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Local children name street15 June 2017

Published 15 June 2017
Children from St Peters and Clifton CE Primary School have won a competition to name a nearby street.
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WDH employees rewarded for over 320 years combined service 14 June 2017

Published 14 June 2017
11 WDH employees recently picked up Long Service Awards having clocked up a combined 320 years’ service between them!
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Our Digital Roadshow is coming to you!14 June 2017

Published 14 June 2017
We’re out and about in our Mobile Hub this summer bringing you help and advice on how to manage your tenancy online, download our new App and giving you the chance to win a holiday!
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Girls from Airedale Academy get a taste for construction13 June 2017

Published 13 June 2017
WDH has teamed up with Airedale Academy to introduce girls to careers in construction. Seven girls from Year 8 at Airedale Academy were selected to attend a Girls into Construction taster session, at WDH’s purpose built training facility, after showing an interest in a future career in construction.
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Children’s Day at Smirthwaite Estate13 June 2017

Published 13 June 2017
Residents of Smirthwaite Estate came together on 1 June 2017 to celebrate Children’s Day.
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Job success for Eileen 19 May 2017

Published 19 May 2017
A local woman who regularly attended a WDH work club in Featherstone has secured a permanent job after volunteering through the Dr Jackson Cancer Appeal shop.

Mrs Clark is over the moon with her new kitchen 15 May 2017

Published 15 May 2017
After losing her husband, Mrs Clark, who lives in a WDH property, didn’t know if she could face the stress and disruption that home improvements can bring. However, after a little persuasion from her family she went ahead and now she couldn’t be happier with her new kitchen!
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WDH super homes leading the way in sustainable building12 May 2017

Published 12 May 2017
Specialist academics from Sheffield Hallam University, University of Salford and as far as Australia visited Park Dale in Airedale this week to see how the site has become one of the UK’s largest housing developments with a zero-carbon footprint.

WDH wins national award10 May 2017

Published 10 May 2017
WDH has won a national UK Housing Award for the financial help and support it provides to tenants.
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Children of Pontefract celebrate Easter in the park4 May 2017

Published 4 May 2017
WDH supported Friends of Pease Park with a preschool Easter event on Tuesday 4 April.
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Set to share best practice for ModernGov
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Set to share best practice for ModernGov

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.

They will be guest speakers at an event hosted by training company Modern.Gov which delivers training to UK government and the public sector. The presentation will demonstrate how the teams have made a real difference to our tenants and will highlight the range of support tools and initiatives that helped them win the Outstanding Approach to Income Management award at last year’s National Housing Awards.

The full day interactive course, Effectively Reducing Rent Arrears, will give attendees the chance to discuss issues and ask questions on new approaches to rent collection and use of digital channels. Modern.Gov approached our teams to show others how we are supporting tenants to get out of debt and manage their money more effectively.

Annette Purcell from Modern.Gov said: “WDH will share their experience of utilising technology and automation to improve rent collection. It will be great to learn from WDH on how to future-proof service delivery and optimise performance.”

We were recognised for going beyond simply providing homes by helping tenants to pay their rent, manage their debts and reduce arrears. Results showed that we helped tenants to access over £1.2 million in grants, benefits and utility savings in 2016/17.

Cash Wise Manager, Pete Beaumont said: “It’s quite an honour to be asked to do a presentation at this level. We hope by delivering this we can share our best practice with others and highlight the great work that has been done by our teams. We are very proud to be working with Modern.Gov.”

 

The webinar takes place on 24 April at 2.15pm until 3pm. Visit Understanding ModernGov.

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