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Employees raise funds for Save the Children 24 December 2014

Published 24 December 2014
Last week WDH employees raised £952.98 for Save the Children as part of their Christmas Jumper Day Appeal.
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Apprentices join WDH permanently23 December 2014

Published 23 December 2014
Four apprentices have signed permanent contracts with WDH following three-year trade apprenticeships.

Residents from Altofts get into the festive spirit18 December 2014

Published 18 December 2014
Children from Lee Brigg Infant School performed some Christmas carols to the residents at WDH’s Silkstone Court Independent Living Scheme.
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First ever street name contest launched!17 December 2014

Published 17 December 2014
WDH will become the first housing association in the UK to use a public vote on Facebook to decide the name of a new residential road in Wakefield.

Celebrating all things Half Acres16 December 2014

Published 16 December 2014
WDH and partners have teamed up on Castleford’s Half Acres estate to improve the environment and tackle issues which matter to local residents, as part of a special Week of Action.

Tenants take advantage of free heating advice16 December 2014

Published 16 December 2014
Tenants were given free Winter Warmer advice at a session in Wakefield.

Students treat Minsthorpe ILS residents to manicure 11 December 2014

Published 11 December 2014
Beauty Therapy students from Minsthorpe Community College gave residents at WDH’s Independent Living Scheme, Farfield Court, a free manicure this week.
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Tree-trimming tenants get into the festive spirit10 December 2014

Published 10 December 2014
Tenants at a WDH independent living scheme have been getting into the festive spirit by taking part in their annual tree-trimming party.
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Pantomime competition winner revealed10 December 2014

Published 10 December 2014
Deniz Kocadag of Outwood has won our pantomime competition in the winter edition of WDH News.
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SAP openings, Friday 12 December9 December 2014

Published 9 December 2014
Please note that Ossett, Normanton and Airedale Service Access Points will be closed on Friday 12 December:
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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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