be closed on Friday 25 March reopening on Tuesday 29 March. For all enquiries, please contact OneCALL on 0345 8 507 507.    
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WDH celebrates 11th anniversary21 March 2016

Published 21 March 2016
Today marks WDH’s 11th anniversary and to help celebrate it we’re sharing some of our key achievements from over the past 12 months.
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WDH Housebuilding trend19 March 2016

Published 19 March 2016
What goes around comes around - and I am not talking about the wheel! The new housing minister has delivered his maiden speech on housing policy. I am sure he feels, like most politicians today, that they are going into the boxing ring with one hand tied behind their back! Join the club.  Anything new in the speech? Oh yes, the government want to look at all tenures, not just home ownership. “Surprise, surprise!” our Cilla would have said. Is this Ms May's softer tone to reduce inequality alongside the grammar school policy for all at any age? No it's political gain to occupy the space left by Labour, as it moves further to the left. In techno speak; appealing to the C1/C2 voters! Who said politics was fair and not personal? Then the sting! Proposals have been released this week indicating sheltered housing schemes will be affected by the 1% rent cut from next year. Good news, they will not be affected by the local housing cap until 2019! How this will work has yet to be finalised (surprise, surprise again!) but it looks like local authorities will be copping for it again. As one of my esteemed political colleagues said, 'dividing nowt, by nowt, leaves nowt to share!'  In this week, where we seem to be seeing a change in position, WDH’s development programme has gone from strength to strength. The investment in new housing through the HCA is reaching £70 million and 500 units over next four years. However, if you look at the detail, building rented accommodation has dropped to zero! So Mr Barwell, you will have to put your money where your mouth is, or are our lips just moving and somebody else is speaking?  On a more positive note, how do they do it? Have you been watching the Paralympics? Wheelchair tennis. Magnificent.  Enjoy the extended summer!    
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External works in Airedale leave independent living residents with a smile12 November 2019

Published 12 November 2019
Residents at West Mead Independent Living Scheme in Airedale were left smiling after WDH invested in improving their homes.

External works in Airedale leave independent living residents with a smile12 November 2019

Published 12 November 2019
Residents at West Mead Independent Living Scheme in Airedale were left smiling after WDH invested in improving their homes.

If you have caring responsibilities, you could get a little extra help for free with Care Link11 November 2019

Published 11 November 2019
Did you know that one in nine people will be caring for someone who is older, disabled or seriously ill, whilst still working? Balancing work life and caring responsibilities can be stressful but our award winning Care Link service offers people with caring responsibilities added peace of mind by providing support for their loved one at the touch of a button.
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Celebrating Wakefield’s Finest28 October 2019

Published 28 October 2019
Tenants, residents and community groups were among the winners at WDH’s annual Love Where You Live Awards grand final.

Residents in South Elmsall are over the moon with Farfield Court’s new look!15 October 2019

Published 15 October 2019
Residents at Farfield Court Independent Living Scheme in South Elmsall got a sneak peek at the scheme’s new look following an extensive refurbishment.

Looking after the wellbeing of our Independent Living Scheme residents14 October 2019

Published 14 October 2019
We have partnered with technology business Care Management (CM), to pilot innovative technology that will monitor a resident’s health and predict health issues using heart rate, hydration levels, activity, sleep, muscle mass and grip strength.

Competition time!14 October 2019

Published 14 October 2019
Use our App to tell us what you use the internet for and you can win an Amazon Fire tablet. We are taking part in Get Online Week and sharing some hints and tips on how you can get more out of the World Wide Web.
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Get more out of life online!14 October 2019

Published 14 October 2019
Come along to our Get Online sessions between 14-20 October and try the internet. #getonlineweek is here and we are taking part and encouraging you to get more from the internet.
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Celebrating the work of our Mental Health Navigators on World Mental Health Day 201910 October 2019

Published 10 October 2019
Today is World Mental Health Day (Thursday 10 October 2019) and as an organisation we work hard to ensure that we look after our employees and tenant’s mental health.

We are supporting National Customer Service Week7 October 2019

Published 7 October 2019
National Customer Service Week is a week long opportunity to raise awareness of customer service and the vital role it plays in our business. Read below about just some of the things we do to provide good customer service.
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