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Eastmoor Community Garden will be getting arty thanks to WDH29 November 2016

Published 29 November 2016
Members of the Eastmoor Community Garden in Wakefield will be taking part in art workshops in the new year thanks to a community grant from WDH which has enabled the group to buy materials and pay a sessional worker to lead the workshops.

West End Terriers will be playing grrrrr-eat this season thanks to WDH29 November 2016

Published 29 November 2016
The West End Terriers football club based in Hemsworth will be playing great this season thanks to a community grant from WDH.

Our Christmas Competition is back!28 November 2016

Published 28 November 2016
Starting on Thursday 1 December all the way up to Thursday 22 December WDH tenants will be given the chance to win a prize every day.

Need help registering for an online account?24 November 2016

Published 24 November 2016
We have created a short video to show you how to create an online account at www.wdh.co.uk

Castleford Service Access Point (SAP) is closing on Friday 2 December24 November 2016

Published 24 November 2016
The way people access our services is changing. Over the last few years there has been a reduction in the number of people using our Service Access Points (SAPs) and an increase in people self-serving and completing transactions online. As a result of this change in user patterns, Castleford SAP will be closing on Friday 2 December.
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Partners join forces to protect residents from rogue traders16 November 2016

Published 16 November 2016
A Cold Calling Control Zone has been implemented to protect the residents in Outwood, Wakefield from cold callers, which has been funded by WDH.
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Local children learn about site safety with help from WDH and Considerate Constructors14 November 2016

Published 14 November 2016
Schoolchildren at Halfpenny Lane Junior and Infant School in Pontefract took part in a construction safety assembly last week with help from WDH and Considerate Constructors mascots, Ivor Goodsite and Honor Goodsite.

Pontefract residents are over the moon with WDH8 November 2016

Published 8 November 2016
Work has begun in The Avenues, Pontefract as WDH provides off street parking, new boundary walls, fencing and gates. The scheme will also create two new green spaces for local residents.

Working with Young People 2016: Rycroft Youth Club3 November 2016

Published 3 November 2016
Rycroft Youth Club took the Working With Young People Award in WDH’s 2016 Love Where You Live Awards.

Working with Older People 2016: Ann Bond2 November 2016

Published 2 November 2016
Ann Bond won the Working With Older People category in WDH’s 2016 Love Where You Live Awards.
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WDH welcomes 10 new apprentices
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WDH welcomes 10 new apprentices

Published 8 August 2016

As part of WDH’s 2016 apprenticeship scheme, we are proud to welcome 10 new apprentices.

The new starters, all aged between 16 and 20, will complete an NVQ in their chosen trade and include three electricians, three joiners, two roofers, one plumber and one gas engineer.

Since 2005, when the organisation was established, over 100 apprentices have joined WDH and have benefitted from our fantastic apprenticeship scheme, with many gaining full time contracts with us at the end of their programme.

All the new recruits recently met Kevin Dodd, WDH’s Chief Executive, as part of their induction.

Speaking about their arrival, he said:

“Every year our apprenticeship programme goes from strength to strength and this year we’ve seen some of the best applicants so far.  With the range of work WDH does every day, all our new apprentices will be very busy building up their practical experience but also accessing some of the best on-the-job training available.”

Stacey Lee Simmons, 20, from South Elmsall, successfully applied for a WDH plumbing apprenticeship.

Speaking about her new role, she said: “I’ve always worked in customer service, and I quite like working with people. I wanted a hands-on job and after studying plumbing at college I thought I’d try my chances. WDH is a big well-known employer, and I’m really happy to have this opportunity.”

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