Get more out of life online!14 October 2019

Published 14 October 2019
Come along to our Get Online sessions between 14-20 October and try the internet. #getonlineweek is here and we are taking part and encouraging you to get more from the internet.
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Celebrating the work of our Mental Health Navigators on World Mental Health Day 201910 October 2019

Published 10 October 2019
Today is World Mental Health Day (Thursday 10 October 2019) and as an organisation we work hard to ensure that we look after our employees and tenant’s mental health.

We are supporting National Customer Service Week7 October 2019

Published 7 October 2019
National Customer Service Week is a week long opportunity to raise awareness of customer service and the vital role it plays in our business. Read below about just some of the things we do to provide good customer service.
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Continuing to achieve value for money and deliver what matters to our communities3 October 2019

Published 3 October 2019
We are delighted to share our latest Value for Money (AFM) Annual Assurance Statement with you. It describes what VFM means to us, our employees, our tenants and our stakeholders, and the progress we have made during the year.
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WDH Community Grant helps to reduce social isolation19 September 2019

Published 19 September 2019
Wakefield District City of Sanctuary has been awarded a Community Grant worth £500. The group will use this money to cover rent hire for the venue where their drop in sessions take place.

Service access point (SAP) closure for training17 September 2019

Published 17 September 2019
Our SAPs will be closed on Tuesday 24 September at 12 noon for employee training. They will reopen on Wednesday 25 September as normal. You can pay your rent, request and track a repair or send a message using the WDH App, available on the App Store or Play Store. In an emergency you can contact us on 0345 8 507 507.
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Annual Report 2019 – Read about our latest achievements now!4 September 2019

Published 4 September 2019
We are extremely proud to launch our Annual Report 2019.
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Testing our procedures to keep tenants safe2 September 2019

Published 2 September 2019
WDH’s Compliance Team was put to the test alongside West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) as part of a training exercise to prepare us should the worst happen.

Vote for your community heroes in our Love Where You Live Awards 2019!27 August 2019

Published 27 August 2019
Voting for the winner of our Love Where You Live Awards will open on Tuesday 27 August. You can place your votes for your community champions on the dedicated website, www.lovewhereyouliveawards.co.uk, which has information on each finalist.

WDH is Dementia Friendly!21 August 2019

Published 21 August 2019
WDH employees have raised over £400 to support Dementia UK, further confirming that WDH is committed to supporting residents and employees affected by dementia.
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Stroke group use grant for kitchen improvements


Stroke group use grant for kitchen improvements

Published 26 June 2014

A peer support group for stroke survivors has used a £1,000 WDH Community Grant to finish off a communal kitchen.

Five Towns Stroke Club, which supports stroke survivors living in the Hemsworth, Fitzwilliam, Normanton, South Kirkby and South Elmsall areas, was awarded the funds to purchase equipment for their headquarters based at the Hemsworth Miners Social Club.

The new kitchen includes a cooker, dishwasher, fridge and freezer. It is free to use by local community groups and charity organisations that want to organise social gatherings or carry out fund raising activities at the venue. 

Victor Istead, chairman of Five Towns Stroke Club, applied for the funding after founding the group in January 2012.

He said: “The new facility will mean a lot to a lot of people. When I first started the group we were bringing along utensils to make drinks and it just wasn’t practical. Now we’ve got the WDH Community Grant, the whole community can benefit from a fit-for-purpose room.”

WDH’s Tenant Involvement Officer Jane Gwilliam said: “This grant is important to the local area and our tenants. With better facilities in place it’ll ensure more good work continues to take place across the local area.”

Tracy Lucas, Stewardess of Hemsworth Miners Social Club, said: “I’d like to thank everyone for their support in making this happen. It’s been a team effort and lots of people have helped.”

WDH offer small grants for local community and voluntary groups that operate within the Wakefield district.


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