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Community Group: 5 Towns Community Radio10 October 2018

Published 10 October 2018
5 Towns Community Radio won the Community Group Category in WDH’s 2018 Love Where You Live Awards having beat previous champions Havercroft Parents Forum after a fierce battle for digital votes.

Support for drama queens and kings9 October 2018

Published 9 October 2018
A WDH Community Grant has helped Love2Act drama club to buy new costumes and props for their production with a £646 cash boost.

WDH’s winners all love where they live8 October 2018

Published 8 October 2018
Tenants, residents and community groups were among the winners at WDH’s annual Love Where You Live Awards grand final last night. The event, held at Wakefield’s Cedar Court Hotel and sponsored by Sodexo, celebrated local community heroes who make the Wakefield district a better place to live.

Value for Money (VFM) Assurance Statement launched28 September 2018

Published 28 September 2018
We are proud to launch our VFM Assurance Statement 2017 / 2018
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Don’t forget to get your tickets for WDH's exclusive pantomime21 September 2018

Published 21 September 2018
WDH is holding an exclusive pantomime performance of Cinderella on Friday 30 November 2018 in the evening at Wakefield Theatre Royal.
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Extreme weather conditions21 September 2018

Published 21 September 2018
As you will be aware we are experiencing extreme weather conditions and these are likely to continue over the weekend.
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Guide to Universal Credit – Ten things you need to know about Universal Credit21 September 2018

Published 21 September 2018
From Wednesday 28 November anyone of working age, living in Wakefield and needing to claim benefits will need to apply for Universal Credit online. A change in your circumstances could also mean you need to claim Universal Credit.
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The biggest Careers Fair in the district to take place next week20 September 2018

Published 20 September 2018
WDH will be attending the district’s biggest Careers Fair at Pontefract Park on Tuesday 25 September from 10 am to 6:30 pm. Young people from across Wakefield will be invited to help them consider their options.

Wakefield Hub closure for training (Wednesday 26 September at 1 pm)20 September 2018

Published 20 September 2018
Our Wakefield Hub will be closed on Wednesday 26 September at 1 pm for employee training. They will reopen on Thursday 27 September as normal.
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SAP closure for training (Thursday 27 September at 12 pm)20 September 2018

Published 20 September 2018
Our service access points (SAPs) will be closed on Thursday 27 September at 1 pm for employee training. They will reopen on Friday 28 September as normal.
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Tenants save money by using 03 number19 August 2015

Published 19 August 2015
WDH is asking tenants to make sure they contact their OneCALL team on their 0345 number to save money on the cost of calls.
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Don’t miss out on the benefits! Get online!15 August 2015

Published 15 August 2015
WDH’s Digital Angels are providing free learning sessions about how to get online in South Elmsall and Airedale next week (18 - 19 August).

Relocation of services from Ossett Library 12 August 2015

Published 12 August 2015
As part of our plans to continue providing a value for money service, from Friday 28 August we are relocating services from Ossett Library to our WDH Hub on the Bull Ring shopping precinct in Wakefield.
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Artist exhibits work thanks to Foundation Grant11 August 2015

Published 11 August 2015
A budding artist from Horbury who received a £500 grant from WDH to help showcase his work is now exhibiting 10 of his paintings for the first time.
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Cash Wise hits Big Lottery target6 August 2015

Published 6 August 2015
A Big Lottery funded initiative that’s helping social housing tenants to tackle their debt and maintain their financial independence has smashed its target six months ahead of schedule.

Wrays Homes celebrate 100th birthday5 August 2015

Published 5 August 2015
Residents, trustees and guests of the almshouse charity, Wrays Homes, in Ossett celebrated the building’s 100th birthday recently with a garden party.

Kettlethorpe is blooming thanks to planting session3 August 2015

Published 3 August 2015
Kettlethorpe residents recently had the opportunity to join our Love Where You Live planting event.
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Happy Birthday to SOUL Portobello!3 August 2015

Published 3 August 2015
Portobello residents celebrated the 10th anniversary of SOUL in style last Thursday with an event at Manygates Park.
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OneCALL phone system maintenance 1 August 2015

Published 1 August 2015
At 8am tomorrow morning our OneCALL phone system will be undergoing routine maintenance. Please bear with us if you're trying to get in touch at this time as you may experience a delay in contacting an advisor.  We apologise for any inconvenience caused. 
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The WDH Health Pod arrives in Kettlethorpe28 July 2015

Published 28 July 2015
As part of our Access to Services programme we held our latest Housing and Health Advice Event in Kettlethorpe.
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Cash Wise reach 400th participant
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Cash Wise reach 400th participant

Published 10 October 2014

WDH’s Cash Wise initiative has reached a landmark figure after the 400th participant attended the programme.

Leanne Tinnion from Pontefract was presented with a £20 voucher for B&Q after completing a series of workshops at Pomfret Children’s Centre in Pontefract.

Cash Wise is funded by the Big Lottery and supports social housing tenants across the Wakefield district to make budgets, access the correct benefits and learn about healthy eating and DIY.

Mum-of-three Leanne, 25, whose youngest son stays in a crèche paid for by Cash Wise while she attends workshops, said: “The sessions have been really enjoyable and I’ve learned a lot of new things which have helped me day-to-day. The advisors I’ve spoken to are friendly and supportive and really help explain things clearly and they have given me the confidence to talk about things I have kept to myself until now.”

Amanda Sheridan, Cash Wise Team Leader, said: “Leanne is a prime example of someone who at first was reluctant to talk about the extent of her problems but then opened up once her confidence started to grow. We now know her situation and we’ve been able to put her back on track, and the fact we’ve helped 400 others in similar situations shows just how important this initiative is to people.”

Cash Wise sessions are held throughout the district with travel and childcare costs covered and lunch provided.

Tenants can sign up for either workshops or one-to-one support by visiting the Cash Wise website or calling 01977 724651.

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