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Improvement works underway with Academies Trust24 August 2018

Published 24 August 2018
WDH Schools Solutions have been making major improvements to three schools within the Pontefract Academies Trust over the school holidays.
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Vote for your community heroes in our Love Where You Live Awards 2018!23 August 2018

Published 23 August 2018
Voting for the winner of our Love Where You Live Awards is now open. You can place your votes for your community champions on the dedicated website, www.lovewhereyouliveawards.co.uk, which has information on each finalist.

School children name new street in Wakefield 20 August 2018

Published 20 August 2018
Children from Sandal Magna Primary School were presented with a prize after their suggestion was chosen as the winning street name on WDH’s latest development on nearby Sparable Lane.
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School children name new street in Wakefield 20 August 2018

Published 20 August 2018
Children from Sandal Magna Primary School were presented with a prize after their suggestion was chosen as the winning street name on WDH’s latest development on nearby Sparable Lane.
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Partners support local mosque’s open day event17 August 2018

Published 17 August 2018
Local businesses and organisations recently attended Wakefield’s Swafia Mosque Open Day. Local partners from WDH, NHS, West Yorkshire Police and West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue joined together at the event to provide local people with information about the local services available to them.
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Bank holiday opening times13 August 2018

Published 13 August 2018
All of our offices and service access points (SAPs) will be closed from Friday 24 August and will reopen on Tuesday 28 August.
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WDH Community Grants available now13 August 2018

Published 13 August 2018
Community groups across Wakefield District are encouraged to apply for a WDH Community Grant of up to £1500 between 6 August- 14 September.

Save the date8 August 2018

Published 8 August 2018
Exciting news for all our tenants!
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WDH raising the roof with new solar panels3 August 2018

Published 3 August 2018
WDH is boosting its commitment to sustainability by installing more than 500 solar panels to the roof of its head office in Castleford.

Are you eligible for the £140 Warm Home Discount?2 August 2018

Published 2 August 2018
We may just be coming out of the longest heatwave since the summer of 1976 but many of the energy suppliers’ Warm Home Discount schemes are now open to pre-register for winter 2018-19 applications. If you qualify for the scheme, it can provide a welcome £140 towards your winter energy bills.
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Skills gained and friendships made
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Skills gained and friendships made

Published 24 October 2014

Nearly 50 people signed up for the summer Community Learning Programme run by WDH in partnership with Wakefield Council’s Adult and Community Education Service.

A total of 48 people attended a range of free courses, with 25 of them achieving an accreditation certificate.

More than 100 people enquired about the seven different courses, two of which – Paediatric First Aid and Basic Home Maintenance – were held twice. The First Aid course, held at Normanton and Knottingley, and a sewing skills course in Ossett proved to be the most popular.

Feedback was positive, with people saying they had increased their confidence as a result, enjoyed gaining new skills and making new friends. Many said they would be keen to try new courses.

 

Davi Garahan, WDH Engagement Officer, said: “This is a unique partnership and it’s a great example of two organisations sharing resources that ultimately benefits our tenants and the local community.

“We are certainly hoping to run something similar again next year. The fact that we have been able to offer accredited courses free of charge – and that they were taken up - is really positive.

“We have learned quite a lot too, as we have gone along. Quite a few people said the courses weren’t long enough and were sad when they ended.”

Plans are underway to develop the Community Learning Programme for 2015. If you want to register your interest contact the Engagement Team on 01977 788647 or email tenants@wdh.co.uk

 

 

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