Places available on gardening basics course7 July 2014

Published 7 July 2014
There are just a two days left to sign up for our free gardening basics course.

Wakefield district benefits from community funding4 July 2014

Published 4 July 2014
People from the Lupset and Thornes areas of Wakefield can benefit from the ‘Community First Fund’ – a project which will benefit local residents with education, health and wellbeing and tackle financial hardship.
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Normanton estate gets mini makeover3 July 2014

Published 3 July 2014
Students from a school in Normanton came together last week to help improve communal land on Church Court.

Catwalk beckons for ‘Sewing Bee’ Julie3 July 2014

Published 3 July 2014
TV sewing sensation Julie Gromett is giving a new twist to tweed with two catwalk sessions at The Ridings shopping centre, Wakefield, on Sunday (6 July).

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Hatfeild Court welcomes residents back today2 July 2014

Published 2 July 2014
Hatfeild Court - our latest independent living scheme to be refurbished - welcomes residents back today.
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Make a difference with WDH1 July 2014

Published 1 July 2014
People from Normanton and Featherstone are being invited to have a say in shaping the future of their communities.

Stroke group use grant for kitchen improvements26 June 2014

Published 26 June 2014
A peer support group for stroke survivors has used a £1,000 WDH Community Grant to finish off a communal kitchen.

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.
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New Cash Wise website launched


New Cash Wise website launched

Published 13 July 2015

WDH has launched its new Cash Wise website, dedicated to helping people manage their money and get out of debt.


The new website - www.getcashwise.co.uk – includes a budget calculator, advice on saving money and avoiding payday loans, recipes for cooking on a budget and information about how to prepare for the introduction of Universal Credit.


WDH’s Cash Wise scheme has helped more than 680 people since it was launched in 2012 through a series of workshops designed to offer advice on tackling debt and maintaining financial independence.

Cash Wise was originally aimed at current and prospective WDH tenants and other social housing tenants within Wakefield, but the new website has information for everyone.

The scheme was launched using Big Lottery Funding, and its success so far has been recognised at the Business in the Community Responsible Business Awards 2015, where it achieved ‘highly commended’ status.

WDH Financial Inclusion Manager Pete Beaumont said: “The website is very easy to navigate and you don’t have to be a tenant to access the information.


“There’s advice about benefits and jobs, plenty of help to manage your money and some tips about cooking on a budget.


“We think it will go a long way to easing many people’s concerns about their finances and, of course, all the information is free!”


Visit www.getcashwise.co.uk to find out more!

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