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Initiatives recognised at prestigious Responsible Business Awards

Published 21 April 2015

Three of our community initiatives will be recognised as part of the 2015 Responsible Business Awards, run by Business in the Community.

The Responsible Business Awards is the most prestigious and respected awards championing responsible business in the UK and abroad. It celebrates inspirational companies that are taking action to address social and environmental issues and transform their communities.

The WDH Academy, Cash Wise and our Work Placement Project have all been awarded shortlisted status, recognising the projects' significant achievements in helping to secure a fairer society and a more sustainable future.

Stephen Howard, Chief Executive, Business in the Community said: “The Responsible Business Awards celebrate the very best of business, so it is fitting to be announcing the shortlist today as part of Responsible Business Week, which raises awareness of business as a powerful force for good. We congratulate WDH for playing its part in creating a fairer society and more sustainable future. The shortlisted businesses publically demonstrate that business has a greater purpose then simply generating profit and are a great example to others.”

All shortlisted companies will be celebrated through a series of Responsible Business Gala events taking place across the UK in June.

Of the shortlisted companies, a number have been chosen as Award Finalists to present their programme to a select group of senior business professionals for the chance to be crowned as overall winner in each category.  These Award Finalists will be announced on 2 June 2015.

Overall winners will be announced in London at Business in the Community’s Annual Responsible Business Gala Dinner, in partnership with 2014 Responsible Business of the Year National Grid, on 7 July 2015.

 

 

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WDH help tenants keep warm and safe this winter

Published 5 November 2015

WDH are working with partners to provide our Independent Living Scheme residents with health and wellbeing advice along with information on how to stay safe and warm this winter.

The first Winter Warmer event was at Hatfeild Court Independent Living Scheme in Wakefield, with WDH, Age UK, Dementia Friends and The South West Yorkshire Foundation Trust (SWYFT) offering residents advice about shopping and healthy eating, and information on how to switch their energy supplier, along with discussing issues such as dementia.

Chris Croxall, WDH’s Tenant Involvement Officer, said:  “We have organised Keeping Warm in Winter events in Wakefield over the past few years, and think they are a great way for us and partners to get vital health and wellbeing information to vulnerable residents to prepare them for the winter months.”

The Winter Warmer sessions continue throughout November at our Independent Living Schemes, please see the events calendar on our website www.wdh.co.uk for more details about these events.

Please note that there will be a Winter Warmer event at St Luke’s Church Hall on Thursday 12 November at 2 pm, which is open to the general public as well as Independent Living Scheme residents.  

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