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Good Neighbour 2015: Lisa Grant6 October 2015

Published 6 October 2015
Lisa Grant won the award in the Good Neighbour category in WDH’s 2015 Love Where You Live Awards.

Standbridge Lane Community Centre is ready to cook!6 October 2015

Published 6 October 2015
Standbridge Lane Community Centre in Kettlethorpe has now opened its new kitchen facilities thanks to support from WDH, and has plans to hold Cook and Eat courses for local residents.
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Young Achiever 2015: Louie Jay Smith5 October 2015

Published 5 October 2015
Louie won the Young Achiever Category in WDH’s 2015 Love Where You Live Awards.

WDH services come to you5 October 2015

Published 5 October 2015
As part of National Customer Service Week (5-9 October 2015), WDH’s Customer Service Team will run a week-long roadshow to raise awareness of its commitment to providing the best possible services.

Our winners all love where they live2 October 2015

Published 2 October 2015
Tenants, residents and community groups were among the winners at WDH’s annual Love Where You Live Awards grand final last night.

Croftlands residents sat and worked out!1 October 2015

Published 1 October 2015
Residents at WDH’s Croftlands Extra Care Independent Living Scheme in Ossett are getting fit while they sit by taking part in arm chair exercise and boccia bowling classes organised by the Senior Citizens Support Group.

People learnt how to save lives at Lightwaves Leisure Centre25 September 2015

Published 25 September 2015
People learnt how to save lives at Lightwaves Leisure Centre recently thanks to an event organised by WDH and the charity Heartbeat of Sport.
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Plans for camera obscura in Pontefract24 September 2015

Published 24 September 2015
An old bird aviary in Pontefract’s Valley Gardens has been renovated as part of WDH’s Love Where You Live project, an initiative which aims to transform and improve local green spaces.
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One week left to vote in our Love Where You Live Awards21 September 2015

Published 21 September 2015
Our Love Where You Live Awards 2015 is going from strength to strength, receiving nearly 5,000 online votes on our dedicated website www.lovewhereyouliveawards.co.uk since its launch in August.

Share our Love Where You Live Awards video to win £100 of shopping vouchers!17 September 2015

Published 17 September 2015
We’ve already achieved 4,000 votes – and if you help us reach 8,000 votes before 28 September you could win £100 shopping vouchers.
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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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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.
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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.
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WDH celebrates 11th anniversary21 March 2016

Published 21 March 2016
Today marks WDH’s 11th anniversary and to help celebrate it we’re sharing some of our key achievements from over the past 12 months.
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WDH Housebuilding trend19 March 2016

Published 19 March 2016
What goes around comes around - and I am not talking about the wheel! The new housing minister has delivered his maiden speech on housing policy. I am sure he feels, like most politicians today, that they are going into the boxing ring with one hand tied behind their back! Join the club.  Anything new in the speech? Oh yes, the government want to look at all tenures, not just home ownership. “Surprise, surprise!” our Cilla would have said. Is this Ms May's softer tone to reduce inequality alongside the grammar school policy for all at any age? No it's political gain to occupy the space left by Labour, as it moves further to the left. In techno speak; appealing to the C1/C2 voters! Who said politics was fair and not personal? Then the sting! Proposals have been released this week indicating sheltered housing schemes will be affected by the 1% rent cut from next year. Good news, they will not be affected by the local housing cap until 2019! How this will work has yet to be finalised (surprise, surprise again!) but it looks like local authorities will be copping for it again. As one of my esteemed political colleagues said, 'dividing nowt, by nowt, leaves nowt to share!'  In this week, where we seem to be seeing a change in position, WDH’s development programme has gone from strength to strength. The investment in new housing through the HCA is reaching £70 million and 500 units over next four years. However, if you look at the detail, building rented accommodation has dropped to zero! So Mr Barwell, you will have to put your money where your mouth is, or are our lips just moving and somebody else is speaking?  On a more positive note, how do they do it? Have you been watching the Paralympics? Wheelchair tennis. Magnificent.  Enjoy the extended summer!    
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WDH – It’s in our DNA15 March 2016

Published 15 March 2016
Our Chief Executive writes about WDH's apprenticeship opportunities.
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Wakefield residents urged to switch energy provider14 March 2016

Published 14 March 2016
Following the recent announcement by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) that customers of the big six energy suppliers are being overcharged by £1.7bn a year, WDH is once again urging Wakefield residents to switch their energy provider.

Easter eggs donated to local foodbanks10 March 2016

Published 10 March 2016
100 Easter eggs have been donated to two West Yorkshire foodbanks, thanks to WDH’s Cash Wise initiative.

Come along to our Apprentice Open Evening8 March 2016

Published 8 March 2016
Kick start your career with us at WDH by applying to become one of our 2016 apprentices and future business leaders.

New housing development completed in Normanton3 March 2016

Published 3 March 2016
Last week we completed 39 two and three bedroom properties.
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You said, we did...2 March 2016

Published 2 March 2016
Following our latest tenant satisfaction survey, which involved 700 residents, we’ve been working hard to improve in the areas you’ve told us are important to you.
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Apprentices prepare new training facility for 2016 intake1 March 2016

Published 1 March 2016
Aspiring bricklayers and joiners have been putting their on-the-job training to good use after creating new facilities for WDH’s 2016 intake of trade apprentices.

We've won a design award!25 February 2016

Published 25 February 2016
Last week Halberg House achieved first place in the residential category of the Pontefract Civic Society Annual Design Awards.
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Value for Money (VFM) Assurance Statement launched
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Value for Money (VFM) Assurance Statement launched

Published 28 September 2018

We are proud to launch our VFM Assurance Statement 2017 / 2018
 
We aim to deliver VFM in everything we do and look to drive efficiency wherever possible.  We look to work with our suppliers to work jointly wherever possible, getting the best deals and delivering effective services for our customers.
 
Our VFM Assurance Statement shows how we have demonstrated VFM over the year and delivered what we said we would in a cost effective way.

Over the last year we have achieved a lot including fixing 92% of repairs on our first visit, reaching 95% customer satisfaction and achieving cashable efficiencies of £3.2 million.

As well as outlining the efficiencies we have generated as a business, our VFM Assurance Statement shows the Social Return on Investment (SROI) of our activities and the impact these have on our customers and other stakeholders.  In 2017 / 2018 we generated a SROI of £7.06 for every £1 invested.  The remaining social dividend is carried forward to fund future development initiatives.

View the online VFM summary.

You can also provide feedback on what VFM means to you by completing our online form on the above link.

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