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Castleford Service Access Point (SAP) is closing on Friday 2 December24 November 2016

Published 24 November 2016
The way people access our services is changing. Over the last few years there has been a reduction in the number of people using our Service Access Points (SAPs) and an increase in people self-serving and completing transactions online. As a result of this change in user patterns, Castleford SAP will be closing on Friday 2 December.
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Partners join forces to protect residents from rogue traders16 November 2016

Published 16 November 2016
A Cold Calling Control Zone has been implemented to protect the residents in Outwood, Wakefield from cold callers, which has been funded by WDH.
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Local children learn about site safety with help from WDH and Considerate Constructors14 November 2016

Published 14 November 2016
Schoolchildren at Halfpenny Lane Junior and Infant School in Pontefract took part in a construction safety assembly last week with help from WDH and Considerate Constructors mascots, Ivor Goodsite and Honor Goodsite.

Pontefract residents are over the moon with WDH8 November 2016

Published 8 November 2016
Work has begun in The Avenues, Pontefract as WDH provides off street parking, new boundary walls, fencing and gates. The scheme will also create two new green spaces for local residents.

Working with Young People 2016: Rycroft Youth Club3 November 2016

Published 3 November 2016
Rycroft Youth Club took the Working With Young People Award in WDH’s 2016 Love Where You Live Awards.

Working with Older People 2016: Ann Bond2 November 2016

Published 2 November 2016
Ann Bond won the Working With Older People category in WDH’s 2016 Love Where You Live Awards.

Community Group 2016: Havercroft Parent Forum1 November 2016

Published 1 November 2016
Havercroft Parent Forum won the Community Group Category in WDH’s 2016 Love Where You Live Awards.

Best Neighbourhood 2016: Friends of Mellwood House1 November 2016

Published 1 November 2016
Friends of Mellwood House won the Best Neighbourhood category at WDH’s 2016 Love Where You Live Awards.

Best Garden 2016: Mr and Mrs Davis28 October 2016

Published 28 October 2016
Mr and Mrs Davis won the Best Garden award in WDH’s 2016 Love Where You Live Awards.

Community Champion 2016: Rachel Speak28 October 2016

Published 28 October 2016
Rachel Speak won the Community Champion category in WDH’s 2016 Love Where You Live Awards.
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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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Testing our procedures to keep tenants safe2 September 2019

Published 2 September 2019
WDH’s Compliance Team was put to the test alongside West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) as part of a training exercise to prepare us should the worst happen.

Vote for your community heroes in our Love Where You Live Awards 2019!27 August 2019

Published 27 August 2019
Voting for the winner of our Love Where You Live Awards will open on Tuesday 27 August. You can place your votes for your community champions on the dedicated website, www.lovewhereyouliveawards.co.uk, which has information on each finalist.
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Why are there 53 weeks on my rent statement?28 February 2020

Published 28 February 2020
There are 52 weeks in a normal year, meaning you will pay weekly charges for 48 of these (52 less the four ‘rent free weeks’). However, every five to six years, there are 53 Mondays in a year and 2019/20 is one of those years.  This means that you will pay rent on 49 weeks instead of the usual 48 weeks.  Please note that this has nothing to do with 2020 being a Leap Year. If you need help understanding your rent statement please visit the tenant area of the website where you will find a useful video and guide.
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Support for tenants affected by the Housing Related Support Subsidy payment withdrawal 28 February 2020

Published 28 February 2020
From the 31 March 2020, Wakefield Council will no longer pay a contribution towards the cost of support that tenants living in WDH Independent Living Schemes receive in Extra Care Independent Living Schemes or from a Community Support Worker. We are still able to provide the same level of support to our tenants, however the Housing Related Support Subsidy that Wakefield Council contribute towards their support, will no longer available. You will receive your annual rent information card from 6 April 2020 and this will show you the total you now need to pay for the service. If you are affected by this you can discuss the level of support you currently receive with your Community Support Worker or Extra Care Scheme Manager, who can advise you further and look at options to suit you. Our Cash Wise Team can help if you feel that you need financial support as a result of this change, please visit www.getcashwise.co.uk for more information. If you are worried about being able to afford the additional cost or how this could impact on your ability to remain independent you can contact Social Care Direct and request a Care Needs Assessment.                                                                                                                                                               
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Last chance to attend our career in construction taster sessions19 February 2020

Published 19 February 2020
This year, we are offering taster sessions at Trident Park, Normanton to show what a career in construction involves.

Preparing for Storm Dennis14 February 2020

Published 14 February 2020
In line with the severe weather warning, both the OneCall team and the Landscape Team have already put additional resources in place, both in our Contact Centre and Technical Services team.

WDH Breaking the mould at Wakefield Job Fair13 February 2020

Published 13 February 2020
We have been supporting National Apprenticeship Week with our ‘Break the Mould’ campaign which aims to attract nine new apprentices to the business and show women that they can have a career in the trades.

In 2019 we welcomed six new construction apprentices6 February 2020

Published 6 February 2020
Six new apprentices, aged between 16 and 19, started their journey with us in 2019. We appointed: • three Apprentice Gas Engineers; • two Apprentice Joiners; and • one Apprentice Bricklayer.

A ‘Day in the Life Of’ - WDH Tree Maintenance Officer5 February 2020

Published 5 February 2020
My name is Lee and I am employed as a Tree Maintenance Officer for WDH. My work involves carrying out work to trees on WDH land which can include climbing in to the tree canopy to cut back overgrowth, remove damaged limbs or a full tree removal if the tree has been assessed to be dead, diseased or damaged posing a risk to people or nearby property.

Discover Independent Living from WDH4 February 2020

Published 4 February 2020
Come along to our open day on Saturday 15 February from 10 am to 2 pm at Halberg House in Pontefract and meet our lovely team who can answer any questions you may have.

Promoting Apprenticeships at Wakefield’s Engineers of Tomorrow event4 February 2020

Published 4 February 2020
Employees from WDH have begun promoting trade apprenticeships to students from across the Wakefield district at an event at Cedar Court in Wakefield.

Jacob bags Apprentice of the Year Award!3 February 2020

Published 3 February 2020
Jacob Brain, who completed his roofing training as a WDH Apprentice has just been awarded Roof Slating Apprentice of the Year at The Leeds College of Building BIG Awards.
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