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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.

New fencing transforms Belle Vue streets27 January 2016

Published 27 January 2016
Participants in a training scheme have helped WDH tenants love where they live after giving some of their gardens a face lift with the construction of new fencing.

Wakefield students are litter picking good25 January 2016

Published 25 January 2016
WDH kick starts its annual Love Where You Live campaign in Lupset.
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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’.

Become a school governor5 June 2014

Published 5 June 2014
Wakefield Council is currently looking for new school governors around the Wakefield district.

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Plans to improve Normanton estate revealed4 June 2014

Published 4 June 2014
Plans to develop the Smirthwaite Estate in Normanton were shown to local residents at a consultation event held at the Normanton Methodist Church.

First success is the icing on the cake for Community Learning Programme4 June 2014

Published 4 June 2014
The WDH Community Learning Programme 2014 is underway after the first session took place in South Kirkby.

News in Brief4 June 2014

Published 4 June 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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Changes to the Homesearch policy3 June 2014

Published 3 June 2014
Following consultation with WDH tenants, Homesearch members and non-members, our Homesearch policy is changing.

WDH’s digital drive moves up a gear29 May 2014

Published 29 May 2014
More computers have been donated to the community thanks to WDH’s drive to help more people get online.
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WDH offer timely energy switching reminder 19 November 2014

Published 19 November 2014
WDH, the social landlord behind a free local energy switching website and phone service, is reminding Wakefield residents that now’s the time to change their energy tariff or supplier.

Risk and Audit Team shortlisted for major award18 November 2014

Published 18 November 2014
Our innovative approach to risk management has seen us business shortlisted for a major international award.
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News in Brief17 November 2014

Published 17 November 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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Cash Wise Christmas Dinner returns!14 November 2014

Published 14 November 2014
The TV adverts have started and the lights are being switched on – but the only way you know Christmas is truly coming is the launch of our ‘Cash-Wise-Christmas-Dinner’ competition!
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Family joins 100th birthday celebrations14 November 2014

Published 14 November 2014
The daughter of a WDH tenant who has celebrated her 100th birthday put her mum’s longevity down to healthy food and a calm temperament.
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Let’s write the future, together13 November 2014

Published 13 November 2014
Kevin Dodd discusses WDH’s plans following the organisation’s first-ever major stakeholder event in his latest blog
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Newbuild plans go sky-high12 November 2014

Published 12 November 2014
We are showcasing our sky-high new build aspirations – courtesy of an aerial view of our latest development.
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New initiative gets Smirthwaite estate cooking 12 November 2014

Published 12 November 2014
A new healthy eating initiative has been launched in Normanton, showing people on the Swirthwaite Estate that cooking good food at home is cheap and easy.
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WDH welcomes payday lenders announcement12 November 2014

Published 12 November 2014
WDH welcomes the news announced earlier this week by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) on the issue of payday lenders.
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Children brighten up their local area11 November 2014

Published 11 November 2014
Pupils from Normanton teamed up with employees from Wakefield and District Housing (WDH) to tidy up their local community.
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Loss of heating and emergency repairs 2 March 2018

Published 2 March 2018
We are continuing to work hard to reach all our tenants who have reported loss of heating or other emergency repairs.
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Severe Weather – Emergency Repairs1 March 2018

Published 1 March 2018
We are receiving high volumes of repair related calls today due to the severe weather. Emergency repairs including loss of heating are being prioritised but it is taking extra time for our operatives to travel around the district.
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SAP closure due to weather conditions28 February 2018

Published 28 February 2018
Please note due to the adverse weather conditions our Service Access Points will be closed from 3.30 pm today.
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SAP closure for training (Tuesday 27 February at noon) 19 February 2018

Published 19 February 2018
Our service access points (SAPs) will be closed on Tuesday 27 February at 12 noon for employee training. They will reopen on Wednesday 28 February as normal.
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Volunteers renovate Wakefield Hospice15 February 2018

Published 15 February 2018
A team of six painters from WDH volunteered their own time to help Wakefield Hospice to paint and decorate in the communal areas of the building.
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Baileygate Court Independent Living Scheme, the perfect place to live!14 February 2018

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.

WDH and Senior Citizens Support Group event goes down a treat14 February 2018

Published 14 February 2018
WDH teamed up with the Senior Citizens Support Group to hold a joint event last week for over 100 members and local residents in Horbury.
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Springfield residents reminisce on the radio13 February 2018

Published 13 February 2018
Residents at Springfield Independent Living Scheme in Castleford shared their fondest memories when they were joined by Five Towns Radio’s Trevor Wainwright.
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WDH awards grant to mental health support group in Eastmoor13 February 2018

Published 13 February 2018
Catch A Falling Star, an adult mental health support group was awarded £780 by WDH’s Community Grant Scheme.

Stay fire safe at home6 February 2018

Published 6 February 2018
House fires are becoming more common and every year over half of accidental domestic fires in the UK are caused by electricity. We have provided you with some simple tips for how to stay fire safe at home.
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Cold Calling Control Zone set up in Moverley Flatts
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Cold Calling Control Zone set up in Moverley Flatts

Published 11 September 2015

WDH, in partnership with West Yorkshire Trading Standards and West Yorkshire Police, has launched another Cold Calling Control Zone in Moverley Flatts, Pontefract. 

Officers from WDH, West Yorkshire Trading Standards and West Yorkshire Police were on hand to speak to residents as well as distribute stickers and leaflets. Signs will be erected at the entrances to the zone warning cold callers that they are not welcome. 

There are now 11 Cold Calling Control Zones in WDH neighbourhoods, arming residents with the knowledge they need to be safe within their homes but, most importantly, the confidence to say no to cold callers and prevent incidents involving rogue traders, distraction burglaries, pushy sales people and doorstep criminals. The zones act as a deterrent to constant door knocking which is often seen as a nuisance, but can also cause anxiety and stress to people. 

Natalie Guy, Tenant Involvement Officer at WDH, said “Moverley Flatts residents collectively said NO to the practice of cold calling. The zone should now reduce the fear and threat felt by the people when the doorbell rings and the caller is unknown.”

David Lodge, Head of West Yorkshire Trading Standards, said “These zones go a long way into achieving our objective of protecting residents from doorstep criminals. We always advise consumers to avoid doing business on the doorstep where possible and to report those traders that can be pushy and a nuisance.”

PCSO Paul Dobson, from West Yorkshire Police, said “Don’t be afraid to say “NO” to any door step callers and report anything you think is suspicious.”

 

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