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Gender pay gap report 202010 May 2021

Published 10 May 2021
WDH has published its gender pay gap report for 2020 which shows the difference in average earnings between men and women in its organisation. The fourth report to be published, demonstrates a slight narrowing in the mean gender pay gap to 13.3% compared to last year.
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Tracy Brabin becomes West Yorkshire’s first directly elected mayor10 May 2021

Published 10 May 2021
Following news of the appointment of the first West Yorkshire mayor Andy Wallhead, WDH Chief Executive, said: “We congratulate Tracy Brabin on becoming West Yorkshire’s first directly elected mayor. This is an incredibly important role and one that must champion the growth of our regional economy, with a focus on offering opportunities for everyone."
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Former Pontefract fire station site set to be transformed into apartments in plans submitted to Wakefield Council4 May 2021

Published 4 May 2021
WDH has submitted plans to transform the former fire station site on Stuart Road, Pontefract into 37 residential apartments. The planning application forms part of the delivery of Wakefield Council’s Reconnecting Pontefract Masterplan.

WDH invests £680,000 on improvements to Airedale properties28 April 2021

Published 28 April 2021
WDH continues to improve its local neighbourhoods across the Wakefield district with the completion of £680,000 of environmental improvements to properties on Hawes Close in Airedale. This is part of WDH’s wider multi-million-pound investment planned across the district to improve communities.

Reopening full repairs and maintenance services from Monday, 29 March 2021 26 April 2021

Published 26 April 2021
In line with the Government’s roadmap to ease lockdown restrictions, we are beginning the gradual restoration of our housing services, which we had previously scaled back, to keep our customers and employees safe. On Monday, 29 March 2021, we are reintroducing, in a safe and considered way, a full repair and maintenance service for our customers and at the same time will be gradually increasing more face to face interactions, including home visits.
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Sustainability top tip competition winners16 April 2021

Published 16 April 2021
We encouraged tenants to take part in a competition by sharing how they are helping the planet.

WDH and Yorkshires Choice Homes to deliver eight new affordable homes in Fitzwilliam12 April 2021

Published 12 April 2021
WDH and Yorkshires Choice Homes to deliver eight new affordable homes in Fitzwilliam.

'Shared Ownership has been a life saver for me.' - Claire, Shared Ownership Customer, St Mary's in Thirsk7 April 2021

Published 7 April 2021
Claire from Thirsk is the latest person to get on the property ladder with our Shared Ownership scheme after buying her home on our St Mary's development.

Donation helps volunteers keep parks and greenspaces clean and tidy7 April 2021

Published 7 April 2021
Despite ongoing coronavirus restrictions, volunteers across the Wakefield district have been out maintaining the parks and greenspaces for everyone in their local communities to enjoy. Through our Communities Together Agreement, our Engagement team in partnership with Tivoli Group Limited, our ground’s maintenance contractors, have been proud to be able to contribute to the amazing work of these green fingered volunteers. Together we have donated over 30 litter pickers and other gardening equipment to support the maintenance of these wonderful spaces.

Reimagine your future with a WDH apprenticeship6 April 2021

Published 6 April 2021
Today, WDH has launched new apprenticeship opportunities to find and nurture the best talent in the Wakefield district and encourage more people to consider a trainee role in housing.
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    Ready, steady, cook and share for a chance to win!6 May 2020

    Published 6 May 2020
    Ready, steady, cook and share your families favourite recipes for a chance to win £10 of shopping vouchers! These could be VE Day inspired or a tribute to your favourite restaurant or takeaway dish!
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    WDH and Tenants Working Together1 May 2020

    Published 1 May 2020
    Since lock down started in March, I have been moved by the way the district and particularly WDH and you our customers have come together to support each other at this challenging time. Many of our employees have been continuing to work supporting you, our tenants, whilst spending their free time sewing scrubs, face masks and kit bags, to support our NHS and care home workers, making sure the most vulnerable in our community are able to be cared for. Our employees have also gone above and beyond to support local foodbanks and other charity services to offer provisions in addition to food such as milk and boxes for distributing food parcels. I have seen much community spirit over the past weeks and it makes me exceptionally proud
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    Don’t forget, we’re still helping people into work 1 May 2020

    Published 1 May 2020
    The Community Employment Team is continuing to help tenants back into work by offering a telephone support service during lockdown.

    We want you to join in with our digital VE Day anniversary celebrations!30 April 2020

    Published 30 April 2020
    On Friday 8 May it is the 75th Anniversary of VE Day, WDH employees planned to celebrate this in our Independent Living Schemes with residents and on our estates with community groups and residents, however due to the coronavirus outbreak this is no longer possible. We are still celebrating but will do it digitally instead!
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    Your safety is our priority22 April 2020

    Published 22 April 2020
    Whilst the world is very much focused on coronavirus, as we all are, I’d like to take the opportunity to highlight the importance of safety. The safety and wellbeing of our tenants is our top priority.
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    Don't burn your excess waste14 April 2020

    Published 14 April 2020
    We have recently seen a few incidents across the district involving garden fires. Due to the coronavirus outbreak Wakefield Council have taken the decision to suspend the collection of garden waste in order to maintain normal household and recycling waste collections.

    Stay at home. Protect the NHS. Save lives.9 April 2020

    Published 9 April 2020
    The bank holiday and extended weekend will soon be upon us and, with the good weather we’ve been having, it is tempting for all of us to stretch the guidance a little bit to visit family, join friends in the garden or visit some of our local parks. However, I must urge you continue to support our NHS and follow the advice that has been given.
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    Notice to GnERGY customers 3 April 2020

    Published 3 April 2020
    It has recently been announced that GnERGY Ltd has entered administration and that Bulb will take over GnERGY's customer base from Sunday 22 March 2020.

    Support services available to tenants1 April 2020

    Published 1 April 2020
    For those of us who are currently self-isolating and having to spend more time at home, it may be of some relief to hear that the government has pledged to support people with energy costs during this time. There will be specific arrangements put in place for those on pre-payment meters struggling with the implications of the Coronavirus, as well as energy customers facing financial distress. Whilst I appreciate there is a lot more to consider at the moment, I hope this relieves at least some of the worries you might have.

    Taking care of your mental health30 March 2020

    Published 30 March 2020
    The main priority of WDH is to look after our tenants and the homes they rent from us. But yet in these unfamiliar circumstances it is often difficult to prepare and know how to take the best care of ourselves and our families.
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    Springhills Independent Living Scheme’s longest resident is over the moon with her home’s new look
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    Springhills Independent Living Scheme’s longest resident is over the moon with her home’s new look

    Published 2 January 2019

    Doris Cornick, 95, has recently moved back to her newly renovated flat at WDH’s Springhills Independent Living Scheme in Outwood.

    Doris, the scheme’s longest resident has lived there for 32 years and moved in when the scheme was first built.

    She said: “It’s fantastic, it has been worth the wait and I am over the moon with it. I’ve always loved living here even when it wasn’t as posh as this.”

    Springhills has undergone an extensive refurbishment, completely modernising the scheme inside and out, including the addition of three scooter rooms, a salon and a spa room.

    She also added: “I moved into Independent Living after having multiple heart attacks. My doctor said that I needed a home without steps and we saw Springills being built and applied. Sadly, I lost my husband a few years after moving in but it really helped to have the support of my friends here.”

    The scheme in Outwood is just a bus ride from Wakefield town centre and has lots of local conveniences like shops, clubs, churches and  chemists nearby.

    Springhills is made up of self-contained one bedroom flats, each wired with WDH's Care Link emergency contact system, ensuring help is on hand 24 hours a day. Access to the communal entrance at Springhills is through a secure key system keeping residents safe.

    The Scheme Manager is available to provide extra support and peace of mind and residents receive regular visits and calls to check on their wellbeing, these can be arranged to suit.

    WDH’s Independent Living Schemes also offer a range of social activities for residents including coffee mornings, bingo and more.

    Doris said: “It’s like living in a holiday home with your friends! There is always something going on in the lounge and it’s lovely to see people or just stay in your flat and have friends over. Its nice to have a choice.”

    If you or someone you know might be interested in our schemes, located across the district, please contact WDH's Independent Living team on 01977 724449 or visit https://www.wdh.co.uk/AvailableProperties/IndependentLiving/   to find out more.

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    Apprentices help to build the future at WDH As social housing provider marks National Apprentice Week8 February 2021

    Published 8 February 2021
    WDH is marking National Apprenticeship Week by celebrating the achievements of its apprentices, who have had to face the challenge of entering the world of work during a global pandemic.

    Changes to our Grounds Maintenance Contractor1 February 2021

    Published 1 February 2021
    From 1 February 2021, all landscape maintenance work undertaken on WDH land such as grass cutting, shrub and hedge maintenance will now be carried out by Tivoli Group Ltd.
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    Have your say: new football scheme for the South East.28 January 2021

    Published 28 January 2021
    Would you like to get active and learn new skills through football?

    We Invest in People – Silver accreditation28 January 2021

    Published 28 January 2021
    WDH is proud to announce that following a rigorous assessment, it has been awarded a Investors in People (IiP) Silver accreditation.
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    Improving our estates in 202121 January 2021

    Published 21 January 2021
    We’re giving our estates a new lease of life and increasing their kerb appeal, to help us build better places for our residents despite the ongoing pandemic.

    New partnership brings 82 affordable homes to Castleford21 January 2021

    Published 21 January 2021
    WDH is working with Leeds Federated Housing Association (LFHA) to provide 82 new homes on previously unused land at Pemberton Road in Castleford.

    Our services during lockdown 315 January 2021

    Published 15 January 2021
    A message from our Chief Executive Friday, 15 January 2021 With the government’s lockdown message continuing to ask us to stay at home, we have reviewed our services to make sure that we are doing everything we can to prevent the spread of the virus. The health and safety of our customers and our people remains our top priority
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    Environmental works in Pontefract achieve a 98% score from satisfied tenants15 January 2021

    Published 15 January 2021
    WDH's Construction Team is celebrating a 98% tenant satisfaction score on their environmental scheme on the Monkhill estate in Pontefract.

    Read our January issue of Tombridge News!10 January 2021

    Published 10 January 2021
    Welcome to the third edition of the Tombridge Crescent Newsletter, we would like to wish all our tenants a Happy New Year and best wishes for 2021.  We are pleased to announce we have approval and work is scheduled to start on 18 January 2021.  Operatives on site will adhere to strict Covid-19 health and safety guidance which has been put in place to keep everyone safe.  Please continue to check WDH News tag cloud (Kinsley) for any further updates.  Please click here to read this month's issue of Tombridge News.  

    Take a look at our biggest achievements and priorities in our latest Annual Report8 January 2021

    Published 8 January 2021
    Our latest Annual Report details how we are delivering transformative changes for our customers, our people, our business, and our communities.
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