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Stay safe in your garden6 April 2017

Published 6 April 2017
Here are a few tips to stay safe in your garden this spring!

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.
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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.  
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
Are you interested in being involved in the strategic decision making processes of a dynamic business? Are you willing to learn and pass on your knowledge to others?
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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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Residents in Airedale give us their views on the latest environmental works18 September 2017

Published 18 September 2017
Tenants and residents from Henson Grove in Airedale joined WDH’s Homebuilder Team for a focus group and refreshments to find out more about the environmental works that are currently being carried out on their estate and what they can expect when work begins on their properties.

Cold Calling Control Zone set up to protect tenants in Pontefract11 September 2017

Published 11 September 2017
WDH, in partnership with West Yorkshire Trading Standards and West Yorkshire Police, has launched another Cold Calling Control Zone at St Giles View in Carleton, Pontefract.
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SAP closure for employee training (Wednesday 6 September from 12 Noon)6 September 2017

Published 6 September 2017
Please note that our Service Access Points will be closed from 12 noon today (Wednesday 6 September) and will re-open at 9 am tomorrow (Thursday 7 September.)   For enquiries phone OneCALL on 0345 8 507 507 or visit our website www.wdh.co.uk.   Please share!  
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WDH HomeBuilder celebrate their 100th property 30 August 2017

Published 30 August 2017
WDH has welcomed the first tenants to their latest HomeBuilder development. The development on Bevin Close in Outwood, is a mixture of two and three bed homes with some for rent and some for sale through Shared Ownership.

One day at WDH...29 August 2017

Published 29 August 2017
At WDH we can achieve a lot in a day.  Following the launch of our latest  Annual Report, we’ve taken a look at exactly how much we can achieve here at WDH in one day. In one day we:  complete 359 repairs, 176 of which are same day repairs; answer over 1,700 phone calls and receive 510 digital enquiries;  help tenants to access £4000 worth of grants; and much more. To find out what else we do click here.  
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No Cold Callers allowed

Published 14 八月 2014

A new Cold Calling Control Zone which has been funded by WDH has been set up to protect the residents living within Wakefield city centre.

The zones were launched on Thursday 7 August at the flats in the centre of Wakefield, with local residents and employees from WDH attending.

In recent years, through the help of West Yorkshire Trading Standards and partner organisations, Cold Calling Control Zones have been funded in areas where residents have suffered at the hands of rogue traders, doorstep criminals and unsolicited sales people.

Mavis McCarthy, local resident and chair of Carr House Tenants and Residents Association said: “This will be a great relief for tenants and residents in the area.”

The zones have been a huge success nationally and have received a warm welcome from residents.  Zones have been shown to reduce overall crime in the areas where they have been launched.

Chris Croxall, Tenant Involvement Officer for WDH, said: “We take the protection of our tenants and local residents very seriously which is why these signs have been put in place.  It’s great to see good partnership working which results in positive action.”

Residents living within the Wakefield city centre area will all receive a leaflet explaining exactly what a cold calling control zone means.  Signs are also being put up around the area to inform callers that they are not welcome.

 

 

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Hot water systems safety advice
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Hot water systems safety advice

Published 1 November 2017

We want to ensure you are as safe as possible in your homes and are focusing on providing hot water safety advice now the weather is turning colder. 

Contact us immediately if you have one of the following:

  • Excessively hot water coming out of the hot taps.
  • Excessive noise or ‘bubbling’ from the hot water cylinder.
  • Hot water coming out of cold water taps.
  • Steam, moisture or condensation in the roof space or cylinder cupboard.
  • Warm or hot water coming out of the overflow pipe (the pipe is usually found outside the house, up near the roof or through an outside wall at high level).

Phone OneCALL on 0345 8 507 507 if you experience any of these conditions and switch off the system.

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