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    Easter Office Closing Details13 April 2022

    Published 13 April 2022
    Our offices and HUBs will be closed on Good Friday 15th April, Saturday 16th April and Easter Monday 18th April over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend.

    Make it yours this May and find your dream home with Shared Ownership by WDH!13 April 2022

    Published 13 April 2022
    Make finding your dream home the only thing on your to do list this May. We are opening our May diary early as all of our April appointments have now gone. You are invited to book your appointment at one of our open day events at WDH’s beautiful show home on the Elm Tree Park development in Lupset this month.

    Partnership helps ease patient discharge in Wakefield hospitals4 April 2022

    Published 4 April 2022
    Between April 2021 to December 2022, Wakefield District Housing (WDH) has worked in partnership with the Wakefield Mental Health Alliance to help over 150 people get safely discharged out of hospital.

    Worried about rising energy costs?31 March 2022

    Published 31 March 2022
    You may be worried about how much your energy will cost from 1 April and how that will impact your budget. To help you plan your budget, save energy and support you with any concerns, we are here for you.

    Have you got the IT factor...31 March 2022

    Published 31 March 2022
    Our award-winning apprenticeship scheme is currently underway. As well as a range of trade positions, we’re on the hunt for the next IT apprentice.

    Buying the perfect home with Shared Ownership by WDH28 March 2022

    Published 28 March 2022
    Michelle from Castleford has started her home ownership journey with Shared Ownership by WDH, in her beautiful three bedroom home on the Strata Attitude development. As a single mum, Michelle knew she may struggle to buy the perfect house on the open market but after seeing an advertisement near her old house and adverts on Rightmove for shared ownership, she discovered the scheme would make it possible for her to buy her own home.

    Pontefract Hub will be closed for essential maintenance 25 March 2022

    Published 25 March 2022
    Our Pontefract Hub will be closed for essential maintenance on Saturday, 26 March 2022
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    Get ready for spring with Tivoli17 March 2022

    Published 17 March 2022
    Tivoli is our trusted local grounds maintenance partner who helps to cut grass, remove weeds, trim hedges, look after shrub beds and keep local environments tidy for WDH residents to enjoy.

    Our search for the next group of apprentices begins15 March 2022

    Published 15 March 2022
    Today, WDH launches the 2022 apprenticeship recruitment campaign to find and nurture the best talent in the Wakefield district and encourage more people to consider an apprenticeship role at WDH.

    Helping young people branch out 11 March 2022

    Published 11 March 2022
    WDH work with partners to deliver a series of activities to help young people engage in education, promote community interaction, and prevent youth offending.
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    Your safety is our priority22 April 2020

    Published 22 April 2020
    Whilst the world is very much focused on coronavirus, as we all are, I’d like to take the opportunity to highlight the importance of safety. The safety and wellbeing of our tenants is our top priority.
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    Don't burn your excess waste14 April 2020

    Published 14 April 2020
    We have recently seen a few incidents across the district involving garden fires. Due to the coronavirus outbreak Wakefield Council have taken the decision to suspend the collection of garden waste in order to maintain normal household and recycling waste collections.

    Stay at home. Protect the NHS. Save lives.9 April 2020

    Published 9 April 2020
    The bank holiday and extended weekend will soon be upon us and, with the good weather we’ve been having, it is tempting for all of us to stretch the guidance a little bit to visit family, join friends in the garden or visit some of our local parks. However, I must urge you continue to support our NHS and follow the advice that has been given.
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    Notice to GnERGY customers 3 April 2020

    Published 3 April 2020
    It has recently been announced that GnERGY Ltd has entered administration and that Bulb will take over GnERGY's customer base from Sunday 22 March 2020.

    Support services available to tenants1 April 2020

    Published 1 April 2020
    For those of us who are currently self-isolating and having to spend more time at home, it may be of some relief to hear that the government has pledged to support people with energy costs during this time. There will be specific arrangements put in place for those on pre-payment meters struggling with the implications of the Coronavirus, as well as energy customers facing financial distress. Whilst I appreciate there is a lot more to consider at the moment, I hope this relieves at least some of the worries you might have.

    Taking care of your mental health30 March 2020

    Published 30 March 2020
    The main priority of WDH is to look after our tenants and the homes they rent from us. But yet in these unfamiliar circumstances it is often difficult to prepare and know how to take the best care of ourselves and our families.
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    A thank you from Chief Executive, Andy Wallhead 27 March 2020

    Published 27 March 2020
    Although we are approaching the weekend, I want to assure you that WDH will be continuing to work around the clock to support you and keep you and your homes safe. I would also like to offer thanks for the amount of support and appreciation you have shown for our teams in the most challenging of times. This support has meant a lot to them and is helping them to get through the most challenging of times for us all.
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    Community Hubs offering support26 March 2020

    Published 26 March 2020
    Community Hubs are providing help to those who need it across the Wakefield district. They have volunteers and a range of support to help those affected by the coronavirus outbreak. They are working with the Council and others to support communities during this crisis.

    Update from Chief Executive, Andy Wallhead25 March 2020

    Published 25 March 2020
    I’m sure you will agree, the pace at which the coronavirus pandemic situation has taken hold has been phenomenal.
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    Homesearch 24 March 2020

    Published 24 March 2020
    Please note that due to the rapidly changing situation we are currently facing due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the last Homesearch cycle will close on Wednesday 25 March 2020 in the morning
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    Work starts to deliver 38 new affordable homes in Wakefield1 March 2021

    Published 1 March 2021
    WDH, working with Esh Construction, is redeveloping two of its former independent living schemes to provide 38 new affordable homes in Wakefield. The two developments, known as Greenhill Road and Colin Barnaby Court, will see an overall investment of £5.5 million and will be delivered by Esh Construction.

    Warm Home Discount promotion still available to tenants 25 February 2021

    Published 25 February 2021
    The Warm Home Discount Scheme, a one-off discount on your electricity bill, is still available to tenants up to 31 March.

    Stay vigilant against bogus callers 25 February 2021

    Published 25 February 2021
    Some criminals impersonate others to carry out crimes. We are urging all our customers to stay vigilant against potential bogus callers who may be targeting our neighbourhoods.

    WDH donate laptops to help online learning12 February 2021

    Published 12 February 2021
    Local housing association WDH has donated 62 laptops to the WF Connect project to help disadvantaged children and young people in the Wakefield district with their remote learning.

    More opportunities to have your say12 February 2021

    Published 12 February 2021
    As our customers, you are at the heart of everything we do, and we want to give you more, and better opportunities to have your say to help shape our services.

    Meet our Apprentice Review Officer this National Apprenticeship Week11 February 2021

    Published 11 February 2021
    As part of our support for National Apprenticeship Week we caught up with our Apprentice Review Officer, Claire Wilby to find out a bit more about the role of apprentices and what the future looks like.

    Apprentices help to build the future at WDH As social housing provider marks National Apprentice Week8 February 2021

    Published 8 February 2021
    WDH is marking National Apprenticeship Week by celebrating the achievements of its apprentices, who have had to face the challenge of entering the world of work during a global pandemic.

    Changes to our Grounds Maintenance Contractor1 February 2021

    Published 1 February 2021
    From 1 February 2021, all landscape maintenance work undertaken on WDH land such as grass cutting, shrub and hedge maintenance will now be carried out by Tivoli Group Ltd.
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    Have your say: new football scheme for the South East.28 January 2021

    Published 28 January 2021
    Would you like to get active and learn new skills through football?

    We Invest in People – Silver accreditation28 January 2021

    Published 28 January 2021
    WDH is proud to announce that following a rigorous assessment, it has been awarded a Investors in People (IiP) Silver accreditation.
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    Nominate a tenant to celebrate kindness this Christmas1 December 2020

    Published 1 December 2020
    We’re giving you the chance to show your appreciation to those who have shown kindness to your or others during this particularly difficult year, by nominating them for a special festive prize.
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    2019 / 2020 Delivering Value for Money (VFM) Report launched26 November 2020

    Published 26 November 2020
    We are proud to launch our Delivering Value for Money Report 2019 / 2020. We aim to deliver VFM in everything we do and look to drive efficiency wherever possible. We look to work with our suppliers to work jointly wherever possible, getting the best deals and delivering effective services for our customers.

    Fuel Poverty Awareness Day23 November 2020

    Published 23 November 2020
    As winter fast approaches, this year’s Fuel Poverty Awareness Day by the NEA (National Energy Action) will be held on the earlier date of Friday, 27 November

    Housing for Health Network for West Yorkshire and Harrogate launched 20 November 2020

    Published 20 November 2020
    Following the publication of the Housing for Health report in October 2020, a new Housing for Health Network has been in launched. The group is made up of Housing and Health and Care partners from across West Yorkshire and Harrogate and includes Sarah Roxby, Health and Wellbeing Director from WDH. They will meet bi-monthly to share innovation, good practice, and plans.

    Read the first issue of Tombridge News!19 November 2020

    Published 19 November 2020
    Our investment in Tombridge Crescent will have a positive impact for tenants and the local community. We will continue to provide regular updates in the newsletter for residents. Each household will receive a copy of this through their letterbox but if you have missed it we will upload a digital copy to the website.

    Gabby Round was our Young Achiever at this year's Love Where You Live Awards!17 November 2020

    Published 17 November 2020
    Gabby saw off the competition to take the prize for Young Achiever in our first ever digital Love Where You Live Awards event.

    Terry Armitage was our Best Garden winner at this year's Love Where You Live Awards!16 November 2020

    Published 16 November 2020
    Terry was the winner of the Best Garden Award at this year’s first ever all digital Love Where You Live Awards event.

    The Well Project were our Love Where You Live Community Group Winners!13 November 2020

    Published 13 November 2020
    The Well Project fought off the competition to be named as this year’s Community Group winners at our first ever digital Love Where You Live Awards.

    Our Love Where You Live Digital in the Community winners were Incredible Edible12 November 2020

    Published 12 November 2020
    After narrowly missing out on first place in this category last year, Incredible Edible gave it another shot in 2020. This year they were crowned our Digital in the Community winners, in our first ever digital Love Where You Live Awards.

    Our Love Where You Live Arts and Culture winner was Rachel List11 November 2020

    Published 11 November 2020
    Rachel List was this year’s Arts and Culture Award winner at our first ever digital Love Where You Live Awards.
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