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Share your views on the services you need22 May 2020

Published 22 May 2020
As we continue to find ourselves in these unrecognisable circumstances, I want to let you know that we are listening and your safety and security is at the forefront of everything that we are doing here at WDH. As we are now looking to the future and beginning to bring some of our services back into action, I’m keen to gather your views.
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Prioritising Services15 May 2020

Published 15 May 2020
It may come as welcome news for many of you that our Prime Minister has announced that we can spend a little more time outside and that we can travel a little further afield. However, I know for many it makes things a little more confusing. What I can assure you of, is that we are continuing to follow the guidance that is coming from Government in everything we do. That means we are adhering to social distancing and using the correct personal protective equipment (PPE), where needed, but we are also pushing ahead to resume as many services as we can as soon as it is safe to do so.
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Today we are celebrating the 75th Anniversary of VE Day.8 May 2020

Published 8 May 2020
Today we are celebrating the 75th Anniversary of VE Day. We had a fantastic response to our call out for people’s VE Day memories! Lots of people were keen to share their celebrations from 1945, war time memories, recipes and more with us!
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Thanks for your patience, grass cutting back in action7 May 2020

Published 7 May 2020
I am over the moon to announce that we are now able to start cutting grass and maintaining shared areas with the support of our partner Sodexo Horticultural Services.
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Ready, steady, cook and share for a chance to win!6 May 2020

Published 6 May 2020
Ready, steady, cook and share your families favourite recipes for a chance to win £10 of shopping vouchers! These could be VE Day inspired or a tribute to your favourite restaurant or takeaway dish!
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WDH and Tenants Working Together1 May 2020

Published 1 May 2020
Since lock down started in March, I have been moved by the way the district and particularly WDH and you our customers have come together to support each other at this challenging time. Many of our employees have been continuing to work supporting you, our tenants, whilst spending their free time sewing scrubs, face masks and kit bags, to support our NHS and care home workers, making sure the most vulnerable in our community are able to be cared for. Our employees have also gone above and beyond to support local foodbanks and other charity services to offer provisions in addition to food such as milk and boxes for distributing food parcels. I have seen much community spirit over the past weeks and it makes me exceptionally proud
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Don’t forget, we’re still helping people into work 1 May 2020

Published 1 May 2020
The Community Employment Team is continuing to help tenants back into work by offering a telephone support service during lockdown.

We want you to join in with our digital VE Day anniversary celebrations!30 April 2020

Published 30 April 2020
On Friday 8 May it is the 75th Anniversary of VE Day, WDH employees planned to celebrate this in our Independent Living Schemes with residents and on our estates with community groups and residents, however due to the coronavirus outbreak this is no longer possible. We are still celebrating but will do it digitally instead!
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Your safety is our priority22 April 2020

Published 22 April 2020
Whilst the world is very much focused on coronavirus, as we all are, I’d like to take the opportunity to highlight the importance of safety. The safety and wellbeing of our tenants is our top priority.
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Don't burn your excess waste14 April 2020

Published 14 April 2020
We have recently seen a few incidents across the district involving garden fires. Due to the coronavirus outbreak Wakefield Council have taken the decision to suspend the collection of garden waste in order to maintain normal household and recycling waste collections.
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The WDH Health Pod arrives in Kettlethorpe28 July 2015

Published 28 July 2015
As part of our Access to Services programme we held our latest Housing and Health Advice Event in Kettlethorpe.
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Universal Credit roll out date announced28 July 2015

Published 28 July 2015
Last week the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) published new information in relation to the national roll out of Universal Credit.
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Site safety assembly for pupils in Outwood23 July 2015

Published 23 July 2015
Schoolchildren at Rook’s Nest Academy in Outwood took part in a construction site safety assembly this week thanks to help from Considerate Constructor mascot, Ivor Goodsite and WDH.
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Carlton Primary School learn building site safety 21 July 2015

Published 21 July 2015
Children at Carlton Primary School learnt a very important lesson about building site safety when WDH visited them last week.
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Free chair exercises taster session15 July 2015

Published 15 July 2015
WDH recently teamed up with Wakefield Council and Wakefield Rural Arthritis Care to hold a free chair-based exercise taster session at Hall Green Community Centre.
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WDH hosts school app competition13 July 2015

Published 13 July 2015
Local students have been pitching their ideas for a new WDH app, as part of the landlord’s latest Schools Enterprise Challenge.
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New Cash Wise website launched13 July 2015

Published 13 July 2015
WDH has launched its new Cash Wise website, dedicated to helping people manage their money and get out of debt. The new website - www.getcashwise.co.uk – includes a budget calculator, advice on saving money and avoiding payday loans, recipes for cooking on a budget and information about how to prepare for the introduction of Universal Credit.
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Summer fair raises social fund cash 9 July 2015

Published 9 July 2015
Residents at one of WDH’s independent living schemes raised more than £500 for their social fund with a summer fair.
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Do you need help to get online? WDH’s Digital Angels can help!9 July 2015

Published 9 July 2015
Do you know someone who needs help to use the internet? Our Digital Angels can help! If your friend or relative needs help to get online, get them to give our Digital Angels a call!

Gardens are glorious thanks to young volunteers7 July 2015

Published 7 July 2015
A tidy-up team swung into action as WDH enlisted young volunteers to spruce up the streets around their homes.
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Council takes major step forwards in its drive to bring more affordable housing to the district 21 December 2020

Published 21 December 2020
As part of its drive to significantly increase the number of affordable homes in the district, Wakefield Council is working in partnership with WDH to bring forwards brand new homes on a high profile, city centre site.

Read December's issue of Tombridge News21 December 2020

Published 21 December 2020
Click here to read the latest edition of Tombridge Crescent News.

Service Access Point and Hub Christmas closures18 December 2020

Published 18 December 2020
Our Service Access Points (SAPs) and Hubs will be closed from 12 noon on Thursday 24 December until 9 am on Monday 4 January.

The Big Feed bringing free meals to Wakefield for Christmas17 December 2020

Published 17 December 2020
WDH is supporting the Wakefield Trinity Community Foundation’s The Big Feed project, aiming to help vulnerable families over the Christmas period.

Festive donation boost by WDH and Howdens to local foodbanks16 December 2020

Published 16 December 2020
WDH is working in partnership again this year with Howdens in Castleford to provide extra supplies for food banks in the district and help the people who may be suffering the most this time of year.

New affordable payment plans to support customers over winter15 December 2020

Published 15 December 2020
From 15 December 2020, Ofgem is introducing a new affordable payment plan to help customers manage their energy bills over the colder months.

WDH’s Commercial tenants are back open! 4 December 2020

Published 4 December 2020
Did you know you have an array of local businesses on your doorstep, from Newsagents to Hairdressers? We have put together a useful guide of all the different businesses run by our commercial tenants across the Wakefield district.

Drawing competition gets families on board for Lupset improvements3 December 2020

Published 3 December 2020
Children on Lindsay Avenue in Lupset were encouraged to take part in a drawing competition to show what the improvement works on their homes will look like when they start.

Hubs to open and service access points to remain closed1 December 2020

Published 1 December 2020
From Wednesday 2 December 2020, as we enter Tier 3 in the Government’s Covid-19 restrictions, our Hubs in Pontefract and Wakefield will re-open to the public, with all safety measures and precautions taken to keep you and our employees safe.  However, our Service Access Points at Airedale and South Elmsall will remain closed. When visiting, we ask that you wear a face covering, sanitise your hands and keep a safe distance from employees and other members of the public. During lockdown, we have been able to continue providing our residents with support online and over the phone, and encourage tenants to continue doing so to avoid any unnecessary contact. For more information on ways to get in touch, visit: https://www.wdh.co.uk/ContactUs/

Nominate a tenant to celebrate kindness this Christmas1 December 2020

Published 1 December 2020
We’re giving you the chance to show your appreciation to those who have shown kindness to your or others during this particularly difficult year, by nominating them for a special festive prize.
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Everyone can do it; save lives!

Published 3 September 2015

WDH is running a free awareness day for people to learn basic life saving skills at Light Waves Leisure Centre, Wakefield, on 5 September.

The 90-minute courses, which are being run in partnership with the Heartbeat of Sport charity,  teach emergency lifesaving skills and they are free to attend. People can learn about how to recognise sudden cardiac arrest and heart attack, administering first response care, effective CPR, AED, and what to do in case somebody is choking.

The number of sudden cardiac arrests in the UK is very high and figures show if someone learnt the lifesaving skills and performed immediately’ it can multiply the victim’s chance of survival.  WDH intends to address this health concern that impacts our entire community and encourages people to learn these simple but lifesaving skills.

Contact the WDH Engagement Team on 0345 8 507 507 or tenants@wdh.co.uk.

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