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WDH Independent Living.....the perfect place to live!3 September 2018

Published 3 September 2018
A WDH independent living scheme is the perfect place to live for anyone feeling vulnerable in their own home who isn’t ready to move into a care home. Our properties are great for maintaining an independent lifestyle, meaning you have your own door key and you can come and go as you please, while still living within a larger secure scheme, or a self-contained bungalow, that offers you and safety and gives your family peace of mind. Our independent living schemes are located in towns throughout the Wakefield district. All are within close proximity to local amenities, meaning you are never far from shops and essential services. To see where our Independent Living Schemes are located and to see what they are like, please click on the interactive map. You will have a built-in support system in our schemes, because each property is fitted with a WDH Care Link alarm – a 24-hour emergency contact point. Joyce, a resident at Baileygate Court in Pontefract, said: “I feel very safe here. I feel that if I had stayed in my own home that I’d have felt anxious as it was on a busy estate. It’s very quiet here and secure which is very reassuring, not just for me but it gives my family peace of mind that I am safe.” Each scheme has either a Community Support Worker or a Residential Scheme Manager who looks after each resident's welfare and liaises with relevant agencies where required. They also arrange and support social activities and events to encourage the active and happy atmosphere found at WDH independent living schemes. There is always something going on, whether it's one of the many trips or a get together in the residents' lounge, boccia bowling, bingo, charity events, learning to get online or even hosting an MP visit! Rita, a resident at Carlton Court in South Elmsall, said: “The range of activities is wonderful. You can get as involved as you like. It’s lovely to get together regularly and have a cup of tea with friends. It can really bring people out of their shells.” Visit our website to find out more about our Independent Living schemes.  

Green fingered residents get ready for summer26 July 2018

Published 26 July 2018
Residents of Bembridge House Independent Living Scheme in Lupset have been busy making improvements to their communal garden, adding their own person touch.

Residents at Queen’s Avenue get in the Easter spirit4 April 2018

Published 4 April 2018
Residents at Queens Avenue Independent Living Scheme got together to celebrate Easter and create festive cards and hats.

Baileygate Court Independent Living Scheme, the perfect place to live!14 February 2018

Published 14 February 2018
Joyce Schofield, 88, has recently moved back to her newly renovated flat at WDH’s Baileygate Court Independent Living Scheme in the centre of Pontefract from her temporary home in Featherstone.

Residents in Wakefield took a trip down memory lane with members of the NHS Confederation19 January 2018

Published 19 January 2018
Residents at Hatfeild Court, a WDH run Independent Living Scheme in Wakefield, enjoyed a trip down memory lane after recently attending a ‘Portrait of a Life’ session.

Baileygate Court residents welcome in the New Year in their new home3 January 2018

Published 3 January 2018
Baileygate Court residents, both new and old, celebrated Christmas and New Year in style in their newly refurbished homes after major improvement works to the Independent Living Scheme were completed.

Hatfeild Court residents enjoy a festive concert14 December 2017

Published 14 December 2017
Residents and their guests at Hatfield Court Independent Living Scheme in Wakefield recently enjoyed a sing-a-long carol concert with pupils from Greenhill Primary School.

WDH’s Independent Living residents raised lots of dough for Macmillan2 October 2017

Published 2 October 2017
Residents at Queen’s Avenue Bungalows in Pontefract raised lots of dough for Macmillan with their coffee morning.

St Patrick’s Day celebrations20 March 2017

Published 20 March 2017
Youngsters from St Helens Primary School choir celebrated St Patrick’s Day by singing songs, playing bingo and taking part in craft activities with residents at WDH’s Ashfield House Independent Living Scheme in Hemsworth last week.

Residents in Castleford celebrate their improved homes!13 March 2017

Published 13 March 2017
Residents at WDH’s Springfield Independent Living Scheme were celebrating their newly refurbished homes today after completion of a £3.5 million refurbishment.
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