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Eastmoor Community Garden will be getting arty thanks to WDH29 November 2016

Published 29 November 2016
Members of the Eastmoor Community Garden in Wakefield will be taking part in art workshops in the new year thanks to a community grant from WDH which has enabled the group to buy materials and pay a sessional worker to lead the workshops.

West End Terriers will be playing grrrrr-eat this season thanks to WDH29 November 2016

Published 29 November 2016
The West End Terriers football club based in Hemsworth will be playing great this season thanks to a community grant from WDH.

Our Christmas Competition is back!28 November 2016

Published 28 November 2016
Starting on Thursday 1 December all the way up to Thursday 22 December WDH tenants will be given the chance to win a prize every day.

Need help registering for an online account?24 November 2016

Published 24 November 2016
We have created a short video to show you how to create an online account at www.wdh.co.uk

Castleford Service Access Point (SAP) is closing on Friday 2 December24 November 2016

Published 24 November 2016
The way people access our services is changing. Over the last few years there has been a reduction in the number of people using our Service Access Points (SAPs) and an increase in people self-serving and completing transactions online. As a result of this change in user patterns, Castleford SAP will be closing on Friday 2 December.
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Partners join forces to protect residents from rogue traders16 November 2016

Published 16 November 2016
A Cold Calling Control Zone has been implemented to protect the residents in Outwood, Wakefield from cold callers, which has been funded by WDH.
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Local children learn about site safety with help from WDH and Considerate Constructors14 November 2016

Published 14 November 2016
Schoolchildren at Halfpenny Lane Junior and Infant School in Pontefract took part in a construction safety assembly last week with help from WDH and Considerate Constructors mascots, Ivor Goodsite and Honor Goodsite.

Pontefract residents are over the moon with WDH8 November 2016

Published 8 November 2016
Work has begun in The Avenues, Pontefract as WDH provides off street parking, new boundary walls, fencing and gates. The scheme will also create two new green spaces for local residents.

Working with Young People 2016: Rycroft Youth Club3 November 2016

Published 3 November 2016
Rycroft Youth Club took the Working With Young People Award in WDH’s 2016 Love Where You Live Awards.

Working with Older People 2016: Ann Bond2 November 2016

Published 2 November 2016
Ann Bond won the Working With Older People category in WDH’s 2016 Love Where You Live Awards.
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Dishing out budget friendly recipes at the foodbank
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Dishing out budget friendly recipes at the foodbank

Published 26 October 2017

Employees at WDH dished out quick, tasty, cheap and easy to cook recipes to support the Pontefract Foodbank last week.

The team at WDH has filmed some cooking demonstrations at the foodbank and wanted to say thank you by volunteering to cook and serve hot food. The videos show how to make simple, affordable, meals and will soon be available online for tenants and others to follow.

Food was prepared by the employees who have been working regularly alongside local foodbanks, giving out advice on how to cook on a budget.

Scott Pearson, foodbank client, said: “I think I’m a decent cook but these recipes are such a good idea, especially for those who struggle with meals. I would definitely use them. I visit the foodbank regularly. It keeps me going and if I didn’t come here and these people didn’t help, I would struggle.”

Joanne Ellis, Social Investment Support Officer at WDH, said: “This has been a great opportunity to support our local foodbanks by offering a free hot meal to clients. It’s also our way of saying thank you to the teams there for allowing us to work with them. It’s great to be able to support our local clients where we can.”

Ann Harris, Volunteer at the Pontefract Foodbank said: “It’s excellent. Many people who visit us aren’t so skilled in cooking so I think this is great. It highlights the need for support when it comes to planning food shopping and how to save money while still getting healthy food. There are lots of steps to saving money and the team at WDH is great at giving out advice. The recipes they delivered were cheap and easy to make and they could last a family several days. It’s been a lovely day and it’s a great example of partnership working, I would hope that it continues.”

 

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