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Pupils bowled over after tenants visit27 May 2014

Published 27 May 2014
Two generations went head-to-head on the boccia bowling court at a school in Wakefield.

Our Roadshows get underway23 May 2014

Published 23 May 2014
Our Summer Roadshow 2014 hits the road this week, bringing advice and information to tenants and residents at fun galas, market days and community events across the district.

Maypole tradition continue thanks to WDH grant20 May 2014

Published 20 May 2014
Residents in Gawthorpe were able to continue a 140-year tradition thanks to a WDH Community Grant.

Pontefract residents celebrate improvements1 May 2014

Published 1 May 2014
WDH held a celebratory event in Pontefract last week to mark the end of the environmental improvements being carried out in the local area.
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New energy switching service to support Wakefield communities16 April 2014

Published 16 April 2014
An energy switching website and phone service which aims to help WDH tenants and Wakefield residents save money on their gas and electricity bills has been launched by WDH this week.

Community grant for Nostell Village Hall16 April 2014

Published 16 April 2014
Volunteers who help carry out work at Nostell Village Hall were presented with a cheque for £689 at a tea party last week.

Apprentice swaps job to promote vocational education11 February 2014

Published 11 February 2014
Two WDH employees have taken part in a job swap as part of the Brathay Apprentice Challenge - a national competition to find the Apprentice Team of the Year.

Apprentices spruce up local community house in latest challenge10 February 2014

Published 10 February 2014
A team of nine WDH apprentices have been sprucing up Cutsyke Community House as part of the 2014 Brathay Apprentice Challenge - the official search to find the ‘Apprentice Team of the Year’.

Former apprentice explains Gas and Heating Ventilation role10 February 2014

Published 10 February 2014
Former WDH apprentice, Matthew Raine, talks about being a Gas and Heating Ventilation Engineer.

WDH apprentices visit local college9 February 2014

Published 9 February 2014
Two WDH apprentices visited Hemsworth Arts and Community College this week to talk to students about the benefits of doing an apprenticeship.
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Utilita helps residents get to grips with smart meters
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Utilita helps residents get to grips with smart meters

Published 7 June 2019

Residents at Musgrave Court were visited by Utilita recently to help them make the most of their smart meters.

Following the refurbishment of the independent living scheme in Wakefield, all of the flats now come equipped with smart meters to help residents to keep a track of their energy usage.

To help residents to understand how the meters could help, Utilita, the scheme’s energy provider, held a session where residents were able to bring their bills and ask any questions they had.

The session was very successful and all the residents felt they could go away and start using their smart meters to help make savings on their energy bills.

One resident said: “I won’t lie, up until the session I had put mine away in a drawer! However, after listening to the talk I now feel like know what my smart meter does and how it can help me save some money.”

Karloy Mitro, Business Development Manager from Utilita, said: “It was a great opportunity to come and meet the residents and WDH employees at Musgrave Court, help improve their understanding of how smart meters work and answer any questions they had relating to their accounts with us.”

Pervez Khaliq, WDH’s Project Officer – Construction Programme Team said: “Aftercare is extremely important to us and we wanted to make sure that residents at Musgrave Court received the best customer service possible. It made sense for us to arrange a session to help them understand their smart meters and ask any questions they may have to ensure they were satisfied and happy as this was something completely new to a lot of the residents.”

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