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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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Eastmoor youngsters get the sack!11 November 2014

Published 11 November 2014
Community minded youngsters filled dozens of bin bags with rubbish during a litter pick to keep Eastmoor tidy.

Cash Wise project draws on success 10 November 2014

Published 10 November 2014
An Ossett mum has provided a voice over for one of a series of digital animations made to promote WDH’s successful Cash Wise project.
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Celebratory cake for Featherstone residents6 November 2014

Published 6 November 2014
Featherstone residents gathered to watch the official cake cutting which marked the end of their environmental improvement works on their estate.

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News in Brief5 November 2014

Published 5 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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Value for Money Assurance Statement launched4 October 2017

Published 4 October 2017
We are proud to launch our Value for Money (VFM) Annual Assurance Statement 2016/17.
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WDH’s Independent Living residents raised lots of dough for Macmillan2 October 2017

Published 2 October 2017
Residents at Queen’s Avenue Bungalows in Pontefract raised lots of dough for Macmillan with their coffee morning.

Could you be our new Board Member?29 September 2017

Published 29 September 2017
Are you interested in being involved in the strategic decision making processes of a dynamic business? Are you willing to learn and pass on your knowledge to others?
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Try 1 thing this Get Online Week!28 September 2017

Published 28 September 2017
Try your first video call, try online shopping, try online banking, try one thing that you’d usually do in person or on the phone and we will help!
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Children in Outwood learn about site safety20 September 2017

Published 20 September 2017
Children from Outwood Primary School Academy have been working closely with WDH to learn about the importance of staying safe near building sites.
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Gas Safety Week: Fighting for a Gas Safe nation18 September 2017

Published 18 September 2017
We are proud to be supporting Gas Safety Week 2017, taking place 18th – 24th September.  Gas Safety Week is an annual safety week to raise awareness of gas safety and the importance of taking care of your gas appliances. It is co-ordinated by Gas Safe Register, the official list of gas engineers who are legally allowed to work on gas.   Badly fitted and poorly serviced gas appliances can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide poisoning. Every year thousands of people across the UK are diagnosed with carbon monoxide poisoning. It is a highly poisonous gas. You can’t see it, taste it or smell it, but it can kill quickly with no warning.  By taking care of your gas appliances properly you are taking care of your home and your loved ones. Follow these few simple checks to keep you and your family safe. Check any gas appliances you own every year. Gas appliances should be safety checked once a year and serviced regularly by a Gas Safe registered engineer. Set a reminder so you don’t forget at www.staygassafe.co.uk. Check for warning signs your appliances aren’t working correctly e.g. lazy yellow or orange flames instead of crisp blue ones, black marks on or around the appliance and too much condensation in the room. Know the six signs of carbon monoxide poisoning – headaches, dizziness, breathlessness, nausea, collapse and loss of consciousness. Have an audible carbon monoxide alarm. This will alert you if there is carbon monoxide in your home. For gas safety advice or to find and check an engineer visit the Gas Safe Register website at www.gassaferegister.co.uk. Alternatively call the free helpline on 0800 408 5500.   
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Residents in Airedale give us their views on the latest environmental works18 September 2017

Published 18 September 2017
Tenants and residents from Henson Grove in Airedale joined WDH’s Homebuilder Team for a focus group and refreshments to find out more about the environmental works that are currently being carried out on their estate and what they can expect when work begins on their properties.

Cold Calling Control Zone set up to protect tenants in Pontefract11 September 2017

Published 11 September 2017
WDH, in partnership with West Yorkshire Trading Standards and West Yorkshire Police, has launched another Cold Calling Control Zone at St Giles View in Carleton, Pontefract.
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SAP closure for employee training (Wednesday 6 September from 12 Noon)6 September 2017

Published 6 September 2017
Please note that our Service Access Points will be closed from 12 noon today (Wednesday 6 September) and will re-open at 9 am tomorrow (Thursday 7 September.)   For enquiries phone OneCALL on 0345 8 507 507 or visit our website www.wdh.co.uk.   Please share!  
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WDH HomeBuilder celebrate their 100th property 30 August 2017

Published 30 August 2017
WDH has welcomed the first tenants to their latest HomeBuilder development. The development on Bevin Close in Outwood, is a mixture of two and three bed homes with some for rent and some for sale through Shared Ownership.
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Yoga Club stays open with Community Grant26 January 2018

Published 26 January 2018
The Balne Lane Yoga Club in Wakefield has been awarded a community grant by WDH to help towards the cost of running the classes.

Residents in Wakefield took a trip down memory lane with members of the NHS Confederation19 January 2018

Published 19 January 2018
Residents at Hatfeild Court, a WDH run Independent Living Scheme in Wakefield, enjoyed a trip down memory lane after recently attending a ‘Portrait of a Life’ session.

Our Tenant Satisfaction Survey is underway11 January 2018

Published 11 January 2018
Our Tenant Satisfaction Survey has started and will end on Friday 23 February 2018.
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Foundation Grant success for WDH tenant 4 January 2018

Published 4 January 2018
A local woman who regularly attended a WDH work club in Pontefract has successfully passed her Phlebotomy course after receiving a WDH Foundation Grant.

Baileygate Court residents welcome in the New Year in their new home3 January 2018

Published 3 January 2018
Baileygate Court residents, both new and old, celebrated Christmas and New Year in style in their newly refurbished homes after major improvement works to the Independent Living Scheme were completed.

Hatfeild Court residents enjoy a festive concert14 December 2017

Published 14 December 2017
Residents and their guests at Hatfield Court Independent Living Scheme in Wakefield recently enjoyed a sing-a-long carol concert with pupils from Greenhill Primary School.

Airedale and South Elmsall SAP closure (Friday 15 December)8 December 2017

Published 8 December 2017
Airedale and South Elmsall service access points (SAPs) will be closed on Friday 15 December. They will reopen on Monday 18 December as normal.

CoActive Arts are awarded £1,000 to improve their services7 December 2017

Published 7 December 2017
CoActive Arts has been awarded a WDH Community Grant for £1,000.

WDH is helping tenants to see loved ones this Christmas23 November 2017

Published 23 November 2017
WDH is working with tenants who are facing Christmas alone this year to reach out to their loved ones with the power of the internet. Our team of Digital Angels will be visiting tenants across the district to help them to wish family and friends a Merry Christmas using video link.  Mick Walsh, Director of Housing, said: “Isolation and loneliness can be an issue for some people, especially at Christmas. We’re going to try to help our tenants who might be alone at Christmas this year to connect with their loved ones . A lot of people have mobile phones or tablets but don’t realise they can use them to video call. Our Digital Angels work with tenants across the district throughout the year to help to get them online and make the most of technology they have access to. We hope that, by offering this help, we can help reduce loneliness amongt some of the most vulnerable in our community and bring a little extra Christmas cheer this year.” According to figures from Age UK, 200,000 older people across the UK have not had a conversation with friends or family for a month. We hope to tackle that this Christmas.   
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WDH set to deliver national webinar for the Chartered Institute of Housing22 November 2017

Published 22 November 2017
The Debt and Cash Wise teams at WDH will be delivering a webinar to housing professionals across the UK on 6 December.
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Cold Calling Control Zone set up to protect tenants in Eastmoor
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Cold Calling Control Zone set up to protect tenants in Eastmoor

Published 8 July 2016

WDH, in partnership with West Yorkshire Trading Standards and West Yorkshire Police, has launched another Cold Calling Control Zone on Greenhill Road and Stanley Road in Eastmoor, Wakefield.  

Officers from WDH and West Yorkshire Trading Standards were on hand last week to speak to residents as well as distribute stickers and leaflets on Greenhill and Stanley Road. Signs were erected at the entrances to the zone warning cold callers that they are not welcome. 

There are now Cold Calling Control Zones in many 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. They give tenants the confidence to say no to uninvited callers and help to reduce the levels and fear of crime in areas that were previously affected.

Chris Croxall, WDH’s Tenant Involvement Officer said: “We had reports of rogue traders targeting the residents of Greenhill Road and Stanley Road, therefore we are delighted to have this zone which gives our tenants the strength to stand up for themselves and to feel safer in their own homes.”

David Lodge, Head of West Yorkshire Trading Standards said: “Protecting the safety of the communities of West Yorkshire is important, and that’s why this Cold Calling Control Zone has been introduced. By working with residents, and our partners to enforce this zone we can ensure that cold callers get the message that they are not welcome.” 

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