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We have won the Housing Team of the Year at the CIH Northern Awards.

Published 4 December 2019

The Debt, Cash Wise and Tenancy Ready Teams were recognised for their response to the challenges presented by Universal Credit (UC), welfare reform and poverty across the district.

The teams have changed the way they support tenants by introducing a bespoke programme to help maximise income, improve digital confidence and improve tenancy sustainment.

Mick Walsh, Director of Housing, said: “We are incredibly honoured to be recognised as the Housing Team of the Year. Our teams work hard to ensure each tenant gets the best possible service and access to the support they need. We strive to maintain and constantly improve the wellbeing of our tenants and this award is testament to everyone involved. We are delighted that the work we do has been highlighted on such a high level.”

 

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OneCALL telephone issues21 January 2016

Published 21 January 2016
We’re currently experiencing problems with our OneCALL telephone system. Please bear with us whilst we work on resolving the issue.
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New £1.5m construction training facility20 January 2016

Published 20 January 2016
A 30,000 sq ft state-of-the-art construction training centre and trade store has been opened.

Book a gas servicing appointment with WhatsApp18 January 2016

Published 18 January 2016
If you require a gas servicing appointment or need to rearrange an appointment you currently have, our Gas Servicing Team can now be contacted by WhatsApp on 07901990710.

South Elmsall residents offered free energy advice this winter12 January 2016

Published 12 January 2016
A free winter energy advice session is being held next T­uesday at WDH’s Service Access Point on Exchange Street in South Elmsall.

100 days until UC roll out in Wakefield8 January 2016

Published 8 January 2016
Tomorrow marks another important date in our countdown to Universal Credit (UC), with 100 days remaining before its roll out commences in Wakefield.

WDH secure further ISO 14001 certification7 January 2016

Published 7 January 2016
WDH has successfully secured the continuation of their ISO 14001 certification until February 2017
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WDH supports flood appeal31 December 2015

Published 31 December 2015
WDH is supporting an appeal set up by a group of volunteers that have drawn upon the goodwill of people from across the district to collect supplies for flood victims across Yorkshire.
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Services provide support over Christmas30 December 2015

Published 30 December 2015
On Christmas Day our dedicated employees helped ensure that tenants and customers continued to feel safe and supported.
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Open Day at Croftlands ILS - Sunday 3 January29 December 2015

Published 29 December 2015
Croftlands Extra Care Independent Living Scheme in Ossett will be holding an Open House day on Sunday 3 January from 3 pm to 5 pm for people to come along and find out more about what they have to offer.
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ILS residents in Ackworth enjoy a carol service24 December 2015

Published 24 December 2015
It's been a busy festive time at Townend Avenue bungalows in Ackworth where the residents recently enjoyed a carol service performed by the children of Ackworth Howard School.
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Hard work and dedication pays off for Phillip! 16 March 2017

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.

The apprenticeship levy and making a success of it14 March 2017

Published 14 March 2017
With National Apprentice Week having just taken place, and WDH’s scheme gaining awareness online with our post advertising apprenticeships reaching 44,000 people in 3 days, now seems like a good time to look at the role that apprenticeship schemes are playing across the country and assess how we can move forward in this area following new government policies.

Residents in Castleford celebrate their improved homes!13 March 2017

Published 13 March 2017
Residents at WDH’s Springfield Independent Living Scheme were celebrating their newly refurbished homes today after completion of a £3.5 million refurbishment.

Local school takes part in the Great British Spring Clean13 March 2017

Published 13 March 2017
Streethouse School has teamed up with WDH to take part in the Great British Spring Clean, a campaign created to clean up local areas and reduce litter within the Wakefield district.
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Getting your electricals tested 6 March 2017

Published 6 March 2017
To follow best practice, we are now rolling out a programme of electrical testing for homes that have not been tested in the last five years.

Tenants in Pontefract get a sneak preview with WDH!6 March 2017

Published 6 March 2017
Fifteen tenants and residents from The Avenues in Pontefract wrapped up warm to join WDH’s Homebuilder Team for a tour of their estate to find out what they can expect when work begins on their gardens.

Girls from Castleford Academy take their first steps into Construction with WDH3 February 2017

Published 3 February 2017
WDH have teamed up with Castleford Academy to offer the first of their Girls into Construction taster sessions at The Store, WDH’s purpose built supply store and training facility in Normanton.

WDH’s Homebuilder team helping people get on the property ladder2 February 2017

Published 2 February 2017
WDH’s Homebuilder team is working hard to deliver five new homes in Outwood. The development on Bevin Close, is a mixture of two and three bed homes with some for rent and some for sale through Shared Ownership. Shared Ownership is a great way for people to get on the property ladder, for more information visit www.wdh.co.uk/AvailableProperties/SharedOwnership/ for more information.

Love Where You Live campaign clears 10 tonnes of rubbish 23 January 2017

Published 23 January 2017
On Tuesday 17 January, a team of people worked together to clean up areas of the Rivers estate in Airedale as part of the Love Where You Live campaign, which encourages residents to take pride in where they live.

Praise for WDH's first environmental project continues to flood in!20 January 2017

Published 20 January 2017
Leanne Hancock, a tenant from South Avenue in Pontefract is one of the first residents from The Avenues, Pontefract to have her front and rear gardens completely redesigned as part of our first in house environmental project.
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Changes to WDH’s services at Normanton Service Access Point (SAP)21 September 2016

Published 21 September 2016
The way that people access our services is changing. Over the last few years there has been a reduction in the number of people using our Service Access Points (SAPs) and an increase in people self-serving and completing transactions online. It is because of these changes that we will be closing Normanton SAP on Friday 30 September 2016.
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Vote for your community heroes in WDH’s Love Where You Live Awards 201613 September 2016

Published 13 September 2016
You can now vote for your local community heroes to get the recognition they deserve, as part of WDH’s Love Where You Live Awards 2016.

WDH celebrates with two of its oldest tenants!7 September 2016

Published 7 September 2016
Charles and Caroline Bramham, a couple from Wakefield, were presented with flowers and chocolates this month by staff from WDH to help them celebrate some impressive milestones!
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SAP closure for employee training (Wednesday 7 September from 12 Noon)6 September 2016

Published 6 September 2016
Our service access points (SAPs) will be closed on Wednesday 7 September at 12 noon for employee training. They will reopen on Thursday 8 September as normal.
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WDH participates in the National Fraud Initiative (NFI)1 September 2016

Published 1 September 2016
WDH is participating in the NFI, this is a national scheme run by the Government, which aims to reduce opportunities for fraud against organisations that take part.

Changes to council tax support – Have your say15 August 2016

Published 15 August 2016
Wakefield Council will be making changes to its CTS scheme next year and would like your views.

WDH welcomes 10 new apprentices8 August 2016

Published 8 August 2016
As part of WDH’s 2016 apprenticeship scheme, we are proud to welcome 10 new apprentices.

How to silence a smoke alarm8 August 2016

Published 8 August 2016
Sometimes you might notice your smoke alarms making unwanted noises. We’ve made a short video to help you fix the problem and get your smoke alarms working properly.
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Loss of power to sockets5 August 2016

Published 5 August 2016
Have you lost power to any of the sockets around your home?
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How to turn your stop tap off4 August 2016

Published 4 August 2016
Knowing how to switch off your stop tap could prove very useful at some point. That’s why we’ve launched this useful video, to help you with the smaller jobs around your home.
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Nearly 2,500 votes in our LWYLA 2015
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Nearly 2,500 votes in our LWYLA 2015

Published 7 September 2015

WDH’s Love Where You Live Awards for 2015 are off to a flying start! Since our launch on Wednesday (26 August) we have received nearly 2,500 online votes on our dedicated website http://www.lovewhereyouliveawards.co.uk/ 

 

The awards honour people and groups who make a positive difference to our local communities, so please take the time to vote so they get the recognition they deserve. Each winner also receives £500 to donate to the community cause of their choice, kindly donated by sponsors Sodexo.

 

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