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Cash Wise service scoops Business in the Community reaccreditation 24 June 2016

Published 24 June 2016
An initiative that’s helped more than 1,800 people to improve their finances and manage their money better has successfully retained an accreditation with the business-led, issue-focused charity, Business in the Community (BITC).
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WDH’s oldest resident celebrates his 106th birthday21 June 2016

Published 21 June 2016
George Storry is one of Wakefield Districts oldest men and has celebrated his 106th birthday.

Normanton development shortlisted for regional award20 June 2016

Published 20 June 2016
An energy efficient housing development in Normanton has been shortlisted for a regional industry award.
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WDH retains prestigious industry accreditation9 June 2016

Published 9 June 2016
WDH has retained a sought after industry accreditation which recognises its continued commitment to resident involvement.
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Green fingered Residents at Whin View Court get ready for summer3 June 2016

Published 3 June 2016
With summer just around the corner green fingered residents at WDH’s Whin View Court Independent Living Scheme are getting their communal garden ready for the warmer months.

SAP closure for training (Wednesday 8 June at noon)3 June 2016

Published 3 June 2016
Our service access points (SAPs) will be closed on Wednesday 8 June at 12 noon for employee training. They will reopen on Thursday 9 June as normal. OneCALL are available 24 hours a day on 0345 8 507 507 for urgent enquiries about estate management and repairs. You can pay your rent using our online payment site, or by calling OneCALL or at any newsagents, convenience store or petrol station displaying the PayPoint sign. You can also pay your rent by registering for an online account, where you can manage all aspects of your tenancy. For more information, visit the tenant area of WDH.co.uk here.
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WDH’s Love Where You Live Awards are back again for a fifth year!2 June 2016

Published 2 June 2016
WDH’s Love Where You Live Awards are back again for a fifth year! Young achievers and community heroes in the Wakefield district who make a positive difference to their communities will be celebrated in our fifth annual awards.

Staged car crash promotes road safety in Airedale.23 May 2016

Published 23 May 2016
People in Airedale braved the rain to watch a staged car and bike collision at The Square, Airedale.

WDH recognised as a Dementia Friendly organisation23 May 2016

Published 23 May 2016
WDH has been recognised as ‘working towards’ being a Dementia Friendly organisation by the Alzheimer’s Society – the highest recognition they offer.
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Pay your rent by Direct Debit for the chance to win £1,000 worth of vouchers17 May 2016

Published 17 May 2016
The National Social Housing Rents Campaign is a national competition run by BACS UK that WDH is supporting. Housing organisations across the country will enter their Direct Debit payers into a prize draw, where five lucky people will win £1,000 Love2Shop vouchers.
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Happy Birthday to SOUL Portobello!3 August 2015

Published 3 August 2015
Portobello residents celebrated the 10th anniversary of SOUL in style last Thursday with an event at Manygates Park.
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Poster is more than just a load of rubbish!20 November 2014

Published 20 November 2014
Children from Portobello created a poster out of recycling during a Fun Day at the Castle Children’s Centre after local residents raised concerns about the amount of litter in the area.
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Our Roadshows get underway23 May 2014

Published 23 May 2014
Our Summer Roadshow 2014 hits the road this week, bringing advice and information to tenants and residents at fun galas, market days and community events across the district.
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WDH celebrates 12th anniversary
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WDH celebrates 12th anniversary

Published 21 March 2017

Today marks the 12th anniversary of our launch in 2005 and, to help celebrate it, we’re sharing some of our key achievements from over the past 12 months.

For WDH, the past year has been one packed with success. We were recognised across the sector with a number of awards and accreditations including wins at both the National Home Improvements Council Awards, for our commitment to Gas Safety, and the Resolve ASB Awards, for our partnership efforts supporting tenants with mental illness. Cash Wise was reaccredited by BiTC and supported its 2,000th participant and we were reaccredited by TPAS for the fourth consecutive year.

In the year we have reached our 12th Anniversary we have also celebrated a number of other key milestones. Our Homesearch service has been in existence for 10 years (as long as the iphone), helping to rehouse over 25,000 applicants, and the Hub in Wakefield turned three years old, having supported over 64,000 people to access our services and over 21,500 to access our digital suite.

This year was a significant one for our digital services. We improved our online tenant account areas, we introduced our mobile app and, as a business, we embarked on a journey to ‘go digital’, removing over 5,000 paper documents from filing cabinets across the district and beginning to introduce an Enterprise Resource Planning system to the organisation.

Who said digital would not catch on!

As we move into our even luckier for some thirteenth year, we face the same challenges as other Housing Associations across Britain. However, as I look back on how much we continue to achieve year-on-year I am filled with pride and confidence that we can go forward to deliver even more.

This year we have successfully secured a £15 million grant through the Homes and Communities Agency and with it we will invest in developing 500 Shared Ownership homes between now and 2021. This is on top of our plans to build and acquire 300 affordable homes every year to 2020. We have lots ahead of us but I for one am looking forward to the challenge and looking back on what we’ve achieved this time next year.”

Other great achievements this year:

  • Arches Housing and Incommunities joined the Northern Shared Services (NSS) cost sharing group.
  • Our Vanguard partnership was featured by BBC Radio 4, highlighting the great work going on at our Croftlands Extra Care Scheme to reduce isolation and admission to hospital and residential care homes.
  • WDH is recognised as a Dementia Friendly organisation.
  • Over 10,000 votes were cast in our annual Love Where You Live Awards, with almost 8,000 being cast online.
  • All homes at Bridge Homes’ first development at St Swithins sold and we began work at ThornesGate.
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