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News in Brief5 November 2014

Published 5 November 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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Regeneration work breathes life into community 4 November 2014

Published 4 November 2014
Regeneration work has begun at the former Ripley Court Independent Living Scheme ahead of a new 39 property development.
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WDH supports children’s Halloween party4 November 2014

Published 4 November 2014
A play group in Hemsworth held its annual Halloween party with the support of WDH last week.
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Apprentices join WDH permanently23 December 2014

Published 23 December 2014
Four apprentices have signed permanent contracts with WDH following three-year trade apprenticeships.

Residents from Altofts get into the festive spirit18 December 2014

Published 18 December 2014
Children from Lee Brigg Infant School performed some Christmas carols to the residents at WDH’s Silkstone Court Independent Living Scheme.
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First ever street name contest launched!17 December 2014

Published 17 December 2014
WDH will become the first housing association in the UK to use a public vote on Facebook to decide the name of a new residential road in Wakefield.

Celebrating all things Half Acres16 December 2014

Published 16 December 2014
WDH and partners have teamed up on Castleford’s Half Acres estate to improve the environment and tackle issues which matter to local residents, as part of a special Week of Action.

Tenants take advantage of free heating advice16 December 2014

Published 16 December 2014
Tenants were given free Winter Warmer advice at a session in Wakefield.

Students treat Minsthorpe ILS residents to manicure 11 December 2014

Published 11 December 2014
Beauty Therapy students from Minsthorpe Community College gave residents at WDH’s Independent Living Scheme, Farfield Court, a free manicure this week.
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News in Brief5 November 2014

Published 5 November 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.

Tags :

Regeneration work breathes life into community 4 November 2014

Published 4 November 2014
Regeneration work has begun at the former Ripley Court Independent Living Scheme ahead of a new 39 property development.
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WDH supports children’s Halloween party4 November 2014

Published 4 November 2014
A play group in Hemsworth held its annual Halloween party with the support of WDH last week.
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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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