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Get fit while you sit!

Published 10 September 2015

Local residents in Ossett and WDH tenants are invited to get fit by attending weekly armchair exercise sessions organised by The Senior Citizen’s Support Group.

Armchair exercises enable people with reduced mobility to stay fit by doing a low-strain workout carried out whilst sat in a chair or stood next to it.

The sessions will be held at Croftlands Extra Care Independent Living Scheme every Tuesday afternoon at 3 pm. They cost £3 to attend and will include light refreshments.

The first session is next Tuesday 15 September from 3 pm – 5 pm, so come along and get fit while you sit!

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Cold Calling Control Zone set up in Moverley Flatts
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Cold Calling Control Zone set up in Moverley Flatts

Published 11 September 2015

WDH, in partnership with West Yorkshire Trading Standards and West Yorkshire Police, has launched another Cold Calling Control Zone in Moverley Flatts, Pontefract. 

Officers from WDH, West Yorkshire Trading Standards and West Yorkshire Police were on hand to speak to residents as well as distribute stickers and leaflets. Signs will be erected at the entrances to the zone warning cold callers that they are not welcome. 

There are now 11 Cold Calling Control Zones in WDH neighbourhoods, arming residents with the knowledge they need to be safe within their homes but, most importantly, the confidence to say no to cold callers and prevent incidents involving rogue traders, distraction burglaries, pushy sales people and doorstep criminals. The zones act as a deterrent to constant door knocking which is often seen as a nuisance, but can also cause anxiety and stress to people. 

Natalie Guy, Tenant Involvement Officer at WDH, said “Moverley Flatts residents collectively said NO to the practice of cold calling. The zone should now reduce the fear and threat felt by the people when the doorbell rings and the caller is unknown.”

David Lodge, Head of West Yorkshire Trading Standards, said “These zones go a long way into achieving our objective of protecting residents from doorstep criminals. We always advise consumers to avoid doing business on the doorstep where possible and to report those traders that can be pushy and a nuisance.”

PCSO Paul Dobson, from West Yorkshire Police, said “Don’t be afraid to say “NO” to any door step callers and report anything you think is suspicious.”

 

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Residents learn more about services
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Residents learn more about services

Published 29 May 2014

 

A senior citizens group were visited by five different WDH service areas during a meeting in Horbury.

WDH employees gave the 12-strong group at the Salvation Army centre information on what WDH can provide, including the Switch and Save campaign on energy bills, Care Link, Digital Inclusion, the Home Visiting Service and making the home more secure.

Residents were invited to quiz the employees on each service areas and were encouraged to take advantage of the services themselves to save money and become safer.

Tom Long, treasurer of the group, said: “Talking to a number of the members later confirmed that they were very pleased with what they had heard and certainly want more. I am sure that working together we can get the messages across and ensure that the community is all the better for it.”

Andy Askin, Estate Manager at WDH, said: “It was a really positive and enjoyable event and we certainly got some important messages across to the residents, as well as some valuable feedback, who really engaged with the five presentations, and we will continue to work with the group as part of WDH’s commitment to creating confident communities.”

 

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