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Dance is happening in Castleford23 May 2018

Published 23 May 2018
A new dance initiative for children and young people is set to launch at Castleford Academy on Wednesday, 23 May.
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WDH praised for roofing works14 May 2018

Published 14 May 2018
Residents and an international supplier have praised WDH for recent roofing works in Featherstone.

WDH praised for roofing works14 May 2018

Published 14 May 2018
Residents and an international supplier have praised WDH for recent roofing works in Featherstone.

Bank holiday opening times10 May 2018

Published 10 May 2018
All of our offices and service access points (SAPs) will be closed from Friday 25 May and will reopen on Tuesday 29 May.
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The Pontefract Hub is now open!9 May 2018

Published 9 May 2018
The Hub will support our customers to access more services online independently or with the help of our trained Digital Angels.
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Bank holiday opening times29 April 2018

Published 29 April 2018
All of our offices and service access points (SAPs) will be closed from Friday 4 May and will reopen on Tuesday 8 May.
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Service access point (SAP) closure for training (Thursday 3 May at noon) 23 April 2018

Published 23 April 2018
Our SAPs will be closed on Thursday 3 May at 12 noon for employee training. They will reopen on Friday 4 May as normal.
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WDH and Termrim build 20 new homes in South Kirkby6 April 2018

Published 6 April 2018
WDH and building contractors Termrim have built twenty new homes in South Kirkby and made improvements for local residents.

Residents at Queen’s Avenue get in the Easter spirit4 April 2018

Published 4 April 2018
Residents at Queens Avenue Independent Living Scheme got together to celebrate Easter and create festive cards and hats.

Set to share best practice for ModernGov4 April 2018

Published 4 April 2018
The Debt and Cash Wise teams will present to over 40 professionals from across the housing sector in London on 24 April.
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Cold Calling Control Zone set up to protect tenants in Normanton3 April 2019

Published 3 April 2019
WDH, in partnership with West Yorkshire Trading Standards and West Yorkshire Police, has launched a Cold Calling Control Zone at Benson Lane, and the surrounding streets, in Normanton
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Are you involved in any community or voluntary groups?20 March 2019

Published 20 March 2019
WDH are hosting a Funding Fair in partnership with Communities Together Forum this evening (Wednesday 20 March). There will be a number of funders including ourselves, Community Foundation Wakefield, Big Lottery Fund and many more. The event will be held between 4 pm to and 7 pm at WDH’s Navigation House, Whistler Drive, Castleford, WF10 5HX. Drop in to find out more.
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Look out for bogus texts20 March 2019

Published 20 March 2019
It has been brought to our attention that some of our tenants have been receiving text messages from someone claiming to be the Council. The messages are advising people that they can receive a refund from the Council and to visit a link to a website that they describe as ‘secure’. This is not a secure website, do not click this link if you receive this text. Those who have clicked the link have been charged. Luckily the people that have been victim to these texts have, in this instance, had all their money refunded.
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Back to school for creative residents 19 March 2019

Published 19 March 2019
WDH residents in Pontefract and Knottingley have taken part in a 10 week course to achieve a qualification in arts and crafts.

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.
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Community Champion Winner: Jane Robinson and Tiny Hands Baby Bank9 October 2017

Published 9 October 2017
Jane Robinson won the Community Champion category in WDH’s 2017 Love Where You Live Awards.

Young Achiever Winner 2017: Becky Slater6 October 2017

Published 6 October 2017
Becky won the Young Achiever Category in WDH’s 2017 Love Where You Live Awards.

Respect Champion Winner 2017: Mrs Donna Hyman6 October 2017

Published 6 October 2017
Mrs Donna Hyman won the Respect Champion category at WDH’s 2017 Love Where You Live Awards.

WDH’s winners all love where they live!5 October 2017

Published 5 October 2017
Tenants, residents and community groups were among the winners at WDH’s annual Love Where You Live Awards grand final.

Value for Money Assurance Statement launched4 October 2017

Published 4 October 2017
We are proud to launch our Value for Money (VFM) Annual Assurance Statement 2016/17.
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WDH’s Independent Living residents raised lots of dough for Macmillan2 October 2017

Published 2 October 2017
Residents at Queen’s Avenue Bungalows in Pontefract raised lots of dough for Macmillan with their coffee morning.

Could you be our new Board Member?29 September 2017

Published 29 September 2017
Are you interested in being involved in the strategic decision making processes of a dynamic business? Are you willing to learn and pass on your knowledge to others?
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Try 1 thing this Get Online Week!28 September 2017

Published 28 September 2017
Try your first video call, try online shopping, try online banking, try one thing that you’d usually do in person or on the phone and we will help!
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Children in Outwood learn about site safety20 September 2017

Published 20 September 2017
Children from Outwood Primary School Academy have been working closely with WDH to learn about the importance of staying safe near building sites.
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Gas Safety Week: Fighting for a Gas Safe nation18 September 2017

Published 18 September 2017
We are proud to be supporting Gas Safety Week 2017, taking place 18th – 24th September.  Gas Safety Week is an annual safety week to raise awareness of gas safety and the importance of taking care of your gas appliances. It is co-ordinated by Gas Safe Register, the official list of gas engineers who are legally allowed to work on gas.   Badly fitted and poorly serviced gas appliances can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide poisoning. Every year thousands of people across the UK are diagnosed with carbon monoxide poisoning. It is a highly poisonous gas. You can’t see it, taste it or smell it, but it can kill quickly with no warning.  By taking care of your gas appliances properly you are taking care of your home and your loved ones. Follow these few simple checks to keep you and your family safe. Check any gas appliances you own every year. Gas appliances should be safety checked once a year and serviced regularly by a Gas Safe registered engineer. Set a reminder so you don’t forget at www.staygassafe.co.uk. Check for warning signs your appliances aren’t working correctly e.g. lazy yellow or orange flames instead of crisp blue ones, black marks on or around the appliance and too much condensation in the room. Know the six signs of carbon monoxide poisoning – headaches, dizziness, breathlessness, nausea, collapse and loss of consciousness. Have an audible carbon monoxide alarm. This will alert you if there is carbon monoxide in your home. For gas safety advice or to find and check an engineer visit the Gas Safe Register website at www.gassaferegister.co.uk. Alternatively call the free helpline on 0800 408 5500.   
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Residents spring into action by planting bulbs
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Residents spring into action by planting bulbs

Published 21 October 2014

 

 

Green-fingered tenants at WDH's Springhills Independent Living Scheme are already preparing for spring by planting a variety of bulbs.

Velma Andrews and Jean Nicholson were joined by Ian Bain, newly-elected chair of the North West Neighbourhood Panel, volunteer Sandra Harpin and former scheme manager Ann Thornton, whose 91-year-old mum Hannelene Thornton lives at the scheme.

Hannelene and other residents at the scheme in Outwood helped plant two hanging baskets indoors, which were later positioned above the main entrance to the scheme. Three planters were also filled with crocus, iris, hyacinth, narcissus and tulip bulbs which will brighten up the frontage in a few months' time.

Tenant Involvement Officer Kathryn Hutchinson and Estate Officer Naz Dadhiwala also helped the residents.

Kathryn said: "They are a really good set of residents. Most of them come down to the coffee mornings and get involved in the events and activities we run.

"There's a good sense of community here and they tend to work together to make it a more inclusive place to live. They are always very welcoming."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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