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Value for Money Assurance Statement launched4 October 2017

Published 4 October 2017
We are proud to launch our Value for Money (VFM) Annual Assurance Statement 2016/17.
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WDH’s Independent Living residents raised lots of dough for Macmillan2 October 2017

Published 2 October 2017
Residents at Queen’s Avenue Bungalows in Pontefract raised lots of dough for Macmillan with their coffee morning.

Could you be our new Board Member?29 September 2017

Published 29 September 2017
Are you interested in being involved in the strategic decision making processes of a dynamic business? Are you willing to learn and pass on your knowledge to others?
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Try 1 thing this Get Online Week!28 September 2017

Published 28 September 2017
Try your first video call, try online shopping, try online banking, try one thing that you’d usually do in person or on the phone and we will help!
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Children in Outwood learn about site safety20 September 2017

Published 20 September 2017
Children from Outwood Primary School Academy have been working closely with WDH to learn about the importance of staying safe near building sites.
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Gas Safety Week: Fighting for a Gas Safe nation18 September 2017

Published 18 September 2017
We are proud to be supporting Gas Safety Week 2017, taking place 18th – 24th September.  Gas Safety Week is an annual safety week to raise awareness of gas safety and the importance of taking care of your gas appliances. It is co-ordinated by Gas Safe Register, the official list of gas engineers who are legally allowed to work on gas.   Badly fitted and poorly serviced gas appliances can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide poisoning. Every year thousands of people across the UK are diagnosed with carbon monoxide poisoning. It is a highly poisonous gas. You can’t see it, taste it or smell it, but it can kill quickly with no warning.  By taking care of your gas appliances properly you are taking care of your home and your loved ones. Follow these few simple checks to keep you and your family safe. Check any gas appliances you own every year. Gas appliances should be safety checked once a year and serviced regularly by a Gas Safe registered engineer. Set a reminder so you don’t forget at www.staygassafe.co.uk. Check for warning signs your appliances aren’t working correctly e.g. lazy yellow or orange flames instead of crisp blue ones, black marks on or around the appliance and too much condensation in the room. Know the six signs of carbon monoxide poisoning – headaches, dizziness, breathlessness, nausea, collapse and loss of consciousness. Have an audible carbon monoxide alarm. This will alert you if there is carbon monoxide in your home. For gas safety advice or to find and check an engineer visit the Gas Safe Register website at www.gassaferegister.co.uk. Alternatively call the free helpline on 0800 408 5500.   
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Residents in Airedale give us their views on the latest environmental works18 September 2017

Published 18 September 2017
Tenants and residents from Henson Grove in Airedale joined WDH’s Homebuilder Team for a focus group and refreshments to find out more about the environmental works that are currently being carried out on their estate and what they can expect when work begins on their properties.

Cold Calling Control Zone set up to protect tenants in Pontefract11 September 2017

Published 11 September 2017
WDH, in partnership with West Yorkshire Trading Standards and West Yorkshire Police, has launched another Cold Calling Control Zone at St Giles View in Carleton, Pontefract.
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SAP closure for employee training (Wednesday 6 September from 12 Noon)6 September 2017

Published 6 September 2017
Please note that our Service Access Points will be closed from 12 noon today (Wednesday 6 September) and will re-open at 9 am tomorrow (Thursday 7 September.)   For enquiries phone OneCALL on 0345 8 507 507 or visit our website www.wdh.co.uk.   Please share!  
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WDH HomeBuilder celebrate their 100th property 30 August 2017

Published 30 August 2017
WDH has welcomed the first tenants to their latest HomeBuilder development. The development on Bevin Close in Outwood, is a mixture of two and three bed homes with some for rent and some for sale through Shared Ownership.
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It's all good clean fun!8 December 2014

Published 8 December 2014
A dozen members of Havercroft Parent Forum refused to get into a lather when they tried soap carving – in fact, they decided it was very therapeutic!
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Support shown to those in need5 December 2014

Published 5 December 2014
WDH is pleased to support BBC Radio 4 St Martin-in-the-Fields Christmas Appeal which is being broadcast on Sunday 7 December 2014.

Are you eligible for a £140 rebate on your energy bills?4 December 2014

Published 4 December 2014
Are you eligible for a £140 discount on your electricity bill?

News in Brief4 December 2014

Published 4 December 2014
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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Crafty Kirkby kids get Hepworth helping hand3 December 2014

Published 3 December 2014
South Kirkby teenagers have been putting their arts and crafts skills to good use by creating a sign for their youth club, with help from WDH and The Hepworth Wakefield.
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Staying safe at Shay Lane School2 December 2014

Published 2 December 2014
Children at Shay Lane Primary School were taught the importance of building site safety during a visit from WDH.

Get in the Zone for fun and games1 December 2014

Published 1 December 2014
WDH Activity Zones are springing up all over the Wakefield district!

Cash Wise donate advent calendars to foodbanks28 November 2014

Published 28 November 2014
WDH’s Cash Wise team have delivered 100 advent calendars to foodbanks in the district just ahead of the festival period.
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Lucy is the Cash Wise Christmas Winner!28 November 2014

Published 28 November 2014
The winner of the Cash Wise Christmas Dinner competition has been revealed.
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WDH offer timely energy switching reminder 27 November 2014

Published 27 November 2014
WDH is reminding Wakefield residents that now’s the time to change their energy tariff or supplier.
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Young people learn horticultural skills
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Young people learn horticultural skills

Published 15 July 2016

Young people across the district are learning key workplace skills thanks to a new joint initiative between the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), WDH and local partners.

A group of nine 16 to 25-year-olds recently completed work at Hatfeild Court Independent Living Scheme in Wakefield city centre as part of a six-week ‘Grow your space’ project, in which participants worked with residents to improve a communal space.

Having been selected through Prospects’ Talent Match scheme, which aims to support young jobless people into employment, the group helped residents create a sensory garden, from planning the design solution to completing all the agreed work.

To celebrate learners’ achievements an event took place on 13 July. Participants received a certificate of skills and attendance, and also heard from inspirational speakers who have established successful horticultural careers within WDH and other businesses.

 

Speaking about WDH’s involvement Tim Craven, Social Investment Manager, said:

“We’re delighted to be supporting this fantastic initiative, which complements our existing work in the community. By coupling our strong community links and abundance of green space with the RHS’s horticultural skills programme we can support even more young people to improve both their employability and personal development.”

Sarah-Jane Mason, RHS’s Regional Development Officer, said:

“We are thrilled to be working on this exciting new project with WDH. The workshops are designed to up skill residents and stimulate interest in their local environment and green spaces, encouraging WDH residents to garden at home or become involved in wider community gardening initiatives.”

The RHS and WDH are currently working together to deliver a series of five practical learning programmes which cover growing plants to sell, growing produce to eat, and developing ideas that can be used to improve local community spaces.

To register an interest in future sessions contact Diane Atkinson on 01977 788825 or by emailing: dianeatkinson@wdh.co.uk

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