Community Champion Winner: Jane Robinson and Tiny Hands Baby Bank9 October 2017

Published 9 October 2017
Jane Robinson won the Community Champion category in WDH’s 2017 Love Where You Live Awards.

Young Achiever Winner 2017: Becky Slater6 October 2017

Published 6 October 2017
Becky won the Young Achiever Category in WDH’s 2017 Love Where You Live Awards.

Respect Champion Winner 2017: Mrs Donna Hyman6 October 2017

Published 6 October 2017
Mrs Donna Hyman won the Respect Champion category at WDH’s 2017 Love Where You Live Awards.

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Published 5 October 2017
Tenants, residents and community groups were among the winners at WDH’s annual Love Where You Live Awards grand final.

Value for Money Assurance Statement launched4 October 2017

Published 4 October 2017
We are proud to launch our Value for Money (VFM) Annual Assurance Statement 2016/17.
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WDH’s Independent Living residents raised lots of dough for Macmillan2 October 2017

Published 2 October 2017
Residents at Queen’s Avenue Bungalows in Pontefract raised lots of dough for Macmillan with their coffee morning.

Could you be our new Board Member?29 September 2017

Published 29 September 2017
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Try 1 thing this Get Online Week!28 September 2017

Published 28 September 2017
Try your first video call, try online shopping, try online banking, try one thing that you’d usually do in person or on the phone and we will help!
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Children in Outwood learn about site safety20 September 2017

Published 20 September 2017
Children from Outwood Primary School Academy have been working closely with WDH to learn about the importance of staying safe near building sites.
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Gas Safety Week: Fighting for a Gas Safe nation18 September 2017

Published 18 September 2017
We are proud to be supporting Gas Safety Week 2017, taking place 18th – 24th September.  Gas Safety Week is an annual safety week to raise awareness of gas safety and the importance of taking care of your gas appliances. It is co-ordinated by Gas Safe Register, the official list of gas engineers who are legally allowed to work on gas.   Badly fitted and poorly serviced gas appliances can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide poisoning. Every year thousands of people across the UK are diagnosed with carbon monoxide poisoning. It is a highly poisonous gas. You can’t see it, taste it or smell it, but it can kill quickly with no warning.  By taking care of your gas appliances properly you are taking care of your home and your loved ones. Follow these few simple checks to keep you and your family safe. Check any gas appliances you own every year. Gas appliances should be safety checked once a year and serviced regularly by a Gas Safe registered engineer. Set a reminder so you don’t forget at www.staygassafe.co.uk. Check for warning signs your appliances aren’t working correctly e.g. lazy yellow or orange flames instead of crisp blue ones, black marks on or around the appliance and too much condensation in the room. Know the six signs of carbon monoxide poisoning – headaches, dizziness, breathlessness, nausea, collapse and loss of consciousness. Have an audible carbon monoxide alarm. This will alert you if there is carbon monoxide in your home. For gas safety advice or to find and check an engineer visit the Gas Safe Register website at www.gassaferegister.co.uk. Alternatively call the free helpline on 0800 408 5500.   
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Easter eggs donated to local foodbanks


Easter eggs donated to local foodbanks

Published 10 March 2016


100 Easter eggs have been donated to two West Yorkshire foodbanks, thanks to WDH’s Cash Wise initiative.

Members of the team, who provide social housing tenants with financial support and help to access grants and benefits, recently donated 50 eggs each to foodbanks in Knottingley and Pontefract to support families struggling over the upcoming holiday.

Amanda Sheridan, Cash Wise Team Leader, said: “‘At this time of year we know just how much a little bit of help can mean to families. We use both foodbanks regularly to provide food parcels to people who are in financial hardship, so it’s been fantastic to be able to help out.”

Joan McCook, Pontefract Foodbank Secretary, said: “It is only because of such generosity that our foodbank can continue to operate at all and help feed people in need in our area. It is very special when we can give little treats as well, which this will enable us to do.”

Pat Measham, from the Knottingley Foodbank, said: “On behalf of Knottingley Foodbank I would like to thank WDH’s Cash Wise team for their much appreciated gift of Easter eggs. So far this financial year we have provided three days’ worth of food to 1,577 people (including 473 children). Many are relieved and grateful for this assistance but often it is the little extras that produce a smile. These Easter eggs will bring those smiles, and our foodbank’s volunteers appreciate the on-going support.”

Knottingley Foodbank, located on Tithe Barn Road, is open Tuesday (11am-1pm) and Thursday (noon-2pm). Pontefract Foodbank, located at the Central Methodist Church on Newgate, is open Tuesday (11.30am-1.30pm) and Thursday (noon-1.30pm).

For more information or to sign up for free support visit: www.wdh.co.uk/cashwise  



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