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Community Grant helps local football team16 September 2015

Published 16 September 2015
A local football club has bought a new set of goal posts thanks to a £250 WDH community grant.

Christmas jobs fair on Friday 16 September 2015

Published 16 September 2015
This Friday there’s a Christmas jobs fair at the Ridings Shopping Centre between 10 am and 5pm.
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Ossett Community Café benefits from grant15 September 2015

Published 15 September 2015
Ossett War Memorial Community Centre is benefitting from a newly installed hot cupboard in their kitchen thanks to a WDH Community Grant worth over £400.

Less than two weeks left to vote in our Love Where You Live Awards14 September 2015

Published 14 September 2015
Our Love Where You Live Awards 2015 is going from strength to strength, receiving nearly 4,000 online votes on our dedicated website www.lovewhereyouliveawards.co.uk since launching nearly three weeks ago!
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Middlestown residents get health and housing advice 14 September 2015

Published 14 September 2015
Middlestown residents were recently invited to an event held at the Nell Gap Lane Garage Site in Middlestown by WDH and The South West Yorkshire Foundation Trust (SWYFT) which aimed to provide them with health, wellbeing and housing advice.
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Crofton residents love where they live11 September 2015

Published 11 September 2015
Crofton residents came together for their Love Where You Live family fun event recently.

Cold Calling Control Zone set up in Moverley Flatts11 September 2015

Published 11 September 2015
WDH, in partnership with West Yorkshire Trading Standards and West Yorkshire Police, has launched another Cold Calling Control Zone in Moverley Flatts, Pontefract.
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Get fit while you sit!10 September 2015

Published 10 September 2015
Local residents in Ossett and WDH tenants are invited to get fit by attending weekly armchair exercise sessions organised by The Senior Citizen’s Support Group.

Ready, Steady, Cook at Standbridge Lane Community Centre9 September 2015

Published 9 September 2015
Standbridge Lane Community Centre now has new accessible worktops and safe areas installed in their kitchen courtesy of WDH.
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Young people attend diversity workshops8 September 2015

Published 8 September 2015
WDH has awarded a Community Grant for over £400 to the Afemai Children’s Trust to help them run workshops on culture and diversity.
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External works in Airedale leave independent living residents with a smile12 November 2019

Published 12 November 2019
Residents at West Mead Independent Living Scheme in Airedale were left smiling after WDH invested in improving their homes.

External works in Airedale leave independent living residents with a smile12 November 2019

Published 12 November 2019
Residents at West Mead Independent Living Scheme in Airedale were left smiling after WDH invested in improving their homes.

If you have caring responsibilities, you could get a little extra help for free with Care Link11 November 2019

Published 11 November 2019
Did you know that one in nine people will be caring for someone who is older, disabled or seriously ill, whilst still working? Balancing work life and caring responsibilities can be stressful but our award winning Care Link service offers people with caring responsibilities added peace of mind by providing support for their loved one at the touch of a button.
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Celebrating Wakefield’s Finest28 October 2019

Published 28 October 2019
Tenants, residents and community groups were among the winners at WDH’s annual Love Where You Live Awards grand final.

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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Dance is happening in Castleford
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Dance is happening in Castleford

Published 23 May 2018

Dance is happening in Castleford

 

 

A new dance initiative for children and young people is set to launch at Castleford Academy on Wednesday, 23 May.

The When Dance Happens project is match funded by WDH and IVE (the Arts Council Bridge Organisation for Yorkshire & Humber) and will be delivered by the Freedom2Dance team at the Academy, offering modern dance techniques, including cheer dance, Hip Hop, Street, contemporary, ballet, jazz, lyrical and other cultural dance.

Kevin Dodd, Chief Executive at WDH , Gemma Bynett, Cheer Dance UK Director and other local representatives will be attending the launch alongside pupils from schools in the area. Guests will be treated to a variety of workshops by the young people and supported by guest Maximillian Jarish, a professional dancer and teacher from Pineapple Studios and Studio 58 in London.

Participants involved in When Dance Happens will be able to take part in taster sessions, workshops, competitions and performances. They will also be given the opportunity to attend trips to dance productions, afterschool clubs, and curriculum dance sessions as well as delivering a festival of dance and working towards bronze, silver and gold arts awards.

Tim Craven, Social Investment Manager for WDH, said: “We are incredibly excited to get this project going alongside the IVE, it will benefit the young people who want to get involved by giving them access to the arts and in particular, dance. The programme will create further educational and career opportunities.

He added: “The participants will also get the chance to work towards an Arts Award, similar to that of a Duke of Edinburgh Award and most importantly, the project will support interpersonal and confidence skills. We certainly look forward to seeing the young people getting involved.”

 

IVE Cultural Education Manager Sarah Mumford added: "IVE are delighted to support this exciting new initiative that will see more than 900 children and young people in Castleford gain exposure to dance. Dance is a truly inclusive art form that anyone can participate in and which has proven benefits for children and young people's behaviour, confidence and creativity. What really stood out to us about "When Dance Happens" are the ways the programme is going to build a lasting legacy of great dance in the area by training teachers, encouraging schools to join Artsmark and giving 200 children and young people the opportunity to gain an Arts Award.”

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