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WDH residents graduate with flying colours!1 July 2019

Published 1 July 2019
A group of residents in Pontefract and Knottingley have recently graduated from their arts and crafts course with support from WDH.
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Utilita helps residents get to grips with smart meters7 June 2019

Published 7 June 2019
Residents at Musgrave Court were visited by Utilita recently to help them make the most of their smart meters. Following the refurbishment of the independent living scheme in Wakefield, all of the flats now come equipped with smart meters to help residents to keep a track of their energy usage.

Our latest Vision update is now available6 June 2019

Published 6 June 2019
We are pleased to announce that our latest Vision update is now available.
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WDH creates family development in Thirsk5 June 2019

Published 5 June 2019
WDH are working in partnership with the Strategic Team Group to build 40 new homes in Thirsk.
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Local children clean up park5 June 2019

Published 5 June 2019
Children from Simpson’s Lane Academy in Knottingley celebrated finishing their SATs with a day in the park. Though they weren’t sitting back and relaxing just yet. They were picking up litter to improve the park, collecting 16 sacks all together, and adding planters to brighten up the area. They also did a street audit on the surrounding streets to highlight where improvements could be made.
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Service access point and HUB bank holiday closures20 May 2019

Published 20 May 2019
All of our offices and service access points (SAPs) will be closed on Monday 27 May. They will open as usual on Tuesday 28 May.
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WDH is Deaf Aware9 May 2019

Published 9 May 2019
As part of Deaf Awareness Week 6 to 12 May, Wakefield and District Society for Deaf People visited a number of venues within the Wakefield district to ensure they are offering services suitable for someone that is deaf or hard of hearing. Our Wakefield Hub was one of those visited.
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WDH raises funds for Hospice2 May 2019

Published 2 May 2019
WDH has raised an impressive £1,605 for Wakefield Hospice as part of the Hospice’s annual 10k Road Race Corporate Challenge. A team of 28 employees took on the challenge, organised by the charity to raise much needed funds to help provide palliative and end of life care to patients. Jamie Strachan, Events Fundraiser and organiser of the 10k race said: “For us the Wakefield 10k is our biggest event and the Corporate Challenge is a great way for businesses across the district to get involved. We are committed to inclusivity, hence why we have a funding target rather than a race time target. We began the Corporate Challenge back in 2017 and we have raised £35,000 so far.” He added: “75% of funding has to come from the public and year in and year out, people from Wakefield come out to support us. While we can’t add days to life, we can add life to days, providing a home from home experience and every little contribution matters. This contribution from WDH will help tremendously.” Joanne Biltcliffe, OneCALL Manager at WDH led the group and said: “We’re thrilled we have managed to exceed our £1,000 target. The 10k Road Race is a great way of getting employees fit and active and at the same time giving something back by providing much needed funds to the Hospice.”
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Service access point and HUB employee training closures2 May 2019

Published 2 May 2019
All of our offices and service access points (SAPs) will be closed from 12 noon on Thursday 9 May. They will open as usual on Friday 10 May.
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Serviceaccess point and HUB bank holiday closures30 April 2019

Published 30 April 2019
All of our offices and service access points (SAPs) will be closed on Monday 6 May. They will open as usual on Tuesday 7 May.
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Don’t miss out, get online and #Try1Thing this October
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Don’t miss out, get online and #Try1Thing this October

Published 12 October 2018

WDH is taking part in Get Online Week between 15- 21 October 2018 and encouraging people to Try 1 Thing online.

It could be using Skype to keep in touch with your friends, preparing for Universal Credit, setting up a bank account or looking for a job - anything that you haven’t had the skills or confidence to try before now.

Our Digital Angels are keen to help you to get online and show you how to use the internet. Come along to one of our sessions or visit our service access points (SAPs) during Get Online Week.

Jill Amber, Community Development Officer at WDH said: “Today using the internet is essential. Get Online Week is a great opportunity to help people who are still nervous about doing more online.”

Our Digital Angels will be on hand: 

  • Monday 15 - Friday 19 October: 10.00am -16.00pm at all SAPs in Wakefield, Pontefract, Airedale and South Elmsall
  • Wednesday 17 October: 9.30am – 11.30am Ossett Triangle, Broadowler Stores, Ossett
  • Thursday 18 October: 10.00am – 12.00pm Horsefair TARA, Community Room, Luke William House, Pontefract and 2.00pm – 4.00pm look for our Mobile Unit at Esther Grove, Wakefield

 For further details call 03458507507 and ask for the Engagement Team.

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