Just three days left to vote...

Published 24 September 2014

More than 5,000 votes have now been cast and there’s still time to show support for your community heroes in WDH's Love Where You Live Awards 2014.

Details of all the finalists - individuals and groups – appear on the dedicated website www.lovewhereyouliveawards.co.uk and you can vote for up to seven of your favourites.

The categories are:

·         Best Neighbourhood.

·         Working with Older People – Group or Individual Award.

·         Working with Young People – Group or Individual Award.

·         Green Hero – Group or Individual Award.

·         Young Achiever.

·         Good Neighbour.

·         Community Group.


More than 3,000 paper votes and 2,000 online votes have already been cast across the categories, but we’d love to beat last year’s 6,368 total. And with voting open until midnight on Friday, there’s plenty of time to drop into a WDH service access point to vote if you prefer to do it the traditional way.

Otherwise you can register your vote via the dedicated website with the click of a mouse or by using your smartphone or tablet.



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Havercroft ILS residents attend healthy living course


Havercroft ILS residents attend healthy living course

Published 21 November 2014

Residents at Whinview Court in Havercroft are taking part in a health and wellbeing course organised by WDH and South West Yorkshire NHS Partnership Foundation Trust (SWYFT).

As part of the 10-week programme held at the independent living scheme, participants are receiving health checks and advice on eating well, as well as taking part in activities including boccia bowling, gardening and walking.

This week residents took part in a session which focused on gardening, with attendees planting herbs and hyacinth to keep.

Jane Gwilliam, Tenant Involvement Officer for WDH, said: “Gardening is great for people’s mental and physical health, so we’ve been talking to residents about the benefits it can offer – whether that’s improved mobility or improved wellbeing. We did a similar programme here three years ago, so it’s been nice to see both new and old residents taking part.”

Julian Glover, Health and Wellbeing Development Worker for SWYFT, said: “The course aims to educate people so they can make more informed choices, enabling them to improve their health and reduce the need for care and support. Sessions are really informal, which helps bring people back every week.”


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