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WDH Community Grant helps develop children’s skills

Published 7 March 2019

iSpace, a community group based in Wakefield, has been awarded a community grant worth over £1,000.

They have used the money to buy iPads for the children to carry out research, share their learning, create blogs and promote upcoming projects.

The local community group provides services to young people, their families and communities. This donation has helped them to buy resources, improve their services give the children the opportunity to better their skills.

Linda Smith, iSpace’s Senior Practitioner, said: “The iPads that we purchased using the grant have enhanced the quality and value of topics covered, given them versatility and therefore strengthened learning outcomes.”

Chris Croxall, WDH’s Tenant Involvement Officer, said: “We are happy to support groups that make a positive impact in the community. Buying the iPads has helped the group to continue providing their service to young people and families to enable them to build on their confidence and aspirations.”

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Meet the Tweedales, our latest Homebuilder tenants.
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Meet the Tweedales, our latest Homebuilder tenants.

Published 3 November 2015

We have welcomed the first tenants to our latest Homebuilder development; they were presented with a cake by Adam Green, WDH’s Home Builder Manager.

Danielle and James Tweedale, and their son Mason, are the first tenants at our Waterton Court development in Crofton. The 32 timber-framed properties on the site are now being allocated through our Homesearch scheme to tenants, with many tenants already signed up.

The completion of the Waterton Court developments marks 50 new build properties completed by our Homebuilder Team of skilled tradespeople.  More than 70 of our tradespeople, including apprentices, have worked on the site since work began last year. WDH’s Home Builder Manager, Adam Green, said: “The houses at Waterton Court have been specifically designed to reduce fuel poverty in the district, offering each tenant up to 70% combined fuel bill reductions from their previous houses.”

The Tweedales, who are from Crofton, needed a bigger property as their family will be joined by a new addition after Christmas so the timing has been perfect.

 On getting their keys, Danielle said: “We are  absolutely over the moon. The house is amazing, I  love it! The area is lovely and quiet and it’s great to  finally have a garden for Mason and the new baby to  be able to play in. We can’t wait to move in and make  it our own.”

 Martyn Gorton, WDH’s Director of Investment, said:  “We remain one of very few social landlords delivering  properties using the skills of our own workforce, and  we are extremely proud of the workmanship at  Waterton Court.”

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