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Service access point and HUB bank holiday closures16 August 2019

Published 16 August 2019
All of our offices and service access points (SAPs) will be closed on Monday 26 August. They will open as usual on Tuesday 27 August. 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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Apply now for a community grant7 August 2019

Published 7 August 2019
The WDH Community Grant Scheme is now open for local community groups and voluntary clubs to apply for up to £1,500.

Service access point (SAP) closure - Friday 2 August29 July 2019

Published 29 July 2019
Airedale and South Elmsall service access points (SAPs) will be closed on Friday 2 August from 12 noon. They will open as usual on Monday 5 August.
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Survey underway23 July 2019

Published 23 July 2019
We are currently undertaking a telephone survey with tenants to find about experiences of claiming and managing on Universal Credit (UC).
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Festival of Dance a great success17 July 2019

Published 17 July 2019
A spectacular showcase of dance was performed by over 200 students at the Castleford Civic Centre last month.

WDH Pantomime is coming!12 July 2019

Published 12 July 2019
WDH is holding an exclusive pantomime performance of Jack and the Beanstalk on Saturday 30 November 2019 at 11 am at the Theatre Royal, Wakefield.
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Children from South Elmsall check on the progress of Miners Mews11 July 2019

Published 11 July 2019
Children from Carlton Primary School in South Elmsall recently visited our new build site on Westfield Lane in South Elmsall to see how the street they had named was coming along.

Our Care Link Customer Satisfaction Survey starts on Wednesday 10 July9 July 2019

Published 9 July 2019
Our Care Link Customer Satisfaction Survey starts on Wednesday 10 July.
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Inspiring the future at Simpson Lane Academy4 July 2019

Published 4 July 2019
Volunteers from across WDH joined forces to dish out career support and guidance to young people as part of Aspirations Week.

More Independent Living homes for Outwood3 July 2019

Published 3 July 2019
Our construction team and apprentices have now finished building 14 new homes at Springhills Independent Living Scheme in Outwood.
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Eco-friendly prize for top energy saving tips
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Eco-friendly prize for top energy saving tips

Published 13 March 2018

WDH’s Sustainability Team handed over a hamper full of eco-friendly products to two lucky tenants as part of Fuel Poverty Awareness Day last month.

The prize bundle included useful energy saving products, including a slow cooker, a blanket, a draught excluder, grow your own herbs, pegs, a tea towel, a water bottle, washing up liquid, a laundry egg, a WDH metre box key and fair trade chocolate.

Jeanette Hunter, from Lupset won the prize after sending in her top tip on how she saves energy.  

“I bought remote controls that turn my plug sockets on and off. It doesn’t matter if I can’t reach behind the TV or sofa to manually turn things off, a couple of clicks and done, all off. I have halved my electric bill since I bought them.”

On winning the prize she said: “I’m over the moon that I’ve won. I loved the doorstop and I’m certainly looking forward to using the laundry egg. I have got my bills down to £19 a month just by using the remotes. I hope other people take notice of my tip, especially at Christmas as they are so handy. Thank you WDH for my lovely prize.”

 

Ingrid Lynch, from Castleford, won the second hamper as part of a prize draw when the team visited Service Access Points across the district to offer advice to tenants on Fuel Poverty Awareness Day.

Ingrid said: “I’m shocked at winning and I will certainly use the hamper. I just put the heating on when I need it. I also have curtains to keep out draughts to save energy. I’m very excited about using the slow cooker. Thank you, it’s brilliant.”

 WDH Sustainability Officer, John Pickles said: “A household struggling to heat their home could lead to a range of serious cold and damp related illnesses. We visited our service access points to guide and help tenants on how to make their homes warmer, more comfortable and cheaper to heat.  We were really overwhelmed by the response from our tenants sending in their own energy saving tips and I hope the two eco-friendly hampers prove useful to the winners.”

 

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