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Changes to WDH’s services at Normanton Service Access Point (SAP)21 September 2016

Published 21 September 2016
The way that 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. It is because of these changes that we will be closing Normanton SAP on Friday 30 September 2016.
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Vote for your community heroes in WDH’s Love Where You Live Awards 201613 September 2016

Published 13 September 2016
You can now vote for your local community heroes to get the recognition they deserve, as part of WDH’s Love Where You Live Awards 2016.

WDH celebrates with two of its oldest tenants!7 September 2016

Published 7 September 2016
Charles and Caroline Bramham, a couple from Wakefield, were presented with flowers and chocolates this month by staff from WDH to help them celebrate some impressive milestones!
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SAP closure for employee training (Wednesday 7 September from 12 Noon)6 September 2016

Published 6 September 2016
Our service access points (SAPs) will be closed on Wednesday 7 September at 12 noon for employee training. They will reopen on Thursday 8 September as normal.
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WDH participates in the National Fraud Initiative (NFI)1 September 2016

Published 1 September 2016
WDH is participating in the NFI, this is a national scheme run by the Government, which aims to reduce opportunities for fraud against organisations that take part.

Changes to council tax support – Have your say15 August 2016

Published 15 August 2016
Wakefield Council will be making changes to its CTS scheme next year and would like your views.

WDH welcomes 10 new apprentices8 August 2016

Published 8 August 2016
As part of WDH’s 2016 apprenticeship scheme, we are proud to welcome 10 new apprentices.

How to silence a smoke alarm8 August 2016

Published 8 August 2016
Sometimes you might notice your smoke alarms making unwanted noises. We’ve made a short video to help you fix the problem and get your smoke alarms working properly.
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Loss of power to sockets5 August 2016

Published 5 August 2016
Have you lost power to any of the sockets around your home?
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How to turn your stop tap off4 August 2016

Published 4 August 2016
Knowing how to switch off your stop tap could prove very useful at some point. That’s why we’ve launched this useful video, to help you with the smaller jobs around your home.
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Pontefract residents celebrate improvements1 May 2014

Published 1 May 2014
WDH held a celebratory event in Pontefract last week to mark the end of the environmental improvements being carried out in the local area.
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New energy switching service to support Wakefield communities16 April 2014

Published 16 April 2014
An energy switching website and phone service which aims to help WDH tenants and Wakefield residents save money on their gas and electricity bills has been launched by WDH this week.

Community grant for Nostell Village Hall16 April 2014

Published 16 April 2014
Volunteers who help carry out work at Nostell Village Hall were presented with a cheque for £689 at a tea party last week.

Apprentice swaps job to promote vocational education11 February 2014

Published 11 February 2014
Two WDH employees have taken part in a job swap as part of the Brathay Apprentice Challenge - a national competition to find the Apprentice Team of the Year.

Apprentices spruce up local community house in latest challenge10 February 2014

Published 10 February 2014
A team of nine WDH apprentices have been sprucing up Cutsyke Community House as part of the 2014 Brathay Apprentice Challenge - the official search to find the ‘Apprentice Team of the Year’.

Former apprentice explains Gas and Heating Ventilation role10 February 2014

Published 10 February 2014
Former WDH apprentice, Matthew Raine, talks about being a Gas and Heating Ventilation Engineer.

WDH apprentices visit local college9 February 2014

Published 9 February 2014
Two WDH apprentices visited Hemsworth Arts and Community College this week to talk to students about the benefits of doing an apprenticeship.

Test13 January 2013

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Pupils bowled over after tenants visit
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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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