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Children and residents come together to improve their local park30 October 2017

Published 30 October 2017
Local children and residents gathered at Grasmere Park, in Knottingley, to show their support and discuss improvements to the area.

Dishing out budget friendly recipes at the foodbank 26 October 2017

Published 26 October 2017
Employees at WDH dished out quick, tasty, cheap and easy to cook recipes to support the Pontefract Foodbank last week.

Pupils from Pontefract help residents to celebrate their new look estate25 October 2017

Published 25 October 2017
Year 6 pupils from Half Penny Lane School in Pontefract have helped complete the green space at The Avenues in Pontefract by planting bulbs and shrubs to make the space look as bright as possible in the coming months. The space was then presented to the residents of The Avenues by employees from WDH.

Asbestos safety20 October 2017

Published 20 October 2017
If you are worried about the possible presence of asbestos in your home we have created an FAQ on our website to help you and give all the information you need.

Ossett Community Café improves their equipment after receiving grant19 October 2017

Published 19 October 2017
Ossett War Memorial Community Centre is benefitting from upgraded catering equipment thanks to a WDH Community Grant worth over £1000.

Home sweet home with Shared Ownership from WDH17 October 2017

Published 17 October 2017
Katie from Outwood is the latest person to get on the property ladder with our Shared Ownership scheme.

Working with Older People Winners 2017: Five Towns Stroke Group13 October 2017

Published 13 October 2017
The Five Towns Stroke Group won the Working with Older People category in WDH’s 2017 Love Where You Live Awards.

Community Group Winner 2017: Smawthorne Welfare Action Team13 October 2017

Published 13 October 2017
Smawthorne Welfare Action Team won the Community Group Category in WDH’s 2017 Love Where You Live Awards having beat previous champions Havercroft Parents Forum after a fierce battle for digital votes.

Arts and Culture Winner 2017: Spectrum Children’s Drama Company12 October 2017

Published 12 October 2017
Spectrum Children’s Drama Company won the Arts and Culture Award at WDH’s 2017 Love Where You Live Awards.

Free English and maths courses for tenants12 October 2017

Published 12 October 2017
WDH, alongside Wakefield Council’s Adult Education Service, will be running two free courses from the end of October for tenants who would like to brush up on either their maths or English skills.
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Musgrave Court in Wakefield welcomes residents back


Musgrave Court in Wakefield welcomes residents back

Published 12 April 2019

Musgrave Court, our latest independent living scheme to be refurbished, has begun welcoming its residents, old and new, back to their new and improved homes.

The Wakefield scheme, has undergone an extensive refurbishment, completely modernising the scheme inside and out, including the addition of a scooter room, a salon and a spa room. The works have also seen the buildings appearance and accessibility improved.

Musgrave Court is made up of 28 self-contained open plan apartments with new kitchens and wet rooms, each wired with WDH's Care Link emergency contact system, ensuring help is on hand 24 hours a day. Access to the communal entrance at Musgrave Court, is through a secure key system keeping residents safe.

A Community Support Worker is available to provide extra support and peace of mind and residents receive regular visits and calls to check on their wellbeing as well as the chance to take part in a range of social activities.

The scheme in Lupset is just a bus ride away from Wakefield town centre and has lots of local conveniences like shops, churches and clubs nearby.

Darren Portman, WDH’s Care and Health Manager, said: “As a business we have continued to invest in our Independent Living Schemes across the district, ensuring that we create the best and safest possible places for older and vulnerable people to live.

If you or someone you know might be interested in our schemes, located across the district, please contact WDH's Independent Living team on 01977 724449 or visit our Independent Living pages to find out more. 

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