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Final call for our Love Where You Live Awards24 June 2014

Published 24 June 2014
Do you know someone who works hard to make the Wakefield district a better place to live? Time’s running out to nominate them for this year’s WDH Love Where You Live Awards.

Jaglin Court residents try out armchair exercise16 June 2014

Published 16 June 2014
Residents at Jaglin Court in Featherstone have been taking part in armchair exercise classes as part of efforts by WDH to improve social interaction at the Independent Living Scheme.

WDH grant helps kit out local sports club 13 June 2014

Published 13 June 2014
A multi-skills sports club for young people with additional learning and physical needs has been given a helping hand with a WDH Community Grant of £693

Vision 2014 launched11 June 2014

Published 11 June 2014
We are proud to launch this year’s Vision milestone document, which shows our progress to our latest strategic objective of ‘offering tenants real choice and opportunity by 2015’.

Computers are just the job for South Kirkby tenants10 June 2014

Published 10 June 2014
A work club in South Kirkby have been given an important boost after the arrival of six computers from WDH.

Homebuilder match Considerate Constructor record9 June 2014

Published 9 June 2014
The WDH Homebuilder team are celebrating after matching their best ever score for a first site visit by the Considerate Constructor scheme (CCS)

WDH help Upton Rugby Club become life savers9 June 2014

Published 9 June 2014
Upton ARLFC are now real life-savers, thanks to a community grant from Wakefield and District Housing (WDH).

Community cooking sessions support £5 meal challenge9 June 2014

Published 9 June 2014
Young mums from across Wakefield have been learning how to cook healthy and inexpensive dishes in preparation for a ‘feed your family for a fiver’ challenge.

It’s back! WDH’s Love Where You Live Awards go live again6 June 2014

Published 6 June 2014
It’s time to celebrate all that’s good about Wakefield’s communities as part of WDH’s third annual Love Where You Live Awards.

Pontefract residents cook up a storm – on a budget!6 June 2014

Published 6 June 2014
Residents in Pontefract get tips on how to cook healthily on a budget after attending a ‘cooking on a budget course’.
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Cake and colourful blooms mark WDH’s 10th anniversary2 July 2015

Published 2 July 2015
Tenants dug deep into sponge and soil to help celebrate WDH’s 10th anniversary.
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Free fun for the whole family2 July 2015

Published 2 July 2015
Families across the Wakefield district are invited to a huge free outdoor party in August as part of WDH’s 10th anniversary.
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Free housing and health advice1 July 2015

Published 1 July 2015
Lupset residents were invited to find out more about housing and health at an event at WDH’s Augusta Court flats on Wednesday (24 June).
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Vouchers are the icing on the cake!30 June 2015

Published 30 June 2015
Entrepreneur Natalie Church joined the Tour de Yorkshire celebrations and was a winner thanks to WDH’s Care Link service.
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SAFER in their own homes thanks to education project29 June 2015

Published 29 June 2015
Residents in a WDH Independent Living Scheme are now more switched on about how to avoid scams thanks to a county-wide project funded by the Big Lottery.
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Deadline today for award nominations26 June 2015

Published 26 June 2015
You only have until midnight tonight (Friday 26 June) to nominate a group or individual for a WDH 2015 Love Where You Live Award.

Rivers community transformed by improvements 22 June 2015

Published 22 June 2015
A £1.7m investment by WDH has given a community in Airedale a series of much-needed improvements.
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News in Brief22 June 2015

Published 22 June 2015
This is News in Brief - a weekly round-up of the latest news and events affecting the Housing industry and communities in the Wakefield district and beyond.
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One week left to nominate your community champions!19 June 2015

Published 19 June 2015
There's just one week left to nominate a group or individual for a 2015 Love Where You Live Award.

Kettlethorpe – a perfect place for afternoon tea!17 June 2015

Published 17 June 2015
The kettle boiled in Kettlethorpe Community Centre on Wednesday (10 June) when cakes provided by WDH, Asda and Wakefield Council were served as part of “The Big Lunch”.
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Our Love Where You Live Awards are back!4 March 2019

Published 4 March 2019
Young achievers and community heroes in the Wakefield district who make a positive difference to our communities will be celebrated in our eighth annual Love Where You Live awards.

WDH and Termrim build 22 new homes on former depot site in Airedale1 March 2019

Published 1 March 2019
WDH and building contractors Termrim have built 22 new homes on WDH’s former depot site at Austin Road in Airedale.

Apprenticeship applications open Monday1 March 2019

Published 1 March 2019
Applications for our 2019 Apprenticeships will open on Monday 4 March, kicking of Apprenticeship Week.

Tenants think digital photo guide is brilliant22 February 2019

Published 22 February 2019
Tenants in Lupset have being giving their feedback on a new digital photo guide, created by our Improvements Team to help tenants understand what they can expect when having their homes improved. The guide, which can be shown on an iPad or tablet, will be used by Resident Liaison Officers during the tenant induction process to explain what will happen at every stage of the works and prompt the tenant to ask more questions. This will hopefully lead to a reduction in the number of complaints that are often received at the beginning of a scheme of works.

Helping to shape the future of electrical safety19 February 2019

Published 19 February 2019
WDH’s Les Thompson, Specialist Contracts Manager, and Jamie Burton, Electrical Operations Manager have shared best practice with others to contribute to a nationwide Code of Practice for the Management of Electrotechnical Care in Social Housing.

We’re Proud to be ‘Looking out for our Neighbours’12 February 2019

Published 12 February 2019
We are excited to announce that we are supporting a brand new community campaign from West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership.

Garages available across the Wakefield district4 February 2019

Published 4 February 2019
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Foundation Grant is now open31 January 2019

Published 31 January 2019
The next WDH Foundation Grant window is now open for tenants to apply.

Information for OurPower customers30 January 2019

Published 30 January 2019
If you receive your energy from OurPower, you may be aware that the company have stopped trading.

Information for Economy Energy customers23 January 2019

Published 23 January 2019
If you receive your energy from Economy Energy, you may be aware that the company have stopped trading.
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Initiatives recognised at prestigious Responsible Business Awards
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Initiatives recognised at prestigious Responsible Business Awards

Published 21 April 2015

Three of our community initiatives will be recognised as part of the 2015 Responsible Business Awards, run by Business in the Community.

The Responsible Business Awards is the most prestigious and respected awards championing responsible business in the UK and abroad. It celebrates inspirational companies that are taking action to address social and environmental issues and transform their communities.

The WDH Academy, Cash Wise and our Work Placement Project have all been awarded shortlisted status, recognising the projects' significant achievements in helping to secure a fairer society and a more sustainable future.

Stephen Howard, Chief Executive, Business in the Community said: “The Responsible Business Awards celebrate the very best of business, so it is fitting to be announcing the shortlist today as part of Responsible Business Week, which raises awareness of business as a powerful force for good. We congratulate WDH for playing its part in creating a fairer society and more sustainable future. The shortlisted businesses publically demonstrate that business has a greater purpose then simply generating profit and are a great example to others.”

All shortlisted companies will be celebrated through a series of Responsible Business Gala events taking place across the UK in June.

Of the shortlisted companies, a number have been chosen as Award Finalists to present their programme to a select group of senior business professionals for the chance to be crowned as overall winner in each category.  These Award Finalists will be announced on 2 June 2015.

Overall winners will be announced in London at Business in the Community’s Annual Responsible Business Gala Dinner, in partnership with 2014 Responsible Business of the Year National Grid, on 7 July 2015.

 

 

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