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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Universal Credit roll out date announced
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Universal Credit roll out date announced

Published 28 July 2015

Last week the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) published new information in relation to the national roll out of Universal Credit.

All areas of the UK now know when the new benefit will go live in their area for new claims from single people. In Wakefield, Universal Credit will go live from 18 April 2016, meaning that we are included as the penultimate district to implement the new benefit. 

Phil Wilby, WDH Business Planning Officer – Welfare Development, said:

“The announcement of the universal credit roll out date is welcome news that gives a point of focus for our preparations. The fact we are towards the end of the roll out has many benefits for the organisation and our tenants, both in terms of being able to maximise learning opportunities from other landlords and being able to work closely with the DWP and Job Centre Plus to ensure its smooth roll out across the district.”

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

•             Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)

•             Income Support (IS)

•             Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)

•             Child Tax Credits (CTC)

•             Working Tax Credits (WTC)

•             Housing Benefit (HB) 

People of pension age will not currently be affected. Universal Credit will be paid directly to one member of the household into a bank, Building Society or credit union account once per month. Universal Credit aims to make work pay, to simplify the benefit system and to prepare people for the world of work. After new claims have been introduced for singles, couples and families across the country, existing benefit claims will be migrated over to Universal Credit, provisionally around 2018.

Further information on Universal Credit can be found on the GOV.UK website, whilst help to prepare tenants for the new benefit is available on the new Cash Wise website.

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