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Free chair exercises taster session15 July 2015

Published 15 July 2015
WDH recently teamed up with Wakefield Council and Wakefield Rural Arthritis Care to hold a free chair-based exercise taster session at Hall Green Community Centre.
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WDH hosts school app competition13 July 2015

Published 13 July 2015
Local students have been pitching their ideas for a new WDH app, as part of the landlord’s latest Schools Enterprise Challenge.
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New Cash Wise website launched13 July 2015

Published 13 July 2015
WDH has launched its new Cash Wise website, dedicated to helping people manage their money and get out of debt. The new website - www.getcashwise.co.uk – includes a budget calculator, advice on saving money and avoiding payday loans, recipes for cooking on a budget and information about how to prepare for the introduction of Universal Credit.
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Summer fair raises social fund cash 9 July 2015

Published 9 July 2015
Residents at one of WDH’s independent living schemes raised more than £500 for their social fund with a summer fair.
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Do you need help to get online? WDH’s Digital Angels can help!9 July 2015

Published 9 July 2015
Do you know someone who needs help to use the internet? Our Digital Angels can help! If your friend or relative needs help to get online, get them to give our Digital Angels a call!

Gardens are glorious thanks to young volunteers7 July 2015

Published 7 July 2015
A tidy-up team swung into action as WDH enlisted young volunteers to spruce up the streets around their homes.
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Energy project set to inform design and build of new WDH homes3 July 2015

Published 3 July 2015
A project to find out the energy consumption of homes built by WDH is set to begin.
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Cake and colourful blooms mark WDH’s 10th anniversary2 July 2015

Published 2 July 2015
Tenants dug deep into sponge and soil to help celebrate WDH’s 10th anniversary.
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Free fun for the whole family2 July 2015

Published 2 July 2015
Families across the Wakefield district are invited to a huge free outdoor party in August as part of WDH’s 10th anniversary.
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Free housing and health advice1 July 2015

Published 1 July 2015
Lupset residents were invited to find out more about housing and health at an event at WDH’s Augusta Court flats on Wednesday (24 June).
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18 trade apprentices join WDH28 August 2015

Published 28 August 2015
18 apprentices have joined WDH as part of the organisation’s 2015 apprenticeship scheme.

Senior citizens group celebrates 5th birthday 27 August 2015

Published 27 August 2015
A support group for over 60s who live in Horbury, Ossett and west Wakefield recently celebrated their fifth birthday with a party at their new and recently renovated headquarters.

Vote for your community heroes in WDH’s Love Where You Live Awards 201527 August 2015

Published 27 August 2015
You can now vote for Wakefield’s community heroes to get the recognition they deserve, as part of WDH’s Love Where You Live Awards 2015.

WDH helps bring wildlife to Normanton school26 August 2015

Published 26 August 2015
Overgrown and unused land at Newlands School in Normanton has been transformed into an educational and fun wildlife spot, thanks to WDH.
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Care Link achieves reaccreditation 24 August 2015

Published 24 August 2015
Our telecare service, Care Link, which supports over 15,000 people to live confidently in their own home, has successfully retained its Telecare Services Association (TSA) accreditation for the sixth consecutive year.
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OneCALL phone system 22 August 2015

Published 22 August 2015
We're currently experiencing a high volume of calls as a result of the weather. If you're trying to get in touch, please bear with us - someone will answer your call as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
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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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Vouchers are the icing on the cake!30 June 2015

Published 30 June 2015
Entrepreneur Natalie Church joined the Tour de Yorkshire celebrations and was a winner thanks to WDH’s Care Link service.
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SAFER in their own homes thanks to education project29 June 2015

Published 29 June 2015
Residents in a WDH Independent Living Scheme are now more switched on about how to avoid scams thanks to a county-wide project funded by the Big Lottery.
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Deadline today for award nominations26 June 2015

Published 26 June 2015
You only have until midnight tonight (Friday 26 June) to nominate a group or individual for a WDH 2015 Love Where You Live Award.

Rivers community transformed by improvements 22 June 2015

Published 22 June 2015
A £1.7m investment by WDH has given a community in Airedale a series of much-needed improvements.
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News in Brief22 June 2015

Published 22 June 2015
This is News in Brief - a weekly round-up of the latest news and events affecting the Housing industry and communities in the Wakefield district and beyond.
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One week left to nominate your community champions!19 June 2015

Published 19 June 2015
There's just one week left to nominate a group or individual for a 2015 Love Where You Live Award.

Kettlethorpe – a perfect place for afternoon tea!17 June 2015

Published 17 June 2015
The kettle boiled in Kettlethorpe Community Centre on Wednesday (10 June) when cakes provided by WDH, Asda and Wakefield Council were served as part of “The Big Lunch”.
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Deadline looms to nominate community champions!12 June 2015

Published 12 June 2015
The deadline to nominate a group or individual for a Love Where You Live Award is just two weeks away.

Bungalows are blooming with WDH support11 June 2015

Published 11 June 2015
WDH tenants in Knottingley prepared for a ‘Bungalow Bash’ later this month by brightening up their gardens with colourful planters.
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Featherstone students spruce up Ackton Centre grounds11 June 2015

Published 11 June 2015
Year 6 students from Featherstone All Saints School recently celebrated completing their SATS exams by spending the day outside at the Ackton Centre working on a WDH Love Where You Live project.
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Residents in Wakefield took a trip down memory lane with members of the NHS Confederation
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Residents in Wakefield took a trip down memory lane with members of the NHS Confederation

Published 19 January 2018

Residents at Hatfeild Court, a WDH run Independent Living Scheme in Wakefield, enjoyed a trip down memory lane after recently attending a ‘Portrait of a Life’ session.

The series of sessions cover a different topic each, and encourage residents to share their memories and experiences in order to help reduce feelings of social isolation. Information gathered at the Portrait of a Life sessions will be shared with people who work in health and care settings – including within the NHS and care homes. This will provide workers with the skills and knowledge needed to conduct ‘life story’ work, so they can better understand how a person’s past can shape how they are at present. 

The sessions are part of an NHS ‘Vanguard’ project, operating under the Connecting Care programme in Wakefield, which aims to ensure people in supported living accommodation have their health and social care needs met. 

Jo Hind and Linda Holroyd, representatives from South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust helped facilitate the session using a range of items such as old toys and some photos of schools to stimulate resident’s memories. The second session focussed on childhood and school, and attendees all shared memories of activities including drinking milk at school and the books they read as children. 

Hatfeild Court resident Monica Cuthbertson, 92, said: “The session was wonderful. It was so lovely to talk and look back at all of our memories together. I have learnt a lot more about the other people in the group just from these first couple of sessions.”

Darren Portman, WDH’s Wellbeing Services Manager, said: “We are doing more partnership working in order to enhance our tenants’ experiences as we continue to look at developing the extra care service provision we can provide for our residents by offering training to our staff to enable us to roll this out across all of our independent living schemes.”

 

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