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Notice to Spark Energy Customers26 November 2018

Published 26 November 2018
On Friday 23 November it was announced that Spark Energy has ceased trading and that OVO Energy are selected by the GB Energy regulator (OFGEM) to take over Spark's customer base.  If you're a Spark customer, it's good news - you don't need to do anything. Spark will continue to service all aspects of your account under the spark brand. It's business as usual.  Ofgem, have also advised that Spark Energy customers will not have their gas or electricity supply affected. Ofgem’s advice to customers in the meantime is: Do not switch to another energy supplier. Take a meter reading ready for when your new supplier contacts you.
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Universal Credit – Less Than a Week to Go!23 November 2018

Published 23 November 2018
We are now less than a week away from the introduction of Universal Credit (UC) Full Service in Wakefield.

Care Link - John and Jean’s story23 November 2018

Published 23 November 2018
Jean recognised her husband needed more support at home after he had his first fall around five years ago. She heard about Care Link from the nurses while John was in hospital and felt it would be a good solution for them.
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Care Link - John and Jean’s story23 November 2018

Published 23 November 2018
Jean recognised her husband needed more support at home after he had his first fall around five years ago. She heard about Care Link from the nurses while John was in hospital and felt it would be a good solution for them.
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Telephone issues22 November 2018

Published 22 November 2018
We’re currently experiencing problems with our telephone system. Please bear with us whilst we work on resolving the issue.
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Service access point (SAP) closure for training (Thursday 29 November at noon)21 November 2018

Published 21 November 2018
Our SAPs will be closed on Thursday 29 November at 12 noon for employee training. They will reopen on Friday 30 November as normal.
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The Barracks unveil new memorial during Remembrance celebration 13 November 2018

Published 13 November 2018
A new entrance to The Barracks estate in Pontefract was unveiled during a remembrance service on Monday 12 November, marking 100 years since the end of World War One.

Our website is now more accessible 13 November 2018

Published 13 November 2018
You may have noticed a slight change to our website. We have added a new tool which makes it more accessible and easy to read for some customers. You can now customise our website in a way that works for you. It now includes dyslexia friendly tools, an interactive dictionary, a translation tool with over 100 languages and an option to turn text to speech.
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Jesters Gymnastics Club invests in new equipment with the help of local businesses9 November 2018

Published 9 November 2018
Local children’s gymnastics group, Jesters Gymnastics Club, has been able to buy brand new gym equipment thanks to WDH and Horbury Financial Services. The not-for-profit organisation based in Pontefract and Featherstone received a £1500 Community Grant from WDH and £350 from Horbury Financial Services to buy a new air track to help gymnasts improve their tumbling skills and training. With over 20 years’ experience, Jesters Gymnastics Club works with over 200 children, aged five to 18, to learn and improve their gymnastics skills. Jess Garrett, Head Coach at Jesters Gymnastics Club said: “The children absolutely love the new air track. We bought it from Airtrack UK who have been brilliant. We rely solely on fundraising so this wouldn’t have been possible without the donations from WDH and Horbury Financial Services.”

Local scout club improves the learning experiences for young people9 November 2018

Published 9 November 2018
A WDH Community Grant has helped the 17th Wakefield Scout Club to buy essential kits for expeditions.
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Over 500 litres of paint recycled15 March 2019

Published 15 March 2019
A splash of colour will go back into community projects after the painting and decorating team donated over 500 litres of paint to be reused.

Information for OurPower customers30 January 2019

Published 30 January 2019
If you receive your energy from OurPower, you may be aware that the company have stopped trading.

Information for Economy Energy customers23 January 2019

Published 23 January 2019
If you receive your energy from Economy Energy, you may be aware that the company have stopped trading.

Kick off January by being sustainably savvy3 January 2019

Published 3 January 2019
The Sustainability Team have put together a handy social media guide on saving energy for tenants throughout the month of January

WDH raising the roof with new solar panels3 August 2018

Published 3 August 2018
WDH is boosting its commitment to sustainability by installing more than 500 solar panels to the roof of its head office in Castleford.

Are you eligible for the £140 Warm Home Discount?2 August 2018

Published 2 August 2018
We may just be coming out of the longest heatwave since the summer of 1976 but many of the energy suppliers’ Warm Home Discount schemes are now open to pre-register for winter 2018-19 applications. If you qualify for the scheme, it can provide a welcome £140 towards your winter energy bills.

Eco-friendly prize for top energy saving tips13 March 2018

Published 13 March 2018
WDH’s Sustainability Team handed over a hamper full of eco-friendly products to two lucky tenants as part of Fuel Poverty Awareness Day last month.

Are you eligible for the £140 Warm Home Discount?2 August 2017

Published 2 August 2017
Many of the energy suppliers’ Warm Home Discount schemes are now open for winter 2017-18 applications. If you qualify for the scheme, it can provide a welcome £140 towards your winter energy bills.

WDH shows tenants how to save money and be energy efficient19 July 2017

Published 19 July 2017
WDH’s Sustainability Team will be visiting Esther Grove Estate on 26 July between 1pm and 2pm to give advice on saving energy and saving money.

WDH super homes leading the way in sustainable building12 May 2017

Published 12 May 2017
Specialist academics from Sheffield Hallam University, University of Salford and as far as Australia visited Park Dale in Airedale this week to see how the site has become one of the UK’s largest housing developments with a zero-carbon footprint.
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Best Garden: Rob Stringer10 October 2018

Published 10 October 2018
Rob Stringer won the Best Garden award in WDH’s 2018 Love Where You Live Awards.

Community Champion: Angela Thomas 10 October 2018

Published 10 October 2018
Angela Thomas won the Community Champion category in WDH’s 2018 Love Where You Live Awards. Angela set up The Bag Fairies in November 2014 at The Pavilion, South Kirkby. The group supports anyone in need in the local community.  Angela and the group have provided clothing for people, ranging from new-borns to older people, as well as providing bedding, towels and homewares for the homeless and vulnerable who are moving into their own accommodation. The Bag Fairies are self-funded and rely solely on donations, there is no referral service and customers can just call in when they need to. They also provide a number of personal hygiene toiletries to the vulnerable and homeless and work closely with WDH Cash Wise to support families in need.  The group is going from strength to strength and their room is packed to the rafters with donations. Angela goes above and beyond to help and all of this is done in her own time. On winning the award, she said: “Community is not just a word, it is an attitude. Bag fairies is a community in action reaching out to help all those around us who are vulnerable and in need, so I am delighted to have won this award on their behalf.”

Digital in the Community: Friends of Fryston Woods10 October 2018

Published 10 October 2018
Friends of Fryston Woods Group took the Digital in the Community Award in WDH’s 2018 Love Where You Live Awards.

Working with Older People: The Open Heart Memory Café 10 October 2018

Published 10 October 2018
Janet Ward runs the Hemsworth Open Heart Memory Café each month. The café is run by a group of volunteers and is regularly attended by 30 to 40 people from across the South East of Wakefield. The café is for people with Alzheimer’s and their carers and provides a place where they can come along and socialise with others. They provide a number of activities suitable for people with dementia and older people including boccia, jigsaws, bean bag activities and regular sing alongs. The group also hold another weekly session for older people which aims at reducing social isolation amongst the older community and are looking at organising some trips for them.

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.

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