wdh

News

Residents ARMED and ready19 November 2019

Published 19 November 2019
WDH has partnered with technology business Care Management (CM) to pilot innovative technology that will monitor independent living scheme residents’ health and predict health issues using heart rate, hydration levels, activity, sleep, muscle mass and grip strength, so that we can pre-empt any health issues and make the necessary adjustments.

New and improved service access point (SAP) coming to Airedale soon!14 November 2019

Published 14 November 2019
Airedale SAP will be closing at 4 pm on Friday 15 November 2019 for approximately two weeks whilst we refurbish and improve the facilities.
Tags : ,

External works in Airedale leave independent living residents with a smile12 November 2019

Published 12 November 2019
Residents at West Mead Independent Living Scheme in Airedale were left smiling after WDH invested in improving their homes.

External works in Airedale leave independent living residents with a smile12 November 2019

Published 12 November 2019
Residents at West Mead Independent Living Scheme in Airedale were left smiling after WDH invested in improving their homes.

If you have caring responsibilities, you could get a little extra help for free with Care Link11 November 2019

Published 11 November 2019
Did you know that one in nine people will be caring for someone who is older, disabled or seriously ill, whilst still working? Balancing work life and caring responsibilities can be stressful but our award winning Care Link service offers people with caring responsibilities added peace of mind by providing support for their loved one at the touch of a button.
Tags :

Celebrating Wakefield’s Finest28 October 2019

Published 28 October 2019
Tenants, residents and community groups were among the winners at WDH’s annual Love Where You Live Awards grand final.

Residents in South Elmsall are over the moon with Farfield Court’s new look!15 October 2019

Published 15 October 2019
Residents at Farfield Court Independent Living Scheme in South Elmsall got a sneak peek at the scheme’s new look following an extensive refurbishment.

Looking after the wellbeing of our Independent Living Scheme residents14 October 2019

Published 14 October 2019
We have partnered with technology business Care Management (CM), to pilot innovative technology that will monitor a resident’s health and predict health issues using heart rate, hydration levels, activity, sleep, muscle mass and grip strength.

Competition time!14 October 2019

Published 14 October 2019
Use our App to tell us what you use the internet for and you can win an Amazon Fire tablet. We are taking part in Get Online Week and sharing some hints and tips on how you can get more out of the World Wide Web.
Tags :

Get more out of life online!14 October 2019

Published 14 October 2019
Come along to our Get Online sessions between 14-20 October and try the internet. #getonlineweek is here and we are taking part and encouraging you to get more from the internet.
Tags :
Back to top
WDH News | The latest news from WDH
wdh

News

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.
Tags :

Give us a wave!14 August 2014

Published 14 August 2014
Give us a wave! Better still, join the fun at Seaside in the City in Wakefield this weekend where our Summer Road Show will be rolling in too.

News in Brief14 August 2014

Published 14 August 2014
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.
Tags :

No Cold Callers allowed14 August 2014

Published 14 August 2014
A new Cold Calling Control Zone which has been funded by WDH has been set up to protect the residents living within Wakefield city centre.

WDH recruits eight new apprentices12 August 2014

Published 12 August 2014
WDH has welcomed its latest batch of apprentices, which this year includes two plasterers, two bricklayers, two joiners, a heating and ventilation engineer and a gas engineer.

Community Grant Keeps Kids Busy in South Elmsall11 August 2014

Published 11 August 2014
A Wakefield and District Housing (WDH) Community Grant has helped provide activities for youngsters in South Elmsall during the school summer holidays.

Touring tea tent gets underway7 August 2014

Published 7 August 2014
WDH in partnership with NHS held a touring tea tent event last week in Knottingley which is the first event of many throughout the summer holidays.
Tags :

Residents celebrate improvement work7 August 2014

Published 7 August 2014
Residents of Carr Lane estate in South Kirkby enjoyed two celebratory events to mark the completion of improvement works in the area. Activities included a cream tea afternoon and a day planting flowers and playing family games on one of the estate’s newly modernised green spaces.
Tags :

Money Matters in Ossett6 August 2014

Published 6 August 2014
A tenants group was visited by key service providers at an open day in Ossett.

Scooters offer extra independence5 August 2014

Published 5 August 2014
Residents at one of WDH’s Independent Living Schemes explored new horizons when they tried out a range of mobility scooters.

Tags :
Back to top
WDH News | The latest news from WDH
Universal Credit introduced in Wakefield next week
wdh

News

Universal Credit introduced in Wakefield next week

Published 13 April 2016

From Monday 18 April, job centres in the Wakefield area will begin processing claims for the Department of Work and Pensions’ (DWP) new benefit called Universal Credit (UC).

UC is a new benefit that will replace six working age benefits with a single monthly payment, similar to a monthly working wage.  The six benefits being replaced are:

  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Income Support
  • Child Tax Credits
  • Working Tax Credits
  • Housing Benefit

UC does not include assistance with your Council Tax.  People claiming Universal Credit will still have to contact Wakefield Council to apply for Council Tax Support.

People of pension age are not affected.  After new claims have been introduced for singles, couples and families across the country, existing benefit claims will then be migrated over to UC from 2018.  UC will be paid directly to one member of the household into a bank, Building Society, or credit union account once per month, in arrears.

If you are informed that you need to claim UC, it is important that you inform us as soon as possible.  We will then be able to provide you with the information you need so that DWP can include support towards your housing costs and with your UC award.

If you would like further information about UC, you can visit the Universal Credit page or if you have concerns about managing your money on a monthly basis, in arrears you can contact our Cash Wise team.  Additional information to help you prepare for UC can be found on the GOV.UK website.

 

Tags :
Back to top