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Ready, Steady, Cook at Standbridge Lane Community Centre9 September 2015

Published 9 September 2015
Standbridge Lane Community Centre now has new accessible worktops and safe areas installed in their kitchen courtesy of WDH.
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Young people attend diversity workshops8 September 2015

Published 8 September 2015
WDH has awarded a Community Grant for over £400 to the Afemai Children’s Trust to help them run workshops on culture and diversity.

Residents are litter picking good in Kettlethorpe!7 September 2015

Published 7 September 2015
WDH teamed up with local residents to carry out a community litter pick on the Holmes Plantation, an area of woodland in Kettlethorpe and surrounding areas.
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Nearly 2,500 votes in our LWYLA 20157 September 2015

Published 7 September 2015
WDH’s Love Where You Live Awards for 2015 are off to a flying start!

Community Grant keeps angling spot beautiful4 September 2015

Published 4 September 2015
A WDH Community Grant worth over £450 has helped keep a local beauty spot clean and safe for local fisherman and residents to use.

Everyone can do it; save lives!3 September 2015

Published 3 September 2015
WDH is running a free awareness day for people to learn basic life saving skills at Light Waves Leisure Centre, Wakefield, on 5 September.
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18 trade apprentices join WDH28 August 2015

Published 28 August 2015
18 apprentices have joined WDH as part of the organisation’s 2015 apprenticeship scheme.

Senior citizens group celebrates 5th birthday 27 August 2015

Published 27 August 2015
A support group for over 60s who live in Horbury, Ossett and west Wakefield recently celebrated their fifth birthday with a party at their new and recently renovated headquarters.

Vote for your community heroes in WDH’s Love Where You Live Awards 201527 August 2015

Published 27 August 2015
You can now vote for Wakefield’s community heroes to get the recognition they deserve, as part of WDH’s Love Where You Live Awards 2015.

WDH helps bring wildlife to Normanton school26 August 2015

Published 26 August 2015
Overgrown and unused land at Newlands School in Normanton has been transformed into an educational and fun wildlife spot, thanks to WDH.
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Scooters offer extra independence
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Scooters offer extra independence

Published 5 August 2014

Residents at one of WDH’s Independent Living Schemes explored new horizons when they tried out a range of mobility scooters.

The four-wheeled, battery-operated scooters, some of which can travel up to 16 miles on a single charge, captured the imagination of people at Mellwood House ILS, South Elmsall.

Sarah Coulson and Mark Dorritt, of Go Mobility Ltd of Pontefract, demonstrated the scooters and a range of other mobility aids at an event organised by David Harrison, who attended with colleagues from the Health and Wellbeing Development Worker Team of South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS.

David said: “The aim of our team is to maintain independence among older people.

“If they are more mobile they will be more confident to take part in activities that we run ourselves, and others that we link into, so they aren’t socially isolated.”

He explained that some people are given scooters, sometimes by friends or relatives, and as a result have no safety training or knowledge of how to service their new transport, whereas they would get help and advice at the information session.

Copies of a brochure outlining the Highway Code in relation to mobility scooters were also available.

WDH Tenant Involvement Officer Jane Gwilliam said: “It’s about having a bit of confidence to see whether a mobility scooter could be right for you.

“We’ve had quite a lot of interest in the scooters today. It’s good that people could try them out in familiar surroundings and find out the facts about owning and using one.”

 

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