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Annual Report 2016 launched!1 August 2016

Published 1 August 2016
We are extremely proud to launch this year’s Annual Report, which reflects on another successful year for WDH - delivering promises and improve the lives of local people.
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Cash Wise supports 2000th participant25 July 2016

Published 25 July 2016
An initiative designed to help social housing tenants better manage their finances has helped over 2000 people in the three years since its creation.
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Kettlethorpe man finds work with help from WDH’s Work Club18 July 2016

Published 18 July 2016
A local work club has helped a tenant from Kettlethorpe, who was unemployed for five years, to find work at the Manygates Adult Education Centre in Wakefield.

Vision 2016 launched18 July 2016

Published 18 July 2016
We are extremely proud to introduce this year’s Vision update which highlights how we intend to reach our latest milestone – becoming an enterprise delivering social impacts by 2020.
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Young people learn horticultural skills15 July 2016

Published 15 July 2016
Young people across the district are learning key workplace skills thanks to a new joint initiative between the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), WDH and local partners.
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Airedale residents take part in the Three Streets Love Where You Live Event 11 July 2016

Published 11 July 2016
Residents living on Milnes Grove, Kershaw Avenue and Graham Street in Airedale took part in the Three Streets Love Where You Live Event hosted by WDH and The Airedale Neighbourhood Management Board to help them clean up the area.

Cold Calling Control Zone set up to protect tenants in Eastmoor8 July 2016

Published 8 July 2016
WDH, in partnership with West Yorkshire Trading Standards and West Yorkshire Police, has launched another Cold Calling Control Zone on Greenhill Road and Stanley Road in Eastmoor, Wakefield.
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It’s Trip Trip Hooray thanks to a grant from WDH5 July 2016

Published 5 July 2016
Members of The Five Towns Stroke Group are now enjoying more trips this summer thanks to a grant of over £2,000 from WDH as part of its 10 year anniversary grant initiative.

OneCALL phone system essential maintenance1 July 2016

Published 1 July 2016
Between 7pm Sunday (3 July) and 7.30am Monday (4 July) our OneCALL phone system will be undergoing essential maintenance, which may mean a delay in answering your call.
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Cash boost for community groups1 July 2016

Published 1 July 2016
Cash boost for community groups
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New initiative encourages young people to try sport


New initiative encourages young people to try sport

Published 16 May 2016

Young people in the Wakefield district have the chance to get active this summer – thanks to a new community initiative with top coaches.

The TRI Sports scheme has been launched by partners including WDH and Wakefield Council.

The scheme is focused on areas of housing provided by WDH which is funding the scheme with Wakefield Council’s Community Safety Partnership.

Other partners are coaches from Wakefield Wildcats, Featherstone Rovers and Castleford Tigers.

Youth workers and community coaches are going into local communities for 12 weeks to meet young people aged 11 to 19 years old, find out activities they’d like to be involved in, and then provide the equipment and support to make it happen in local parks and other green spaces.

The scheme involves the Council’s Youth Work Team and Youth Offending Team.

Steve Rawson, WDH’s Managing Director – Operations, said: “We are delighted to be supporting this fantastic initiative across our estates. Having helped identify suitable locations to host the events, we hope to encourage more young people to get active, try new games and enjoy themselves.”

Cllr Maureen Cummings, Chair of Wakefield’s Community Safety Partnership ,said: “This is a great chance to get involved and with the Olympics and European Cup coming this summer. It’s also a great time to be inspired have fun and get fit.  Who knows we may find a future Olympic and sports star this summer.”

Cllr Olivia Rowley, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People at Wakefield Council, said: “I’d encourage young people to get involved and try something new over the summer.”

The TRI SPORT initiative gives young people the chance to have a go at different types of activities, including frisbee, football and touch rugby.

Sessions are running throughout the summer, in Wakefield and Castleford on Wednesday evenings from 5pm to 8pm and Featherstone on Friday evenings from 5pm to 8pm.

Young People in Wakefield, Castleford and Featherstone can go to WFyouth official Facebook to find out more information and request that the sports coaches and youth workers visit their area, or email youthwork@wakefield.gov.uk


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