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WDH raises funds for Hospice2 May 2019

Published 2 May 2019
WDH has raised an impressive £1,605 for Wakefield Hospice as part of the Hospice’s annual 10k Road Race Corporate Challenge. A team of 28 employees took on the challenge, organised by the charity to raise much needed funds to help provide palliative and end of life care to patients. Jamie Strachan, Events Fundraiser and organiser of the 10k race said: “For us the Wakefield 10k is our biggest event and the Corporate Challenge is a great way for businesses across the district to get involved. We are committed to inclusivity, hence why we have a funding target rather than a race time target. We began the Corporate Challenge back in 2017 and we have raised £35,000 so far.” He added: “75% of funding has to come from the public and year in and year out, people from Wakefield come out to support us. While we can’t add days to life, we can add life to days, providing a home from home experience and every little contribution matters. This contribution from WDH will help tremendously.” Joanne Biltcliffe, OneCALL Manager at WDH led the group and said: “We’re thrilled we have managed to exceed our £1,000 target. The 10k Road Race is a great way of getting employees fit and active and at the same time giving something back by providing much needed funds to the Hospice.”
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Graham breaks the record for the deepest blind salt water scuba dive! 17 March 2017

Published 17 March 2017
On 10 March Graham Owen, broke the blind salt water scuba diving depth record reaching an amazing 111 meters, beating the previous record of 105 meters.
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Airedale and South Elmsall SAP closure (Friday 15 December)8 December 2017

Published 8 December 2017
Airedale and South Elmsall service access points (SAPs) will be closed on Friday 15 December. They will reopen on Monday 18 December as normal.

CoActive Arts are awarded £1,000 to improve their services7 December 2017

Published 7 December 2017
CoActive Arts has been awarded a WDH Community Grant for £1,000.

WDH is helping tenants to see loved ones this Christmas23 November 2017

Published 23 November 2017
WDH is working with tenants who are facing Christmas alone this year to reach out to their loved ones with the power of the internet. Our team of Digital Angels will be visiting tenants across the district to help them to wish family and friends a Merry Christmas using video link.  Mick Walsh, Director of Housing, said: “Isolation and loneliness can be an issue for some people, especially at Christmas. We’re going to try to help our tenants who might be alone at Christmas this year to connect with their loved ones . A lot of people have mobile phones or tablets but don’t realise they can use them to video call. Our Digital Angels work with tenants across the district throughout the year to help to get them online and make the most of technology they have access to. We hope that, by offering this help, we can help reduce loneliness amongt some of the most vulnerable in our community and bring a little extra Christmas cheer this year.” According to figures from Age UK, 200,000 older people across the UK have not had a conversation with friends or family for a month. We hope to tackle that this Christmas.   
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WDH set to deliver national webinar for the Chartered Institute of Housing22 November 2017

Published 22 November 2017
The Debt and Cash Wise teams at WDH will be delivering a webinar to housing professionals across the UK on 6 December.
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Christmas Calendar Donation10 November 2017

Published 10 November 2017
A collection of advent calendars were handed out at the local foodbanks by the WDH Cash Wise team ready for Christmas.

Don’t let condensation be a pain this winter6 November 2017

Published 6 November 2017
At this time of year we receive calls from tenants about what they think is ‘damp’ in their homes – black mould spores or moisture which appears on walls and windows.

Hot water systems safety advice1 November 2017

Published 1 November 2017
We want to ensure you are as safe as possible in your homes and are focusing on providing hot water safety advice now the weather is turning colder.

Children and residents come together to improve their local park30 October 2017

Published 30 October 2017
Local children and residents gathered at Grasmere Park, in Knottingley, to show their support and discuss improvements to the area.

Dishing out budget friendly recipes at the foodbank 26 October 2017

Published 26 October 2017
Employees at WDH dished out quick, tasty, cheap and easy to cook recipes to support the Pontefract Foodbank last week.

Pupils from Pontefract help residents to celebrate their new look estate25 October 2017

Published 25 October 2017
Year 6 pupils from Half Penny Lane School in Pontefract have helped complete the green space at The Avenues in Pontefract by planting bulbs and shrubs to make the space look as bright as possible in the coming months. The space was then presented to the residents of The Avenues by employees from WDH.
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Residents in South Elmsall are over the moon with Farfield Court’s new look!15 October 2019

Published 15 October 2019
Residents at Farfield Court Independent Living Scheme in South Elmsall got a sneak peek at the scheme’s new look following an extensive refurbishment.

Looking after the wellbeing of our Independent Living Scheme residents14 October 2019

Published 14 October 2019
We have partnered with technology business Care Management (CM), to pilot innovative technology that will monitor a resident’s health and predict health issues using heart rate, hydration levels, activity, sleep, muscle mass and grip strength.

Competition time!14 October 2019

Published 14 October 2019
Use our App to tell us what you use the internet for and you can win an Amazon Fire tablet. We are taking part in Get Online Week and sharing some hints and tips on how you can get more out of the World Wide Web.
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Get more out of life online!14 October 2019

Published 14 October 2019
Come along to our Get Online sessions between 14-20 October and try the internet. #getonlineweek is here and we are taking part and encouraging you to get more from the internet.
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Celebrating the work of our Mental Health Navigators on World Mental Health Day 201910 October 2019

Published 10 October 2019
Today is World Mental Health Day (Thursday 10 October 2019) and as an organisation we work hard to ensure that we look after our employees and tenant’s mental health.

We are supporting National Customer Service Week7 October 2019

Published 7 October 2019
National Customer Service Week is a week long opportunity to raise awareness of customer service and the vital role it plays in our business. Read below about just some of the things we do to provide good customer service.
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Continuing to achieve value for money and deliver what matters to our communities3 October 2019

Published 3 October 2019
We are delighted to share our latest Value for Money (AFM) Annual Assurance Statement with you. It describes what VFM means to us, our employees, our tenants and our stakeholders, and the progress we have made during the year.
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WDH Community Grant helps to reduce social isolation19 September 2019

Published 19 September 2019
Wakefield District City of Sanctuary has been awarded a Community Grant worth £500. The group will use this money to cover rent hire for the venue where their drop in sessions take place.

Service access point (SAP) closure for training17 September 2019

Published 17 September 2019
Our SAPs will be closed on Tuesday 24 September at 12 noon for employee training. They will reopen on Wednesday 25 September as normal. You can pay your rent, request and track a repair or send a message using the WDH App, available on the App Store or Play Store. In an emergency you can contact us on 0345 8 507 507.
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Annual Report 2019 – Read about our latest achievements now!4 September 2019

Published 4 September 2019
We are extremely proud to launch our Annual Report 2019.
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