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Service access point Christmas period opening hours24 December 2015

Published 24 December 2015
Our service access points (SAPs) will be open at the following times during the Christmas period.
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ILS residents in Ackworth enjoy a carol service24 December 2015

Published 24 December 2015
It's been a busy festive time at Townend Avenue bungalows in Ackworth where the residents recently enjoyed a carol service performed by the children of Ackworth Howard School.

Halberg House residents enjoy a festive concert23 December 2015

Published 23 December 2015
Residents and their guests at Halberg House recently enjoyed a sing-a-long carol concert with the 8th Pontefract Brownies.

Christmas celebrations at Pontefract ILS23 December 2015

Published 23 December 2015
Residents of Mill Garth Independent Living Scheme in Pontefract recently enjoyed a meal out at a local hotel before returning home to find Santa Claus delivering presents.
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Hamper donations from WDH22 December 2015

Published 22 December 2015
It was all hands on deck from WDH’s Investment Team and sub-contractors (including Keepmoat, CPM Contracts Ltd, Wakefield Roofing and Strategic Team Group) who all got involved in a drive to help create food hampers for those in need this Christmas.

Festive entertainment for extra care residents22 December 2015

Published 22 December 2015
Residents of Mellwood House in South Elmsall were treated to festive entertainment and musical bingo at a recent coffee morning.
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Our tenant satisfaction is on the up!22 December 2015

Published 22 December 2015
During the last year we have interviewed a sample of 1,400 tenants over the phone as part of our Tenant Satisfaction Survey and our results are on the up!

Christmas Competition 2015 - week 3 and 4 winners21 December 2015

Published 21 December 2015
Our 2015 Christmas competition continues, and we’ve contacted some more of our winners and given out some more great prizes!

Normanton man finds his dream career with WDH’s help18 December 2015

Published 18 December 2015
A man from Normanton, found his dream career following a referral from a WDH work club. Attila Gyokos, 21, spent six months working at WDH as Project Support Assistant which helped him gain skills to aid his future employment.

Local schools tackle the Mission Survive Geography Challenge17 December 2015

Published 17 December 2015
Staff and students from five schools across the district took part in the Mission Survive Geography Challenge, an enterprise contest which asks students to research Wakefield to find out how they can help improve the lives and environment of local people.
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Working with Older People Winners 2017: Five Towns Stroke Group
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Working with Older People Winners 2017: Five Towns Stroke Group

Published 13 October 2017

The Five Towns Stroke Group won the Working with Older People category in WDH’s 2017 Love Where You Live Awards.

Victor Istead runs the Five Towns Stroke Group which meets every week in Fitzwilliam, Pontefract. The group has over 25 members who have suffered a stroke or who are supporting a loved one who has. At their weekly meetings, they take part in Boccia Bowling, light exercise and bingo. Victor is also on hand to offer advice and support to anyone who needs it and has recently organised a bus to collect members from across the district to remove any barriers to getting involved. He also raises funds for the group to ensure that they can continue to meet and go on outings to different places.

Ian Grunshaw, a member of the group, said: “We are very grateful to Jane Gwillam for letting us know about the awards and to everyone who took the time to vote for us. Thanks to WDH as well for a wonderful evening. We are very pleased with our award!”

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Apply now for a community grant29 August 2017

Published 29 August 2017
The WDH Community Grant Scheme is now open for local community groups and voluntary clubs to apply for up to £1,500. The cash boost can help towards existing services, buying equipment or paying for an event. The aim is to increase community spirit and enhance the quality of life for local people. Karen Deeley from Eastmoor Community Garden Association, whose art workshop project received funding from WDH, told us what the grant meant to her. "Five art workshops have taken place and the project has proved to be a wonderful experience.  Children aged between three and seven participated and created underwater scene art, willow wreathes and clay models.  As well as getting arty, people enjoyed exploring the community garden during their visits and learning about all the produce grown there.  On behalf of the Eastmoor Community Garden Association, I thank WDH for the support.  Without the grant received, none of this would have been possible." Applications are open from 7 August to 22 September 2017. For more information click here.

Free lunch for kids at the Addy23 August 2017

Published 23 August 2017
The Old Quarry Adventure Playground (The Addy) has received funding from WDH to provide free food for kids during the Summer holidays. The group applied for a WDH Community Grant to give free lunch to children who attend play sessions at the Addy over the Summer. As children don’t receive free school meals in the holidays, the Addy aims to reduce the financial burden on parents and make sure that children eat properly over the Summer break. The group at the Addy will teach kids how to make their own meals and introduce new healthy snacks. Michelle Bartram, from The Addy said: "We are piloting the holiday lunches this Summer. In cooperation with WDH, Morrisons and the Knottingley Food Bank we can provide 40 free dinners a day for a total of 21 days. The pilot seems successful, kids love making their own food and it helps parents out too!” Claire Secker, Tenant Involvement Officer at WDH said: “WDH work closely with The Addy throughout the year and I was happy to assist and support the application for a WDH Community Grant.  This project has given the children something to do during the school holidays and also ensured they have had a healthy lunch.  During my visit to a session it was great to see children enjoying preparing and trying new food.”

Donation boost to foodbanks 23 August 2017

Published 23 August 2017
Employees from WDH donated £650 worth of food to local foodbanks in just a week, the equivalent of 26 adult food parcels.

Vote now for your community heroes in our 2017 Love Where You Live Awards 22 August 2017

Published 22 August 2017
You can now vote for your local community heroes to get the recognition they deserve, as part of WDH's Love Where You Live Awards 2017.

Bank holiday opening times21 August 2017

Published 21 August 2017
All of our offices and service access points (SAPs) will be closed from Friday 25 August and will reopen on Tuesday 28 August.
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Residents on The Avenues get garden tips from industry experts14 August 2017

Published 14 August 2017
Over 25 green fingered residents from The Avenues in Pontefract received top tips from industry experts on how to maintain their new gardens which were renovated by WDH earlier this year.

WDH welcomes new Apprentices10 August 2017

Published 10 August 2017
As part of WDH’s 2017 apprenticeship scheme, we are proud to welcome six new apprentices.

Laura wins a holiday for using the WDH App8 August 2017

Published 8 August 2017
Laura Masters and her family are the lucky winners of our summer competition. Hundreds of tenants entered the competition to win £500 worth of holiday vouchers by downloading and logging in to the WDH App. Laura was delighted to win the prize and said: "I’ve never won anything before. I downloaded the App because we needed to report a repair and it helped us to do it quickly. Winning this prize is the cherry on the cake." Don’t worry if you didn’t win this time. You can still win £100 every month by using your online account through the WDH App or through our website. Simply log on and you will be entered into the prize draw.
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Are you eligible for the £140 Warm Home Discount?2 August 2017

Published 2 August 2017
Many of the energy suppliers’ Warm Home Discount schemes are now open for winter 2017-18 applications. If you qualify for the scheme, it can provide a welcome £140 towards your winter energy bills.

Annual Report 2017 launched!1 August 2017

Published 1 August 2017
We are extremely proud to launch this year’s Annual Report, which reflects on another successful year for WDH.
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