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Tenants in Pontefract get a sneak preview with WDH!6 March 2017

Published 6 March 2017
Fifteen tenants and residents from The Avenues in Pontefract wrapped up warm to join WDH’s Homebuilder Team for a tour of their estate to find out what they can expect when work begins on their gardens.

Girls from Castleford Academy take their first steps into Construction with WDH3 February 2017

Published 3 February 2017
WDH have teamed up with Castleford Academy to offer the first of their Girls into Construction taster sessions at The Store, WDH’s purpose built supply store and training facility in Normanton.

WDH’s Homebuilder team helping people get on the property ladder2 February 2017

Published 2 February 2017
WDH’s Homebuilder team is working hard to deliver five new homes in Outwood. The development on Bevin Close, is a mixture of two and three bed homes with some for rent and some for sale through Shared Ownership. Shared Ownership is a great way for people to get on the property ladder, for more information visit www.wdh.co.uk/AvailableProperties/SharedOwnership/ for more information.

Love Where You Live campaign clears 10 tonnes of rubbish 23 January 2017

Published 23 January 2017
On Tuesday 17 January, a team of people worked together to clean up areas of the Rivers estate in Airedale as part of the Love Where You Live campaign, which encourages residents to take pride in where they live.

Praise for WDH's first environmental project continues to flood in!20 January 2017

Published 20 January 2017
Leanne Hancock, a tenant from South Avenue in Pontefract is one of the first residents from The Avenues, Pontefract to have her front and rear gardens completely redesigned as part of our first in house environmental project.

Get the WDH App17 January 2017

Published 17 January 2017
It’s now even easier for you to manage your WDH account. With the WDH App you can access all of your details on the go from your Apple or Android device.

WDH Care Link invests in new lifting equipment to improve service10 January 2017

Published 10 January 2017
WDH’s Care Link Team has invested in the Raizer Emergency Lifting Chair to help improve the service for Care Link customers.
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Christmas Competition 2016 - The results!28 December 2016

Published 28 December 2016
Thank you to everyone who took the time each day to enter our Christmas Competition during December! Please see below all of our winners, who took away some great prizes!

Northern Powergrid issues advice ahead of Storm Barbara23 December 2016

Published 23 December 2016
Ahead of Storm Barbara, which is forecast to bring strong winds as we approach Christmas, Northern Powergrid has issued information to customers about what to do in a power cut.
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Havercroft Parent’s Forum helps bring Christmas cheer to those in need thanks to WDH.23 December 2016

Published 23 December 2016
Havercroft Parent’s Forum is bringing Christmas cheer to local residents who really need it this year using prize money they received from WDH’s annual Love Where You Live Awards.
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Children’s safety is a site better2 February 2015

Published 2 February 2015
Creative youngsters at Shay Lane Primary School were given prizes after producing building site safety posters.

Food for thought at WDH advice session27 January 2015

Published 27 January 2015
Afternoon tea coupled with a ‘Money Matters’ advice session organised by WDH provided food for thought in Knottingley.

News in Brief26 January 2015

Published 26 January 2015
This is News in Brief - a weekly round up of the latest news and events affecting the Housing industry and communities in the Wakefield district and beyond.
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WDH Activity Zone 23 January 2015

Published 23 January 2015
WDH are working in partnership with Wakefield Council to bring fun, free activity zones to the Wakefield area.
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Make your money work harder15 January 2015

Published 15 January 2015
Tips to make your cash go further will be available to everyone at a two-hour WDH advice session in Knottingley on Tuesday.

News in Brief14 January 2015

Published 14 January 2015
This is News in Brief - a weekly round up of the latest news and events affecting the Housing industry and communities in the Wakefield district and beyond.
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Free Activity Zones for youngsters13 January 2015

Published 13 January 2015
WDH are working in partnership with Wakefield Council to bring fun, free activity zones across the Castleford and Pontefract areas.

Tenants are picture perfect!8 January 2015

Published 8 January 2015
WDH tenants in Wakefield improved their photography skills with a session at The Hepworth Wakefield.
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WDH support young people to graduate6 January 2015

Published 6 January 2015
WDH has supported a group of young people to redecorate a youth club as part of the National Citizen Service scheme.
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Happy New Year!31 December 2014

Published 31 December 2014
We wish everyone a very Happy New Year 2015.
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Police bike team get funding boost by WDH20 December 2018

Published 20 December 2018
A police bike team, which has caught hundreds of rogue riders, is to operate seven days a week for the first time following major investment from WDH.

Scouts group perform for residents at Silkstone Court17 December 2018

Published 17 December 2018
Children from 1st Altofts Scout group - spanning Beavers, Cubs and Scouts - entertained residents at Silkstone Court on Thursday with festive Christmas songs. The residents enjoyed classics such as Jingle Bells and Walking In A Winter Wonderland, joining in as the children sang. “The Beavers, Cubs and Scouts really enjoyed their evening with the residents of Silkstone Court, and the residents seemed to relish the chance for a good old sing-song. It just goes to show that you’re never too old to enjoy singing Jingle Bells!” said Kim Hiscocks, Scout Leader.
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WDH supports emergency food banks13 December 2018

Published 13 December 2018
WDH and Outwood Grange Academy Trust have donated £1000 each to make sure foodbanks are stocked in the lead up to the Christmas holidays.

SAP closure (Friday 14 December)13 December 2018

Published 13 December 2018
Our SAPs will be closed tomorrow (Friday 14 December) and will reopen on Monday 17 December as normal. OneCALL are available 24 hours a day on 0345 8 507 507 for urgent enquiries about estate management and repairs. You can pay your rent using our online payment site, or by calling OneCALL or at any newsagents, convenience store or petrol station displaying the PayPoint sign. You can also pay your rent by registering for an online account, where you can manage all aspects of your tenancy. For more information, visit the tenant area of WDH.co.uk here.
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WDH’s Christmas Competition is back with 12 days of prizes30 November 2018

Published 30 November 2018
We are launching our popular Christmas Competition on 1 December 2018 and giving you the chance to win one of 12 great prizes. It’s easy to enter you just need to download the latest version of the WDH App.
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Christmas calendars donated to local foodbanks29 November 2018

Published 29 November 2018
A collection of advent calendars were handed out at foodbanks across the Wakefield District by MRM Solutions and the WDH Cash Wise Team ready for Christmas.

Are you UC ready?28 November 2018

Published 28 November 2018
From today (Wednesday 28 November 2018) Universal Credit (UC) Full Service is being rolled out across the Wakefield district. UC replaces six benefits with a single monthly payment similar to a monthly working wage. The six benefits being replaced are: Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance Income-related Employment and Support Allowance Income Support Child Tax Credits Working Tax Credits Housing Benefit From today, you will need to claim UC if you are making a new benefit claim and are of working age. You might also need to claim UC if your circumstances change. Are you ready? It could take five weeks to receive your first payment so it’s important you act quickly when making your claim. Speed up the process by making sure you’re prepared now. We’ve put together some handy guidance on how you can make sure you’re UC ready. If you have any questions about UC or need support you can contact our Cash Wise Team on 01977 724651 or the DWP.
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A vibrant and forward thinking service - Care Link are certified to the new Quality Standards Framework27 November 2018

Published 27 November 2018
Care Link has been certified to the Quality Standards Framework and recently received the award at the International Technology Enabled Care Conference gala dinner.
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Notice to Spark Energy Customers26 November 2018

Published 26 November 2018
On Friday 23 November it was announced that Spark Energy has ceased trading and that OVO Energy are selected by the GB Energy regulator (OFGEM) to take over Spark's customer base.  If you're a Spark customer, it's good news - you don't need to do anything. Spark will continue to service all aspects of your account under the spark brand. It's business as usual.  Ofgem, have also advised that Spark Energy customers will not have their gas or electricity supply affected. Ofgem’s advice to customers in the meantime is: Do not switch to another energy supplier. Take a meter reading ready for when your new supplier contacts you.
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Universal Credit – Less Than a Week to Go!23 November 2018

Published 23 November 2018
We are now less than a week away from the introduction of Universal Credit (UC) Full Service in Wakefield.
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Young Achiever 2014: Zara McGuinness
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Young Achiever 2014: Zara McGuinness

Published 7 October 2014

Zara McGuinness won the Young Achiever category in our 2014 Love Where You Live Awards.

Zara, 10, is no stranger to the winner’s podium as the 2014 finals marked her second victory in the category in three years.

She has carried out many acts of kindness, including organising trips to the coast for children who might not otherwise be able to go and giving £100 to an 81-year-old woman who had been mugged in Pontefract for her £200 holiday money.

Zara, who also opened a charity shop in the Castleford area which gave grants to organisations to help people in need, said: “It feels good to win because I’ve won twice in three years, and it’s a really big achievement.”

 

 

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