wdh

News

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.
Tags :

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.
Tags :

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.
Tags :

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.
Tags :

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.

Eastmoor Community Garden will be getting arty thanks to WDH29 November 2016

Published 29 November 2016
Members of the Eastmoor Community Garden in Wakefield will be taking part in art workshops in the new year thanks to a community grant from WDH which has enabled the group to buy materials and pay a sessional worker to lead the workshops.

West End Terriers will be playing grrrrr-eat this season thanks to WDH29 November 2016

Published 29 November 2016
The West End Terriers football club based in Hemsworth will be playing great this season thanks to a community grant from WDH.
Back to top
WDH News | The latest news from WDH
wdh

News

Utilita helps residents get to grips with smart meters7 June 2019

Published 7 June 2019
Residents at Musgrave Court were visited by Utilita recently to help them make the most of their smart meters. Following the refurbishment of the independent living scheme in Wakefield, all of the flats now come equipped with smart meters to help residents to keep a track of their energy usage.

Our latest Vision update is now available6 June 2019

Published 6 June 2019
We are pleased to announce that our latest Vision update is now available.
Tags :

WDH creates family development in Thirsk5 June 2019

Published 5 June 2019
WDH are working in partnership with the Strategic Team Group to build 40 new homes in Thirsk.
Tags :

Local children clean up park5 June 2019

Published 5 June 2019
Children from Simpson’s Lane Academy in Knottingley celebrated finishing their SATs with a day in the park. Though they weren’t sitting back and relaxing just yet. They were picking up litter to improve the park, collecting 16 sacks all together, and adding planters to brighten up the area. They also did a street audit on the surrounding streets to highlight where improvements could be made.
Tags :

Service access point and HUB bank holiday closures20 May 2019

Published 20 May 2019
All of our offices and service access points (SAPs) will be closed on Monday 27 May. They will open as usual on Tuesday 28 May.
Tags :

WDH is Deaf Aware9 May 2019

Published 9 May 2019
As part of Deaf Awareness Week 6 to 12 May, Wakefield and District Society for Deaf People visited a number of venues within the Wakefield district to ensure they are offering services suitable for someone that is deaf or hard of hearing. Our Wakefield Hub was one of those visited.
Tags :

WDH raises funds for Hospice2 May 2019

Published 2 May 2019
WDH has raised an impressive £1,605 for Wakefield Hospice as part of the Hospice’s annual 10k Road Race Corporate Challenge. A team of 28 employees took on the challenge, organised by the charity to raise much needed funds to help provide palliative and end of life care to patients. Jamie Strachan, Events Fundraiser and organiser of the 10k race said: “For us the Wakefield 10k is our biggest event and the Corporate Challenge is a great way for businesses across the district to get involved. We are committed to inclusivity, hence why we have a funding target rather than a race time target. We began the Corporate Challenge back in 2017 and we have raised £35,000 so far.” He added: “75% of funding has to come from the public and year in and year out, people from Wakefield come out to support us. While we can’t add days to life, we can add life to days, providing a home from home experience and every little contribution matters. This contribution from WDH will help tremendously.” Joanne Biltcliffe, OneCALL Manager at WDH led the group and said: “We’re thrilled we have managed to exceed our £1,000 target. The 10k Road Race is a great way of getting employees fit and active and at the same time giving something back by providing much needed funds to the Hospice.”
Tags : ,

Service access point and HUB employee training closures2 May 2019

Published 2 May 2019
All of our offices and service access points (SAPs) will be closed from 12 noon on Thursday 9 May. They will open as usual on Friday 10 May.
Tags :

Serviceaccess point and HUB bank holiday closures30 April 2019

Published 30 April 2019
All of our offices and service access points (SAPs) will be closed on Monday 6 May. They will open as usual on Tuesday 7 May.
Tags :

Pontefract residents get creative for Easter24 April 2019

Published 24 April 2019
Last week, residents of a WDH independent living scheme enjoyed an Easter themed coffee morning. They got creative putting together Easter cards, Easter bonnets and Easter bags. One resident said: “I made my two daughters an Easter card each. It’s not something that I would usually do but it would have been a shame to pass on this opportunity.” Claire Secker, Tenant Involvement Officer, said: “It’s nice to see the residents come together and help one another. We urge everyone to get involved in any events that are held and it’s nice to see so many people enjoying themselves.”  
Tags :
Back to top
WDH News | The latest news from WDH
wdh

News

WDH Community Grants available now3 April 2017

Published 3 April 2017
Local groups can apply for up to £1500 to help fund community projects. WDH is inviting applications from local community groups or voluntary clubs to boost existing services, buy equipment or pay for an event. The aim is to increase community spirit and enhance the quality of life for local people. Last year one of the many groups that benefited from the scheme was the West End Terriers. They received funding for new training footballs and poles and new football nets to help improve their game. Dale Appleton, from The West End Terriers, said: “It is a superb opportunity for volunteer run organisations to ensure they can remain operational. Without this help and support we would not have been able to provide the much needed training equipment for our members to help them improve and up their game.” Applications open from 3 April to 19 May 2017.  WDH can provide help to complete the application form if needed. For further information visit http://www.wdh.co.uk/OurCommunities , call 01977 788807 or email neighbourhoodpanels@wdh.co.uk.  

Tina gets a fresh start thanks to WDH30 March 2017

Published 30 March 2017
Tina, 52, from Pontefract was given a fresh start after moving into one of WDH’s Immediately Available Homes.

Do you know a local hero?29 March 2017

Published 29 March 2017
For the first time ever Community Foundation Wakefield District are looking to recognise the brilliant work being carried out by volunteers across the district and those who have made a real difference.
Tags :

Thank you to our stakeholders28 March 2017

Published 28 March 2017
Stakeholder Survey raises £520 for the Community Leadership Programme. Our Stakeholder Survey is carried out biennially and gathers feedback from a range of stakeholders on their perception of WDH, how they want to be communicated with and how they think we could improve.  This year, in an effort to increase response rates, we donated £5 for each response to our Community Leadership Programme as an incentive to complete the survey. We received 104 responses, raising £520.  This will part fund a young person’s place on our Outward Bound Skills for Life Programme, which is a 19 day intensive programme.  The course can provide life changing experience for a young person, aiming to develop self-confidence and self-belief, communication, resilience and team working skills and showing individuals how to make the most of the opportunities they’re given.  
Tags :

The Great Wakefield Spring Clean27 March 2017

Published 27 March 2017
WDH has been working with local schools and partners, including Wakefield Council, to support the Great British Spring Clean.
Tags :

WDH celebrates 12th anniversary21 March 2017

Published 21 March 2017
Today marks the 12th anniversary of our launch in 2005 and, to help celebrate it, we’re sharing some of our key achievements from over the past 12 months.
Tags :

New opening times at Airedale and South Elmsall Service Access Points21 March 2017

Published 21 March 2017
From 3 April 2017 the closing time at South Elmsall and Airedale Service Access Points (SAP) will change to 4pm.

St Patrick’s Day celebrations20 March 2017

Published 20 March 2017
Youngsters from St Helens Primary School choir celebrated St Patrick’s Day by singing songs, playing bingo and taking part in craft activities with residents at WDH’s Ashfield House Independent Living Scheme in Hemsworth last week.

Graham breaks the record for the deepest blind salt water scuba dive! 17 March 2017

Published 17 March 2017
On 10 March Graham Owen, broke the blind salt water scuba diving depth record reaching an amazing 111 meters, beating the previous record of 105 meters.
Tags :

Hard work and dedication pays off for Phillip! 16 March 2017

Published 16 March 2017
Phillip Wagstaff is celebrating his new position as a Waste Management Technician at WDH, proving that hard work and dedication pays off.
Back to top
Provide your views on urgent care at Pontefract Hospital with Healthwatch Wakefield
wdh

News

Provide your views on urgent care at Pontefract Hospital with Healthwatch Wakefield

Published 24 July 2017

As part of the work that WDH does with partner organisations, we are helping Healthwatch Wakefield collect local people’s views on the services that are provided at Pontefract Hospital. They also would like to know what type of urgent care services you think could be provided there.

The reason they are asking this now is that the contract to deliver urgent care at Pontefract Hospital is due for renewal next year so there is an opportunity to review the service. No decisions have been made yet about urgent care at Pontefract Hospital, as NHS Wakefield Clinical Commissioning Group believes the public should help shape the service. Healthwatch Wakefield is an independent organisation and wants to collect as many views as possible.

If you would like to find out more and take the short survey please go to their website news section or click here.

 

 

Tags :
Back to top
Children brighten up their local area
wdh

News

Children brighten up their local area

Published 11 November 2014

 

Pupils from Normanton teamed up with employees from Wakefield and District Housing (WDH) to tidy up their local community.

Children from Newlands Primary School took part in litter picking and bulb planting throughout the day on Wednesday 5 November on Wakefield Road and Church Court in Normanton.

Karen Parsons, Teaching Assistant, said: “These projects are really good for the environment, it’s always nice for the children to get out into the community and the people living nearby were really grateful and rewarded the children with some sweets.”

Claire Secker, WDH Tenant Involvement Officer, said: “It’s great to do projects with children in the local community as it teaches them how important it is to look after the environment.”

 

 

 

Tags :
Back to top