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Homebuilder builds on its success at national construction awards20 April 2016

Published 20 April 2016
Our in-house construction team, Homebuilder, has won a prestigious national award for a development in Crofton.

Telephone interviews underway18 April 2016

Published 18 April 2016
From today until 27 May we will be carrying out our tenant satisfaction survey over the telephone with randomly selected tenants with all information gathered used to improve our services.
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Universal Credit introduced in Wakefield from today18 April 2016

Published 18 April 2016
From today (18 April), job centres in the Wakefield area will begin processing claims for the Department of Work and Pensions’ (DWP) new benefit called Universal Credit (UC).

Universal Credit introduced in Wakefield next week13 April 2016

Published 13 April 2016
From Monday 18 April, job centres in the Wakefield area will begin processing claims for the Department of Work and Pensions’ (DWP) new benefit called Universal Credit (UC).
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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.

View our latest development, Newlands Gardens5 April 2016

Published 5 April 2016
Following the completion of our latest new-build housing development, our in-house construction team, Homebuilder, have documented their work in a short video
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Supplier news update5 April 2016

Published 5 April 2016
We are launching a fully electronic tendering and bidding service with our partner Due North.
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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.

Tenants gave their views at the Wakefield West Big Event22 March 2016

Published 22 March 2016
WDH held the “Big Event” for local tenants and residents on Wednesday 9 March 2016 at the Agbrigg and Belle Vue Community Centre. The main priority for the day was based on the results and feedback from the most recent Tenant Satisfaction Survey.

Easter opening times21 March 2016

Published 21 March 2016
All WDH Service Access Points will be closed on Friday 25 March reopening on Tuesday 29 March. For all enquiries, please contact OneCALL on 0345 8 507 507.    
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Improvement works underway with Academies Trust24 August 2018

Published 24 August 2018
WDH Schools Solutions have been making major improvements to three schools within the Pontefract Academies Trust over the school holidays.
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Vote for your community heroes in our Love Where You Live Awards 2018!23 August 2018

Published 23 August 2018
Voting for the winner of our Love Where You Live Awards is now open. You can place your votes for your community champions on the dedicated website, www.lovewhereyouliveawards.co.uk, which has information on each finalist.

School children name new street in Wakefield 20 August 2018

Published 20 August 2018
Children from Sandal Magna Primary School were presented with a prize after their suggestion was chosen as the winning street name on WDH’s latest development on nearby Sparable Lane.
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School children name new street in Wakefield 20 August 2018

Published 20 August 2018
Children from Sandal Magna Primary School were presented with a prize after their suggestion was chosen as the winning street name on WDH’s latest development on nearby Sparable Lane.
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Partners support local mosque’s open day event17 August 2018

Published 17 August 2018
Local businesses and organisations recently attended Wakefield’s Swafia Mosque Open Day. Local partners from WDH, NHS, West Yorkshire Police and West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue joined together at the event to provide local people with information about the local services available to them.
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Bank holiday opening times13 August 2018

Published 13 August 2018
All of our offices and service access points (SAPs) will be closed from Friday 24 August and will reopen on Tuesday 28 August.
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WDH Community Grants available now13 August 2018

Published 13 August 2018
Community groups across Wakefield District are encouraged to apply for a WDH Community Grant of up to £1500 between 6 August- 14 September.

Save the date8 August 2018

Published 8 August 2018
Exciting news for all our tenants!
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WDH raising the roof with new solar panels3 August 2018

Published 3 August 2018
WDH is boosting its commitment to sustainability by installing more than 500 solar panels to the roof of its head office in Castleford.

Are you eligible for the £140 Warm Home Discount?2 August 2018

Published 2 August 2018
We may just be coming out of the longest heatwave since the summer of 1976 but many of the energy suppliers’ Warm Home Discount schemes are now open to pre-register for winter 2018-19 applications. If you qualify for the scheme, it can provide a welcome £140 towards your winter energy bills.
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Praise for WDH's first environmental project continues to flood in!20 January 2017

Published 20 January 2017
Leanne Hancock, a tenant from South Avenue in Pontefract is one of the first residents from The Avenues, Pontefract to have her front and rear gardens completely redesigned as part of our first in house environmental project.

Get the WDH App17 January 2017

Published 17 January 2017
It’s now even easier for you to manage your WDH account. With the WDH App you can access all of your details on the go from your Apple or Android device.

WDH Care Link invests in new lifting equipment to improve service10 January 2017

Published 10 January 2017
WDH’s Care Link Team has invested in the Raizer Emergency Lifting Chair to help improve the service for Care Link customers.
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Christmas Competition 2016 - The results!28 December 2016

Published 28 December 2016
Thank you to everyone who took the time each day to enter our Christmas Competition during December! Please see below all of our winners, who took away some great prizes!

Northern Powergrid issues advice ahead of Storm Barbara23 December 2016

Published 23 December 2016
Ahead of Storm Barbara, which is forecast to bring strong winds as we approach Christmas, Northern Powergrid has issued information to customers about what to do in a power cut.
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Havercroft Parent’s Forum helps bring Christmas cheer to those in need thanks to WDH.23 December 2016

Published 23 December 2016
Havercroft Parent’s Forum is bringing Christmas cheer to local residents who really need it this year using prize money they received from WDH’s annual Love Where You Live Awards.

Stay safe during Christmas10 December 2016

Published 10 December 2016
It is so easy to get caught up in the festive spirit that many people can forget to take simple steps to stay safe.

Service Access Point opening hours9 December 2016

Published 9 December 2016
All our Service Access Points (SAPs) will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, Tuesday 27 December, New Year’s Day and Monday 2 January.
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Information for GB Energy Customers 1 December 2016

Published 1 December 2016
Tenants who receive their energy from GB Energy may be aware that the company stopped trading on Saturday 26 November 2016. From Wednesday 30 November, Co-operative Energy will take over responsibility for supplying all former GB Energy customers with their gas or electricity.
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Follow our simple tips to have a fun but safe Christmas30 November 2016

Published 30 November 2016
It is so easy to get caught up in the festive spirit that many people can forget to take simple steps to stay safe. Here are our 10 handy tips to help make sure you and your family enjoy the holiday period and stay safe.
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A vibrant and forward thinking service - Care Link are certified to the new Quality Standards Framework27 November 2018

Published 27 November 2018
Care Link has been certified to the Quality Standards Framework and recently received the award at the International Technology Enabled Care Conference gala dinner.
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Notice to Spark Energy Customers26 November 2018

Published 26 November 2018
On Friday 23 November it was announced that Spark Energy has ceased trading and that OVO Energy are selected by the GB Energy regulator (OFGEM) to take over Spark's customer base.  If you're a Spark customer, it's good news - you don't need to do anything. Spark will continue to service all aspects of your account under the spark brand. It's business as usual.  Ofgem, have also advised that Spark Energy customers will not have their gas or electricity supply affected. Ofgem’s advice to customers in the meantime is: Do not switch to another energy supplier. Take a meter reading ready for when your new supplier contacts you.
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Universal Credit – Less Than a Week to Go!23 November 2018

Published 23 November 2018
We are now less than a week away from the introduction of Universal Credit (UC) Full Service in Wakefield.

Care Link - John and Jean’s story23 November 2018

Published 23 November 2018
Jean recognised her husband needed more support at home after he had his first fall around five years ago. She heard about Care Link from the nurses while John was in hospital and felt it would be a good solution for them.
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Care Link - John and Jean’s story23 November 2018

Published 23 November 2018
Jean recognised her husband needed more support at home after he had his first fall around five years ago. She heard about Care Link from the nurses while John was in hospital and felt it would be a good solution for them.
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Telephone issues22 November 2018

Published 22 November 2018
We’re currently experiencing problems with our telephone system. Please bear with us whilst we work on resolving the issue.
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Service access point (SAP) closure for training (Thursday 29 November at noon)21 November 2018

Published 21 November 2018
Our SAPs will be closed on Thursday 29 November at 12 noon for employee training. They will reopen on Friday 30 November as normal.
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The Barracks unveil new memorial during Remembrance celebration 13 November 2018

Published 13 November 2018
A new entrance to The Barracks estate in Pontefract was unveiled during a remembrance service on Monday 12 November, marking 100 years since the end of World War One.

Our website is now more accessible 13 November 2018

Published 13 November 2018
You may have noticed a slight change to our website. We have added a new tool which makes it more accessible and easy to read for some customers. You can now customise our website in a way that works for you. It now includes dyslexia friendly tools, an interactive dictionary, a translation tool with over 100 languages and an option to turn text to speech.
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Jesters Gymnastics Club invests in new equipment with the help of local businesses9 November 2018

Published 9 November 2018
Local children’s gymnastics group, Jesters Gymnastics Club, has been able to buy brand new gym equipment thanks to WDH and Horbury Financial Services. The not-for-profit organisation based in Pontefract and Featherstone received a £1500 Community Grant from WDH and £350 from Horbury Financial Services to buy a new air track to help gymnasts improve their tumbling skills and training. With over 20 years’ experience, Jesters Gymnastics Club works with over 200 children, aged five to 18, to learn and improve their gymnastics skills. Jess Garrett, Head Coach at Jesters Gymnastics Club said: “The children absolutely love the new air track. We bought it from Airtrack UK who have been brilliant. We rely solely on fundraising so this wouldn’t have been possible without the donations from WDH and Horbury Financial Services.”
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