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.

Free winter advice sessions16 November 2015

Published 16 November 2015
Winter is the most expensive season to heat your home, so why not speak to us about saving money on your bills by switching to a cheaper energy tariff or by being more energy efficient around your home?

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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Residents had fun at our 50th Homebuilder property celebration12 November 2015

Published 12 November 2015
Local residents braved the weather to take part in celebrations at Waterton Court, Crofton to mark the completion of WDH’s 50th new build property by our Homebuilder Team of skilled tradespeople.

Kingsland School help Stanley residents prepare for spring10 November 2015

Published 10 November 2015
Year 6 students from Kingsland Primary School in Stanley braved the autumn weather to take part in spring bulb planting organised by the Moorhouse Community Action Group and WDH.

Christmas competition 2015: Your Account10 November 2015

Published 10 November 2015
We’re launching this year’s Christmas Competition early – so everyone has plenty of time to sign up for ‘Your Account’ and take part!

Schoolchildren visit Normanton ILS9 November 2015

Published 9 November 2015
Children from St John the Baptist Catholic Primary School visited residents at nearby Newfield House Independent Living Scheme last week.
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It’s Leighton’s lucky day!5 November 2015

Published 5 November 2015
It was Leighton’s lucky day when he won a tablet after he was chosen as the winner of the colouring competition from our Summer Road Show events.

WDH help tenants keep warm and safe this winter5 November 2015

Published 5 November 2015
WDH are working with partners to provide our Independent Living Scheme residents with health and wellbeing advice along with information on how to stay safe and warm this winter.
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Pupils bowled over after tenants visit


Pupils bowled over after tenants visit

Published 27 May 2014


Two generations went head-to-head on the boccia bowling court at a school in Wakefield.

Residents of WDH’s Newfield House Independent Living Scheme travelled to Greenhill Primary in Eastmoor to teach pupils about the indoor sport.

Boccia, which is extremely popular with residents across all of WDH’s 46 Independent Living Schemes, sees a blue team and a red team throw coloured balls towards a jack in a style similar to crown green bowls, although players must remained seated rather than standing.

The game has been played at the Paralympic games since 1984, but shot to prominence with viewers in the UK during the 2012 games.

Martin Fenton, headteacher at Greenhill Primary, said: “We have close links with WDH and we enjoy holding events that allow children to mix with different generations. Boccia bowling is a bit different and it’s good to introduce them to a new sport.”

Chris Croxall, Tenant Involvement Officer at WDH said: “This is the second time residents from Newfield House have been to Greenhill and it’s great that our Independent Living Schemes can help play a part teaching children about new sports.”

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