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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.

Service access point (SAP) Christmas closure19 December 2018

Published 19 December 2018
Our SAPs will be open at the following times during the Christmas period. ·         22 December – Wakefield Hub and Pontefract Hub open until 12 noon. ·         24 December to 26 December – All SAPs closed. ·         27 December to 28 December – All SAPs open. ·         29 December – Wakefield Hub and Pontefract Hub open until 12 noon. ·         31 December to 1 January - All SAPs closed. ·         2 January - All SAPs open as normal. Please direct urgent enquiries during the Christmas period to OneCALL on 0345 8 507 507.
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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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Community Grant helps local football team16 September 2015

Published 16 September 2015
A local football club has bought a new set of goal posts thanks to a £250 WDH community grant.

Christmas jobs fair on Friday 16 September 2015

Published 16 September 2015
This Friday there’s a Christmas jobs fair at the Ridings Shopping Centre between 10 am and 5pm.
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Ossett Community Café benefits from grant15 September 2015

Published 15 September 2015
Ossett War Memorial Community Centre is benefitting from a newly installed hot cupboard in their kitchen thanks to a WDH Community Grant worth over £400.

Less than two weeks left to vote in our Love Where You Live Awards14 September 2015

Published 14 September 2015
Our Love Where You Live Awards 2015 is going from strength to strength, receiving nearly 4,000 online votes on our dedicated website www.lovewhereyouliveawards.co.uk since launching nearly three weeks ago!
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Middlestown residents get health and housing advice 14 September 2015

Published 14 September 2015
Middlestown residents were recently invited to an event held at the Nell Gap Lane Garage Site in Middlestown by WDH and The South West Yorkshire Foundation Trust (SWYFT) which aimed to provide them with health, wellbeing and housing advice.
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Crofton residents love where they live11 September 2015

Published 11 September 2015
Crofton residents came together for their Love Where You Live family fun event recently.

Cold Calling Control Zone set up in Moverley Flatts11 September 2015

Published 11 September 2015
WDH, in partnership with West Yorkshire Trading Standards and West Yorkshire Police, has launched another Cold Calling Control Zone in Moverley Flatts, Pontefract.
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Get fit while you sit!10 September 2015

Published 10 September 2015
Local residents in Ossett and WDH tenants are invited to get fit by attending weekly armchair exercise sessions organised by The Senior Citizen’s Support Group.

Ready, Steady, Cook at Standbridge Lane Community Centre9 September 2015

Published 9 September 2015
Standbridge Lane Community Centre now has new accessible worktops and safe areas installed in their kitchen courtesy of WDH.
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Young people attend diversity workshops8 September 2015

Published 8 September 2015
WDH has awarded a Community Grant for over £400 to the Afemai Children’s Trust to help them run workshops on culture and diversity.
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