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Gas Safety Week: Fighting for a Gas Safe Nation13 September 2021

Published 13 September 2021
Today marks the beginning of Gas Safety Week, taking place between 13 and 19 September 2021. Gas Safety Week is an annual safety campaign to raise awareness of gas safety and the importance of taking care of gas appliances. It is coordinated by the Gas Safe Register, the official list of gas engineers who are legally allowed to work on gas.

Vote now to choose your community heroes!13 September 2021

Published 13 September 2021
Voting for the winners of our Love Where You Live Awards opens today. You can place your votes for your community champions on the dedicated website, which has information on each finalist.

WDH receives 2021 RoSPA Gold Award for occupational health and safety achievements10 September 2021

Published 10 September 2021
WDH is celebrating after landing an internationally-recognised award for demonstrating high health and safety standards. We have received a RoSPA Gold Health and Safety Award which recognises our outstanding practices and procedures which provide our employees with a safe working environment.

WDH supports new anti-racism movement7 September 2021

Published 7 September 2021
WDH has pledged its support to Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership (WY&H HCP) and the West Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) new anti-racism movement. We have joined nearly 550 organisations and community allies, who have signed to support the Root Out Racism movement. It was co-created by over 100 WY&H HCP ethnic minority colleagues with the aims to proactively challenge racism across all aspects of society, to improve health inequalities, and to help individuals and organisations alike to become actively anti-racist.

The results are in for this year’s Love Where You Live shortlist3 September 2021

Published 3 September 2021
Our judges have deliberated and whittled 93 strong nominations for our tenth Love Where You Live Awards down to 30 successful shortlisted finalists who all demonstrated community spirit over the last year.

WDH's Capital works team continue to engage with residents to increase customer satisfaction3 September 2021

Published 3 September 2021
WDH's Capital works team continue to trial new methods of engagement with residents on their capital reinvestment projects across the district to help increase customer satisfaction.

Castleford’s glass making history celebrated in new street name competition2 September 2021

Published 2 September 2021
Year Four students from Fairburn View School in Airedale were invited by WDH and Esh Construction to help name a street on the new housing development that is currently being built at Pemberton Road in Castleford.

WDH Community Grant available now31 August 2021

Published 31 August 2021
Today, WDH is launching the WDH Community Grant Scheme for 2021 to help community groups in the Wakefield district with grants of up to £1,500. The aim of the scheme is to help increase community spirit and enhance the quality of life for local people, especially now as government restrictions are starting to ease.

Bank Holiday closures25 August 2021

Published 25 August 2021
Pontefract and Wakefield hubs are closed on Saturday 28 August, Sunday 29 August and Monday 30 August 2021. They will open as usual on Tuesday 31 August.

Energy prices rising – do you switch and save?25 August 2021

Published 25 August 2021
Following the recent warnings and media stories that energy prices are set to rise for millions of households this coming winter, our Sustainability team is advising tenants to use our energy saving guides and to get in touch with them for advice and support on how to switch and save.
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Our Working with young people and working with older people winners were The Addy and Wild Tots and Friends!
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Our Working with young people and working with older people winners were The Addy and Wild Tots and Friends!

Published 10 November 2020

The Addy in Knottingley won two awards at our Love Where You Live Awards 2020. They took home the award for Working with Young People and their Wild Tots and Friends intergenerational sessions scooped the award for Working with Older People.

Over the last 50 years, The Addy in Knottingley has developed into so much more than just a playground. The team of staff and volunteers provide daily play sessions for hundreds of children of all ages, but also services for older residents such as their Wild Tots and Friends intergenerational sessions. The group welcomes older people, parents and children to come together to play, eat lunch and do different activities each week. They promote play opportunities and encourage the older members of the group to join in playing with the children. This has helped to increase the confidence of the older people as well as reducing social isolation and mental health problems. During lockdown the team at The Addy delivered hundreds of play packs to children on the Warwick Estate, helping to keep them entertained and off the streets.

Holly, Centre Manager at The Addy, said: “We are so happy to have won two awards! The Addy staff team were cheering from the roof tops when we found out! The Addy has existed for nearly 50 years providing a great service to the local community, working with all age groups, we thank everyone who has supported us and voted for us, as we know how valuable the Addy is to people. Many people call it their ‘hidden gem’ and ‘second home’ and it is!

As a result of the pandemic and pauses in funding there is a chance we may have to close next year. We are dedicated and passionate and will use our prize money to go towards bridging the gap to help our Go Fund Me pot. It has come at a crucial time and we are trying our best to save our Addy!”

Click here to find out more about the Save Our Addy campaign.

 

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