Airedale and South Elmsall SAP closure (Friday 15 December)8 december 2017

Published 8 december 2017
Airedale and South Elmsall service access points (SAPs) will be closed on Friday 15 December. They will reopen on Monday 18 December as normal. [Mere]

CoActive Arts are awarded £1,000 to improve their services7 december 2017

Published 7 december 2017
CoActive Arts has been awarded a WDH Community Grant for £1,000. [Mere]

WDH is helping tenants to see loved ones this Christmas23 november 2017

Published 23 november 2017
WDH is working with tenants who are facing Christmas alone this year to reach out to their loved ones with the power of the internet. Our team of Digital Angels will be visiting tenants across the district to help them to wish family and friends a Merry Christmas using video link.  Mick Walsh, Director of Housing, said: “Isolation and loneliness can be an issue for some people, especially at Christmas. We’re going to try to help our tenants who might be alone at Christmas this year to connect with their loved ones . A lot of people have mobile phones or tablets but don’t realise they can use them to video call. Our Digital Angels work with tenants across the district throughout the year to help to get them online and make the most of technology they have access to. We hope that, by offering this help, we can help reduce loneliness amongt some of the most vulnerable in our community and bring a little extra Christmas cheer this year.” According to figures from Age UK, 200,000 older people across the UK have not had a conversation with friends or family for a month. We hope to tackle that this Christmas.   
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WDH set to deliver national webinar for the Chartered Institute of Housing22 november 2017

Published 22 november 2017
The Debt and Cash Wise teams at WDH will be delivering a webinar to housing professionals across the UK on 6 December. [Mere]
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Christmas Calendar Donation10 november 2017

Published 10 november 2017
A collection of advent calendars were handed out at the local foodbanks by the WDH Cash Wise team ready for Christmas. [Mere]

Don’t let condensation be a pain this winter6 november 2017

Published 6 november 2017
At this time of year we receive calls from tenants about what they think is ‘damp’ in their homes – black mould spores or moisture which appears on walls and windows. [Mere]

Hot water systems safety advice1 november 2017

Published 1 november 2017
We want to ensure you are as safe as possible in your homes and are focusing on providing hot water safety advice now the weather is turning colder. [Mere]

Children and residents come together to improve their local park30 oktober 2017

Published 30 oktober 2017
Local children and residents gathered at Grasmere Park, in Knottingley, to show their support and discuss improvements to the area. [Mere]

Dishing out budget friendly recipes at the foodbank 26 oktober 2017

Published 26 oktober 2017
Employees at WDH dished out quick, tasty, cheap and easy to cook recipes to support the Pontefract Foodbank last week. [Mere]

Pupils from Pontefract help residents to celebrate their new look estate25 oktober 2017

Published 25 oktober 2017
Year 6 pupils from Half Penny Lane School in Pontefract have helped complete the green space at The Avenues in Pontefract by planting bulbs and shrubs to make the space look as bright as possible in the coming months. The space was then presented to the residents of The Avenues by employees from WDH. [Mere]
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Wakefield students are litter picking good


Wakefield students are litter picking good

Published 25 January 2016

WDH kick starts its annual Love Where You Live campaign in Lupset.

10 students from Wakefield College braved the cold and fog to help employees from St George's Community Centre and WDH complete a litter pick around Aysgarth in Lupset.

The event saw the group of students help out to fulfil the volunteering element of the public services course they are studying.

Everyone was enthusiastic and in high spirits despite the freezing temperatures, and 12 bags full of rubbish were eventually collected.

Simon Mosley, a tutor on the public services course at Wakefield College, said: “The students really enjoy the course and the volunteering element gives them a chance to give back and work in their local community while developing their confidence.”

Chris Croxall, WDH’s Tenant Involvement Officer, said: “It was a great way to start the Love Where You Live campaign for 2016. The Public Service students who took part did a fantastic job and made a big impact to the appearance of the area.”

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