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Universal Credit – Less Than a Week to Go!23 November 2018

Published 23 November 2018
We are now less than a week away from the introduction of Universal Credit (UC) Full Service in Wakefield.

Children and residents come together to improve their local park30 October 2017

Published 30 October 2017
Local children and residents gathered at Grasmere Park, in Knottingley, to show their support and discuss improvements to the area.

Free English and maths courses for tenants12 October 2017

Published 12 October 2017
WDH, alongside Wakefield Council’s Adult Education Service, will be running two free courses from the end of October for tenants who would like to brush up on either their maths or English skills.

Changes to council tax support – Have your say15 August 2016

Published 15 August 2016
Wakefield Council will be making changes to its CTS scheme next year and would like your views.

Staged car crash promotes road safety in Airedale.23 May 2016

Published 23 May 2016
People in Airedale braved the rain to watch a staged car and bike collision at The Square, Airedale.

Flanshaw residents day of action15 October 2015

Published 15 October 2015
WDH teamed up with Wakefield Together Partners which include: Wakefield Council, West Yorkshire Police and West Yorkshire Fire Service and local residents to take part in a day of action.

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.

Community cooking sessions support £5 meal challenge9 June 2014

Published 9 June 2014
Young mums from across Wakefield have been learning how to cook healthy and inexpensive dishes in preparation for a ‘feed your family for a fiver’ challenge.
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Artist exhibits work thanks to Foundation Grant11 August 2015

Published 11 August 2015
A budding artist from Horbury who received a £500 grant from WDH to help showcase his work is now exhibiting 10 of his paintings for the first time.
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Cash Wise hits Big Lottery target6 August 2015

Published 6 August 2015
A Big Lottery funded initiative that’s helping social housing tenants to tackle their debt and maintain their financial independence has smashed its target six months ahead of schedule.

Wrays Homes celebrate 100th birthday5 August 2015

Published 5 August 2015
Residents, trustees and guests of the almshouse charity, Wrays Homes, in Ossett celebrated the building’s 100th birthday recently with a garden party.

Kettlethorpe is blooming thanks to planting session3 August 2015

Published 3 August 2015
Kettlethorpe residents recently had the opportunity to join our Love Where You Live planting event.
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Happy Birthday to SOUL Portobello!3 August 2015

Published 3 August 2015
Portobello residents celebrated the 10th anniversary of SOUL in style last Thursday with an event at Manygates Park.
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OneCALL phone system maintenance 1 August 2015

Published 1 August 2015
At 8am tomorrow morning our OneCALL phone system will be undergoing routine maintenance. Please bear with us if you're trying to get in touch at this time as you may experience a delay in contacting an advisor.  We apologise for any inconvenience caused. 
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The WDH Health Pod arrives in Kettlethorpe28 July 2015

Published 28 July 2015
As part of our Access to Services programme we held our latest Housing and Health Advice Event in Kettlethorpe.
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Universal Credit roll out date announced28 July 2015

Published 28 July 2015
Last week the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) published new information in relation to the national roll out of Universal Credit.
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Site safety assembly for pupils in Outwood23 July 2015

Published 23 July 2015
Schoolchildren at Rook’s Nest Academy in Outwood took part in a construction site safety assembly this week thanks to help from Considerate Constructor mascot, Ivor Goodsite and WDH.
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Carlton Primary School learn building site safety 21 July 2015

Published 21 July 2015
Children at Carlton Primary School learnt a very important lesson about building site safety when WDH visited them last week.
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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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Serviceaccess point and HUB bank holiday closures30 April 2019

Published 30 April 2019
All of our offices and service access points (SAPs) will be closed on Monday 6 May. They will open as usual on Tuesday 7 May.
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Pontefract residents get creative for Easter24 April 2019

Published 24 April 2019
Last week, residents of a WDH independent living scheme enjoyed an Easter themed coffee morning. They got creative putting together Easter cards, Easter bonnets and Easter bags. One resident said: “I made my two daughters an Easter card each. It’s not something that I would usually do but it would have been a shame to pass on this opportunity.” Claire Secker, Tenant Involvement Officer, said: “It’s nice to see the residents come together and help one another. We urge everyone to get involved in any events that are held and it’s nice to see so many people enjoying themselves.”  
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Musgrave Court in Wakefield welcomes residents back12 April 2019

Published 12 April 2019
Musgrave Court, our latest independent living scheme to be refurbished, has begun welcoming its residents, old and new, back to their new and improved homes.

WDH Community Grants available now8 April 2019

Published 8 April 2019
Local groups can apply for up to £1500 to help fund community projects between 8 April -17 May.

Easter opening times5 April 2019

Published 5 April 2019
All of our offices and service access points (SAPs) will be closed from Thursday 18 April and will reopen on Tuesday 22 April.
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Council Tax changes – have your say4 April 2019

Published 4 April 2019
Wakefield Council are considering changes to the way Council Tax Support is calculated from 1 April 2020 and are asking for your thoughts on the proposals. A public consultation will run from 6 March to 6 June 2019. The changes are intended to make it simpler and easier to understand. Full background details of the proposed changes and the reason for these changes can be found on the Council website.
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