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Residents in South Elmsall are over the moon with Farfield Court’s new look!15 October 2019

Published 15 October 2019
Residents at Farfield Court Independent Living Scheme in South Elmsall got a sneak peek at the scheme’s new look following an extensive refurbishment.

Looking after the wellbeing of our Independent Living Scheme residents14 October 2019

Published 14 October 2019
We have partnered with technology business Care Management (CM), to pilot innovative technology that will monitor a resident’s health and predict health issues using heart rate, hydration levels, activity, sleep, muscle mass and grip strength.

Competition time!14 October 2019

Published 14 October 2019
Use our App to tell us what you use the internet for and you can win an Amazon Fire tablet. We are taking part in Get Online Week and sharing some hints and tips on how you can get more out of the World Wide Web.
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Get more out of life online!14 October 2019

Published 14 October 2019
Come along to our Get Online sessions between 14-20 October and try the internet. #getonlineweek is here and we are taking part and encouraging you to get more from the internet.
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Celebrating the work of our Mental Health Navigators on World Mental Health Day 201910 October 2019

Published 10 October 2019
Today is World Mental Health Day (Thursday 10 October 2019) and as an organisation we work hard to ensure that we look after our employees and tenant’s mental health.

We are supporting National Customer Service Week7 October 2019

Published 7 October 2019
National Customer Service Week is a week long opportunity to raise awareness of customer service and the vital role it plays in our business. Read below about just some of the things we do to provide good customer service.
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Continuing to achieve value for money and deliver what matters to our communities3 October 2019

Published 3 October 2019
We are delighted to share our latest Value for Money (AFM) Annual Assurance Statement with you. It describes what VFM means to us, our employees, our tenants and our stakeholders, and the progress we have made during the year.
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WDH Community Grant helps to reduce social isolation19 September 2019

Published 19 September 2019
Wakefield District City of Sanctuary has been awarded a Community Grant worth £500. The group will use this money to cover rent hire for the venue where their drop in sessions take place.

Service access point (SAP) closure for training17 September 2019

Published 17 September 2019
Our SAPs will be closed on Tuesday 24 September at 12 noon for employee training. They will reopen on Wednesday 25 September as normal. You can pay your rent, request and track a repair or send a message using the WDH App, available on the App Store or Play Store. In an emergency you can contact us on 0345 8 507 507.
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Annual Report 2019 – Read about our latest achievements now!4 September 2019

Published 4 September 2019
We are extremely proud to launch our Annual Report 2019.
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Testing our procedures to keep tenants safe2 September 2019

Published 2 September 2019
WDH’s Compliance Team was put to the test alongside West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) as part of a training exercise to prepare us should the worst happen.

Vote for your community heroes in our Love Where You Live Awards 2019!27 August 2019

Published 27 August 2019
Voting for the winner of our Love Where You Live Awards will open on Tuesday 27 August. You can place your votes for your community champions on the dedicated website, www.lovewhereyouliveawards.co.uk, which has information on each finalist.

WDH is Dementia Friendly!21 August 2019

Published 21 August 2019
WDH employees have raised over £400 to support Dementia UK, further confirming that WDH is committed to supporting residents and employees affected by dementia.

Service access point and HUB bank holiday closures16 August 2019

Published 16 August 2019
All of our offices and service access points (SAPs) will be closed on Monday 26 August. They will open as usual on Tuesday 27 August. You can pay your rent, request and track a repair or send a message using the WDH App, available on the App Store or Play Store. In an emergency you can contact us on 0345 8 507 507.
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Apply now for a community grant7 August 2019

Published 7 August 2019
The WDH Community Grant Scheme is now open for local community groups and voluntary clubs to apply for up to £1,500.

Service access point (SAP) closure - Friday 2 August29 July 2019

Published 29 July 2019
Airedale and South Elmsall service access points (SAPs) will be closed on Friday 2 August from 12 noon. They will open as usual on Monday 5 August.
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Survey underway23 July 2019

Published 23 July 2019
We are currently undertaking a telephone survey with tenants to find about experiences of claiming and managing on Universal Credit (UC).
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Festival of Dance a great success17 July 2019

Published 17 July 2019
A spectacular showcase of dance was performed by over 200 students at the Castleford Civic Centre last month.

WDH Pantomime is coming!12 July 2019

Published 12 July 2019
WDH is holding an exclusive pantomime performance of Jack and the Beanstalk on Saturday 30 November 2019 at 11 am at the Theatre Royal, Wakefield.
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Children from South Elmsall check on the progress of Miners Mews11 July 2019

Published 11 July 2019
Children from Carlton Primary School in South Elmsall recently visited our new build site on Westfield Lane in South Elmsall to see how the street they had named was coming along.
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Normanton man finds his dream career with WDH’s help
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Normanton man finds his dream career with WDH’s help

Published 18 December 2015

A man from Normanton has started his dream career thanks to WDH.  

Attila Gyokos, 21, spent six months working at the social landlord as a Project Support Assistant, and during this time he was supported to gain new skills and find full-time work. 

Whilst in the role, Geoff Kirk, WDH’s Service Director for Business Systems, noticed that Attila had strong programming skills. Geoff contacted Graham Howarth, Chief Executive of Sarcophagus, a Wakefield-based company that develop and host a range of software for businesses including ASDA and Audi. 

Geoff met Graham on the steering group of Wakefield Bondholders, and so knew his company were looking for someone with programming skills. After discussing Attila’s credentials, he was eventually offered a two-week trial at the company working as a web developer. 

Following his trial the company he was offered a full-time role as a web developer. 

Graham said: “WDH has helped our business immensely. To find someone who has the exact skill set we require and the passion that Attila has for the role is fantastic.”

Attila will now be working on developing Inspiringskills.com, a not-for-profit web application.  The application matches schools and colleges with businesses by creating engagement between them and enabling young people to improve and demonstrate they have work-ready skills. He will also work on Squirrelit, an application for young people that allows them to record and store academic achievements alongside practical examples of softer skills, to help improve their employability. 

Attila said: “I am so grateful that I had the opportunity through WDH to find exactly what I wanted to do in life. They helped me to find a career and not just a job. It feels fantastic to be moving upwards.

“I feel like I have come full circle as the project I am working on allows young people to find employment, which I feel really passionate about after my own experiences.”

 

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