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Care Link celebrates its 25th anniversary27 November 2015

Published 27 November 2015
Our Care Link service, which provides support and peace of mind for elderly, disabled and vulnerable people in their own homes, is 25 years old next Monday!

Ambitious new build growth plans for WDH 26 November 2015

Published 26 November 2015
WDH is planning further growth through an ambitious additional new-build investment programme in support of local communities.
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OneCALL phone system essential maintenance 26 November 2015

Published 26 November 2015
Between 8 pm and 12 am on Thursday (26 November) our OneCALL phone system will be undergoing essential maintenance which may mean a delay in answering your call.
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SAP closure next Tuesday25 November 2015

Published 25 November 2015
Our service access points (SAPs) will be closed on Tuesday 1 December at 12:30pm for employee training.
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Want a job but don’t know where to start?25 November 2015

Published 25 November 2015
Do you live in a WDH property, are you over 16 and are you looking for a job but don’t know where to start?

Moverley Flatts residents wrap the Hospice in love!24 November 2015

Published 24 November 2015
Residents of WDH’s Moverley Flatts Independent Living Scheme in Pontefract have taken part in the Prince of Wales Hospice knitting challenge that hopes to wrap the hospice up in one big scarf.

Less than 150 days until UC comes to Wakefield24 November 2015

Published 24 November 2015
With less than 150 days remaining until the introduction of Universal Credit in Wakefield, are you prepared?

Residents of Beulah Court take part in the Pedometer Challenge19 November 2015

Published 19 November 2015
Residents at WDH’s Beulah Court Independent Living Scheme in Knottingley are taking part in a Go:Walking Pedometer Challenge in order to get fit this winter.

Cold Calling Control Zone set up at Peacock Close Flats18 November 2015

Published 18 November 2015
WDH, in partnership with West Yorkshire Trading Standards and West Yorkshire Police, has launched another Cold Calling Control Zone in Peacock Close Flats, Wakefield.

Win a hamper with Cash Wise!13 November 2015

Published 13 November 2015
As the festive season draws closer we’re getting into the holiday spirit with the launch of our Cash Wise Christmas Dinner competition!
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Over 1,000 hygrometers provided to WDH tenants
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Over 1,000 hygrometers provided to WDH tenants

Published 18 February 2016

More than 1,000 hygrometers have been handed out as part of our proactive work to help tenants identify and manage damp and condensation in their own homes. 

We received 1,085 complaints relating to damp and condensation between September 2014 and January 2015, but this figure has reduced to 285 in the same period over 2015/16. This was achieved after handing out hygrometers and condensation advice as part of a new three-stage damp process to help resolve issues more quickly and improve tenants’ lives.  Hygrometers monitor the humidity and temperature in areas or rooms and identify where it might be too high and the changes that may need to be made. 

Brian Green, Senior Repairs Team Leader for WDH, said: “We’re responsible for repairing and maintaining over 31,000 homes, and the hygrometers are one way to help people identify possible condensation issues and then make proactive changes for the better. As a tool they can really help some people experiencing damp problems to manage them more effectively. 

“We’ve also handed out leaflets to help people understand the difference between condensation and damp, and how they can avoid it. Small lifestyle changes such as not hanging wet washing inside, opening windows while showering and keeping your home well ventilated can all help reduce the risk of condensation developing.”

WDH will be launching a series of online self-help repairs films in the coming months to help tenants with other small issues around their homes.  

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