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WDH Care Link invests in new lifting equipment to improve service

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.

The new state of the art lifting chair makes lifting customers who have fallen quicker and easier, helping them back to their feet comfortably.

The Raizer is powered by a battery and is assembled around the customer whilst they are on the floor allowing them to be lifted into a standing position with ease. It will replace the current lifting device, ELK, where possible helping to reduce the cost of repairs related to over use.

Care Link employees have recently taken part in a training session run by Yorkshire Care Equipment to learn how to use the Raizer Emergency Lifting Chair.

Kirsty Jewitt, WDH’s Care Link Manager, said: “We are excited to introduce the Raizer as part of our responder service for customers. While it won’t completely eliminate employees needing to attend fall calls in pairs, it will go a long way to help with this and help to improve the service we offer.”

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Best Garden: Rob Stringer10 October 2018

Published 10 October 2018
Rob Stringer won the Best Garden award in WDH’s 2018 Love Where You Live Awards.

Community Champion: Angela Thomas 10 October 2018

Published 10 October 2018
Angela Thomas won the Community Champion category in WDH’s 2018 Love Where You Live Awards. Angela set up The Bag Fairies in November 2014 at The Pavilion, South Kirkby. The group supports anyone in need in the local community.  Angela and the group have provided clothing for people, ranging from new-borns to older people, as well as providing bedding, towels and homewares for the homeless and vulnerable who are moving into their own accommodation. The Bag Fairies are self-funded and rely solely on donations, there is no referral service and customers can just call in when they need to. They also provide a number of personal hygiene toiletries to the vulnerable and homeless and work closely with WDH Cash Wise to support families in need.  The group is going from strength to strength and their room is packed to the rafters with donations. Angela goes above and beyond to help and all of this is done in her own time. On winning the award, she said: “Community is not just a word, it is an attitude. Bag fairies is a community in action reaching out to help all those around us who are vulnerable and in need, so I am delighted to have won this award on their behalf.”

Digital in the Community: Friends of Fryston Woods10 October 2018

Published 10 October 2018
Friends of Fryston Woods Group took the Digital in the Community Award in WDH’s 2018 Love Where You Live Awards.

Working with Older People: The Open Heart Memory Café 10 October 2018

Published 10 October 2018
Janet Ward runs the Hemsworth Open Heart Memory Café each month. The café is run by a group of volunteers and is regularly attended by 30 to 40 people from across the South East of Wakefield. The café is for people with Alzheimer’s and their carers and provides a place where they can come along and socialise with others. They provide a number of activities suitable for people with dementia and older people including boccia, jigsaws, bean bag activities and regular sing alongs. The group also hold another weekly session for older people which aims at reducing social isolation amongst the older community and are looking at organising some trips for them.

Community Group: 5 Towns Community Radio10 October 2018

Published 10 October 2018
5 Towns Community Radio won the Community Group Category in WDH’s 2018 Love Where You Live Awards having beat previous champions Havercroft Parents Forum after a fierce battle for digital votes.

WDH’s winners all love where they live8 October 2018

Published 8 October 2018
Tenants, residents and community groups were among the winners at WDH’s annual Love Where You Live Awards grand final last night. The event, held at Wakefield’s Cedar Court Hotel and sponsored by Sodexo, celebrated local community heroes who make the Wakefield district a better place to live.

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.

Love Where You Live campaign clears 10 tonnes of rubbish 23 January 2017

Published 23 January 2017
On Tuesday 17 January, a team of people worked together to clean up areas of the Rivers estate in Airedale as part of the Love Where You Live campaign, which encourages residents to take pride in where they live.

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.

Airedale residents take part in the Three Streets Love Where You Live Event 11 July 2016

Published 11 July 2016
Residents living on Milnes Grove, Kershaw Avenue and Graham Street in Airedale took part in the Three Streets Love Where You Live Event hosted by WDH and The Airedale Neighbourhood Management Board to help them clean up the area.
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NHF Chief Exec pays us a visit21 October 2015

Published 21 October 2015
Our aspiring leaders met with the Chief Executive of the National Housing Federation (NHF) during a visit last week.
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Improvement work showcased at Halberg House20 October 2015

Published 20 October 2015
Recently we held an event at Halberg House in Pontefract to showcase to the local community the improvements that have been made to it as part of our programme of work to modernise our independent living schemes.
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Cash Wise support service goes social19 October 2015

Published 19 October 2015
A Big Lottery funded project that provides intensive one to one support sessions and interactive workshops to help people make the most out of their money has taken to social media by launching a dedicated Facebook page.
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Flanshaw residents day of action15 October 2015

Published 15 October 2015
WDH teamed up with Wakefield Together Partners which include: Wakefield Council, West Yorkshire Police and West Yorkshire Fire Service and local residents to take part in a day of action.