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WDH recruits eight new apprentices12 August 2014

Published 12 August 2014
WDH has welcomed its latest batch of apprentices, which this year includes two plasterers, two bricklayers, two joiners, a heating and ventilation engineer and a gas engineer.

Community Grant Keeps Kids Busy in South Elmsall11 August 2014

Published 11 August 2014
A Wakefield and District Housing (WDH) Community Grant has helped provide activities for youngsters in South Elmsall during the school summer holidays.

Touring tea tent gets underway7 August 2014

Published 7 August 2014
WDH in partnership with NHS held a touring tea tent event last week in Knottingley which is the first event of many throughout the summer holidays.
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Residents celebrate improvement work7 August 2014

Published 7 August 2014
Residents of Carr Lane estate in South Kirkby enjoyed two celebratory events to mark the completion of improvement works in the area. Activities included a cream tea afternoon and a day planting flowers and playing family games on one of the estate’s newly modernised green spaces.
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Money Matters in Ossett6 August 2014

Published 6 August 2014
A tenants group was visited by key service providers at an open day in Ossett.

Scooters offer extra independence5 August 2014

Published 5 August 2014
Residents at one of WDH’s Independent Living Schemes explored new horizons when they tried out a range of mobility scooters.

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Flexible Bungalows Bend the Mould for Older People’s Housing5 August 2014

Published 5 August 2014
WDH has created its first ‘flexible bungalows’ to help meet the changing accommodation needs of older and vulnerable people.

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District’s Best Gardens Judged1 August 2014

Published 1 August 2014
More than 30 of the district’s best gardens have been judged this last week as part of the 2014 WDH Love Where You Live Awards.

Money will benefit youngsters thanks to survey30 July 2014

Published 30 July 2014
WDH has donated £410 to the Outward Bound Trust thanks to a survey carried out - which will pay for another place on next year’s Young Person’s Development Programme.

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WDH employees raise nearly £800 for two local hospices29 July 2014

Published 29 July 2014
Kind-hearted Wakefield and District Housing (WDH) employees have donated nearly £800 to two local hospices.
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WDH’s winners all love where they live
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WDH’s winners all love where they live

Published 21 October 2016

Tenants, residents and community groups were among the winners at WDH’s annual Love Where You Live Awards grand final last night.

The event, held at Wakefield’s Cedar Court Hotel and sponsored by Sodexo, celebrated local community heroes who make the Wakefield district a better place to live.

More than 10,000 votes were cast for this year’s winners.

To see the photos of the winners from 2017’s event click here 

 

 Best Neighbourhood: Friends of Mellwood House

 

Community Group: Havercroft Parents Forum

 

Working with Older People: Ann Bond

 

Working with Younger People:  Rycroft Youth Club

 

Community Champion: Rachel Speak

 

Arts and Culture: Chloe Hawkins and SKCA Singing Group

 

Young Achiever:  Kai Brooke

 

Best Garden: Mr and Mrs Davis 

This year WDH have given people even more chances to win! The winners will now receive £200 in prize money and runners up in second and third place will receive £100 and £50 each, thanks to the event sponsors, Sodexo.

The raffle held on the evening raised nearly £400 which will be donated to Wakefield Hospice and Prince of Wales Hospice.

WDH’s Chief Executive Kevin Dodd said: “Our Love Where You Live Awards have been a bigger and better success than ever before, with a record-breaking number of votes cast for people and groups who make Wakefield a wonderful place for everyone.

“It is important that we celebrate the hard work and dedication that these people put into making their neighbourhoods friendlier, safer and even more enjoyable places to be, and we hope that the prize money they receive will go a long way to helping continue that work.”

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