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Ferry Fryston streets are cleaner, greener and safer20 August 2015

Published 20 August 2015
WDH worked with partners to undertake a series of action weeks to renew our commitment to the communities.

Tenants save money by using 03 number19 August 2015

Published 19 August 2015
WDH is asking tenants to make sure they contact their OneCALL team on their 0345 number to save money on the cost of calls.
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Don’t miss out on the benefits! Get online!15 August 2015

Published 15 August 2015
WDH’s Digital Angels are providing free learning sessions about how to get online in South Elmsall and Airedale next week (18 - 19 August).

Relocation of services from Ossett Library 12 August 2015

Published 12 August 2015
As part of our plans to continue providing a value for money service, from Friday 28 August we are relocating services from Ossett Library to our WDH Hub on the Bull Ring shopping precinct in Wakefield.
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Artist exhibits work thanks to Foundation Grant11 August 2015

Published 11 August 2015
A budding artist from Horbury who received a £500 grant from WDH to help showcase his work is now exhibiting 10 of his paintings for the first time.
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Cash Wise hits Big Lottery target6 August 2015

Published 6 August 2015
A Big Lottery funded initiative that’s helping social housing tenants to tackle their debt and maintain their financial independence has smashed its target six months ahead of schedule.

Wrays Homes celebrate 100th birthday5 August 2015

Published 5 August 2015
Residents, trustees and guests of the almshouse charity, Wrays Homes, in Ossett celebrated the building’s 100th birthday recently with a garden party.

Kettlethorpe is blooming thanks to planting session3 August 2015

Published 3 August 2015
Kettlethorpe residents recently had the opportunity to join our Love Where You Live planting event.
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Happy Birthday to SOUL Portobello!3 August 2015

Published 3 August 2015
Portobello residents celebrated the 10th anniversary of SOUL in style last Thursday with an event at Manygates Park.
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OneCALL phone system maintenance 1 August 2015

Published 1 August 2015
At 8am tomorrow morning our OneCALL phone system will be undergoing routine maintenance. Please bear with us if you're trying to get in touch at this time as you may experience a delay in contacting an advisor.  We apologise for any inconvenience caused. 
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New initiative gets Smirthwaite estate cooking
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New initiative gets Smirthwaite estate cooking

Published 12 November 2014

A new healthy eating initiative has been launched in Normanton, showing people on the Swirthwaite Estate that cooking good food at home is cheap and easy.

The five-week Cook and Eat programme, run by WDH and South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, focuses on teaching participants healthy recipes that can be prepared with common household foods.

Last week saw the first session start, with participants learning about food hygiene and how to cook soups and savoury muffins. 

John Cuthbertson, who lives on the estate, found out about the programme through his involvement in the Smirthwaite residents’ group which he joined in June. He said:  “I signed up because I enjoy cooking and thought it’d be a good opportunity to try new things and meet new people. I’ve already taken part in a home maintenance course through WDH’s Community Learning Programme, so thought this might be also be good.”

Claire Secker, WDH’s Tenant Involvement Officer, said: “This is the first time we’ve brought our cook and eat sessions to Normanton so if they prove successful, we’d like to continue running them in the area.  For people living alone or on a budget, they’re really good because they teach you about making healthy food in bulk so you can freeze it and re-heat it on a later date.”

To find out more about the scheme, contact Claire on 01977 788384 or email csecker@wdh.co.uk

 

 

 

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