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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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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.

One day at WDH...29 August 2017

Published 29 August 2017
At WDH we can achieve a lot in a day.  Following the launch of our latest  Annual Report, we’ve taken a look at exactly how much we can achieve here at WDH in one day. In one day we:  complete 359 repairs, 176 of which are same day repairs; answer over 1,700 phone calls and receive 510 digital enquiries;  help tenants to access £4000 worth of grants; and much more. To find out what else we do click here.  
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Apply now for a community grant29 August 2017

Published 29 August 2017
The WDH Community Grant Scheme is now open for local community groups and voluntary clubs to apply for up to £1,500. The cash boost can help towards existing services, buying equipment or paying for an event. The aim is to increase community spirit and enhance the quality of life for local people. Karen Deeley from Eastmoor Community Garden Association, whose art workshop project received funding from WDH, told us what the grant meant to her. "Five art workshops have taken place and the project has proved to be a wonderful experience.  Children aged between three and seven participated and created underwater scene art, willow wreathes and clay models.  As well as getting arty, people enjoyed exploring the community garden during their visits and learning about all the produce grown there.  On behalf of the Eastmoor Community Garden Association, I thank WDH for the support.  Without the grant received, none of this would have been possible." Applications are open from 7 August to 22 September 2017. For more information click here.

Free lunch for kids at the Addy23 August 2017

Published 23 August 2017
The Old Quarry Adventure Playground (The Addy) has received funding from WDH to provide free food for kids during the Summer holidays. The group applied for a WDH Community Grant to give free lunch to children who attend play sessions at the Addy over the Summer. As children don’t receive free school meals in the holidays, the Addy aims to reduce the financial burden on parents and make sure that children eat properly over the Summer break. The group at the Addy will teach kids how to make their own meals and introduce new healthy snacks. Michelle Bartram, from The Addy said: "We are piloting the holiday lunches this Summer. In cooperation with WDH, Morrisons and the Knottingley Food Bank we can provide 40 free dinners a day for a total of 21 days. The pilot seems successful, kids love making their own food and it helps parents out too!” Claire Secker, Tenant Involvement Officer at WDH said: “WDH work closely with The Addy throughout the year and I was happy to assist and support the application for a WDH Community Grant.  This project has given the children something to do during the school holidays and also ensured they have had a healthy lunch.  During my visit to a session it was great to see children enjoying preparing and trying new food.”

Donation boost to foodbanks 23 August 2017

Published 23 August 2017
Employees from WDH donated £650 worth of food to local foodbanks in just a week, the equivalent of 26 adult food parcels.

Vote now for your community heroes in our 2017 Love Where You Live Awards 22 August 2017

Published 22 August 2017
You can now vote for your local community heroes to get the recognition they deserve, as part of WDH's Love Where You Live Awards 2017.

Bank holiday opening times21 August 2017

Published 21 August 2017
All of our offices and service access points (SAPs) will be closed from Friday 25 August and will reopen on Tuesday 28 August.
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Residents on The Avenues get garden tips from industry experts14 August 2017

Published 14 August 2017
Over 25 green fingered residents from The Avenues in Pontefract received top tips from industry experts on how to maintain their new gardens which were renovated by WDH earlier this year.

WDH welcomes new Apprentices10 August 2017

Published 10 August 2017
As part of WDH’s 2017 apprenticeship scheme, we are proud to welcome six new apprentices.
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Relocation of services from Ossett Library 12 August 2015

Published 12 August 2015
As part of our plans to continue providing a value for money service, from Friday 28 August we are relocating services from Ossett Library to our WDH Hub on the Bull Ring shopping precinct in Wakefield.
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Artist exhibits work thanks to Foundation Grant11 August 2015

Published 11 August 2015
A budding artist from Horbury who received a £500 grant from WDH to help showcase his work is now exhibiting 10 of his paintings for the first time.
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Cash Wise hits Big Lottery target6 August 2015

Published 6 August 2015
A Big Lottery funded initiative that’s helping social housing tenants to tackle their debt and maintain their financial independence has smashed its target six months ahead of schedule.

Wrays Homes celebrate 100th birthday5 August 2015

Published 5 August 2015
Residents, trustees and guests of the almshouse charity, Wrays Homes, in Ossett celebrated the building’s 100th birthday recently with a garden party.

Kettlethorpe is blooming thanks to planting session3 August 2015

Published 3 August 2015
Kettlethorpe residents recently had the opportunity to join our Love Where You Live planting event.
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Happy Birthday to SOUL Portobello!3 August 2015

Published 3 August 2015
Portobello residents celebrated the 10th anniversary of SOUL in style last Thursday with an event at Manygates Park.
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OneCALL phone system maintenance 1 August 2015

Published 1 August 2015
At 8am tomorrow morning our OneCALL phone system will be undergoing routine maintenance. Please bear with us if you're trying to get in touch at this time as you may experience a delay in contacting an advisor.  We apologise for any inconvenience caused. 
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The WDH Health Pod arrives in Kettlethorpe28 July 2015

Published 28 July 2015
As part of our Access to Services programme we held our latest Housing and Health Advice Event in Kettlethorpe.
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Universal Credit roll out date announced28 July 2015

Published 28 July 2015
Last week the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) published new information in relation to the national roll out of Universal Credit.
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Site safety assembly for pupils in Outwood23 July 2015

Published 23 July 2015
Schoolchildren at Rook’s Nest Academy in Outwood took part in a construction site safety assembly this week thanks to help from Considerate Constructor mascot, Ivor Goodsite and WDH.
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Home sweet home with Shared Ownership from WDH17 October 2017

Published 17 October 2017
Katie from Outwood is the latest person to get on the property ladder with our Shared Ownership scheme.

Working with Older People Winners 2017: Five Towns Stroke Group13 October 2017

Published 13 October 2017
The Five Towns Stroke Group won the Working with Older People category in WDH’s 2017 Love Where You Live Awards.

Community Group Winner 2017: Smawthorne Welfare Action Team13 October 2017

Published 13 October 2017
Smawthorne Welfare Action Team won the Community Group Category in WDH’s 2017 Love Where You Live Awards having beat previous champions Havercroft Parents Forum after a fierce battle for digital votes.

Arts and Culture Winner 2017: Spectrum Children’s Drama Company12 October 2017

Published 12 October 2017
Spectrum Children’s Drama Company won the Arts and Culture Award at WDH’s 2017 Love Where You Live Awards.

Free English and maths courses for tenants12 October 2017

Published 12 October 2017
WDH, alongside Wakefield Council’s Adult Education Service, will be running two free courses from the end of October for tenants who would like to brush up on either their maths or English skills.

We're looking for new Board Members!11 October 2017

Published 11 October 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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Digital in the Community Winner 2017: Kirkthorpe Community Group11 October 2017

Published 11 October 2017
Kirkthorpe Community Group took the Digital in the Community Award in WDH’s 2017 Love Where You Live Awards.

Best Garden Winner 2017: Charles Malcolm10 October 2017

Published 10 October 2017
Mr Charles Malcolm won the Best Garden award in WDH’s 2017 Love Where You Live Awards.

Community Champion Winner: Jane Robinson and Tiny Hands Baby Bank9 October 2017

Published 9 October 2017
Jane Robinson won the Community Champion category in WDH’s 2017 Love Where You Live Awards.

Young Achiever Winner 2017: Becky Slater6 October 2017

Published 6 October 2017
Becky won the Young Achiever Category in WDH’s 2017 Love Where You Live Awards.
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Be vigilant against bogus callers24 April 2015

Published 24 April 2015
We are urging everyone to be vigilant against potential bogus callers who may be targeting our neighbourhoods.
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WDH welcomes VIP team22 April 2015

Published 22 April 2015
A hair and beauty salon has given a facelift to commercial premises owned by WDH in Castleford.

Initiatives recognised at prestigious Responsible Business Awards 21 April 2015

Published 21 April 2015
Three of our community initiatives will be recognised as part of the 2015 Responsible Business Awards, run by Business in the Community.
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Betty’s Garden gets a makeover13 April 2015

Published 13 April 2015
A picturesque spot at the edge of a WDH estate is heading into spring with a makeover thanks to a weekly gardening club.

ILS residents enjoy chair-based exercises10 April 2015

Published 10 April 2015
Residents at WDH’s city centre Independent Living Scheme, Hatfeild Court, took part in a free chair-based exercise taster session last week as part of an initiative to help those with reduced mobility stay fit.

Croftlands helps to combat isolation9 April 2015

Published 9 April 2015
Dozens of people visited WDH’s Croftlands Independent Living Scheme in Ossett on Tuesday to find out what it has to offer.
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Blooming good fun at Benson Lane bungalows7 April 2015

Published 7 April 2015
Youngsters saw the fruits – or rather, the flowers – of their labours when they returned to a planting project at WDH’s Benson Lane bungalows in Normanton.
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Easter office closures2 April 2015

Published 2 April 2015
All WDH service access points including the Hub at the Bull Ring, Wakefield will be closed from Good Friday (3 April) to Easter Monday, reopening on Tuesday morning, 7 April 2015.
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Learning Programme begins this month!1 April 2015

Published 1 April 2015
Our Community Learning Programme starts this month and offers FREE courses to tenants and people living on our estates.

Glasshoughton’s greener on the other side of our Day of Action1 April 2015

Published 1 April 2015
Glasshoughton streets are cleaner and greener thanks to an Environmental Day of Action organised by the Wakefield Together partnership of WDH, Wakefield Council and West Yorkshire Police.
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WDH unveils brand new homes to local residents21 June 2017

Published 21 June 2017
WDH’s HomeBuilder team held an open house event to give local residents in Outwood a preview of five new homes that have been built on Bevin Close.

Vision 2017 launches16 June 2017

Published 16 June 2017
We are extremely proud to introduce this year's Vision milestone update which highlights how WDH intends to reach the latest milestones towards its Vision – becoming an enterprise delivering social impacts by 2020, and the progress already made toward achieving this.
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WDH’s Love Where You Live Awards are back again for a sixth year!16 June 2017

Published 16 June 2017
Young achievers and community heroes in the Wakefield district who make a positive difference to their communities will be celebrated in our sixth annual awards.

Local children name street15 June 2017

Published 15 June 2017
Children from St Peters and Clifton CE Primary School have won a competition to name a nearby street.
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WDH employees rewarded for over 320 years combined service 14 June 2017

Published 14 June 2017
11 WDH employees recently picked up Long Service Awards having clocked up a combined 320 years’ service between them!
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Our Digital Roadshow is coming to you!14 June 2017

Published 14 June 2017
We’re out and about in our Mobile Hub this summer bringing you help and advice on how to manage your tenancy online, download our new App and giving you the chance to win a holiday!
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Girls from Airedale Academy get a taste for construction13 June 2017

Published 13 June 2017
WDH has teamed up with Airedale Academy to introduce girls to careers in construction. Seven girls from Year 8 at Airedale Academy were selected to attend a Girls into Construction taster session, at WDH’s purpose built training facility, after showing an interest in a future career in construction.
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