Final call for our Love Where You Live Awards24 June 2014

Published 24 June 2014
Do you know someone who works hard to make the Wakefield district a better place to live? Time’s running out to nominate them for this year’s WDH Love Where You Live Awards.

Jaglin Court residents try out armchair exercise16 June 2014

Published 16 June 2014
Residents at Jaglin Court in Featherstone have been taking part in armchair exercise classes as part of efforts by WDH to improve social interaction at the Independent Living Scheme.

WDH grant helps kit out local sports club 13 June 2014

Published 13 June 2014
A multi-skills sports club for young people with additional learning and physical needs has been given a helping hand with a WDH Community Grant of £693

Vision 2014 launched11 June 2014

Published 11 June 2014
We are proud to launch this year’s Vision milestone document, which shows our progress to our latest strategic objective of ‘offering tenants real choice and opportunity by 2015’.

Computers are just the job for South Kirkby tenants10 June 2014

Published 10 June 2014
A work club in South Kirkby have been given an important boost after the arrival of six computers from WDH.

Homebuilder match Considerate Constructor record9 June 2014

Published 9 June 2014
The WDH Homebuilder team are celebrating after matching their best ever score for a first site visit by the Considerate Constructor scheme (CCS)

WDH help Upton Rugby Club become life savers9 June 2014

Published 9 June 2014
Upton ARLFC are now real life-savers, thanks to a community grant from Wakefield and District Housing (WDH).

Community cooking sessions support £5 meal challenge9 June 2014

Published 9 June 2014
Young mums from across Wakefield have been learning how to cook healthy and inexpensive dishes in preparation for a ‘feed your family for a fiver’ challenge.

It’s back! WDH’s Love Where You Live Awards go live again6 June 2014

Published 6 June 2014
It’s time to celebrate all that’s good about Wakefield’s communities as part of WDH’s third annual Love Where You Live Awards.

Pontefract residents cook up a storm – on a budget!6 June 2014

Published 6 June 2014
Residents in Pontefract get tips on how to cook healthily on a budget after attending a ‘cooking on a budget course’.
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Cash Wise scheme expands


Cash Wise scheme expands

Published 18 July 2014

Thousands of people could see their money worries eased after WDH’s Cash Wise scheme was widened to include all social housing tenants in the district.

Cash Wise offers help and support in managing all aspects of tenancy through both workshops and one-to-one support. The scheme is funded by a grant from the Big Lottery Fund.

Cash Wise has been increased to all social housing tenants living in the Wakefield district, including landlords other than WDH, after a successful first year. It was previously only available to those under 25 or who had been social tenants for fewer than 12 months.

Amanda Sheridan, Cash Wise Team Leader, said: “We are delighted with the success of the Cash Wise programme and removing the criteria means we can help improve the lives of so many more people in our district.

“We offer help and support to tenants, not judgement, and we have had glowing testimonies from the hundreds who our skilled advisors have helped so far.”

Cash Wise is a three-year scheme which has helped well over 200 people in its first 12 months through a range of support including creating a budget, applying for benefits, explaining households bills, creating a CV and teaching basic cooking and DIY skills.

Group workshops or one-to-one help are offered across the district, with travel and child care costs covered.

To contact an advisor online visit the Cash Wise website, follow us on Twitter @WDHCashWise or call 01977 724651.


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