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Move more everyday

Published 17 July 2014

WDH is proud to support Move More Every Day, a new initiative designed to help local people become healthier and more active.

 

Staying fit and well is a moving experience - the more we move the fitter and healthier we will be.

Yet with so many opportunities to sit in front of the television or play computer games, too many of us do not move enough.  Throw in a diet of convenience and fast food and it’s a recipe for an unhealthy lifestyle.

But here’s the good news! By making some small changes to your daily routine you can take big steps towards a healthy and active life. In the Wakefield District we are well below the national average for physical activity.

  • Adults, 30 minutes activity every day.
  • 5 to 18 year olds, one hour activity every day.
  • Under 5’s three hours activity every day.

You could:

  • take a long walk in the park;
  • join the kids outside for a play;
  • garden;
  • cycle;
  • swim;
  • walk the kids to school; and
  • the opportunities are endless.
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Supplier news update5 April 2016

Published 5 April 2016
We are launching a fully electronic tendering and bidding service with our partner Due North.
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100+ children Clean for the Queen!24 March 2016

Published 24 March 2016
During the past two weeks 188 children from Normanton, Featherstone and the surrounding area have teamed up with WDH and taken part in Clean for the Queen, a national incentive to clean up the country in celebration of the Queen’s 90th birthday in April.

Tenants gave their views at the Wakefield West Big Event22 March 2016

Published 22 March 2016
WDH held the “Big Event” for local tenants and residents on Wednesday 9 March 2016 at the Agbrigg and Belle Vue Community Centre. The main priority for the day was based on the results and feedback from the most recent Tenant Satisfaction Survey.

Easter opening times21 March 2016

Published 21 March 2016
All WDH Service Access Points will be closed on Friday 25 March reopening on Tuesday 29 March. For all enquiries, please contact OneCALL on 0345 8 507 507.    
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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.
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Service access point and HUB bank holiday closures20 May 2019

Published 20 May 2019
All of our offices and service access points (SAPs) will be closed on Monday 27 May. They will open as usual on Tuesday 28 May.
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WDH is Deaf Aware9 May 2019

Published 9 May 2019
As part of Deaf Awareness Week 6 to 12 May, Wakefield and District Society for Deaf People visited a number of venues within the Wakefield district to ensure they are offering services suitable for someone that is deaf or hard of hearing. Our Wakefield Hub was one of those visited.
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WDH raises funds for Hospice2 May 2019

Published 2 May 2019
WDH has raised an impressive £1,605 for Wakefield Hospice as part of the Hospice’s annual 10k Road Race Corporate Challenge. A team of 28 employees took on the challenge, organised by the charity to raise much needed funds to help provide palliative and end of life care to patients. Jamie Strachan, Events Fundraiser and organiser of the 10k race said: “For us the Wakefield 10k is our biggest event and the Corporate Challenge is a great way for businesses across the district to get involved. We are committed to inclusivity, hence why we have a funding target rather than a race time target. We began the Corporate Challenge back in 2017 and we have raised £35,000 so far.” He added: “75% of funding has to come from the public and year in and year out, people from Wakefield come out to support us. While we can’t add days to life, we can add life to days, providing a home from home experience and every little contribution matters. This contribution from WDH will help tremendously.” Joanne Biltcliffe, OneCALL Manager at WDH led the group and said: “We’re thrilled we have managed to exceed our £1,000 target. The 10k Road Race is a great way of getting employees fit and active and at the same time giving something back by providing much needed funds to the Hospice.”
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Service access point and HUB employee training closures2 May 2019

Published 2 May 2019
All of our offices and service access points (SAPs) will be closed from 12 noon on Thursday 9 May. They will open as usual on Friday 10 May.
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Serviceaccess point and HUB bank holiday closures30 April 2019

Published 30 April 2019
All of our offices and service access points (SAPs) will be closed on Monday 6 May. They will open as usual on Tuesday 7 May.
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Pontefract residents get creative for Easter24 April 2019

Published 24 April 2019
Last week, residents of a WDH independent living scheme enjoyed an Easter themed coffee morning. They got creative putting together Easter cards, Easter bonnets and Easter bags. One resident said: “I made my two daughters an Easter card each. It’s not something that I would usually do but it would have been a shame to pass on this opportunity.” Claire Secker, Tenant Involvement Officer, said: “It’s nice to see the residents come together and help one another. We urge everyone to get involved in any events that are held and it’s nice to see so many people enjoying themselves.”  
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Musgrave Court in Wakefield welcomes residents back12 April 2019

Published 12 April 2019
Musgrave Court, our latest independent living scheme to be refurbished, has begun welcoming its residents, old and new, back to their new and improved homes.

WDH Community Grants available now8 April 2019

Published 8 April 2019
Local groups can apply for up to £1500 to help fund community projects between 8 April -17 May.

Easter opening times5 April 2019

Published 5 April 2019
All of our offices and service access points (SAPs) will be closed from Thursday 18 April and will reopen on Tuesday 22 April.
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Council Tax changes – have your say4 April 2019

Published 4 April 2019
Wakefield Council are considering changes to the way Council Tax Support is calculated from 1 April 2020 and are asking for your thoughts on the proposals. A public consultation will run from 6 March to 6 June 2019. The changes are intended to make it simpler and easier to understand. Full background details of the proposed changes and the reason for these changes can be found on the Council website.
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WDH support National Hate Crime Awareness Week

Published 13 October 2015

WDH is proud to support National Hate Crime Awareness week in order to help challenge all forms of prejudice and discrimination within local communities.

If you wish to talk in confidence, about any hate incident you may have witnessed or if you feel you have been the victim of a hate crime, then please come and talk to us at any of our  Service Access Point or contact the ‘Stop Hate UK’  helpline free on 0800 138 1625.

During National Hate Crime Awareness week the Wakefield Hate Crime Group will have stalls at markets in the local area on the dates listed below for people to come and get involved and offer their views on this issue.

Wednesday 14 October - Pontefract Market - 9.30 am to 12 pm

Thursday 15 October - Wakefield Market - 9.30 am to 12 pm

Friday 16 October - Ossett Market - 9.30 am to 12 pm    

Hate Hurts. Report it, Sort it, say No to Hate Crime.

For more information please visit: http://www.stophateuk.org/hate-crime-awareness-week/

 

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