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SAPs closed for training - Wednesday 5 July4 July 2017

Published 4 July 2017
Our service access points (SAPs) will be closed on Wednesday 5 July from 12 noon for employee training. They will reopen on Thursday 6 July as normal.
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Community Learning Programme 20173 July 2017

Published 3 July 2017
Our popular Community Learning Programme is back.

Thank you for your feedback27 June 2017

Published 27 June 2017
Thank you to everyone who took part in our latest tenant satisfaction survey, which was carried out over the telephone by customer experience specialists, TLF to make sure the results are independent.
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Fire safety message to WDH tenants22 June 2017

Published 22 June 2017
After the tragic events at Grenfell Tower in London last week our thoughts are with all those affected. We understand that our tenants may be concerned about the safety of our high rise accommodation
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Volunteers renovate Wakefield Hospice22 June 2017

Published 22 June 2017
A team of eight electricians from WDH volunteered their own time to help Wakefield Hospice save money.
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WDH unveils brand new homes to local residents21 June 2017

Published 21 June 2017
WDH’s HomeBuilder team held an open house event to give local residents in Outwood a preview of five new homes that have been built on Bevin Close.

Vision 2017 launches16 June 2017

Published 16 June 2017
We are extremely proud to introduce this year's Vision milestone update which highlights how WDH intends to reach the latest milestones towards its Vision – becoming an enterprise delivering social impacts by 2020, and the progress already made toward achieving this.
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WDH’s Love Where You Live Awards are back again for a sixth year!16 June 2017

Published 16 June 2017
Young achievers and community heroes in the Wakefield district who make a positive difference to their communities will be celebrated in our sixth annual awards.

Local children name street15 June 2017

Published 15 June 2017
Children from St Peters and Clifton CE Primary School have won a competition to name a nearby street.
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WDH employees rewarded for over 320 years combined service 14 June 2017

Published 14 June 2017
11 WDH employees recently picked up Long Service Awards having clocked up a combined 320 years’ service between them!
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WDH employees rewarded for over 320 years combined service

Published 14 June 2017

11 WDH employees recently picked up Long Service Awards having clocked up a combined 320 years’ service between them!

The employees have worked across a wide variety of roles supporting the work of WDH in creating confident communities across the Wakefield district.

Robin Chessman, a OneCALL Supervisor at WDH, began his career over 37 years ago and has developed in various roles over the years.

He said: “I think the perfect expression appreciation is to receive a lifetime achievement award whilst still being lucky enough to work. I’m very grateful and could not have achieved it without the support of my colleagues over the many years.”

Colin Hare, has worked in IT for nearly 20 years and in his time at WDH has worked on many new IT advancements to help WDH become a more digital business.

He said: “WDH and IT have changed enormously over the 20 years I have worked at WDH. From the days where rent collection was predominantly cash, with 30 offices and numerous rent collectors, to today’s systems with direct debit and telephone payments. I’ve seen the introduction of mobile working, customer web sites and mobile Apps.  IT will continue to change and develop as WDH embraces new technologies and new systems.” 

Kevin Dodd, WDH’s Chief Executive, said: “It’s always great to reward our long serving employees for their loyalty and dedication. We have lots of career opportunities and are always looking to recruit fresh talent to help us grow. However, we appreciate all of the hard work and commitment our long serving employees have shown. They are evidence that it really is a great place to work.”

WDH is an Investor in People employer and holds the gold standard for demonstrating their commitment in supporting and developing employees.

In 2016 WDH saw 1208 external applications for 41 advertised vacancies demonstrating that the demand and popularity locally for jobs within the business is still as high as ever.

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