Festive entertainment for extra care residents22 December 2015

Published 22 December 2015
Residents of Mellwood House in South Elmsall were treated to festive entertainment and musical bingo at a recent coffee morning.
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Our tenant satisfaction is on the up!22 December 2015

Published 22 December 2015
During the last year we have interviewed a sample of 1,400 tenants over the phone as part of our Tenant Satisfaction Survey and our results are on the up!

Christmas Competition 2015 - week 3 and 4 winners21 December 2015

Published 21 December 2015
Our 2015 Christmas competition continues, and we’ve contacted some more of our winners and given out some more great prizes!

Normanton man finds his dream career with WDH’s help18 December 2015

Published 18 December 2015
A man from Normanton, found his dream career following a referral from a WDH work club. Attila Gyokos, 21, spent six months working at WDH as Project Support Assistant which helped him gain skills to aid his future employment.

Local schools tackle the Mission Survive Geography Challenge17 December 2015

Published 17 December 2015
Staff and students from five schools across the district took part in the Mission Survive Geography Challenge, an enterprise contest which asks students to research Wakefield to find out how they can help improve the lives and environment of local people.

Christmas competition winners - week two14 December 2015

Published 14 December 2015
Our 2015 Christmas competition continues, and we’ve contacted some more of our winners!

Christmas competition – day 13 note 14 December 2015

Published 14 December 2015
On day 13 of our Christmas ‘Your Account’ competition you may have experienced problems finding and clicking on the festive image.
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WDH doubles investment in its new build programme11 December 2015

Published 11 December 2015
Wakefield based WDH, which has recently been voted one of Europe's most excellent businesses, is more than doubling its new build spend over the next 12 months.

WDH to launch Wi Fi network across Wakefield10 December 2015

Published 10 December 2015
WDH has launched a ground-breaking partnership with CommunityUK.net to introduce a free WiFi Broadband Network across the Wakefield district.

Snow chains ensure a smooth service this Christmas9 December 2015

Published 9 December 2015
30 sets of snow chains are being purchased by WDH this month as part of our preparations for the winter period.
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WDH helps to keep out cold callers


WDH helps to keep out cold callers

Published 9 June 2015

Cold callers will be given the cold shoulder if they venture into part of a WDH estate where residents have taken a stand against unwanted visitors.

WDH joined forces with West Yorkshire Trading Standards Service to set up the first Cold Calling Control Zone in the Stanley and Outwood ward in Wakefield aimed at deterring rogue traders and pushy salespeople.

Residents in Bevin Close, Outwood, which includes WDH flats, bungalows and houses as well as a number of private homes, were invited to a coffee morning and launch event at the community centre.

Four signs have been put up and stickers and leaflets were given to residents as part of the campaign, which has seen an increasing number of Cold Calling Control Zones being set up across the district to prevent doorstep crime and give residents the confidence as a community to turn away uninvited callers.

David Lodge, Head of WYTSS, said: “By working with residents and our partners to enforce this zone, we can ensure that cold callers get the message that they are not welcome.”

Kathryn Hutchinson, WDH Tenant Involvement Officer, said: “The overwhelming majority of our tenants responded to say they wanted this initiative. It gives them the strength to stand up for themselves and to feel safer in their own homes.”

For further information on Cold Calling Control Zones please visit call Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline on 03454 040506.

Pictured (from left) are Sammy Rockett (WYTSS), Bernice Jenkins (resident), Kathryn Hutchinson (WDH), Margaret Spooner (resident), Annette Howard (Wakefield Council Engagement and Outreach Officer).



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