Children’s Day at Smirthwaite Estate13 June 2017

Published 13 June 2017
Residents of Smirthwaite Estate came together on 1 June 2017 to celebrate Children’s Day.
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Job success for Eileen 19 May 2017

Published 19 May 2017
A local woman who regularly attended a WDH work club in Featherstone has secured a permanent job after volunteering through the Dr Jackson Cancer Appeal shop.

Mrs Clark is over the moon with her new kitchen 15 May 2017

Published 15 May 2017
After losing her husband, Mrs Clark, who lives in a WDH property, didn’t know if she could face the stress and disruption that home improvements can bring. However, after a little persuasion from her family she went ahead and now she couldn’t be happier with her new kitchen!
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WDH super homes leading the way in sustainable building12 May 2017

Published 12 May 2017
Specialist academics from Sheffield Hallam University, University of Salford and as far as Australia visited Park Dale in Airedale this week to see how the site has become one of the UK’s largest housing developments with a zero-carbon footprint.

WDH wins national award10 May 2017

Published 10 May 2017
WDH has won a national UK Housing Award for the financial help and support it provides to tenants.
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Children of Pontefract celebrate Easter in the park4 May 2017

Published 4 May 2017
WDH supported Friends of Pease Park with a preschool Easter event on Tuesday 4 April.
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Easter fun at the Old Addy26 April 2017

Published 26 April 2017
Children and young people took part in a host of Easter activities supported by WDH at the Old Addy Adventure Playground in Knottingley.
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Bank holiday opening times25 April 2017

Published 25 April 2017
All of our offices and service access points (SAPs) will be closed from Friday 28 April and will reopen on Tuesday 2 May. If you need to contact us you can call 0345 8 507 507 or send a message using the WDH App, available on the App Store and Play Store.  
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SAPs closed for training - Thursday 27 April. 24 April 2017

Published 24 April 2017
Our service access points (SAPs) will be closed on Thursday 27 April from 12 noon for employee training. They will reopen on Friday 28 April as normal. If you need to contact us you can call 0345 8 507 507 or send a message using the WDH App, available on the App Store and Play Store.  
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We are now a Community Benefit Society10 April 2017

Published 10 April 2017
From 5 April 2017 we became a charitable Community Benefit Society (CBS). We think this better reflects what we do. This doesn’t change the services we provide to our customers.  Read our CBS fact sheet for more information.   
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Crafty Kirkby kids get Hepworth helping hand


Crafty Kirkby kids get Hepworth helping hand

Published 3 December 2014

South Kirkby teenagers have been putting their arts and crafts skills to good use by creating a sign for their youth club, with help from WDH and The Hepworth Wakefield.

WDH has been working with the internationally-renowned arts gallery to run arts classes and activities across the Wakefield district. 

South Kirkby Youth Community Association (SKYCA) the latest group to benefit from this, with teenagers working with Hepworth employees to create a sign for their club using textiles and paints.

The finished sign will be put on display in the windows of SKYCA’s premises on Mill Lane, South Kirkby.

Jane Gwilliam, WDH’s Tenant Involvement Officer, put The Hepworth Wakefield in touch with SKYCA after working with the youth club on a regular basis.

Jane said: “We’re pleased to be able to put The Hepworth Wakefield in touch with local community groups because it helps people benefit from activities which they may otherwise not be able to take part in.

“Everyone involved in SKYCA takes a lot of pride in the group, and the young people who have created the sign have really enjoyed taking part.”

Kate Morgan, Youth Programme Assistant at The Hepworth

Wakefield, added: "We are delighted that the young people who

attend the Youth Club have showed their creative talent - they all told me they felt really proud of their new sign.

“We are looking forward to working with the group as part of a young person’s event at Westgate Retail Park in the New Year.”

Younger members of SKYCA have previously taken part in soap-carving sessions with Hepworth employees.

South Kirkby Community Youth Association hosts activities for young people on Mondays, Tuesday, Thursdays and Fridays.

Activities for seven to 12-year-olds run from 5 pm to 7 pm. Activities for 13 to 17-year-olds run from 7 pm to 9 pm.

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