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A thank you from Chief Executive, Andy Wallhead

Published 27 March 2020

27 March 2020

Although we are approaching the weekend, I want to assure you that WDH will be continuing to work around the clock to support you and keep you and your homes safe. I would  also like to offer thanks for the amount of support and appreciation you have shown for our teams in the most challenging of times. This support has meant a lot to them and is helping them to get through the most challenging of times for us all.

As I mentioned earlier this week, we have now had to reduce some of our services so we can prioritise our people and resources where you need them most. This means only completing emergency repairs and essential work and reducing face to face contact wherever we can. We are posting regular updates on the status of our services here.

A number of you have asked what we are doing to support people across our communities who may be struggling more than most. We are working with Wakefield Council and a number of other key agencies across the district to provide resources where they are needed. I am aware that you might also want to get involved and Wakefield Council have set up a website where you can find opportunities to help. If you or someone you know needs extra support at this time, you can direct them to the Community Hubs which have been set up across the district.  Further information can be found here.

I would like to, again, highlight the support that is available to anyone who is struggling financially or is now looking for work. Our Cash Wise and Debt Teams can provide support and our Community Employment Advisors are looking for candidates to fill a number of vacancies that are emerging across the district at the moment.

These are unprecedented, challenging times for all of us and I appreciate your patience and understanding.

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