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Christmas Calendars donated to local foodbanks6 December 2019

Published 6 December 2019
Advent calendars have been handed out by the Cash Wise and Central Debt teams ready for Christmas.

12 days of Christmas Giveaways28 November 2019

Published 28 November 2019
The Christmas season is almost here and we want to make Christmas a little easier with the chance to win some great prizes between Monday 2 – Friday 13 December 2019. It’s easy to enter you just need to use the WDH App.

Christmas calendars donated to local foodbanks29 November 2018

Published 29 November 2018
A collection of advent calendars were handed out at foodbanks across the Wakefield District by MRM Solutions and the WDH Cash Wise Team ready for Christmas.

Hatfeild Court residents enjoy a festive concert14 December 2017

Published 14 December 2017
Residents and their guests at Hatfield Court Independent Living Scheme in Wakefield recently enjoyed a sing-a-long carol concert with pupils from Greenhill Primary School.

Christmas Calendar Donation10 November 2017

Published 10 November 2017
A collection of advent calendars were handed out at the local foodbanks by the WDH Cash Wise team ready for Christmas.

Havercroft Parent’s Forum helps bring Christmas cheer to those in need thanks to WDH.23 December 2016

Published 23 December 2016
Havercroft Parent’s Forum is bringing Christmas cheer to local residents who really need it this year using prize money they received from WDH’s annual Love Where You Live Awards.

Follow our simple tips to have a fun but safe Christmas30 November 2016

Published 30 November 2016
It is so easy to get caught up in the festive spirit that many people can forget to take simple steps to stay safe. Here are our 10 handy tips to help make sure you and your family enjoy the holiday period and stay safe.
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Best Garden 2016: Mr and Mrs Davis28 October 2016

Published 28 October 2016
Mr and Mrs Davis won the Best Garden award in WDH’s 2016 Love Where You Live Awards.

Community Champion 2016: Rachel Speak28 October 2016

Published 28 October 2016
Rachel Speak won the Community Champion category in WDH’s 2016 Love Where You Live Awards.

Arts and Culture Award 2016: Chloe Hawkins (SKCA Singing Group)27 October 2016

Published 27 October 2016
Chloe Hawkins and the SKCA Singing Group won the Arts and Culture Award at WDH’s 2016 Love Where You Live Awards.

Young Achiever 2016: Kai Brooke26 October 2016

Published 26 October 2016
Kai won the Young Achiever Category in WDH’s 2016 Love Where You Live Awards.

WDH’s winners all love where they live21 October 2016

Published 21 October 2016
Tenants, residents and community groups were among the winners at WDH’s annual Love Where You Live Awards grand final last night.

Our Tenant Satisfaction Survey is underway18 October 2016

Published 18 October 2016
Our Tenant Satisfaction Survey has started and will end on Friday 4 November. Customer experience specialists, TLF, are calling a representative sample of tenants to gather your views on the service you receive from us.
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WDH is making life easier with Get Online Week14 October 2016

Published 14 October 2016
WDH is coming to the heart of Wakefield’s communities as part of Get Online Week (17-21 October), aiming to help even more people use the internet so they can enjoy a better quality of life.

Latest blog from Kevin Dodd: Are we partying after the party conferences?12 October 2016

Published 12 October 2016
Party conference season is over and many announcements made by politicians ought to be debated and many different topics should be pondered and analysed. Brexit and housing are two very key areas to look at. Here, we have plunged ourselves into the sometimes interesting, but more-often-than-not vague, nature of what was said at the major parties conferences on these issues.
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Value for Money Statement launched6 October 2016

Published 6 October 2016
We are proud to launch our Value for Money (VFM) Annual Assurance Statement 2015/16. Providing VFM is an essential part of everything we do, whether it’s recruiting the right people, delivering better services, getting the best deals from suppliers or working jointly with partners and groups.

The Household Benefit Cap (HBC) is changing4 October 2016

Published 4 October 2016
In April 2013, the government introduced a maximum limit on the total amount of benefit a household can get each week. This is called the Household Benefit Cap. It was initially set at £26,000 per year for families, couples and lone parents and £18,200 for single people.
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How to unblock your sink3 August 2016

Published 3 August 2016
Are you fed up of having to get people out to help with simple jobs such as unblocking your sink? Our useful video will show you how to unblock your sink yourself, saving you the wait and the expense of one our tradespeople doing it for you.
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Annual Report 2016 launched!1 August 2016

Published 1 August 2016
We are extremely proud to launch this year’s Annual Report, which reflects on another successful year for WDH - delivering promises and improve the lives of local people.
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Cash Wise supports 2000th participant25 July 2016

Published 25 July 2016
An initiative designed to help social housing tenants better manage their finances has helped over 2000 people in the three years since its creation.
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Kettlethorpe man finds work with help from WDH’s Work Club18 July 2016

Published 18 July 2016
A local work club has helped a tenant from Kettlethorpe, who was unemployed for five years, to find work at the Manygates Adult Education Centre in Wakefield.

Vision 2016 launched18 July 2016

Published 18 July 2016
We are extremely proud to introduce this year’s Vision update which highlights how we intend to reach our latest milestone – becoming an enterprise delivering social impacts by 2020.
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Young people learn horticultural skills15 July 2016

Published 15 July 2016
Young people across the district are learning key workplace skills thanks to a new joint initiative between the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), WDH and local partners.
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Airedale residents take part in the Three Streets Love Where You Live Event 11 July 2016

Published 11 July 2016
Residents living on Milnes Grove, Kershaw Avenue and Graham Street in Airedale took part in the Three Streets Love Where You Live Event hosted by WDH and The Airedale Neighbourhood Management Board to help them clean up the area.

Cold Calling Control Zone set up to protect tenants in Eastmoor8 July 2016

Published 8 July 2016
WDH, in partnership with West Yorkshire Trading Standards and West Yorkshire Police, has launched another Cold Calling Control Zone on Greenhill Road and Stanley Road in Eastmoor, Wakefield.
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It’s Trip Trip Hooray thanks to a grant from WDH5 July 2016

Published 5 July 2016
Members of The Five Towns Stroke Group are now enjoying more trips this summer thanks to a grant of over £2,000 from WDH as part of its 10 year anniversary grant initiative.

OneCALL phone system essential maintenance1 July 2016

Published 1 July 2016
Between 7pm Sunday (3 July) and 7.30am Monday (4 July) our OneCALL phone system will be undergoing essential maintenance, which may mean a delay in answering your call.
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Love Where You Live Award winners revealed!3 October 2014

Published 3 October 2014
Heroes from across the Wakefield district have been honoured at the Grand Final of WDH’s Love Where You Live Awards 2014.

Coffee and cakes raise more than £1,600 for Macmillan2 October 2014

Published 2 October 2014
Brilliant WDH bakers helped make plenty of dough for Macmillan Cancer Support with a mixture of fund-raising events around the business that raised a total of £1,662.65.
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LWYLA awards tonight!2 October 2014

Published 2 October 2014
Community heroes from across the district will be celebrated tonight at our third annual Love Where You Live Awards - hosted at the Cedar Court Hotel in Wakefield.

Schoolchildren name new Normanton streets1 October 2014

Published 1 October 2014
A recently completed WDH housing development located off Castleford Road in Normanton has had two of its streets named by students at Normanton Common School.
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Love Where You Live Awards - record vote29 September 2014

Published 29 September 2014
More than 7,000 votes have been cast in this year’s WDH Love Where You Live Awards – beating last year’s total.

Fire prevention is key at Horsefair26 September 2014

Published 26 September 2014
WDH tenants gathered to watch a flaming hot demonstration in Pontefract, to help raise awareness of the dangers of chip pan fires.
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Last day to vote for your community heroes26 September 2014

Published 26 September 2014
Time’s running out to pick the community stars who will shine at this year’s Love Where You Live Awards!

WDH donates two computers to South Kirkby Youth Club25 September 2014

Published 25 September 2014
A youth club in South Kirkby has been given an IT boost, having recently received two computers courtesy of WDH.
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Just two days left to choose your community heroes25 September 2014

Published 25 September 2014
Time’s running out to pick the community stars who will shine at this year’s Love Where You Live Awards!

Just three days left to vote...24 September 2014

Published 24 September 2014
More than 5,000 votes have now been cast and there’s still time to show support for your community heroes in WDH’s Love Where You Live Awards 2014.
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Residents had fun at our 50th Homebuilder property celebration
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Residents had fun at our 50th Homebuilder property celebration

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.

The streets had been decorated ready for Halloween and everyone who attended was encouraged to take home a pumpkin to carve.

The event also included hot drinks and cake for everyone, the chance to win some shopping vouchers with a raffle and lots of activities for children.

Members of WDH’s Engagement Team, Home builder Team and Anne Britton, Tenant Involvement Officer were involved in the day’s festivities which were well attended by residents.

Adam Green, WDH’s Homebuilder Manager said: “It was nice to be able to repay the patience of the local residents and meet the new tenants moving in. it’s important for Homebuilder to be able to thank everyone and show our appreciation to the community with such an event.

“It was great to see the children enjoy themselves and the weather was relatively kind and didn’t seem to deter some very interested locals.”

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