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Apprentices prepare new training facility for 2016 intake1 March 2016

Published 1 March 2016
Aspiring bricklayers and joiners have been putting their on-the-job training to good use after creating new facilities for WDH’s 2016 intake of trade apprentices.

We've won a design award!25 February 2016

Published 25 February 2016
Last week Halberg House achieved first place in the residential category of the Pontefract Civic Society Annual Design Awards.
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Over 1,000 hygrometers provided to WDH tenants18 February 2016

Published 18 February 2016
More than 1,000 hygrometers have been handed out by WDH as part of the landlord’s proactive work to help its tenants identify and manage damp and condensation in their own homes.
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Independent Living residents in Wakefield are now SAFER11 February 2016

Published 11 February 2016
Residents at a WDH Independent Living Scheme are now more switched on about how to avoid different types of scams thanks to a county-wide project funded by the Big Lottery and run by West Yorkshire Trading Standards.

WDH apprentices give Hemsworth students careers advice10 February 2016

Published 10 February 2016
Two WDH apprentices recently visited a group of Year 11 students in Hemsworth to help promote the start of our 2016 apprenticeship scheme.

Actions speak louder than words9 February 2016

Published 9 February 2016
The latest edition of our Chief Executive's blog.
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Homesearch website unavailable5 February 2016

Published 5 February 2016
Our Homesearch website is currently unavailable.
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Our customer satisfaction is high4 February 2016

Published 4 February 2016
Last month the Institute of Customer Service (ICS) revealed the latest results for the UK Customer Satisfaction Index (UKCSI), the national measure of customer satisfaction, and our results compare favourably.
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Cash Wise helps its 1,000th tenant!4 February 2016

Published 4 February 2016
Our Cash Wise initiative has reached a landmark achievement after helping 1,000 social housing tenant to improve their finances.

Residents learn basic life-saving skills27 January 2016

Published 27 January 2016
Residents from across the district recently undertook training to learn basic life-saving skills, thanks to an event jointly hosted by WDH and the charity Heartbeat of Sport.
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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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Free chair exercises taster session15 July 2015

Published 15 July 2015
WDH recently teamed up with Wakefield Council and Wakefield Rural Arthritis Care to hold a free chair-based exercise taster session at Hall Green Community Centre.
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WDH hosts school app competition13 July 2015

Published 13 July 2015
Local students have been pitching their ideas for a new WDH app, as part of the landlord’s latest Schools Enterprise Challenge.
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New Cash Wise website launched13 July 2015

Published 13 July 2015
WDH has launched its new Cash Wise website, dedicated to helping people manage their money and get out of debt. The new website - www.getcashwise.co.uk – includes a budget calculator, advice on saving money and avoiding payday loans, recipes for cooking on a budget and information about how to prepare for the introduction of Universal Credit.
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Summer fair raises social fund cash 9 July 2015

Published 9 July 2015
Residents at one of WDH’s independent living schemes raised more than £500 for their social fund with a summer fair.
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Apprentices spruce up local community house in latest challenge
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Apprentices spruce up local community house in latest challenge

Published 10 February 2014

A team of nine WDH apprentices have been sprucing up Cutsyke Community House as part of the 2014 Brathay Apprentice Challenge - the official search to find the ‘Apprentice Team of the Year’.

The group of apprentices headed over to the community centre to make improvements and freshen it up by redecorating. Over the two days our apprentices have cleaned out an office room, redecorated many of the rooms and undertaken improvement works throughout the building. The work will help Cutsyke Community Group continue to offer the venue as a drop-in centre for people from across the community.

Apprentice Bricklayer Todd Williams, 24, said: “The challenge was difficult as first but it got easier as we went along. We are working well as a team and it’s really good to have a good mixture of apprentices from office to trades getting involved too.”

Gordon Hooker, Cutsyke Community Group Manager, said: “It’s good that WDH’s apprentices are practicing their skills on our community centre, before working on people’s homes. They’re doing a great job.”

Faye Pass, WDH Apprentice Review Officer, said: “Part of the challenge has seen our apprentices promote apprenticeships as a whole and has been able to benefit the community at the same time. It has also allowed them to work well together as a team.”

A wide variety of activities take place at the community group attracting all age groups, including ‘Dudes and Divas’ Arts and Crafts, computer access, Facebook, online games, coffee mornings, job clubs. They also arrange trips out, do bingo and teach people numerical skills.

Recruitment for WDH’s latest apprentices closes on Monday, 17 March.

 

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