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Airedale residents get free winter energy advice3 December 2015

Published 3 December 2015
One of 11 free winter energy advice sessions was held last week in Airedale, thanks to WDH’s Sustainability Team.
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Our community grant’s bean bagged by Brickhouse2 December 2015

Published 2 December 2015
Ossett’s Brickhouse Youth Club has benefited from new bean bags for its youngsters, thanks to a WDH Community Grant worth more than £260.
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Christmas Competition 2015 – Day One!1 December 2015

Published 1 December 2015
Our tenant Christmas competition has launched today on Your Account – our online tenant service. Make sure you register so you can take part!
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Have your say on our customer service standards30 November 2015

Published 30 November 2015
As part of our commitment to delivering excellent customer service, all this week we’re asking you to take part in a consultation about our employee behaviours.
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Care Link celebrates its 25th anniversary27 November 2015

Published 27 November 2015
Our Care Link service, which provides support and peace of mind for elderly, disabled and vulnerable people in their own homes, is 25 years old next Monday!

Ambitious new build growth plans for WDH 26 November 2015

Published 26 November 2015
WDH is planning further growth through an ambitious additional new-build investment programme in support of local communities.
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OneCALL phone system essential maintenance 26 November 2015

Published 26 November 2015
Between 8 pm and 12 am on Thursday (26 November) our OneCALL phone system will be undergoing essential maintenance which may mean a delay in answering your call.
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SAP closure next Tuesday25 November 2015

Published 25 November 2015
Our service access points (SAPs) will be closed on Tuesday 1 December at 12:30pm for employee training.
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Want a job but don’t know where to start?25 November 2015

Published 25 November 2015
Do you live in a WDH property, are you over 16 and are you looking for a job but don’t know where to start?

Moverley Flatts residents wrap the Hospice in love!24 November 2015

Published 24 November 2015
Residents of WDH’s Moverley Flatts Independent Living Scheme in Pontefract have taken part in the Prince of Wales Hospice knitting challenge that hopes to wrap the hospice up in one big scarf.
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Celebrating the work of our Mental Health Navigators on World Mental Health Day 2019
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Celebrating the work of our Mental Health Navigators on World Mental Health Day 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 employ a team of Mental Health Navigators who work with our tenants to support them with mental health issues and help them to overcome these and continue to stay in their homes.

‘Sarah’s’ story shows the value that our Mental Health Navigators bring to tenants who are struggling with their mental health and shows how working with other teams and partner agencies we can help them to turn things around.

‘Sarah’ was referred to the Wellbeing Team by the Tenancy Ready Team as she was suffering from a range of problems ranging from depression, due to the loss of a close family member, pain as a result of a disability, anger management issues and suicidal thoughts. She was assigned a Mental Health Navigator to work one on one with her to help her manage these issues.

‘Sarah’ received emotional support from our Mental Health Navigator and was referred for psychological therapy and long term support. She also was given help to access Homesearch and bid on properties and assigned a Wellbeing Caseworker to help meet any housing and practical needs that she had. They helped with a referral to the Adaptations Team for a Health and Medical Rehousing Assessment which resulted in her gaining a band B and a priority move to a suitable property for her disability when one becomes available.

‘Sarah’s’ Mental Health Navigator was able to refer her to Social Care Direct for a care needs assessment and she has now had a social worker allocated and an assessment completed. With our support she is able to self-manage her mental health related conditions. ‘Sarah’ now feels able to bid on properties and has received support from Cash Wise and our Tenancy Ready Team to ensure she will be able to manage her own tenancy and finances, without it becoming overwhelming for her.

 

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