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Residents in South Elmsall are over the moon with Farfield Court’s new look!15 October 2019

Published 15 October 2019
Residents at Farfield Court Independent Living Scheme in South Elmsall got a sneak peek at the scheme’s new look following an extensive refurbishment.

Looking after the wellbeing of our Independent Living Scheme residents14 October 2019

Published 14 October 2019
We have partnered with technology business Care Management (CM), to pilot innovative technology that will monitor a resident’s health and predict health issues using heart rate, hydration levels, activity, sleep, muscle mass and grip strength.

Competition time!14 October 2019

Published 14 October 2019
Use our App to tell us what you use the internet for and you can win an Amazon Fire tablet. We are taking part in Get Online Week and sharing some hints and tips on how you can get more out of the World Wide Web.
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Get more out of life online!14 October 2019

Published 14 October 2019
Come along to our Get Online sessions between 14-20 October and try the internet. #getonlineweek is here and we are taking part and encouraging you to get more from the internet.
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Celebrating the work of our Mental Health Navigators on World Mental Health Day 201910 October 2019

Published 10 October 2019
Today is World Mental Health Day (Thursday 10 October 2019) and as an organisation we work hard to ensure that we look after our employees and tenant’s mental health.

We are supporting National Customer Service Week7 October 2019

Published 7 October 2019
National Customer Service Week is a week long opportunity to raise awareness of customer service and the vital role it plays in our business. Read below about just some of the things we do to provide good customer service.
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Continuing to achieve value for money and deliver what matters to our communities3 October 2019

Published 3 October 2019
We are delighted to share our latest Value for Money (AFM) Annual Assurance Statement with you. It describes what VFM means to us, our employees, our tenants and our stakeholders, and the progress we have made during the year.
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WDH Community Grant helps to reduce social isolation19 September 2019

Published 19 September 2019
Wakefield District City of Sanctuary has been awarded a Community Grant worth £500. The group will use this money to cover rent hire for the venue where their drop in sessions take place.

Service access point (SAP) closure for training17 September 2019

Published 17 September 2019
Our SAPs will be closed on Tuesday 24 September at 12 noon for employee training. They will reopen on Wednesday 25 September as normal. You can pay your rent, request and track a repair or send a message using the WDH App, available on the App Store or Play Store. In an emergency you can contact us on 0345 8 507 507.
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Annual Report 2019 – Read about our latest achievements now!4 September 2019

Published 4 September 2019
We are extremely proud to launch our Annual Report 2019.
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Baileygate Court Independent Living Scheme, the perfect place to live!
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Baileygate Court Independent Living Scheme, the perfect place to live!

Published 14 February 2018

Joyce Schofield, 88, has recently moved back to her newly renovated flat at WDH’s Baileygate Court Independent Living Scheme in the centre of Pontefract from her temporary home in Featherstone.

Joyce, who has been a resident at the scheme for over ten years said: “I am over the moon with the refurbishments that have been carried out. It’s like a brand new building! Everything has had a face lift and it looks fantastic.”

Baileygate Court has undergone an extensive refurbishment, completely modernising the scheme inside and out, including the addition of a 12 space scooter room, salon and spa room.

She also added: “I moved into Independent Living after my husband passed away and I found I was struggling at home on my own. I visited a number of WDH’s schemes across the district with my daughter before deciding that Baileygate Court felt like home. I walked through the door and it felt as much like a home as my old house had.”

The scheme in Pontefract town centre is ideal for accessing all of Pontefract’s amenities with the town centre and bus station only a short walk away.  There is a selection of self-contained one bedroom and two bedroom flats available. WDH's Care Link emergency contact system is wired into each home ensuring access to assistance 24 hours a day. Access to the communal entrance at Baileygate Court is through a secure key system ensuring residents are safe.

Joyce said: “I feel very safe here. I feel that if I had stayed in my own home that I’d have felt anxious as it was on a busy estate. It’s very quiet here and secure which is very reassuring, not just for me but it gives my family peace of mind that I am safe.”

Residents also receive extra support from their Scheme Manager and will receive regular visits and calls to check on their wellbeing, these can be arranged to suit each resident.

WDH’s Independent Living Schemes also offer a range of social activities for residents including coffee mornings, bingo and more.

Joyce said: “You can be as involved or independent as you like. There is always something going on for people to get involved in but if that’s not for you then you can stay in your own flat. The choice is completely yours.”

If you or someone you know might be interested in our schemes, located across the district, please contact WDH's Independent Living team on 01977 724449 or email ILT@wdh.co.uk to find out more.

 

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