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Loss of heating and emergency repairs 2 March 2018

Published 2 March 2018
We are continuing to work hard to reach all our tenants who have reported loss of heating or other emergency repairs.
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Severe Weather – Emergency Repairs1 March 2018

Published 1 March 2018
We are receiving high volumes of repair related calls today due to the severe weather. Emergency repairs including loss of heating are being prioritised but it is taking extra time for our operatives to travel around the district.
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SAP closure due to weather conditions28 February 2018

Published 28 February 2018
Please note due to the adverse weather conditions our Service Access Points will be closed from 3.30 pm today.
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SAP closure for training (Tuesday 27 February at noon) 19 February 2018

Published 19 February 2018
Our service access points (SAPs) will be closed on Tuesday 27 February at 12 noon for employee training. They will reopen on Wednesday 28 February as normal.
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Volunteers renovate Wakefield Hospice15 February 2018

Published 15 February 2018
A team of six painters from WDH volunteered their own time to help Wakefield Hospice to paint and decorate in the communal areas of the building.
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Baileygate Court Independent Living Scheme, the perfect place to live!14 February 2018

Published 14 February 2018
Joyce Schofield, 88, has recently moved back to her newly renovated flat at WDH’s Baileygate Court Independent Living Scheme in the centre of Pontefract from her temporary home in Featherstone.

WDH and Senior Citizens Support Group event goes down a treat14 February 2018

Published 14 February 2018
WDH teamed up with the Senior Citizens Support Group to hold a joint event last week for over 100 members and local residents in Horbury.
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Springfield residents reminisce on the radio13 February 2018

Published 13 February 2018
Residents at Springfield Independent Living Scheme in Castleford shared their fondest memories when they were joined by Five Towns Radio’s Trevor Wainwright.
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WDH awards grant to mental health support group in Eastmoor13 February 2018

Published 13 February 2018
Catch A Falling Star, an adult mental health support group was awarded £780 by WDH’s Community Grant Scheme.

Stay fire safe at home6 February 2018

Published 6 February 2018
House fires are becoming more common and every year over half of accidental domestic fires in the UK are caused by electricity. We have provided you with some simple tips for how to stay fire safe at home.
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Residents learn more about services29 May 2014

Published 29 May 2014
A senior citizens group were visited by five different WDH service areas during a meeting in Horbury.

Pupils bowled over after tenants visit27 May 2014

Published 27 May 2014
Two generations went head-to-head on the boccia bowling court at a school in Wakefield.

Our Roadshows get underway23 May 2014

Published 23 May 2014
Our Summer Roadshow 2014 hits the road this week, bringing advice and information to tenants and residents at fun galas, market days and community events across the district.

Maypole tradition continue thanks to WDH grant20 May 2014

Published 20 May 2014
Residents in Gawthorpe were able to continue a 140-year tradition thanks to a WDH Community Grant.

Pontefract residents celebrate improvements1 May 2014

Published 1 May 2014
WDH held a celebratory event in Pontefract last week to mark the end of the environmental improvements being carried out in the local area.
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New energy switching service to support Wakefield communities16 April 2014

Published 16 April 2014
An energy switching website and phone service which aims to help WDH tenants and Wakefield residents save money on their gas and electricity bills has been launched by WDH this week.

Community grant for Nostell Village Hall16 April 2014

Published 16 April 2014
Volunteers who help carry out work at Nostell Village Hall were presented with a cheque for £689 at a tea party last week.

Apprentice swaps job to promote vocational education11 February 2014

Published 11 February 2014
Two WDH employees have taken part in a job swap as part of the Brathay Apprentice Challenge - a national competition to find the Apprentice Team of the Year.

Apprentices spruce up local community house in latest challenge10 February 2014

Published 10 February 2014
A team of nine WDH apprentices have been sprucing up Cutsyke Community House as part of the 2014 Brathay Apprentice Challenge - the official search to find the ‘Apprentice Team of the Year’.

Former apprentice explains Gas and Heating Ventilation role10 February 2014

Published 10 February 2014
Former WDH apprentice, Matthew Raine, talks about being a Gas and Heating Ventilation Engineer.
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It’s time to vote for your WDH Love Where You Live Awards heroes
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It’s time to vote for your WDH Love Where You Live Awards heroes

Published 26 August 2014

A shortlist of hopeful heroes has been drawn up – now it’s your turn to decide who will be crowned community champions in WDH's Love Where You Live Awards 2014.

Voting is now open in the annual search for good neighbours and inspirational individuals, so everyone can join in and give their community heroes the recognition they deserve.

The easiest way to vote is by using the dedicated website - www.lovewhereyouliveawards.co.uk – which has information on each finalist, including the reasons why they have made the shortlist for our awards. There are buttons to help you vote quickly and easily.

You can also vote at any of WDH’s service access points across the Wakefield district.

There’s a great incentive to get involved as the winner of each category will receive £500 to donate to a community group of their choice thanks to our sponsor Wolseley Integrated Services, a specialist division of the plumbing, heating and building materials giant that works with housing associations and local authorities.

But don’t delay - voting closes on Friday 26 September, with the winners announced at the Grand Final in October.

The seven categories open to public vote are:

  • Best Neighbourhood
  • Working with Older People – Group or Individual Award
  • Working with Young People – Group or Individual Award
  • Green Hero – Group or Individual Award
  • Young Achiever
  • Good Neighbour
  • Community Group

An eighth category, Best Garden, has been judged by experts and the winners will also be announced at the Grand Final.

Sarah Chatham, WDH’s Resident Involvement Manager, said: “Many people work hard to make our district such a great place to live, and our Love Where You Live Awards honour the very best.  It’s really important for you to come forward and cast your vote to ensure they receive the recognition they deserve.”

More than 100 nominations were received for this year’s Love Where You Live Awards, with the finalists decided by members of WDH’s Board and Neighbourhood Panels.

To vote for your community heroes or find out more about the event, visit www.lovewhereyouliveawards.co.uk or call into your local service access point.

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