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    Youth club supported to provide local sports activities18 September 2014

    Published 18 September 2014
    Youngsters from South Kirkby are being encouraged to try new sports thanks to both a national grant and support from WDH and Wakefield Council.
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    Lionesses have bright idea ahead of lantern festival17 September 2014

    Published 17 September 2014
    A community group in Pontefract are preparing for a record-breaking lantern festival thanks to help from WDH.
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    Value for Money Annual Assurance Statement launched17 September 2014

    Published 17 September 2014
    We are extremely proud to launch our Value for Money Annual Assurance Statement 2013/14, which outlines how we aim to provide value for money to all our stakeholders.

    Gas Safety Week activities12 September 2014

    Published 12 September 2014
    To mark Gas Safety Week (15 to 21 September), our Specialist Service Team will be providing advice at different locations across Wakefield.

    Love Where You Live Awards 2014 – two weeks voting left!12 September 2014

    Published 12 September 2014
    With just two weeks left to vote for your winners in this year’s Love Where You Live Awards, we’ve already received 3,614 votes!

    CX’s comment on proposed ‘Bedroom Tax’ changes5 September 2014

    Published 5 September 2014
    MPs in the House of Commons have today voted to make changes to the ‘Bedroom Tax’, or Spare Room Subsidy.
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    Foundation Grant puts trainees a cut above5 September 2014

    Published 5 September 2014
    Trainee hairdressers in Ossett have been given a trim-endous head start after a WDH grant paid for brand new equipment.
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    Youngsters clean up Minsthorpe area4 September 2014

    Published 4 September 2014
    Young people from South Elmsall took part in an hour-long litter pick last week as part of an event organised by WDH and West Yorkshire Police Schools’ Officer PC Simon Newton.
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    Starring role for budding sculptors4 September 2014

    Published 4 September 2014
    Youngsters who had a hand in designing and creating a star-spangled sculpture helped with its unveiling at the gateway to a WDH estate in Castleford.

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    Adele's delight at new home1 September 2014

    Published 1 September 2014
    The new tenant of the 25th WDH Homebuilder property says she is ‘delighted’ with the high quality of her new WDH home.
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    Kettlethorpe – a perfect place for afternoon tea!17 June 2015

    Published 17 June 2015
    The kettle boiled in Kettlethorpe Community Centre on Wednesday (10 June) when cakes provided by WDH, Asda and Wakefield Council were served as part of “The Big Lunch”.
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    Deadline looms to nominate community champions!12 June 2015

    Published 12 June 2015
    The deadline to nominate a group or individual for a Love Where You Live Award is just two weeks away.

    Bungalows are blooming with WDH support11 June 2015

    Published 11 June 2015
    WDH tenants in Knottingley prepared for a ‘Bungalow Bash’ later this month by brightening up their gardens with colourful planters.
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    Featherstone students spruce up Ackton Centre grounds11 June 2015

    Published 11 June 2015
    Year 6 students from Featherstone All Saints School recently celebrated completing their SATS exams by spending the day outside at the Ackton Centre working on a WDH Love Where You Live project.

    Mini makeover at Willow Garth10 June 2015

    Published 10 June 2015
    Communal land on a cul-de-sac in South Elmsall has had a mini makeover, thanks to help from WDH’s Love Where You Live project.

    WDH helps to keep out cold callers9 June 2015

    Published 9 June 2015
    Cold callers will be given the cold shoulder if they venture into part of a WDH estate where residents have taken a stand against unwanted visitors.
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    Building work results in Ossett SAP closure9 June 2015

    Published 9 June 2015
    Ossett SAP has had to unexpectedly close due to unforeseen building work in the library which means there is no access to the SAP.
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    WDH Road Show selfie could win you a prize!5 June 2015

    Published 5 June 2015
    Our Summer Road Show starts this weekend, and we are encouraging tenants to send in their selfies with our team to be in with a chance of winning a prize.

    Vision 2015 launched4 June 2015

    Published 4 June 2015
    We are extremely proud to launch this year’s Vision update which highlights how we have reached our latest milestone - offering tenants real choice and real opportunity by 2015.
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    Make a nomination for a chance to win £100!4 June 2015

    Published 4 June 2015
    As the deadline to nominate a group or individual for a Love Where You Live Award draws closer we’re launching an incentive to encourage even more nominations than ever before.
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    Stay at home. Protect the NHS. Save lives.9 April 2020

    Published 9 April 2020
    The bank holiday and extended weekend will soon be upon us and, with the good weather we’ve been having, it is tempting for all of us to stretch the guidance a little bit to visit family, join friends in the garden or visit some of our local parks. However, I must urge you continue to support our NHS and follow the advice that has been given.
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    Notice to GnERGY customers 3 April 2020

    Published 3 April 2020
    It has recently been announced that GnERGY Ltd has entered administration and that Bulb will take over GnERGY's customer base from Sunday 22 March 2020.

    Support services available to tenants1 April 2020

    Published 1 April 2020
    For those of us who are currently self-isolating and having to spend more time at home, it may be of some relief to hear that the government has pledged to support people with energy costs during this time. There will be specific arrangements put in place for those on pre-payment meters struggling with the implications of the Coronavirus, as well as energy customers facing financial distress. Whilst I appreciate there is a lot more to consider at the moment, I hope this relieves at least some of the worries you might have.

    Taking care of your mental health30 March 2020

    Published 30 March 2020
    The main priority of WDH is to look after our tenants and the homes they rent from us. But yet in these unfamiliar circumstances it is often difficult to prepare and know how to take the best care of ourselves and our families.
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    A thank you from Chief Executive, Andy Wallhead 27 March 2020

    Published 27 March 2020
    Although we are approaching the weekend, I want to assure you that WDH will be continuing to work around the clock to support you and keep you and your homes safe. I would also like to offer thanks for the amount of support and appreciation you have shown for our teams in the most challenging of times. This support has meant a lot to them and is helping them to get through the most challenging of times for us all.
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    Community Hubs offering support26 March 2020

    Published 26 March 2020
    Community Hubs are providing help to those who need it across the Wakefield district. They have volunteers and a range of support to help those affected by the coronavirus outbreak. They are working with the Council and others to support communities during this crisis.

    Update from Chief Executive, Andy Wallhead25 March 2020

    Published 25 March 2020
    I’m sure you will agree, the pace at which the coronavirus pandemic situation has taken hold has been phenomenal.
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    Homesearch 24 March 2020

    Published 24 March 2020
    Please note that due to the rapidly changing situation we are currently facing due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the last Homesearch cycle will close on Wednesday 25 March 2020 in the morning
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    Update from Andy Wallhead, Chief Executive: Monday 23 March 202023 March 2020

    Published 23 March 2020
    I would firstly like to thank you for your understanding at this difficult time. Whilst I understand many of you are concerned about what lies ahead, the support and respect you continue to show our employees is valued by us. I am sure you can appreciate the difficult decisions we are having to make at the moment as the number of people self-isolating and the number of people contracting the coronavirus continues to rise. We will do everything we can to protect you, our employees and the homes you live in.
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    A message from our Chief Executive - Coronavirus update19 March 2020

    Published 19 March 2020
    I’d like to take this opportunity to let you know that you, our customers, are our highest priority.
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    Share your views on the services you need22 May 2020

    Published 22 May 2020
    As we continue to find ourselves in these unrecognisable circumstances, I want to let you know that we are listening and your safety and security is at the forefront of everything that we are doing here at WDH. As we are now looking to the future and beginning to bring some of our services back into action, I’m keen to gather your views.
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    Prioritising Services15 May 2020

    Published 15 May 2020
    It may come as welcome news for many of you that our Prime Minister has announced that we can spend a little more time outside and that we can travel a little further afield. However, I know for many it makes things a little more confusing. What I can assure you of, is that we are continuing to follow the guidance that is coming from Government in everything we do. That means we are adhering to social distancing and using the correct personal protective equipment (PPE), where needed, but we are also pushing ahead to resume as many services as we can as soon as it is safe to do so.
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    Today we are celebrating the 75th Anniversary of VE Day.8 May 2020

    Published 8 May 2020
    Today we are celebrating the 75th Anniversary of VE Day. We had a fantastic response to our call out for people’s VE Day memories! Lots of people were keen to share their celebrations from 1945, war time memories, recipes and more with us!
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    Thanks for your patience, grass cutting back in action7 May 2020

    Published 7 May 2020
    I am over the moon to announce that we are now able to start cutting grass and maintaining shared areas with the support of our partner Sodexo Horticultural Services.
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    Ready, steady, cook and share for a chance to win!6 May 2020

    Published 6 May 2020
    Ready, steady, cook and share your families favourite recipes for a chance to win £10 of shopping vouchers! These could be VE Day inspired or a tribute to your favourite restaurant or takeaway dish!
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    WDH and Tenants Working Together1 May 2020

    Published 1 May 2020
    Since lock down started in March, I have been moved by the way the district and particularly WDH and you our customers have come together to support each other at this challenging time. Many of our employees have been continuing to work supporting you, our tenants, whilst spending their free time sewing scrubs, face masks and kit bags, to support our NHS and care home workers, making sure the most vulnerable in our community are able to be cared for. Our employees have also gone above and beyond to support local foodbanks and other charity services to offer provisions in addition to food such as milk and boxes for distributing food parcels. I have seen much community spirit over the past weeks and it makes me exceptionally proud
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    Don’t forget, we’re still helping people into work 1 May 2020

    Published 1 May 2020
    The Community Employment Team is continuing to help tenants back into work by offering a telephone support service during lockdown.

    We want you to join in with our digital VE Day anniversary celebrations!30 April 2020

    Published 30 April 2020
    On Friday 8 May it is the 75th Anniversary of VE Day, WDH employees planned to celebrate this in our Independent Living Schemes with residents and on our estates with community groups and residents, however due to the coronavirus outbreak this is no longer possible. We are still celebrating but will do it digitally instead!
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    Your safety is our priority22 April 2020

    Published 22 April 2020
    Whilst the world is very much focused on coronavirus, as we all are, I’d like to take the opportunity to highlight the importance of safety. The safety and wellbeing of our tenants is our top priority.
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    Don't burn your excess waste14 April 2020

    Published 14 April 2020
    We have recently seen a few incidents across the district involving garden fires. Due to the coronavirus outbreak Wakefield Council have taken the decision to suspend the collection of garden waste in order to maintain normal household and recycling waste collections.
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    Partnership leads the way in money matters

    Published 18 October 2018

    WDH and Leeds Credit Union joined forces at their new branch in the heart of Wakefield to highlight the support available for those who need it.

    As part of International Credit Union Day, WDH’s Cash Wise and Debt teams were on hand to dish out advice on how to manage your money better. In addition, to celebrate the partnership, Leeds Credit Union will be giving the first 50 customers who sign up for a new account with £1 on the day £25 credit to get them started.

    Terms and Conditions apply.

    Kevin Dodd, Chief Executive for WDH, said: “This event is a great example of partnership working between WDH and the Leeds Credit Union and the shared support we can offer to our tenants and customers. With the introduction of Universal Credit approaching we are all preparing for the changes to come, supporting tenants to open a bank account and get online. Anyone who feels they would benefit from talking to us should join us and get the advice and support on offer.”

    Chris Smyth, Chief Executive, Leeds Credit Union, said: “I am absolutely delighted about the new branch in the heart of Wakefield as this will help even more people to access the savings and affordable loans provided by the credit union. I am also very pleased that this branch has been made possible through the cooperation that the credit union has had for many years with our friends at WDH’’

    He added: “By working together we can bring a range of services to support residents and families in Wakefield and this is as important as ever as hard economic times continue to bear down on many families.”

    The event coincides with and National Get Online Week, and for those who are concerned about the introduction of Universal Credit in November, which will be an online only service, the teams will be able to answer any questions or concerns.

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