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Get in the Zone for fun and games1 December 2014

Published 1 December 2014
WDH Activity Zones are springing up all over the Wakefield district!

Cash Wise donate advent calendars to foodbanks28 November 2014

Published 28 November 2014
WDH’s Cash Wise team have delivered 100 advent calendars to foodbanks in the district just ahead of the festival period.
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Lucy is the Cash Wise Christmas Winner!28 November 2014

Published 28 November 2014
The winner of the Cash Wise Christmas Dinner competition has been revealed.
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WDH offer timely energy switching reminder 27 November 2014

Published 27 November 2014
WDH is reminding Wakefield residents that now’s the time to change their energy tariff or supplier.

Time-lapse film captures regeneration27 November 2014

Published 27 November 2014
Stunning time-lapse footage has captured the start of regeneration work at Ripley Court in Normanton.
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Winter edition of WDH News out now!26 November 2014

Published 26 November 2014
We're running a huge Christmas Advent Calendar competition in the winter edition of the tenant newsletter which will give tenants the chance to win a prize every day throughout December.

Help to shape district's future24 November 2014

Published 24 November 2014
People are invited to a drop-in session on Wednesday to find out how they can help to shape the future of Normanton and Featherstone by joining one of WDH's Neighbourhood Panels.

Havercroft ILS residents attend healthy living course 21 November 2014

Published 21 November 2014
Residents at Whinview Court in Havercroft are taking part in a health and wellbeing course organised by WDH and South West Yorkshire NHS Partnership Foundation Trust (SWYFT).
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Competition: Six simple steps to win an iPad and more!20 November 2014

Published 20 November 2014
We're running a mega Christmas Advent Calendar competition in the winter edition of your tenant newsletter - here are the six simple steps you need to follow to enter.
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Poster is more than just a load of rubbish!20 November 2014

Published 20 November 2014
Children from Portobello created a poster out of recycling during a Fun Day at the Castle Children’s Centre after local residents raised concerns about the amount of litter in the area.
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The Pontefract Hub is now open!9 May 2018

Published 9 May 2018
The Hub will support our customers to access more services online independently or with the help of our trained Digital Angels.
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Bank holiday opening times29 April 2018

Published 29 April 2018
All of our offices and service access points (SAPs) will be closed from Friday 4 May and will reopen on Tuesday 8 May.
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Service access point (SAP) closure for training (Thursday 3 May at noon) 23 April 2018

Published 23 April 2018
Our SAPs will be closed on Thursday 3 May at 12 noon for employee training. They will reopen on Friday 4 May as normal.
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WDH and Termrim build 20 new homes in South Kirkby6 April 2018

Published 6 April 2018
WDH and building contractors Termrim have built twenty new homes in South Kirkby and made improvements for local residents.

Residents at Queen’s Avenue get in the Easter spirit4 April 2018

Published 4 April 2018
Residents at Queens Avenue Independent Living Scheme got together to celebrate Easter and create festive cards and hats.

Set to share best practice for ModernGov4 April 2018

Published 4 April 2018
The Debt and Cash Wise teams will present to over 40 professionals from across the housing sector in London on 24 April.
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New and improved service access point (SAP) coming to Pontefract soon!15 March 2018

Published 15 March 2018
Don’t forget, our Pontefract SAP is closed for refurbishment for eight weeks.
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Eco-friendly prize for top energy saving tips13 March 2018

Published 13 March 2018
WDH’s Sustainability Team handed over a hamper full of eco-friendly products to two lucky tenants as part of Fuel Poverty Awareness Day last month.

New and improved service access point (SAP) coming to Pontefract soon!9 March 2018

Published 9 March 2018
Pontefract SAP will be closing from Monday 12 March 2018 for approximately eight weeks whilst we refurbish and improve the facilities.

Our Love Where You Live Awards are back for a seventh year!5 March 2018

Published 5 March 2018
Young achievers and community heroes in the Wakefield district who make a positive difference to our communities will be celebrated in our seventh annual Love Where You Live awards.
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Hard work and dedication pays off for Phillip!
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Hard work and dedication pays off for Phillip!

Published 16 March 2017

Phillip Wagstaff is celebrating his new position as a Waste Management Technician at WDH, proving that hard work and dedication pays off. He began his career at WDH through the Training for Employment Programme in November 2015 as an Environmental Assistant having had large gaps of unemployment in his past.

Having worked at The Store in his role as an Environment Assistant, Philip was quick to apply for the permanent position of Waste Management Technician when it came up.

He said: “I am absolutely delighted to have got the job; I’ve really enjoyed doing it for the last few months. The opportunities I’ve had with WDH have been brilliant and the support and encouragement I’ve received from the Training for Employment Team has been overwhelming. This has not only given me a job and security, it has changed my life!”

The Training for Employment  programme offers six months’ paid employment to help unemployed adults living in a WDH property build up a good work record and get back into work. On the programme Phillip worked across WDH estates erecting fencing before moving into a waste management role at The Store in Normanton.

The programme provides participants with on-the-job training, work skills, and an employee mentor to ensure participants get the most from the experience and are in a good position to find work.

Phillip said: “My advice to anyone thinking about applying is just do it! The training courses and support offered by WDH is fantastic. It’s a great way to learn new skills while earning a wage and you have something to add to your CV at the end of it.”

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