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Mini makeover at Willow Garth10 June 2015

Published 10 June 2015
Communal land on a cul-de-sac in South Elmsall has had a mini makeover, thanks to help from WDH’s Love Where You Live project.

WDH helps to keep out cold callers9 June 2015

Published 9 June 2015
Cold callers will be given the cold shoulder if they venture into part of a WDH estate where residents have taken a stand against unwanted visitors.
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Building work results in Ossett SAP closure9 June 2015

Published 9 June 2015
Ossett SAP has had to unexpectedly close due to unforeseen building work in the library which means there is no access to the SAP.
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WDH Road Show selfie could win you a prize!5 June 2015

Published 5 June 2015
Our Summer Road Show starts this weekend, and we are encouraging tenants to send in their selfies with our team to be in with a chance of winning a prize.

Vision 2015 launched4 June 2015

Published 4 June 2015
We are extremely proud to launch this year’s Vision update which highlights how we have reached our latest milestone - offering tenants real choice and real opportunity by 2015.
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Make a nomination for a chance to win £100!4 June 2015

Published 4 June 2015
As the deadline to nominate a group or individual for a Love Where You Live Award draws closer we’re launching an incentive to encourage even more nominations than ever before.

WDH makes the final stage of BITC Awards3 June 2015

Published 3 June 2015
WDH has made the final stage of the 2015 Responsible Business Awards, run by Business in the Community, the Prince’s Responsible Business Network.
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Learn internet basics this summer 1 June 2015

Published 1 June 2015
WDH is offering its tenants free help and advice on how to use the internet as part of its Summer Road Show, which starts this week.
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Contractors boost WDH residents’ social fund28 May 2015

Published 28 May 2015
Contractors who completed the transformation of a WDH independent living scheme returned with a £500 donation to the residents’ social fund.
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Spring Bank Holiday opening times21 May 2015

Published 21 May 2015
Next Monday (Spring Bank Holiday, 25 May) all WDH service access points including the Hub at the Bull Ring, Wakefield will be closed, reopening on Tuesday morning, 26 May 2015.
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Testing our procedures to keep tenants safe
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Testing our procedures to keep tenants safe

Published 2 September 2019

WDH’s Compliance Team was put to the test alongside West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) as part of a training exercise to prepare us should the worst happen.

WYFS used our decommissioned Independent Living Scheme in Stanley to recreate fire scenarios in an unfamiliar building to test their emergency procedures.

WDH also took the opportunity to test themselves and colleagues from the Independent Living Team joined in the exercise, where they were asked for documentation, temporary accommodation and other relevant questions that would be asked in a real emergency situation. WDH is always looking to improve and this opportunity was too good to miss.

David Graham, WDH’s Compliance Manager, organised the training to help us to improve our emergency procedures and highlight any gaps.

David said: “The training has been incredibly valuable and useful to prepare us, should the worst ever happen. The training is set to continue later into the year with some exercises taking place in the dark to give more realism and we hope to include more employees to test our policies and procedures for dealing with a major incident.”

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