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Asbestos safety20 October 2017

Published 20 October 2017
If you are worried about the possible presence of asbestos in your home we have created an FAQ on our website to help you and give all the information you need.

Ossett Community Café improves their equipment after receiving grant19 October 2017

Published 19 October 2017
Ossett War Memorial Community Centre is benefitting from upgraded catering equipment thanks to a WDH Community Grant worth over £1000.

Home sweet home with Shared Ownership from WDH17 October 2017

Published 17 October 2017
Katie from Outwood is the latest person to get on the property ladder with our Shared Ownership scheme.

Working with Older People Winners 2017: Five Towns Stroke Group13 October 2017

Published 13 October 2017
The Five Towns Stroke Group won the Working with Older People category in WDH’s 2017 Love Where You Live Awards.

Community Group Winner 2017: Smawthorne Welfare Action Team13 October 2017

Published 13 October 2017
Smawthorne Welfare Action Team won the Community Group Category in WDH’s 2017 Love Where You Live Awards having beat previous champions Havercroft Parents Forum after a fierce battle for digital votes.

Arts and Culture Winner 2017: Spectrum Children’s Drama Company12 October 2017

Published 12 October 2017
Spectrum Children’s Drama Company won the Arts and Culture Award at WDH’s 2017 Love Where You Live Awards.

Free English and maths courses for tenants12 October 2017

Published 12 October 2017
WDH, alongside Wakefield Council’s Adult Education Service, will be running two free courses from the end of October for tenants who would like to brush up on either their maths or English skills.

We're looking for new Board Members!11 October 2017

Published 11 October 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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Digital in the Community Winner 2017: Kirkthorpe Community Group11 October 2017

Published 11 October 2017
Kirkthorpe Community Group took the Digital in the Community Award in WDH’s 2017 Love Where You Live Awards.

Best Garden Winner 2017: Charles Malcolm10 October 2017

Published 10 October 2017
Mr Charles Malcolm won the Best Garden award in WDH’s 2017 Love Where You Live Awards.
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SAFER in their own homes thanks to education project
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SAFER in their own homes thanks to education project

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.

Carrie Wilson, Community Project Officer for the Scams and Frauds Education for Residents (SAFER) Project, visited Moverley Flatts on Monday to talk to tenants about guarding against mail scams and doorstep crime.

The project, which started two years ago and will run until 2017, has been extended across West Yorkshire after its initial success resulted in extra funding.

Regular sessions are held at WDH independent living schemes and Tenant Involvement Officers and Estate Officers are among agency partners who receive training on how to educate older or vulnerable people to protect themselves against fraud.

The latest session was co-ordinated by WDH Tenant Involvement Officer Natalie Guy.

She said: “There has been a problem here recently with a rogue trader selling alarms and we are now in the process of setting up a Cold Calling Control Zone to deter unwanted visitors.”

 

 

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