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Cash Wise donate advent calendars to foodbanks28 November 2014

Published 28 November 2014
WDH’s Cash Wise team have delivered 100 advent calendars to foodbanks in the district just ahead of the festival period.
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Lucy is the Cash Wise Christmas Winner!28 November 2014

Published 28 November 2014
The winner of the Cash Wise Christmas Dinner competition has been revealed.
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WDH offer timely energy switching reminder 27 November 2014

Published 27 November 2014
WDH is reminding Wakefield residents that now’s the time to change their energy tariff or supplier.

Time-lapse film captures regeneration27 November 2014

Published 27 November 2014
Stunning time-lapse footage has captured the start of regeneration work at Ripley Court in Normanton.
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Winter edition of WDH News out now!26 November 2014

Published 26 November 2014
We're running a huge Christmas Advent Calendar competition in the winter edition of the tenant newsletter which will give tenants the chance to win a prize every day throughout December.

Help to shape district's future24 November 2014

Published 24 November 2014
People are invited to a drop-in session on Wednesday to find out how they can help to shape the future of Normanton and Featherstone by joining one of WDH's Neighbourhood Panels.

Havercroft ILS residents attend healthy living course 21 November 2014

Published 21 November 2014
Residents at Whinview Court in Havercroft are taking part in a health and wellbeing course organised by WDH and South West Yorkshire NHS Partnership Foundation Trust (SWYFT).
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Competition: Six simple steps to win an iPad and more!20 November 2014

Published 20 November 2014
We're running a mega Christmas Advent Calendar competition in the winter edition of your tenant newsletter - here are the six simple steps you need to follow to enter.
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Poster is more than just a load of rubbish!20 November 2014

Published 20 November 2014
Children from Portobello created a poster out of recycling during a Fun Day at the Castle Children’s Centre after local residents raised concerns about the amount of litter in the area.
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WDH offer timely energy switching reminder 19 November 2014

Published 19 November 2014
WDH, the social landlord behind a free local energy switching website and phone service, is reminding Wakefield residents that now’s the time to change their energy tariff or supplier.
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Do you dare to be different? 14 March 2019

Published 14 March 2019
Our apprentices are open to anyone and this year we are supporting the Girls in Construction campaign. The campaign shows girls that they can do whatever they want. We are working with schools, offering taster sessions for girls at The Stores, Normanton to show them what is involved and to encourage them to consider a career in construction. Caroline joined WDH as an Apprentice Plumber 12 years ago and enjoys everything about it. The challenges, the variety and the people she gets the opportunity to work with make her job great. Construction isn’t just for men, girls can do it too.  Click here to watch the Girls in Construction video.  
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Northern Ballet Workshop at Castleford Academy13 March 2019

Published 13 March 2019
Students on the When Dance Happens initiative were treated to a ballet masterclass ahead of their eagerly anticipated trip to see the production of ‘Victoria’ at the Northern Ballet Company in Leeds.

WDH Community Grant helps develop children’s skills7 March 2019

Published 7 March 2019
iSpace, a community group based in Wakefield, has been awarded a community grant worth over £1,000.

Celebrating the hard work of our apprentice mentors 7 March 2019

Published 7 March 2019
Over 30 apprentices are currently completing an apprenticeship with us and each of them has the support of a mentor, to provide valuable advice and support in their chosen trade.

Let’s talk about apprenticeships – Castleford Academy visit 5 March 2019

Published 5 March 2019
We work with schools across the district to promote the benefits of apprenticeships, so when Castleford Academy approached us and asked if could help support groups of Year 11 students we welcomed the opportunity to show what apprenticeships with us are all about.

Learning a trade isn’t just for boys!4 March 2019

Published 4 March 2019
A job in the trades at WDH can lead to a bright future and a successful career, whichever route you take.

Our Love Where You Live Awards are back!4 March 2019

Published 4 March 2019
Young achievers and community heroes in the Wakefield district who make a positive difference to our communities will be celebrated in our eighth annual Love Where You Live awards.

WDH and Termrim build 22 new homes on former depot site in Airedale1 March 2019

Published 1 March 2019
WDH and building contractors Termrim have built 22 new homes on WDH’s former depot site at Austin Road in Airedale.

Apprenticeship applications open Monday1 March 2019

Published 1 March 2019
Applications for our 2019 Apprenticeships will open on Monday 4 March, kicking of Apprenticeship Week.

Tenants think digital photo guide is brilliant22 February 2019

Published 22 February 2019
Tenants in Lupset have being giving their feedback on a new digital photo guide, created by our Improvements Team to help tenants understand what they can expect when having their homes improved. The guide, which can be shown on an iPad or tablet, will be used by Resident Liaison Officers during the tenant induction process to explain what will happen at every stage of the works and prompt the tenant to ask more questions. This will hopefully lead to a reduction in the number of complaints that are often received at the beginning of a scheme of works.
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Our latest Vision update is now available
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Our latest Vision update is now available

Published 6 June 2019

We are pleased to announce that our latest Vision update is now available.

The document highlights our achievements and provides an update on the progress we have made towards reaching our 2020 milestone – to become an enterprise with social impacts.

The last year came with a number of challenges, including the introduction of Universal Credit across Wakefield. However, we have continued to deliver the high standards we pride ourselves on and develop services and support to meet the ever evolving needs of our customers.

This year, our successes include:

  • supporting over 1,800 people to manage their finances, tackling the pressures of Universal Credit;
  • recruiting over 100 new employees and promoting 89 internal candidates;
  • helping over 100 people to get on the property ladder through shared ownership;
  • completing improvements to some of our independent living schemes;
  • helping over 2,000 people back on their feet after falls through our Care Link service;
  • and many more.

Whilst the Vision update provides an opportunity to reflect on the progress we have made over the last 12 months, it also sets out some of the activities and initiatives we will look to implement over the next year.

Over the coming year we will continue to build on our achievements by:

  • building and acquiring new homes;
  • continuing on our journey to become a digital business by maximising the take up of digital services and implementing the next phase of Dynamics;
  • creating opportunities to recruit and develop a skilled, agile and resilient workforce; and
  • providing targeted support to enable our tenants to live independently.

Thank you for your continued support in helping us to achieve our Vision.

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