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Cash Wise helps its 1,000th tenant!4 February 2016

Published 4 February 2016
Our Cash Wise initiative has reached a landmark achievement after helping 1,000 social housing tenant to improve their finances.

Residents learn basic life-saving skills27 January 2016

Published 27 January 2016
Residents from across the district recently undertook training to learn basic life-saving skills, thanks to an event jointly hosted by WDH and the charity Heartbeat of Sport.

New fencing transforms Belle Vue streets27 January 2016

Published 27 January 2016
Participants in a training scheme have helped WDH tenants love where they live after giving some of their gardens a face lift with the construction of new fencing.

Wakefield students are litter picking good25 January 2016

Published 25 January 2016
WDH kick starts its annual Love Where You Live campaign in Lupset.

Ensure your home is gas safe in 201622 January 2016

Published 22 January 2016
To help keep your home as safe as possible, this year we’re encouraging you to allow one of our Gas Engineers access to your property to carry out a legally required annual gas safety check.

Manorfields TARA helps local groups with funding21 January 2016

Published 21 January 2016
Following their decision to disband, the Tenants and Residents Association (TARA) on the Manorfields Estate in Wakefield has decided to use their remaining funds to help other local groups and projects.
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OneCALL telephone issues21 January 2016

Published 21 January 2016
We’re currently experiencing problems with our OneCALL telephone system. Please bear with us whilst we work on resolving the issue.
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New £1.5m construction training facility20 January 2016

Published 20 January 2016
A 30,000 sq ft state-of-the-art construction training centre and trade store has been opened.

Book a gas servicing appointment with WhatsApp18 January 2016

Published 18 January 2016
If you require a gas servicing appointment or need to rearrange an appointment you currently have, our Gas Servicing Team can now be contacted by WhatsApp on 07901990710.

South Elmsall residents offered free energy advice this winter12 January 2016

Published 12 January 2016
A free winter energy advice session is being held next T­uesday at WDH’s Service Access Point on Exchange Street in South Elmsall.
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WDH welcomes 10 new apprentices
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WDH welcomes 10 new apprentices

Published 8 August 2016

As part of WDH’s 2016 apprenticeship scheme, we are proud to welcome 10 new apprentices.

The new starters, all aged between 16 and 20, will complete an NVQ in their chosen trade and include three electricians, three joiners, two roofers, one plumber and one gas engineer.

Since 2005, when the organisation was established, over 100 apprentices have joined WDH and have benefitted from our fantastic apprenticeship scheme, with many gaining full time contracts with us at the end of their programme.

All the new recruits recently met Kevin Dodd, WDH’s Chief Executive, as part of their induction.

Speaking about their arrival, he said:

“Every year our apprenticeship programme goes from strength to strength and this year we’ve seen some of the best applicants so far.  With the range of work WDH does every day, all our new apprentices will be very busy building up their practical experience but also accessing some of the best on-the-job training available.”

Stacey Lee Simmons, 20, from South Elmsall, successfully applied for a WDH plumbing apprenticeship.

Speaking about her new role, she said: “I’ve always worked in customer service, and I quite like working with people. I wanted a hands-on job and after studying plumbing at college I thought I’d try my chances. WDH is a big well-known employer, and I’m really happy to have this opportunity.”

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Cash boost for community groups
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Cash boost for community groups

Published 1 July 2016

Local groups can now apply for up to £1,500 from WDH to help fund community projects.

The WDH Community Grant Scheme has increased from £500 to £1,500 this year and aims to make a real difference to local communities.

The funding boost could help start a new group, improve an existing service, buy equipment or support activities that are important to tenants and residents.

Kerry Nichols, a Youth Worker at The Well Project, said: “The funding helped us give the children of Kirkthorpe somewhere to go and something to do. It’s allowed us to start this youth club and buy the equipment we need to keep the children entertained and off the streets.”

Any type of constituted community group or club can apply. In the past, grants have been awarded to projects that work with young people or improve health and wellbeing which contribute towards WDH’s vision of creating confident communities.

Applications open on Friday 1 July and you have until Wednesday 31 August to get your submission in. WDH can provide help to complete the application form if needed.

For further information and application forms visit http://www.wdh.co.uk/OurCommunities/ call 01977 788807 or email neighbourhoodpanels@wdh.co.uk.

 

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