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Fire safety message to WDH tenants22 June 2017

Published 22 June 2017
After the tragic events at Grenfell Tower in London last week our thoughts are with all those affected. We understand that our tenants may be concerned about the safety of our high rise accommodation
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Volunteers renovate Wakefield Hospice22 June 2017

Published 22 June 2017
A team of eight electricians from WDH volunteered their own time to help Wakefield Hospice save money.
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WDH unveils brand new homes to local residents21 June 2017

Published 21 June 2017
WDH’s HomeBuilder team held an open house event to give local residents in Outwood a preview of five new homes that have been built on Bevin Close.

Vision 2017 launches16 June 2017

Published 16 June 2017
We are extremely proud to introduce this year's Vision milestone update which highlights how WDH intends to reach the latest milestones towards its Vision – becoming an enterprise delivering social impacts by 2020, and the progress already made toward achieving this.
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WDH’s Love Where You Live Awards are back again for a sixth year!16 June 2017

Published 16 June 2017
Young achievers and community heroes in the Wakefield district who make a positive difference to their communities will be celebrated in our sixth annual awards.

Local children name street15 June 2017

Published 15 June 2017
Children from St Peters and Clifton CE Primary School have won a competition to name a nearby street.
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WDH employees rewarded for over 320 years combined service 14 June 2017

Published 14 June 2017
11 WDH employees recently picked up Long Service Awards having clocked up a combined 320 years’ service between them!
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Our Digital Roadshow is coming to you!14 June 2017

Published 14 June 2017
We’re out and about in our Mobile Hub this summer bringing you help and advice on how to manage your tenancy online, download our new App and giving you the chance to win a holiday!
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Girls from Airedale Academy get a taste for construction13 June 2017

Published 13 June 2017
WDH has teamed up with Airedale Academy to introduce girls to careers in construction. Seven girls from Year 8 at Airedale Academy were selected to attend a Girls into Construction taster session, at WDH’s purpose built training facility, after showing an interest in a future career in construction.
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Children’s Day at Smirthwaite Estate13 June 2017

Published 13 June 2017
Residents of Smirthwaite Estate came together on 1 June 2017 to celebrate Children’s Day.
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OneCALL phone system essential maintenance1 July 2016

Published 1 July 2016
Between 7pm Sunday (3 July) and 7.30am Monday (4 July) our OneCALL phone system will be undergoing essential maintenance, which may mean a delay in answering your call.
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Cash boost for community groups1 July 2016

Published 1 July 2016
Cash boost for community groups

Innovative Wakefield energy project awarded £250,000 30 June 2016

Published 30 June 2016
An energy project that will look at ways to help reduce fuel poverty across the Wakefield district has been given the green light thanks to a grant of £250,000 from the charity National Energy Action (NEA)
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Cash Wise service scoops Business in the Community reaccreditation 24 June 2016

Published 24 June 2016
An initiative that’s helped more than 1,800 people to improve their finances and manage their money better has successfully retained an accreditation with the business-led, issue-focused charity, Business in the Community (BITC).
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WDH’s oldest resident celebrates his 106th birthday21 June 2016

Published 21 June 2016
George Storry is one of Wakefield Districts oldest men and has celebrated his 106th birthday.

Normanton development shortlisted for regional award20 June 2016

Published 20 June 2016
An energy efficient housing development in Normanton has been shortlisted for a regional industry award.
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WDH retains prestigious industry accreditation9 June 2016

Published 9 June 2016
WDH has retained a sought after industry accreditation which recognises its continued commitment to resident involvement.
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Green fingered Residents at Whin View Court get ready for summer3 June 2016

Published 3 June 2016
With summer just around the corner green fingered residents at WDH’s Whin View Court Independent Living Scheme are getting their communal garden ready for the warmer months.

SAP closure for training (Wednesday 8 June at noon)3 June 2016

Published 3 June 2016
Our service access points (SAPs) will be closed on Wednesday 8 June at 12 noon for employee training. They will reopen on Thursday 9 June as normal. OneCALL are available 24 hours a day on 0345 8 507 507 for urgent enquiries about estate management and repairs. You can pay your rent using our online payment site, or by calling OneCALL or at any newsagents, convenience store or petrol station displaying the PayPoint sign. You can also pay your rent by registering for an online account, where you can manage all aspects of your tenancy. For more information, visit the tenant area of WDH.co.uk here.
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WDH’s Love Where You Live Awards are back again for a fifth year!2 June 2016

Published 2 June 2016
WDH’s Love Where You Live Awards are back again for a fifth year! Young achievers and community heroes in the Wakefield district who make a positive difference to their communities will be celebrated in our fifth annual awards.
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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.

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.

Vote for your community heroes in our Love Where You Live Awards 2018!23 August 2018

Published 23 August 2018
Voting for the winner of our Love Where You Live Awards is now open. You can place your votes for your community champions on the dedicated website, www.lovewhereyouliveawards.co.uk, which has information on each finalist.

Love Where You Live campaign clears 10 tonnes of rubbish 23 January 2017

Published 23 January 2017
On Tuesday 17 January, a team of people worked together to clean up areas of the Rivers estate in Airedale as part of the Love Where You Live campaign, which encourages residents to take pride in where they live.

Havercroft Parent’s Forum helps bring Christmas cheer to those in need thanks to WDH.23 December 2016

Published 23 December 2016
Havercroft Parent’s Forum is bringing Christmas cheer to local residents who really need it this year using prize money they received from WDH’s annual Love Where You Live Awards.

Airedale residents take part in the Three Streets Love Where You Live Event 11 July 2016

Published 11 July 2016
Residents living on Milnes Grove, Kershaw Avenue and Graham Street in Airedale took part in the Three Streets Love Where You Live Event hosted by WDH and The Airedale Neighbourhood Management Board to help them clean up the area.
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Apply now for a community grant29 August 2017

Published 29 August 2017
The WDH Community Grant Scheme is now open for local community groups and voluntary clubs to apply for up to £1,500. The cash boost can help towards existing services, buying equipment or paying for an event. The aim is to increase community spirit and enhance the quality of life for local people. Karen Deeley from Eastmoor Community Garden Association, whose art workshop project received funding from WDH, told us what the grant meant to her. "Five art workshops have taken place and the project has proved to be a wonderful experience.  Children aged between three and seven participated and created underwater scene art, willow wreathes and clay models.  As well as getting arty, people enjoyed exploring the community garden during their visits and learning about all the produce grown there.  On behalf of the Eastmoor Community Garden Association, I thank WDH for the support.  Without the grant received, none of this would have been possible." Applications are open from 7 August to 22 September 2017. For more information click here.

Free lunch for kids at the Addy23 August 2017

Published 23 August 2017
The Old Quarry Adventure Playground (The Addy) has received funding from WDH to provide free food for kids during the Summer holidays. The group applied for a WDH Community Grant to give free lunch to children who attend play sessions at the Addy over the Summer. As children don’t receive free school meals in the holidays, the Addy aims to reduce the financial burden on parents and make sure that children eat properly over the Summer break. The group at the Addy will teach kids how to make their own meals and introduce new healthy snacks. Michelle Bartram, from The Addy said: "We are piloting the holiday lunches this Summer. In cooperation with WDH, Morrisons and the Knottingley Food Bank we can provide 40 free dinners a day for a total of 21 days. The pilot seems successful, kids love making their own food and it helps parents out too!” Claire Secker, Tenant Involvement Officer at WDH said: “WDH work closely with The Addy throughout the year and I was happy to assist and support the application for a WDH Community Grant.  This project has given the children something to do during the school holidays and also ensured they have had a healthy lunch.  During my visit to a session it was great to see children enjoying preparing and trying new food.”

Donation boost to foodbanks 23 August 2017

Published 23 August 2017
Employees from WDH donated £650 worth of food to local foodbanks in just a week, the equivalent of 26 adult food parcels.

Vote now for your community heroes in our 2017 Love Where You Live Awards 22 August 2017

Published 22 August 2017
You can now vote for your local community heroes to get the recognition they deserve, as part of WDH's Love Where You Live Awards 2017.

Bank holiday opening times21 August 2017

Published 21 August 2017
All of our offices and service access points (SAPs) will be closed from Friday 25 August and will reopen on Tuesday 28 August.
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Residents on The Avenues get garden tips from industry experts14 August 2017

Published 14 August 2017
Over 25 green fingered residents from The Avenues in Pontefract received top tips from industry experts on how to maintain their new gardens which were renovated by WDH earlier this year.

WDH welcomes new Apprentices10 August 2017

Published 10 August 2017
As part of WDH’s 2017 apprenticeship scheme, we are proud to welcome six new apprentices.

Laura wins a holiday for using the WDH App8 August 2017

Published 8 August 2017
Laura Masters and her family are the lucky winners of our summer competition. Hundreds of tenants entered the competition to win £500 worth of holiday vouchers by downloading and logging in to the WDH App. Laura was delighted to win the prize and said: "I’ve never won anything before. I downloaded the App because we needed to report a repair and it helped us to do it quickly. Winning this prize is the cherry on the cake." Don’t worry if you didn’t win this time. You can still win £100 every month by using your online account through the WDH App or through our website. Simply log on and you will be entered into the prize draw.
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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.

Annual Report 2017 launched!1 August 2017

Published 1 August 2017
We are extremely proud to launch this year’s Annual Report, which reflects on another successful year for WDH.
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