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WDH residents graduate with flying colours!1 July 2019

Published 1 July 2019
A group of residents in Pontefract and Knottingley have recently graduated from their arts and crafts course with support from WDH.
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Utilita helps residents get to grips with smart meters7 June 2019

Published 7 June 2019
Residents at Musgrave Court were visited by Utilita recently to help them make the most of their smart meters. Following the refurbishment of the independent living scheme in Wakefield, all of the flats now come equipped with smart meters to help residents to keep a track of their energy usage.

Our latest Vision update is now available6 June 2019

Published 6 June 2019
We are pleased to announce that our latest Vision update is now available.
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WDH creates family development in Thirsk5 June 2019

Published 5 June 2019
WDH are working in partnership with the Strategic Team Group to build 40 new homes in Thirsk.
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Local children clean up park5 June 2019

Published 5 June 2019
Children from Simpson’s Lane Academy in Knottingley celebrated finishing their SATs with a day in the park. Though they weren’t sitting back and relaxing just yet. They were picking up litter to improve the park, collecting 16 sacks all together, and adding planters to brighten up the area. They also did a street audit on the surrounding streets to highlight where improvements could be made.
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Service access point and HUB bank holiday closures20 May 2019

Published 20 May 2019
All of our offices and service access points (SAPs) will be closed on Monday 27 May. They will open as usual on Tuesday 28 May.
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WDH is Deaf Aware9 May 2019

Published 9 May 2019
As part of Deaf Awareness Week 6 to 12 May, Wakefield and District Society for Deaf People visited a number of venues within the Wakefield district to ensure they are offering services suitable for someone that is deaf or hard of hearing. Our Wakefield Hub was one of those visited.
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WDH raises funds for Hospice2 May 2019

Published 2 May 2019
WDH has raised an impressive £1,605 for Wakefield Hospice as part of the Hospice’s annual 10k Road Race Corporate Challenge. A team of 28 employees took on the challenge, organised by the charity to raise much needed funds to help provide palliative and end of life care to patients. Jamie Strachan, Events Fundraiser and organiser of the 10k race said: “For us the Wakefield 10k is our biggest event and the Corporate Challenge is a great way for businesses across the district to get involved. We are committed to inclusivity, hence why we have a funding target rather than a race time target. We began the Corporate Challenge back in 2017 and we have raised £35,000 so far.” He added: “75% of funding has to come from the public and year in and year out, people from Wakefield come out to support us. While we can’t add days to life, we can add life to days, providing a home from home experience and every little contribution matters. This contribution from WDH will help tremendously.” Joanne Biltcliffe, OneCALL Manager at WDH led the group and said: “We’re thrilled we have managed to exceed our £1,000 target. The 10k Road Race is a great way of getting employees fit and active and at the same time giving something back by providing much needed funds to the Hospice.”
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Service access point and HUB employee training closures2 May 2019

Published 2 May 2019
All of our offices and service access points (SAPs) will be closed from 12 noon on Thursday 9 May. They will open as usual on Friday 10 May.
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Serviceaccess point and HUB bank holiday closures30 April 2019

Published 30 April 2019
All of our offices and service access points (SAPs) will be closed on Monday 6 May. They will open as usual on Tuesday 7 May.
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Normanton residents help WDH celebrate their 75th ‘Homebuilder’ property
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Normanton residents help WDH celebrate their 75th ‘Homebuilder’ property

Published 8 四月 2016

Local residents ventured out in the spring sunshine to help mark the completion of WDH’s 75th new-build property.

To celebrate the milestone the landlord’s in-house construction team, Homebuilder, recently hosted an event at Newlands Gardens where the house was built.  As part of the day their was an information stand, a ‘Lego house’ competition and members of the Homebuilder team on hand to talk to residents about how their homes were constructed.

The development’s newest tenant, 24-year-old Chloe Hartshorne, was presented with flowers outside her new home.
She said: “I am very impressed with the quality of our new home, it has been finished to such a high standard. I can’t wait to finish getting moved in and spend our first night here.”

Martyn Gorton, WDH’s Director for Investment, said: “As part of our plans to build much needed affordable housing we’re using our own tradespeople, who’ve done brilliantly to construct so many homes already. Thanks to our fantastic annual apprenticeship scheme and ongoing local recruitment activities we look forward to delivering more quality developments just like this one.”

 

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Normanton Park gets makeover
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Normanton Park gets makeover

Published 24 July 2014

 

Youngsters from a school in Normanton celebrated with a picnic and games after spending three months helping a group of local residents improve Haw Hill park.

Year five and six pupils from Normanton Common School worked with Friends of Haw Hill Park and WDH to carry out work as part of a community project. Over six sessions the pupils helped improve the park by removing weeds to clear pathways, making and placing ‘insect hotels’, and creating a stumpery –impregnated with fungi to encourage more diverse wildlife in the area. 

The project was arranged after Dave Sandham, Chair of Friends of Haw Hill park, was awarded a £300 grant by Normanton Council. He contacted Claire Secker, a Tenant Involvement Officer at WDH, who put the group in touch with the school.

Claire Secker said: “The work that’s been carried out is brilliant. The project hasn’t just encouraged local children to take care of their community; it’s given them any opportunity to experience more hands-on work, which many have excelled at. Now that a connection has been made between Dave and the school, hopefully they’ll be able to work together in the future to do more great work.” 

 Dave Sandham said: “This is the first time we’ve worked with the school on one of our projects, and the pupils have done a fantastic job.”

Shanne Evans, Learning Mentor at Normanton Common School, said: “Most of the children who helped out are from the local area, and so will visit the park regularly. The project has given them new skills and taught them about the importance about looking after the local community.”

 

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