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Students treat Minsthorpe ILS residents to manicure 11 December 2014

Published 11 December 2014
Beauty Therapy students from Minsthorpe Community College gave residents at WDH’s Independent Living Scheme, Farfield Court, a free manicure this week.
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Tree-trimming tenants get into the festive spirit10 December 2014

Published 10 December 2014
Tenants at a WDH independent living scheme have been getting into the festive spirit by taking part in their annual tree-trimming party.
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Pantomime competition winner revealed10 December 2014

Published 10 December 2014
Deniz Kocadag of Outwood has won our pantomime competition in the winter edition of WDH News.
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SAP openings, Friday 12 December9 December 2014

Published 9 December 2014
Please note that Ossett, Normanton and Airedale Service Access Points will be closed on Friday 12 December:

It's all good clean fun!8 December 2014

Published 8 December 2014
A dozen members of Havercroft Parent Forum refused to get into a lather when they tried soap carving – in fact, they decided it was very therapeutic!
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Support shown to those in need5 December 2014

Published 5 December 2014
WDH is pleased to support BBC Radio 4 St Martin-in-the-Fields Christmas Appeal which is being broadcast on Sunday 7 December 2014.

Are you eligible for a £140 rebate on your energy bills?4 December 2014

Published 4 December 2014
Are you eligible for a £140 discount on your electricity bill?

News in Brief4 December 2014

Published 4 December 2014
This is News in Brief - a weekly round up of the latest news and events affecting the Housing industry and communities in the Wakefield district and beyond.
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Crafty Kirkby kids get Hepworth helping hand3 December 2014

Published 3 December 2014
South Kirkby teenagers have been putting their arts and crafts skills to good use by creating a sign for their youth club, with help from WDH and The Hepworth Wakefield.
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Staying safe at Shay Lane School2 December 2014

Published 2 December 2014
Children at Shay Lane Primary School were taught the importance of building site safety during a visit from WDH.
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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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