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WDH Community Grants available now13 August 2018

Published 13 August 2018
Community groups across Wakefield District are encouraged to apply for a WDH Community Grant of up to £1500 between 6 August- 14 September.

Save the date8 August 2018

Published 8 August 2018
Exciting news for all our tenants!
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WDH raising the roof with new solar panels3 August 2018

Published 3 August 2018
WDH is boosting its commitment to sustainability by installing more than 500 solar panels to the roof of its head office in Castleford.

Are you eligible for the £140 Warm Home Discount?2 August 2018

Published 2 August 2018
We may just be coming out of the longest heatwave since the summer of 1976 but many of the energy suppliers’ Warm Home Discount schemes are now open to pre-register for winter 2018-19 applications. If you qualify for the scheme, it can provide a welcome £140 towards your winter energy bills.

Proud to launch our 2018 Annual Report2 August 2018

Published 2 August 2018
After another successful year, we are proud to launch our latest Annual Report.
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School ECO Council renovates garden with help from WDH27 July 2018

Published 27 July 2018
WDH has been working with Sodexo and Outwood Primary Academy Bell Lane to revamp the school’s garden.
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Green fingered residents get ready for summer26 July 2018

Published 26 July 2018
Residents of Bembridge House Independent Living Scheme in Lupset have been busy making improvements to their communal garden, adding their own person touch.

WDH supports Clarence Park Festival24 July 2018

Published 24 July 2018
WDH has awarded the Wakefield Music Collective £500 to help them hold the annual music festival.

Your account at your fingertips23 July 2018

Published 23 July 2018
We have listened to your feedback and improved our mobile App.
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New Priory Extra Care Scheme to pilot telemedicine for residents18 July 2018

Published 18 July 2018
We are set to trial the use of Telemedicine at New Priory Extra Care scheme in Featherstone. It will be the first independent living scheme in the district to be part of this project.
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New WDH Foundation Grant supports first resident
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New WDH Foundation Grant supports first resident

Published 20 August 2014

A man from Lupset has become the first ever recipient of a WDH Foundation Grant – a newly launched funding scheme to support people looking to boost their long-term employment prospects.

29-year-old Tommy Cunningham, who’s been out of work for two years, was awarded £340 so he can renew his Security Industry Authority license.

Having previously worked full-time as a security guard and temporarily as a cleaner whilst claiming Job Seekers Allowance, Tommy had been looking for employment support at a work club hosted at the St George’s Community Centre.

Julie Srivastava, a WDH Community Employment Advisor who helps run the club, told him about the grant and has been supporting him in his search to find employment. She said:

“I’m pleased WDH has been able to offer this opportunity to help Tommy back into work. It couldn’t go to a more deserving person because he really has tried hard to find work. The scheme provides people with an opportunity to get the support they need to find employment, and that’s what it should hopefully do.”

Speaking about the grant, Tommy said: “It really means a lot, and hopefully it’ll help me find work. I wasn’t able to pay for the license myself, and the job centre wasn’t able to support me, so this is great.”

The WDH Foundation Grant is available for anyone over the age of 16 who lives in a WDH property. For information on how to apply, visit: www.wdh.co.uk/WDHFoundation 

 

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