Catwalk beckons for ‘Sewing Bee’ Julie3 July 2014

Published 3 July 2014
TV sewing sensation Julie Gromett is giving a new twist to tweed with two catwalk sessions at The Ridings shopping centre, Wakefield, on Sunday (6 July).

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Hatfeild Court welcomes residents back today2 July 2014

Published 2 July 2014
Hatfeild Court - our latest independent living scheme to be refurbished - welcomes residents back today.
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Make a difference with WDH1 July 2014

Published 1 July 2014
People from Normanton and Featherstone are being invited to have a say in shaping the future of their communities.

Stroke group use grant for kitchen improvements26 June 2014

Published 26 June 2014
A peer support group for stroke survivors has used a £1,000 WDH Community Grant to finish off a communal kitchen.

Final call for our Love Where You Live Awards24 June 2014

Published 24 June 2014
Do you know someone who works hard to make the Wakefield district a better place to live? Time’s running out to nominate them for this year’s WDH Love Where You Live Awards.

Jaglin Court residents try out armchair exercise16 June 2014

Published 16 June 2014
Residents at Jaglin Court in Featherstone have been taking part in armchair exercise classes as part of efforts by WDH to improve social interaction at the Independent Living Scheme.

WDH grant helps kit out local sports club 13 June 2014

Published 13 June 2014
A multi-skills sports club for young people with additional learning and physical needs has been given a helping hand with a WDH Community Grant of £693

Vision 2014 launched11 June 2014

Published 11 June 2014
We are proud to launch this year’s Vision milestone document, which shows our progress to our latest strategic objective of ‘offering tenants real choice and opportunity by 2015’.

Computers are just the job for South Kirkby tenants10 June 2014

Published 10 June 2014
A work club in South Kirkby have been given an important boost after the arrival of six computers from WDH.

Homebuilder match Considerate Constructor record9 June 2014

Published 9 June 2014
The WDH Homebuilder team are celebrating after matching their best ever score for a first site visit by the Considerate Constructor scheme (CCS)
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Springhills Independent Living Scheme’s longest resident is over the moon with her home’s new look


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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