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Residents get in the Christmas spirit in Pontefract21 December 2018

Published 21 December 2018
Children from DeLacy Primary School and Carleton Park Junior and Infant School joined residents at Halberg House and Eastbourne Independent Living Scheme for carols and Christmas cheer. Residents sat back and enjoyed listening to the children sing favourites like including Jingle Bells and We Wish You a Merry Christmas. Some even joined in! One resident said: “Listening to the children sing fills us all with happiness and lifts our festive spirits. I look forward to this event every year.”
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Police bike team get funding boost by WDH20 December 2018

Published 20 December 2018
A police bike team, which has caught hundreds of rogue riders, is to operate seven days a week for the first time following major investment from WDH.

Service access point (SAP) Christmas closure19 December 2018

Published 19 December 2018
Our SAPs will be open at the following times during the Christmas period. ·         22 December – Wakefield Hub and Pontefract Hub open until 12 noon. ·         24 December to 26 December – All SAPs closed. ·         27 December to 28 December – All SAPs open. ·         29 December – Wakefield Hub and Pontefract Hub open until 12 noon. ·         31 December to 1 January - All SAPs closed. ·         2 January - All SAPs open as normal. Please direct urgent enquiries during the Christmas period to OneCALL on 0345 8 507 507.
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Scouts group perform for residents at Silkstone Court17 December 2018

Published 17 December 2018
Children from 1st Altofts Scout group - spanning Beavers, Cubs and Scouts - entertained residents at Silkstone Court on Thursday with festive Christmas songs. The residents enjoyed classics such as Jingle Bells and Walking In A Winter Wonderland, joining in as the children sang. “The Beavers, Cubs and Scouts really enjoyed their evening with the residents of Silkstone Court, and the residents seemed to relish the chance for a good old sing-song. It just goes to show that you’re never too old to enjoy singing Jingle Bells!” said Kim Hiscocks, Scout Leader.
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WDH supports emergency food banks13 December 2018

Published 13 December 2018
WDH and Outwood Grange Academy Trust have donated £1000 each to make sure foodbanks are stocked in the lead up to the Christmas holidays.

SAP closure (Friday 14 December)13 December 2018

Published 13 December 2018
Our SAPs will be closed tomorrow (Friday 14 December) and will reopen on Monday 17 December as normal. OneCALL are available 24 hours a day on 0345 8 507 507 for urgent enquiries about estate management and repairs. You can pay your rent using our online payment site, or by calling OneCALL or at any newsagents, convenience store or petrol station displaying the PayPoint sign. You can also pay your rent by registering for an online account, where you can manage all aspects of your tenancy. For more information, visit the tenant area of WDH.co.uk here.
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WDH’s Christmas Competition is back with 12 days of prizes30 November 2018

Published 30 November 2018
We are launching our popular Christmas Competition on 1 December 2018 and giving you the chance to win one of 12 great prizes. It’s easy to enter you just need to download the latest version of the WDH App.
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Christmas calendars donated to local foodbanks29 November 2018

Published 29 November 2018
A collection of advent calendars were handed out at foodbanks across the Wakefield District by MRM Solutions and the WDH Cash Wise Team ready for Christmas.

Are you UC ready?28 November 2018

Published 28 November 2018
From today (Wednesday 28 November 2018) Universal Credit (UC) Full Service is being rolled out across the Wakefield district. UC replaces six benefits with a single monthly payment similar to a monthly working wage. The six benefits being replaced are: Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance Income-related Employment and Support Allowance Income Support Child Tax Credits Working Tax Credits Housing Benefit From today, you will need to claim UC if you are making a new benefit claim and are of working age. You might also need to claim UC if your circumstances change. Are you ready? It could take five weeks to receive your first payment so it’s important you act quickly when making your claim. Speed up the process by making sure you’re prepared now. We’ve put together some handy guidance on how you can make sure you’re UC ready. If you have any questions about UC or need support you can contact our Cash Wise Team on 01977 724651 or the DWP.
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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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Hatfeild Court residents enjoy a festive concert
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Hatfeild Court residents enjoy a festive concert

Published 14 十二月 2017

Residents and their guests at Hatfield Court Independent Living Scheme in Wakefield recently enjoyed a sing-a-long carol concert with pupils from Greenhill Primary School.

The children entertained everyone with a selection of well-known and new versions of Christmas favourites then tucked into some festive treats while chatting with residents.

 A great time was had by all and the residents are keen for another visit in the future, so thanks to all those who made this happen. 

Hatfeild Court is one of our renovated Independent Living schemes and is ideal for people who need some additional support to enjoy a better quality of life.  All the flats are self contained and it is in easy reach of the town and other amenities.

 

If you, or someone you know, might be interested in our schemes, which are located across the district, please contact the Independent Living team on 01977 724449 or email ILT@wdh.co.uk to find out more.

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Baileygate Court Independent Living Scheme, the perfect place to live!
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Baileygate Court Independent Living Scheme, the perfect place to live!

Published 14 February 2018

Joyce Schofield, 88, has recently moved back to her newly renovated flat at WDH’s Baileygate Court Independent Living Scheme in the centre of Pontefract from her temporary home in Featherstone.

Joyce, who has been a resident at the scheme for over ten years said: “I am over the moon with the refurbishments that have been carried out. It’s like a brand new building! Everything has had a face lift and it looks fantastic.”

Baileygate Court has undergone an extensive refurbishment, completely modernising the scheme inside and out, including the addition of a 12 space scooter room, salon and spa room.

She also added: “I moved into Independent Living after my husband passed away and I found I was struggling at home on my own. I visited a number of WDH’s schemes across the district with my daughter before deciding that Baileygate Court felt like home. I walked through the door and it felt as much like a home as my old house had.”

The scheme in Pontefract town centre is ideal for accessing all of Pontefract’s amenities with the town centre and bus station only a short walk away.  There is a selection of self-contained one bedroom and two bedroom flats available. WDH's Care Link emergency contact system is wired into each home ensuring access to assistance 24 hours a day. Access to the communal entrance at Baileygate Court is through a secure key system ensuring residents are safe.

Joyce said: “I feel very safe here. I feel that if I had stayed in my own home that I’d have felt anxious as it was on a busy estate. It’s very quiet here and secure which is very reassuring, not just for me but it gives my family peace of mind that I am safe.”

Residents also receive extra support from their Scheme Manager and will receive regular visits and calls to check on their wellbeing, these can be arranged to suit each resident.

WDH’s Independent Living Schemes also offer a range of social activities for residents including coffee mornings, bingo and more.

Joyce said: “You can be as involved or independent as you like. There is always something going on for people to get involved in but if that’s not for you then you can stay in your own flat. The choice is completely yours.”

If you or someone you know might be interested in our schemes, located across the district, please contact WDH's Independent Living team on 01977 724449 or email ILT@wdh.co.uk to find out more.

 

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