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Bungalows are blooming with WDH support11 June 2015

Published 11 June 2015
WDH tenants in Knottingley prepared for a ‘Bungalow Bash’ later this month by brightening up their gardens with colourful planters.
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Featherstone students spruce up Ackton Centre grounds11 June 2015

Published 11 June 2015
Year 6 students from Featherstone All Saints School recently celebrated completing their SATS exams by spending the day outside at the Ackton Centre working on a WDH Love Where You Live project.

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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A charitable Community Benefit Society registered under the Co‑operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014. Register Number: 7530

Registered Office:
Merefield House
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Castleford
WF10 5HX

OneCALL: 0345 8 507 507

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Cash boost for community groups1 July 2016

Published 1 July 2016
Cash boost for community groups

Innovative Wakefield energy project awarded £250,000 30 June 2016

Published 30 June 2016
An energy project that will look at ways to help reduce fuel poverty across the Wakefield district has been given the green light thanks to a grant of £250,000 from the charity National Energy Action (NEA)
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Cash Wise service scoops Business in the Community reaccreditation 24 June 2016

Published 24 June 2016
An initiative that’s helped more than 1,800 people to improve their finances and manage their money better has successfully retained an accreditation with the business-led, issue-focused charity, Business in the Community (BITC).
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WDH’s oldest resident celebrates his 106th birthday21 June 2016

Published 21 June 2016
George Storry is one of Wakefield Districts oldest men and has celebrated his 106th birthday.

Normanton development shortlisted for regional award20 June 2016

Published 20 June 2016
An energy efficient housing development in Normanton has been shortlisted for a regional industry award.
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WDH retains prestigious industry accreditation9 June 2016

Published 9 June 2016
WDH has retained a sought after industry accreditation which recognises its continued commitment to resident involvement.
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Green fingered Residents at Whin View Court get ready for summer3 June 2016

Published 3 June 2016
With summer just around the corner green fingered residents at WDH’s Whin View Court Independent Living Scheme are getting their communal garden ready for the warmer months.

SAP closure for training (Wednesday 8 June at noon)3 June 2016

Published 3 June 2016
Our service access points (SAPs) will be closed on Wednesday 8 June at 12 noon for employee training. They will reopen on Thursday 9 June as normal. OneCALL are available 24 hours a day on 0345 8 507 507 for urgent enquiries about estate management and repairs. You can pay your rent using our online payment site, or by calling OneCALL or at any newsagents, convenience store or petrol station displaying the PayPoint sign. You can also pay your rent by registering for an online account, where you can manage all aspects of your tenancy. For more information, visit the tenant area of WDH.co.uk here.
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WDH’s Love Where You Live Awards are back again for a fifth year!2 June 2016

Published 2 June 2016
WDH’s Love Where You Live Awards are back again for a fifth year! Young achievers and community heroes in the Wakefield district who make a positive difference to their communities will be celebrated in our fifth annual awards.

Staged car crash promotes road safety in Airedale.23 May 2016

Published 23 May 2016
People in Airedale braved the rain to watch a staged car and bike collision at The Square, Airedale.
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Telephone issues22 November 2018

Published 22 November 2018
We’re currently experiencing problems with our telephone system. Please bear with us whilst we work on resolving the issue.
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Service access point (SAP) closure for training (Thursday 29 November at noon)21 November 2018

Published 21 November 2018
Our SAPs will be closed on Thursday 29 November at 12 noon for employee training. They will reopen on Friday 30 November as normal.
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The Barracks unveil new memorial during Remembrance celebration 13 November 2018

Published 13 November 2018
A new entrance to The Barracks estate in Pontefract was unveiled during a remembrance service on Monday 12 November, marking 100 years since the end of World War One.

Our website is now more accessible 13 November 2018

Published 13 November 2018
You may have noticed a slight change to our website. We have added a new tool which makes it more accessible and easy to read for some customers. You can now customise our website in a way that works for you. It now includes dyslexia friendly tools, an interactive dictionary, a translation tool with over 100 languages and an option to turn text to speech.
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Jesters Gymnastics Club invests in new equipment with the help of local businesses9 November 2018

Published 9 November 2018
Local children’s gymnastics group, Jesters Gymnastics Club, has been able to buy brand new gym equipment thanks to WDH and Horbury Financial Services. The not-for-profit organisation based in Pontefract and Featherstone received a £1500 Community Grant from WDH and £350 from Horbury Financial Services to buy a new air track to help gymnasts improve their tumbling skills and training. With over 20 years’ experience, Jesters Gymnastics Club works with over 200 children, aged five to 18, to learn and improve their gymnastics skills. Jess Garrett, Head Coach at Jesters Gymnastics Club said: “The children absolutely love the new air track. We bought it from Airtrack UK who have been brilliant. We rely solely on fundraising so this wouldn’t have been possible without the donations from WDH and Horbury Financial Services.”

Local scout club improves the learning experiences for young people9 November 2018

Published 9 November 2018
A WDH Community Grant has helped the 17th Wakefield Scout Club to buy essential kits for expeditions.

Are you ready for Universal Credit?9 November 2018

Published 9 November 2018
We are now less than a month away from the introduction of Universal Credit (UC) Full Service in Wakefield. The Full Service of UC will be introduced in Wakefield from 28 November 2018 and will replace six benefits with a single monthly payment similar to a monthly working wage.

Partnership leads the way in money matters18 October 2018

Published 18 October 2018
WDH and Leeds Credit Union joined forces at their new branch in the heart of Wakefield to highlight the support available for those who need it. As part of International Credit Union Day, WDH’s Cash Wise and Debt teams were on hand to dish out advice on how to manage your money better. In addition, to celebrate the partnership, Leeds Credit Union will be giving the first 50 customers who sign up for a new account with £1 on the day £25 credit to get them started. Terms and Conditions apply. Kevin Dodd, Chief Executive for WDH, said: “This event is a great example of partnership working between WDH and the Leeds Credit Union and the shared support we can offer to our tenants and customers. With the introduction of Universal Credit approaching we are all preparing for the changes to come, supporting tenants to open a bank account and get online. Anyone who feels they would benefit from talking to us should join us and get the advice and support on offer.” Chris Smyth, Chief Executive, Leeds Credit Union, said: “I am absolutely delighted about the new branch in the heart of Wakefield as this will help even more people to access the savings and affordable loans provided by the credit union. I am also very pleased that this branch has been made possible through the cooperation that the credit union has had for many years with our friends at WDH’’ He added: “By working together we can bring a range of services to support residents and families in Wakefield and this is as important as ever as hard economic times continue to bear down on many families.” The event coincides with and National Get Online Week, and for those who are concerned about the introduction of Universal Credit in November, which will be an online only service, the teams will be able to answer any questions or concerns.

Don’t miss out, get online and #Try1Thing this October12 October 2018

Published 12 October 2018
WDH is taking part in Get Online Week between 15- 21 October 2018 and encouraging people to Try 1 Thing online.

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Telephone issues22 November 2018

Published 22 November 2018
We’re currently experiencing problems with our telephone system. Please bear with us whilst we work on resolving the issue.
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Service access point (SAP) closure for training (Thursday 29 November at noon)21 November 2018

Published 21 November 2018
Our SAPs will be closed on Thursday 29 November at 12 noon for employee training. They will reopen on Friday 30 November as normal.
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The Barracks unveil new memorial during Remembrance celebration 13 November 2018

Published 13 November 2018
A new entrance to The Barracks estate in Pontefract was unveiled during a remembrance service on Monday 12 November, marking 100 years since the end of World War One.

Our website is now more accessible 13 November 2018

Published 13 November 2018
You may have noticed a slight change to our website. We have added a new tool which makes it more accessible and easy to read for some customers. You can now customise our website in a way that works for you. It now includes dyslexia friendly tools, an interactive dictionary, a translation tool with over 100 languages and an option to turn text to speech.
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Jesters Gymnastics Club invests in new equipment with the help of local businesses9 November 2018

Published 9 November 2018
Local children’s gymnastics group, Jesters Gymnastics Club, has been able to buy brand new gym equipment thanks to WDH and Horbury Financial Services. The not-for-profit organisation based in Pontefract and Featherstone received a £1500 Community Grant from WDH and £350 from Horbury Financial Services to buy a new air track to help gymnasts improve their tumbling skills and training. With over 20 years’ experience, Jesters Gymnastics Club works with over 200 children, aged five to 18, to learn and improve their gymnastics skills. Jess Garrett, Head Coach at Jesters Gymnastics Club said: “The children absolutely love the new air track. We bought it from Airtrack UK who have been brilliant. We rely solely on fundraising so this wouldn’t have been possible without the donations from WDH and Horbury Financial Services.”

Local scout club improves the learning experiences for young people9 November 2018

Published 9 November 2018
A WDH Community Grant has helped the 17th Wakefield Scout Club to buy essential kits for expeditions.

Are you ready for Universal Credit?9 November 2018

Published 9 November 2018
We are now less than a month away from the introduction of Universal Credit (UC) Full Service in Wakefield. The Full Service of UC will be introduced in Wakefield from 28 November 2018 and will replace six benefits with a single monthly payment similar to a monthly working wage.

Partnership leads the way in money matters18 October 2018

Published 18 October 2018
WDH and Leeds Credit Union joined forces at their new branch in the heart of Wakefield to highlight the support available for those who need it. As part of International Credit Union Day, WDH’s Cash Wise and Debt teams were on hand to dish out advice on how to manage your money better. In addition, to celebrate the partnership, Leeds Credit Union will be giving the first 50 customers who sign up for a new account with £1 on the day £25 credit to get them started. Terms and Conditions apply. Kevin Dodd, Chief Executive for WDH, said: “This event is a great example of partnership working between WDH and the Leeds Credit Union and the shared support we can offer to our tenants and customers. With the introduction of Universal Credit approaching we are all preparing for the changes to come, supporting tenants to open a bank account and get online. Anyone who feels they would benefit from talking to us should join us and get the advice and support on offer.” Chris Smyth, Chief Executive, Leeds Credit Union, said: “I am absolutely delighted about the new branch in the heart of Wakefield as this will help even more people to access the savings and affordable loans provided by the credit union. I am also very pleased that this branch has been made possible through the cooperation that the credit union has had for many years with our friends at WDH’’ He added: “By working together we can bring a range of services to support residents and families in Wakefield and this is as important as ever as hard economic times continue to bear down on many families.” The event coincides with and National Get Online Week, and for those who are concerned about the introduction of Universal Credit in November, which will be an online only service, the teams will be able to answer any questions or concerns.

Don’t miss out, get online and #Try1Thing this October12 October 2018

Published 12 October 2018
WDH is taking part in Get Online Week between 15- 21 October 2018 and encouraging people to Try 1 Thing online.

Best Garden: Rob Stringer10 October 2018

Published 10 October 2018
Rob Stringer won the Best Garden award in WDH’s 2018 Love Where You Live Awards.
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Rob Stringer won the Best Garden award in WDH’s 2018 Love Where You Live Awards.
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