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Over 500 litres of paint recycled15 March 2019

Published 15 March 2019
A splash of colour will go back into community projects after the painting and decorating team donated over 500 litres of paint to be reused.

Do you dare to be different? 14 March 2019

Published 14 March 2019
Our apprentices are open to anyone and this year we are supporting the Girls in Construction campaign. The campaign shows girls that they can do whatever they want. We are working with schools, offering taster sessions for girls at The Stores, Normanton to show them what is involved and to encourage them to consider a career in construction. Caroline joined WDH as an Apprentice Plumber 12 years ago and enjoys everything about it. The challenges, the variety and the people she gets the opportunity to work with make her job great. Construction isn’t just for men, girls can do it too.  Click here to watch the Girls in Construction video.  
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Northern Ballet Workshop at Castleford Academy13 March 2019

Published 13 March 2019
Students on the When Dance Happens initiative were treated to a ballet masterclass ahead of their eagerly anticipated trip to see the production of ‘Victoria’ at the Northern Ballet Company in Leeds.

WDH Community Grant helps develop children’s skills7 March 2019

Published 7 March 2019
iSpace, a community group based in Wakefield, has been awarded a community grant worth over £1,000.

Celebrating the hard work of our apprentice mentors 7 March 2019

Published 7 March 2019
Over 30 apprentices are currently completing an apprenticeship with us and each of them has the support of a mentor, to provide valuable advice and support in their chosen trade.

Let’s talk about apprenticeships – Castleford Academy visit 5 March 2019

Published 5 March 2019
We work with schools across the district to promote the benefits of apprenticeships, so when Castleford Academy approached us and asked if could help support groups of Year 11 students we welcomed the opportunity to show what apprenticeships with us are all about.

Learning a trade isn’t just for boys!4 March 2019

Published 4 March 2019
A job in the trades at WDH can lead to a bright future and a successful career, whichever route you take.

Our Love Where You Live Awards are back!4 March 2019

Published 4 March 2019
Young achievers and community heroes in the Wakefield district who make a positive difference to our communities will be celebrated in our eighth annual Love Where You Live awards.

WDH and Termrim build 22 new homes on former depot site in Airedale1 March 2019

Published 1 March 2019
WDH and building contractors Termrim have built 22 new homes on WDH’s former depot site at Austin Road in Airedale.

Apprenticeship applications open Monday1 March 2019

Published 1 March 2019
Applications for our 2019 Apprenticeships will open on Monday 4 March, kicking of Apprenticeship Week.
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Improvement works underway with Academies Trust24 August 2018

Published 24 August 2018
WDH Schools Solutions have been making major improvements to three schools within the Pontefract Academies Trust over the school holidays.
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Vote for your community heroes in our Love Where You Live Awards 2018!23 August 2018

Published 23 August 2018
Voting for the winner of our Love Where You Live Awards is now open. You can place your votes for your community champions on the dedicated website, www.lovewhereyouliveawards.co.uk, which has information on each finalist.

School children name new street in Wakefield 20 August 2018

Published 20 August 2018
Children from Sandal Magna Primary School were presented with a prize after their suggestion was chosen as the winning street name on WDH’s latest development on nearby Sparable Lane.
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School children name new street in Wakefield 20 August 2018

Published 20 August 2018
Children from Sandal Magna Primary School were presented with a prize after their suggestion was chosen as the winning street name on WDH’s latest development on nearby Sparable Lane.
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Partners support local mosque’s open day event17 August 2018

Published 17 August 2018
Local businesses and organisations recently attended Wakefield’s Swafia Mosque Open Day. Local partners from WDH, NHS, West Yorkshire Police and West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue joined together at the event to provide local people with information about the local services available to them.
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Bank holiday opening times13 August 2018

Published 13 August 2018
All of our offices and service access points (SAPs) will be closed from Friday 24 August and will reopen on Tuesday 28 August.
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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.
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Tenants think digital photo guide is brilliant22 February 2019

Published 22 February 2019
Tenants in Lupset have being giving their feedback on a new digital photo guide, created by our Improvements Team to help tenants understand what they can expect when having their homes improved. The guide, which can be shown on an iPad or tablet, will be used by Resident Liaison Officers during the tenant induction process to explain what will happen at every stage of the works and prompt the tenant to ask more questions. This will hopefully lead to a reduction in the number of complaints that are often received at the beginning of a scheme of works.

Helping to shape the future of electrical safety19 February 2019

Published 19 February 2019
WDH’s Les Thompson, Specialist Contracts Manager, and Jamie Burton, Electrical Operations Manager have shared best practice with others to contribute to a nationwide Code of Practice for the Management of Electrotechnical Care in Social Housing.

We’re Proud to be ‘Looking out for our Neighbours’12 February 2019

Published 12 February 2019
We are excited to announce that we are supporting a brand new community campaign from West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership.

Garages available across the Wakefield district4 February 2019

Published 4 February 2019
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Foundation Grant is now open31 January 2019

Published 31 January 2019
The next WDH Foundation Grant window is now open for tenants to apply.

Information for OurPower customers30 January 2019

Published 30 January 2019
If you receive your energy from OurPower, you may be aware that the company have stopped trading.

Information for Economy Energy customers23 January 2019

Published 23 January 2019
If you receive your energy from Economy Energy, you may be aware that the company have stopped trading.

Our Tenant Satisfaction Survey is underway14 January 2019

Published 14 January 2019
Our Tenant Satisfaction Survey has started and will end on Friday 22 February 2019. You may receive a call from customer experience specialists, TLF, who are calling a sample of tenants to gather your views on the service you receive from us.  If you do receive a call from TLF, please be assured that we have employed them to complete the survey on our behalf. This ensures that your feedback is anonymous if you wish. We carry out this survey to gather your feedback which we use to make improvements to our services. Since the last survey was carried out, we have been working hard to improve the areas that matter most to you. Keeping the promises we make to you. We have: delivered customer service training to all front line employees; reviewed our Customer Charter Standards based on what you told us was important to you; and reviewed the customer experience for your repairs service, including letting you know the most common rechargeable and non-rechargeable repairs. The way we deal with nuisance and antisocial behaviour. We have: reviewed the process for reporting antisocial behaviour and nuisance; and made sure that if you complain about antisocial behaviour and nuisance you are kept informed about the timescales you can expect for a response. Making us easier to deal with. We have launched Phase 2 of our App which enables you to track the progress of your repair; and we are looking at options for introducing Webchat to give you greater choice in the way you contact us.   Thank you for your feedback and support.
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Take part in our Catch the Shark quiz for the chance to win £50 of shopping vouchers14 January 2019

Published 14 January 2019
To better protect you from loan sharks, we are running a competition with the England Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT) and Leeds Credit Union. Our ‘Catch the Shark’ competition will run from Monday 14 to Sunday 20 January 2019 and you will have a chance to win one of five £50 Love to Shop vouchers.

Kick off January by being sustainably savvy3 January 2019

Published 3 January 2019
The Sustainability Team have put together a handy social media guide on saving energy for tenants throughout the month of January
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Normanton development shortlisted for regional award
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Normanton development shortlisted for regional award

Published 20 June 2016

An energy efficient housing development in Normanton has been shortlisted for a regional industry award.

Newlands Gardens was built by WDH’s in-house construction team, Homebuilder, on the site of the former Ripley Court Independent Living Scheme and includes 39 homes. It was constructed to level four of the code for sustainable homes using a ‘fabric first’ approach – a method that looks to maximise the energy performance of the components and materials that make up the building fabric itself. The scheme will compete for the title of ‘Project of Year - Best Building Project’ in the 2016 Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber (CEYH) awards on 1 July at an awards gala hosted at New Dock Hall in Leeds.  

The Best Building Project award looks to recognise an ‘outstanding project that best demonstrates the highest levels of technical achievement, innovation, application of best practice, team working throughout the supply chain, delivered to time, budget and quality with the highest health & safety standards, lowest environmental impact and most importantly to the customer’s delight’.

Adam Green, WDH Homebuilder Manager, said: “We’re incredibly proud to be shortlisted for this fantastic award which recognises the effort, skill and commitment of the entire team. All the homes on the site have now been let, and we’re delighted with the results. Building these properties internally has allowed us to maintain a level of quality that’s helped tenants reduce their fuel bills on average by 60%.” 

 

 

 

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