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Our Christmas Competition is back!28 November 2016

Published 28 November 2016
Starting on Thursday 1 December all the way up to Thursday 22 December WDH tenants will be given the chance to win a prize every day.

Need help registering for an online account?24 November 2016

Published 24 November 2016
We have created a short video to show you how to create an online account at www.wdh.co.uk

Castleford Service Access Point (SAP) is closing on Friday 2 December24 November 2016

Published 24 November 2016
The way 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. As a result of this change in user patterns, Castleford SAP will be closing on Friday 2 December.
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Partners join forces to protect residents from rogue traders16 November 2016

Published 16 November 2016
A Cold Calling Control Zone has been implemented to protect the residents in Outwood, Wakefield from cold callers, which has been funded by WDH.
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Local children learn about site safety with help from WDH and Considerate Constructors14 November 2016

Published 14 November 2016
Schoolchildren at Halfpenny Lane Junior and Infant School in Pontefract took part in a construction safety assembly last week with help from WDH and Considerate Constructors mascots, Ivor Goodsite and Honor Goodsite.

Pontefract residents are over the moon with WDH8 November 2016

Published 8 November 2016
Work has begun in The Avenues, Pontefract as WDH provides off street parking, new boundary walls, fencing and gates. The scheme will also create two new green spaces for local residents.

Working with Young People 2016: Rycroft Youth Club3 November 2016

Published 3 November 2016
Rycroft Youth Club took the Working With Young People Award in WDH’s 2016 Love Where You Live Awards.

Working with Older People 2016: Ann Bond2 November 2016

Published 2 November 2016
Ann Bond won the Working With Older People category in WDH’s 2016 Love Where You Live Awards.

Community Group 2016: Havercroft Parent Forum1 November 2016

Published 1 November 2016
Havercroft Parent Forum won the Community Group Category in WDH’s 2016 Love Where You Live Awards.

Best Neighbourhood 2016: Friends of Mellwood House1 November 2016

Published 1 November 2016
Friends of Mellwood House won the Best Neighbourhood category at WDH’s 2016 Love Where You Live Awards.
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Service access point and HUB bank holiday closures20 May 2019

Published 20 May 2019
All of our offices and service access points (SAPs) will be closed on Monday 27 May. They will open as usual on Tuesday 28 May.
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WDH is Deaf Aware9 May 2019

Published 9 May 2019
As part of Deaf Awareness Week 6 to 12 May, Wakefield and District Society for Deaf People visited a number of venues within the Wakefield district to ensure they are offering services suitable for someone that is deaf or hard of hearing. Our Wakefield Hub was one of those visited.
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WDH raises funds for Hospice2 May 2019

Published 2 May 2019
WDH has raised an impressive £1,605 for Wakefield Hospice as part of the Hospice’s annual 10k Road Race Corporate Challenge. A team of 28 employees took on the challenge, organised by the charity to raise much needed funds to help provide palliative and end of life care to patients. Jamie Strachan, Events Fundraiser and organiser of the 10k race said: “For us the Wakefield 10k is our biggest event and the Corporate Challenge is a great way for businesses across the district to get involved. We are committed to inclusivity, hence why we have a funding target rather than a race time target. We began the Corporate Challenge back in 2017 and we have raised £35,000 so far.” He added: “75% of funding has to come from the public and year in and year out, people from Wakefield come out to support us. While we can’t add days to life, we can add life to days, providing a home from home experience and every little contribution matters. This contribution from WDH will help tremendously.” Joanne Biltcliffe, OneCALL Manager at WDH led the group and said: “We’re thrilled we have managed to exceed our £1,000 target. The 10k Road Race is a great way of getting employees fit and active and at the same time giving something back by providing much needed funds to the Hospice.”
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Service access point and HUB employee training closures2 May 2019

Published 2 May 2019
All of our offices and service access points (SAPs) will be closed from 12 noon on Thursday 9 May. They will open as usual on Friday 10 May.
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Serviceaccess point and HUB bank holiday closures30 April 2019

Published 30 April 2019
All of our offices and service access points (SAPs) will be closed on Monday 6 May. They will open as usual on Tuesday 7 May.
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Pontefract residents get creative for Easter24 April 2019

Published 24 April 2019
Last week, residents of a WDH independent living scheme enjoyed an Easter themed coffee morning. They got creative putting together Easter cards, Easter bonnets and Easter bags. One resident said: “I made my two daughters an Easter card each. It’s not something that I would usually do but it would have been a shame to pass on this opportunity.” Claire Secker, Tenant Involvement Officer, said: “It’s nice to see the residents come together and help one another. We urge everyone to get involved in any events that are held and it’s nice to see so many people enjoying themselves.”  
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Musgrave Court in Wakefield welcomes residents back12 April 2019

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.

WDH Community Grants available now8 April 2019

Published 8 April 2019
Local groups can apply for up to £1500 to help fund community projects between 8 April -17 May.

Council Tax changes – have your say4 April 2019

Published 4 April 2019
Wakefield Council are considering changes to the way Council Tax Support is calculated from 1 April 2020 and are asking for your thoughts on the proposals. A public consultation will run from 6 March to 6 June 2019. The changes are intended to make it simpler and easier to understand. Full background details of the proposed changes and the reason for these changes can be found on the Council website.
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Cold Calling Control Zone set up to protect tenants in Normanton3 April 2019

Published 3 April 2019
WDH, in partnership with West Yorkshire Trading Standards and West Yorkshire Police, has launched a Cold Calling Control Zone at Benson Lane, and the surrounding streets, in Normanton
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Learn internet basics this summer 1 June 2015

Published 1 June 2015
WDH is offering its tenants free help and advice on how to use the internet as part of its Summer Road Show, which starts this week.
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Contractors boost WDH residents’ social fund28 May 2015

Published 28 May 2015
Contractors who completed the transformation of a WDH independent living scheme returned with a £500 donation to the residents’ social fund.
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Seaside sensations at Sparable Lane21 May 2015

Published 21 May 2015
A taste of the seaside at a WDH independent living scheme allowed residents to enjoy all the fun of a day trip without leaving Wakefield.
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Improving the Vue with WDH support18 May 2015

Published 18 May 2015
The entrance to the Belle Vue estate in Wakefield has been spruced up as part of a WDH Love Where You Live community project.

Kitted out in style thanks to WDH grant12 May 2015

Published 12 May 2015
Footballers have been blazing a trail in their bright red strip bought with a WDH Community Grant.

Making the right CHOICE11 May 2015

Published 11 May 2015
Weeks of hard work and training paid off for children when their proud families saw them graduate as Wakefield College cadets.
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WDH adds a splash of colour7 May 2015

Published 7 May 2015
Green-fingered residents at one of WDH’s independent living schemes donned their gardening gloves to plant up a colourful array of hanging baskets.
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May Day bank holiday arrangements1 May 2015

Published 1 May 2015
Next Monday (May Day bank holiday, 4 May) all WDH service access points including the Hub at the Bull Ring, Wakefield will be closed, reopening on Tuesday morning, 5 May 2015.
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Gas Access Week1 May 2015

Published 1 May 2015
This week is Gas Access Week, an event designed to promote the ongoing Gas Access Campaign.
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WDH to attend parish council open day30 April 2015

Published 30 April 2015
WDH representatives will join a number of community organisations at Sharlston and New Sharlston Parish Council's Open Day in May.
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Our Love Where You Live Awards are back!4 March 2019

Published 4 March 2019
Young achievers and community heroes in the Wakefield district who make a positive difference to our communities will be celebrated in our eighth annual Love Where You Live awards.

WDH and Termrim build 22 new homes on former depot site in Airedale1 March 2019

Published 1 March 2019
WDH and building contractors Termrim have built 22 new homes on WDH’s former depot site at Austin Road in Airedale.

Apprenticeship applications open Monday1 March 2019

Published 1 March 2019
Applications for our 2019 Apprenticeships will open on Monday 4 March, kicking of Apprenticeship Week.

Tenants think digital photo guide is brilliant22 February 2019

Published 22 February 2019
Tenants in Lupset have being giving their feedback on a new digital photo guide, created by our Improvements Team to help tenants understand what they can expect when having their homes improved. The guide, which can be shown on an iPad or tablet, will be used by Resident Liaison Officers during the tenant induction process to explain what will happen at every stage of the works and prompt the tenant to ask more questions. This will hopefully lead to a reduction in the number of complaints that are often received at the beginning of a scheme of works.

Helping to shape the future of electrical safety19 February 2019

Published 19 February 2019
WDH’s Les Thompson, Specialist Contracts Manager, and Jamie Burton, Electrical Operations Manager have shared best practice with others to contribute to a nationwide Code of Practice for the Management of Electrotechnical Care in Social Housing.

We’re Proud to be ‘Looking out for our Neighbours’12 February 2019

Published 12 February 2019
We are excited to announce that we are supporting a brand new community campaign from West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership.

Garages available across the Wakefield district4 February 2019

Published 4 February 2019
See garages near you and register your interest online in a minute.

Foundation Grant is now open31 January 2019

Published 31 January 2019
The next WDH Foundation Grant window is now open for tenants to apply.

Information for OurPower customers30 January 2019

Published 30 January 2019
If you receive your energy from OurPower, you may be aware that the company have stopped trading.

Information for Economy Energy customers23 January 2019

Published 23 January 2019
If you receive your energy from Economy Energy, you may be aware that the company have stopped trading.
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CX’s comment on proposed ‘Bedroom Tax’ changes
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CX’s comment on proposed ‘Bedroom Tax’ changes

Published 5 September 2014

MPs in the House of Commons have today voted to make changes to the ‘Bedroom Tax’, or Spare Room Subsidy. These include exemptions for people who could not be found a smaller home, and would also exempt disabled people who need a spare bedroom or have a property which is specially-adapted for their needs.

Following the vote, our Chief Executive Kevin Dodd said: “The ‘Bedroom Tax’ is an unfair and prejudicial penalty on vulnerable and disabled tenants, so we would welcome any concessions or exemptions.

“These changes would also allow housing associations to better manage their stock to meet the needs of local communities.”

The proposed changes are yet to be introduced, and must undergo further scrutiny by Parliament.

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