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Pupils bowled over after tenants visit27 May 2014

Published 27 May 2014
Two generations went head-to-head on the boccia bowling court at a school in Wakefield.

Our Roadshows get underway23 May 2014

Published 23 May 2014
Our Summer Roadshow 2014 hits the road this week, bringing advice and information to tenants and residents at fun galas, market days and community events across the district.

Maypole tradition continue thanks to WDH grant20 May 2014

Published 20 May 2014
Residents in Gawthorpe were able to continue a 140-year tradition thanks to a WDH Community Grant.

Pontefract residents celebrate improvements1 May 2014

Published 1 May 2014
WDH held a celebratory event in Pontefract last week to mark the end of the environmental improvements being carried out in the local area.
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New energy switching service to support Wakefield communities16 April 2014

Published 16 April 2014
An energy switching website and phone service which aims to help WDH tenants and Wakefield residents save money on their gas and electricity bills has been launched by WDH this week.

Community grant for Nostell Village Hall16 April 2014

Published 16 April 2014
Volunteers who help carry out work at Nostell Village Hall were presented with a cheque for £689 at a tea party last week.

Apprentice swaps job to promote vocational education11 February 2014

Published 11 February 2014
Two WDH employees have taken part in a job swap as part of the Brathay Apprentice Challenge - a national competition to find the Apprentice Team of the Year.

Apprentices spruce up local community house in latest challenge10 February 2014

Published 10 February 2014
A team of nine WDH apprentices have been sprucing up Cutsyke Community House as part of the 2014 Brathay Apprentice Challenge - the official search to find the ‘Apprentice Team of the Year’.

Former apprentice explains Gas and Heating Ventilation role10 February 2014

Published 10 February 2014
Former WDH apprentice, Matthew Raine, talks about being a Gas and Heating Ventilation Engineer.

WDH apprentices visit local college9 February 2014

Published 9 February 2014
Two WDH apprentices visited Hemsworth Arts and Community College this week to talk to students about the benefits of doing an apprenticeship.
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Published 1 April 2015
Our Community Learning Programme starts this month and offers FREE courses to tenants and people living on our estates.
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Glasshoughton’s greener on the other side of our Day of Action1 April 2015

Published 1 April 2015
Glasshoughton streets are cleaner and greener thanks to an Environmental Day of Action organised by the Wakefield Together partnership of WDH, Wakefield Council and West Yorkshire Police.
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Love where you live and don’t leave litter!26 March 2015

Published 26 March 2015
Pupils from Normanton Common Primary School took part in a “spring clean” to tidy up land near WDH’s Hopetown Walk bungalows.

Ossett SAP currently closed26 March 2015

Published 26 March 2015
Our Ossett Service Access Point - located at Ossett Library - is currently closed  while construction work is carried out. The nearest alternative office is: WDH Hub, Bull Ring, Wakefield. Opening hours:Monday to Friday - 9.00 to 16.30Thursday Late night - 19.00Saturday - 9.00 to 12 noon Please note that the WDH Hub will be closed on Good Friday, Easter Saturday and Bank Holiday Monday. It will re-open on Tuesday 7 April. You call also call our customer contact centre, OneCALL on: 0345 8 507 507 We apologise for any inconvenience.
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Improve your skills with a free course25 March 2015

Published 25 March 2015
Free courses for WDH tenants are already attracting lots of interest – so don’t miss out, sign up now!

Look out for WDH Easter activities!25 March 2015

Published 25 March 2015
WDH Easter Activity Camps are taking place across the district over the school holidays.
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We are 10 - and so is Ben!24 March 2015

Published 24 March 2015
Ben Appleton has certainly got something to celebrate - he shares his 10th birthday with us!

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Gardens are glorious thanks to young volunteers7 July 2015

Published 7 July 2015
A tidy-up team swung into action as WDH enlisted young volunteers to spruce up the streets around their homes.
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Energy project set to inform design and build of new WDH homes3 July 2015

Published 3 July 2015
A project to find out the energy consumption of homes built by WDH is set to begin.
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Cake and colourful blooms mark WDH’s 10th anniversary2 July 2015

Published 2 July 2015
Tenants dug deep into sponge and soil to help celebrate WDH’s 10th anniversary.
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Free fun for the whole family2 July 2015

Published 2 July 2015
Families across the Wakefield district are invited to a huge free outdoor party in August as part of WDH’s 10th anniversary.
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Free housing and health advice1 July 2015

Published 1 July 2015
Lupset residents were invited to find out more about housing and health at an event at WDH’s Augusta Court flats on Wednesday (24 June).
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Vouchers are the icing on the cake!30 June 2015

Published 30 June 2015
Entrepreneur Natalie Church joined the Tour de Yorkshire celebrations and was a winner thanks to WDH’s Care Link service.
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SAFER in their own homes thanks to education project29 June 2015

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.
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Deadline today for award nominations26 June 2015

Published 26 June 2015
You only have until midnight tonight (Friday 26 June) to nominate a group or individual for a WDH 2015 Love Where You Live Award.

Rivers community transformed by improvements 22 June 2015

Published 22 June 2015
A £1.7m investment by WDH has given a community in Airedale a series of much-needed improvements.
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News in Brief22 June 2015

Published 22 June 2015
This is News in Brief - a weekly round-up of the latest news and events affecting the Housing industry and communities in the Wakefield district and beyond.
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CX’s comment on proposed ‘Bedroom Tax’ changes5 September 2014

Published 5 September 2014
MPs in the House of Commons have today voted to make changes to the ‘Bedroom Tax’, or Spare Room Subsidy.
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Foundation Grant puts trainees a cut above5 September 2014

Published 5 September 2014
Trainee hairdressers in Ossett have been given a trim-endous head start after a WDH grant paid for brand new equipment.
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Youngsters clean up Minsthorpe area4 September 2014

Published 4 September 2014
Young people from South Elmsall took part in an hour-long litter pick last week as part of an event organised by WDH and West Yorkshire Police Schools’ Officer PC Simon Newton.
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Starring role for budding sculptors4 September 2014

Published 4 September 2014
Youngsters who had a hand in designing and creating a star-spangled sculpture helped with its unveiling at the gateway to a WDH estate in Castleford.

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Adele's delight at new home1 September 2014

Published 1 September 2014
The new tenant of the 25th WDH Homebuilder property says she is ‘delighted’ with the high quality of her new WDH home.
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It’s time to vote for your WDH Love Where You Live Awards heroes26 August 2014

Published 26 August 2014
A shortlist of hopeful heroes has been drawn up – now it’s your turn to decide who will be crowned community champions in WDH's Love Where You Live Awards 2014.

August bank holiday opening arrangements22 August 2014

Published 22 August 2014
Our offices will be closed on Monday for the bank holiday and will re-open on Tuesday 26 August.

New WDH Foundation Grant supports first resident20 August 2014

Published 20 August 2014
A man from Lupset has become the first ever recipient of a WDH Foundation Grant – a newly launched funding scheme to support people looking to boost their long-term employment prospects.

New business makes Paul a model tenant18 August 2014

Published 18 August 2014
A first time business owner has opened a model accessory shop in one of WDH’s commercial units in Flanshaw.
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New labour procurement framework15 August 2014

Published 15 August 2014
Efficiency North Limited, a partnership group made up of organisations including WDH, will be hosting a series of free drop-in sessions for its new, multi-million pound labour framework in the Yorkshire and Humber region.
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Training Day a Great Success
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Training Day a Great Success

Published 8 June 2018

 

The latest applicants to our Training for Employment attended a very successful practical assessment day at Tuscany Court Warehouse facility.

 

The Training for Employment Team develops and delivers the annual session which includes building a planter and Horticulture skills.

 

Wayne Smith, who took part in the day said: “I was slightly nervous at first but we all fitted in quite well and I enjoyed it. I learnt some new skills on the assessment day and I thought everyone got on really well. I found out about this programme through the WDH job advisor at the job centre and they were supportive. This is a great opportunity; overall I had a great day.”

 

Karen Wilders, Training for Employment Manager, said: “The practical assessment day is always well received by the learners on the Training for Employment Work Academy.

 

She added: “At the beginning of the day, the learners are given a pile of wooden slats, a hammer and nails. At the end of the day, they walk away with a wooden planter filled with seasonal plants, a wider knowledge of horticulture, developed team working and communication skills and a great sense of achievement! It’s always is a very successful and enjoyable day.”

 

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