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Easter fun at the Old Addy26 April 2017

Published 26 April 2017
Children and young people took part in a host of Easter activities supported by WDH at the Old Addy Adventure Playground in Knottingley.
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Bank holiday opening times25 April 2017

Published 25 April 2017
All of our offices and service access points (SAPs) will be closed from Friday 28 April and will reopen on Tuesday 2 May. If you need to contact us you can call 0345 8 507 507 or send a message using the WDH App, available on the App Store and Play Store.  
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SAPs closed for training - Thursday 27 April. 24 April 2017

Published 24 April 2017
Our service access points (SAPs) will be closed on Thursday 27 April from 12 noon for employee training. They will reopen on Friday 28 April as normal. If you need to contact us you can call 0345 8 507 507 or send a message using the WDH App, available on the App Store and Play Store.  
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We are now a Community Benefit Society10 April 2017

Published 10 April 2017
From 5 April 2017 we became a charitable Community Benefit Society (CBS). We think this better reflects what we do. This doesn’t change the services we provide to our customers.  Read our CBS fact sheet for more information.   

Our Tenant Satisfaction Survey is underway10 April 2017

Published 10 April 2017
Our Tenant Satisfaction Survey has started and will end on Friday 12 May. Customer experience specialists, TLF, are calling a representative sample of tenants to gather your views on the service you receive from us.  If you do receive a call from TLF, please be assured that we have employed them to complete the survey on our behalf. This ensures that your feedback is anonymous if you wish. We carry out these surveys twice a year and use your feedback to make improvements to our services. Since the last survey was carried out in November 2016, we have been working hard to improve:   how easy we are to deal with; how good we are at keeping the promises and commitments we make;  the repairs service experience; and the way we manage nuisance and antisocial behaviour.  Thank you for your feedback and support.  

Stay safe in your garden6 April 2017

Published 6 April 2017
Here are a few tips to stay safe in your garden this spring!

WDH Community Grants available now3 April 2017

Published 3 April 2017
Local groups can apply for up to £1500 to help fund community projects. WDH is inviting applications from local community groups or voluntary clubs to boost existing services, buy equipment or pay for an event. The aim is to increase community spirit and enhance the quality of life for local people. Last year one of the many groups that benefited from the scheme was the West End Terriers. They received funding for new training footballs and poles and new football nets to help improve their game. Dale Appleton, from The West End Terriers, said: “It is a superb opportunity for volunteer run organisations to ensure they can remain operational. Without this help and support we would not have been able to provide the much needed training equipment for our members to help them improve and up their game.” Applications open from 3 April to 19 May 2017.  WDH can provide help to complete the application form if needed. For further information visit http://www.wdh.co.uk/OurCommunities , call 01977 788807 or email neighbourhoodpanels@wdh.co.uk.  

Tina gets a fresh start thanks to WDH30 March 2017

Published 30 March 2017
Tina, 52, from Pontefract was given a fresh start after moving into one of WDH’s Immediately Available Homes.

Do you know a local hero?29 March 2017

Published 29 March 2017
For the first time ever Community Foundation Wakefield District are looking to recognise the brilliant work being carried out by volunteers across the district and those who have made a real difference.
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Thank you to our stakeholders28 March 2017

Published 28 March 2017
Stakeholder Survey raises £520 for the Community Leadership Programme. Our Stakeholder Survey is carried out biennially and gathers feedback from a range of stakeholders on their perception of WDH, how they want to be communicated with and how they think we could improve.  This year, in an effort to increase response rates, we donated £5 for each response to our Community Leadership Programme as an incentive to complete the survey. We received 104 responses, raising £520.  This will part fund a young person’s place on our Outward Bound Skills for Life Programme, which is a 19 day intensive programme.  The course can provide life changing experience for a young person, aiming to develop self-confidence and self-belief, communication, resilience and team working skills and showing individuals how to make the most of the opportunities they’re given.  
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Green fingered residents get ready for summer
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Green fingered residents get ready for summer

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.

They have planted shrubs, plants and flowers, supplied by WDH, to brighten up the area for all their neighbours and residents to enjoy.

Michelle Backhouse, WDH’s Community Support Worker said: “The raised planters are brilliant for the tenants to use as they are easily accessible. To see how they are flourishing now is lovely and it has given the tenants, who been involved, a new lease of life. They are enjoying the planting and growing but they also enjoy sharing the produce that they have grown with the other tenants.”

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SAP closure for employee training (Wednesday 6 September from 12 Noon)
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SAP closure for employee training (Wednesday 6 September from 12 Noon)

Published 6 September 2017
Please note that our Service Access Points will be closed from 12 noon today (Wednesday 6 September) and will re-open at 9 am tomorrow (Thursday 7 September.)
 
For enquiries phone OneCALL on 0345 8 507 507 or visit our website www.wdh.co.uk.
 
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Cold Calling Control Zone set up to protect tenants in Normanton3 April 2019

Published 3 April 2019
WDH, in partnership with West Yorkshire Trading Standards and West Yorkshire Police, has launched a Cold Calling Control Zone at Benson Lane, and the surrounding streets, in Normanton
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Free English and maths courses for tenants12 October 2017

Published 12 October 2017
WDH, alongside Wakefield Council’s Adult Education Service, will be running two free courses from the end of October for tenants who would like to brush up on either their maths or English skills.

Children’s Day at Smirthwaite Estate13 June 2017

Published 13 June 2017
Residents of Smirthwaite Estate came together on 1 June 2017 to celebrate Children’s Day.
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Changes to WDH’s services at Normanton Service Access Point (SAP)21 September 2016

Published 21 September 2016
The way that 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. It is because of these changes that we will be closing Normanton SAP on Friday 30 September 2016.
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Normanton development shortlisted for regional award20 June 2016

Published 20 June 2016
An energy efficient housing development in Normanton has been shortlisted for a regional industry award.
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Normanton residents help WDH celebrate their 75th ‘Homebuilder’ property8 April 2016

Published 8 April 2016
Local residents ventured out in the spring sunshine to help mark the completion of WDH’s 75th new-build property.

100+ children Clean for the Queen!24 March 2016

Published 24 March 2016
During the past two weeks 188 children from Normanton, Featherstone and the surrounding area have teamed up with WDH and taken part in Clean for the Queen, a national incentive to clean up the country in celebration of the Queen’s 90th birthday in April.

New housing development completed in Normanton3 March 2016

Published 3 March 2016
Last week we completed 39 two and three bedroom properties.
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New £1.5m construction training facility20 January 2016

Published 20 January 2016
A 30,000 sq ft state-of-the-art construction training centre and trade store has been opened.

Normanton man finds his dream career with WDH’s help18 December 2015

Published 18 December 2015
A man from Normanton, found his dream career following a referral from a WDH work club. Attila Gyokos, 21, spent six months working at WDH as Project Support Assistant which helped him gain skills to aid his future employment.
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