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Normanton estate gets mini makeover3 July 2014

Published 3 July 2014
Students from a school in Normanton came together last week to help improve communal land on Church Court.

Catwalk beckons for ‘Sewing Bee’ Julie3 July 2014

Published 3 July 2014
TV sewing sensation Julie Gromett is giving a new twist to tweed with two catwalk sessions at The Ridings shopping centre, Wakefield, on Sunday (6 July).

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Hatfeild Court welcomes residents back today2 July 2014

Published 2 July 2014
Hatfeild Court - our latest independent living scheme to be refurbished - welcomes residents back today.
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Make a difference with WDH1 July 2014

Published 1 July 2014
People from Normanton and Featherstone are being invited to have a say in shaping the future of their communities.

Stroke group use grant for kitchen improvements26 June 2014

Published 26 June 2014
A peer support group for stroke survivors has used a £1,000 WDH Community Grant to finish off a communal kitchen.

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.
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Innovative Wakefield energy project awarded £250,000 30 June 2016

Published 30 June 2016
An energy project that will look at ways to help reduce fuel poverty across the Wakefield district has been given the green light thanks to a grant of £250,000 from the charity National Energy Action (NEA)
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Cash Wise service scoops Business in the Community reaccreditation 24 June 2016

Published 24 June 2016
An initiative that’s helped more than 1,800 people to improve their finances and manage their money better has successfully retained an accreditation with the business-led, issue-focused charity, Business in the Community (BITC).
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WDH’s oldest resident celebrates his 106th birthday21 June 2016

Published 21 June 2016
George Storry is one of Wakefield Districts oldest men and has celebrated his 106th birthday.

Normanton development shortlisted for regional award20 June 2016

Published 20 June 2016
An energy efficient housing development in Normanton has been shortlisted for a regional industry award.
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WDH retains prestigious industry accreditation9 June 2016

Published 9 June 2016
WDH has retained a sought after industry accreditation which recognises its continued commitment to resident involvement.
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Green fingered Residents at Whin View Court get ready for summer3 June 2016

Published 3 June 2016
With summer just around the corner green fingered residents at WDH’s Whin View Court Independent Living Scheme are getting their communal garden ready for the warmer months.

SAP closure for training (Wednesday 8 June at noon)3 June 2016

Published 3 June 2016
Our service access points (SAPs) will be closed on Wednesday 8 June at 12 noon for employee training. They will reopen on Thursday 9 June as normal. OneCALL are available 24 hours a day on 0345 8 507 507 for urgent enquiries about estate management and repairs. You can pay your rent using our online payment site, or by calling OneCALL or at any newsagents, convenience store or petrol station displaying the PayPoint sign. You can also pay your rent by registering for an online account, where you can manage all aspects of your tenancy. For more information, visit the tenant area of WDH.co.uk here.
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WDH’s Love Where You Live Awards are back again for a fifth year!2 June 2016

Published 2 June 2016
WDH’s Love Where You Live Awards are back again for a fifth year! Young achievers and community heroes in the Wakefield district who make a positive difference to their communities will be celebrated in our fifth annual awards.

Staged car crash promotes road safety in Airedale.23 May 2016

Published 23 May 2016
People in Airedale braved the rain to watch a staged car and bike collision at The Square, Airedale.

WDH recognised as a Dementia Friendly organisation23 May 2016

Published 23 May 2016
WDH has been recognised as ‘working towards’ being a Dementia Friendly organisation by the Alzheimer’s Society – the highest recognition they offer.
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Community cooking sessions support £5 meal challenge
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Community cooking sessions support £5 meal challenge

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.

Organised by Wakefield Council, families are asked to plan, prepare and cook an evening meal to share and enjoy together, spending no more than £5 on ingredients.

To encourage participation, cooking sessions have been held at community venues across the Havercroft, Ryhill, Walton and Crofton areas with attendees learning how to prepare meals including a home-made curry, fish pie and lasagne. The events have been supported by WDH and South West Yorkshire NHS Foundation Trust.

Jane Gwilliam, WDH Tenant Involvement Officer, said:

“The challenge is a bit of fun, and it encourages families to lead healthier lifestyles. Cooking good food on a budget is easy to do and is a useful life skill to have, which is why we’re delighted to be able to support this.”

Emily Jones, an 18-year-old mother of one, has been attending sessions at Havercroft Children’s Centre. She said:

“The sessions are great and I’ve enjoyed making all the meals from scratch. I’ve tried different vegetables, bought them at the supermarket, and now I’m much more adventurous with my family’s food.”

The feed your family for a fiver challenge takes place on the 19th June.

 

 

 

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