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Residents learn more about services

Published 29 May 2014

 

A senior citizens group were visited by five different WDH service areas during a meeting in Horbury.

WDH employees gave the 12-strong group at the Salvation Army centre information on what WDH can provide, including the Switch and Save campaign on energy bills, Care Link, Digital Inclusion, the Home Visiting Service and making the home more secure.

Residents were invited to quiz the employees on each service areas and were encouraged to take advantage of the services themselves to save money and become safer.

Tom Long, treasurer of the group, said: “Talking to a number of the members later confirmed that they were very pleased with what they had heard and certainly want more. I am sure that working together we can get the messages across and ensure that the community is all the better for it.”

Andy Askin, Estate Manager at WDH, said: “It was a really positive and enjoyable event and we certainly got some important messages across to the residents, as well as some valuable feedback, who really engaged with the five presentations, and we will continue to work with the group as part of WDH’s commitment to creating confident communities.”

 

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Make a difference in your neighbourhood
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Make a difference in your neighbourhood

Published 14 July 2014

People from Normanton and Featherstone still have time to have a say in shaping the future of their communities.

WDH has seven Neighbourhood Panels across the district, each made up of local representatives.  

We are looking to recruit new members for the Normanton and Featherstone Neighbourhood Panel. You don't have to be a tenant. 

WDH Area Manager Joanne Smith urged residents to add their voices to the panel. Joanne said: “You’ll be able to contribute to improving the services we provide, helping to influence and shape the way the Normanton and Featherstone areas develop.

"You need to be available for about half a day per month."

Anyone interested in joining the Normanton and Featherstone Neighbourhood Panel can contact Tenant Involvement Officers Tom Lawton and Claire Secker on 01977 788376 or 01977 788384 for further information or email neighbourhoodpanels@wdh.co.uk 

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Working with Older People Winners 2017: Five Towns Stroke Group
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Working with Older People Winners 2017: Five Towns Stroke Group

Published 13 October 2017

The Five Towns Stroke Group won the Working with Older People category in WDH’s 2017 Love Where You Live Awards.

Victor Istead runs the Five Towns Stroke Group which meets every week in Fitzwilliam, Pontefract. The group has over 25 members who have suffered a stroke or who are supporting a loved one who has. At their weekly meetings, they take part in Boccia Bowling, light exercise and bingo. Victor is also on hand to offer advice and support to anyone who needs it and has recently organised a bus to collect members from across the district to remove any barriers to getting involved. He also raises funds for the group to ensure that they can continue to meet and go on outings to different places.

Ian Grunshaw, a member of the group, said: “We are very grateful to Jane Gwillam for letting us know about the awards and to everyone who took the time to vote for us. Thanks to WDH as well for a wonderful evening. We are very pleased with our award!”

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