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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.

Do you dare to be different? 14 March 2019

Published 14 March 2019
Our apprentices are open to anyone and this year we are supporting the Girls in Construction campaign. The campaign shows girls that they can do whatever they want. We are working with schools, offering taster sessions for girls at The Stores, Normanton to show them what is involved and to encourage them to consider a career in construction. Caroline joined WDH as an Apprentice Plumber 12 years ago and enjoys everything about it. The challenges, the variety and the people she gets the opportunity to work with make her job great. Construction isn’t just for men, girls can do it too.  Click here to watch the Girls in Construction video.  
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Northern Ballet Workshop at Castleford Academy13 March 2019

Published 13 March 2019
Students on the When Dance Happens initiative were treated to a ballet masterclass ahead of their eagerly anticipated trip to see the production of ‘Victoria’ at the Northern Ballet Company in Leeds.

WDH Community Grant helps develop children’s skills7 March 2019

Published 7 March 2019
iSpace, a community group based in Wakefield, has been awarded a community grant worth over £1,000.

Celebrating the hard work of our apprentice mentors 7 March 2019

Published 7 March 2019
Over 30 apprentices are currently completing an apprenticeship with us and each of them has the support of a mentor, to provide valuable advice and support in their chosen trade.

Let’s talk about apprenticeships – Castleford Academy visit 5 March 2019

Published 5 March 2019
We work with schools across the district to promote the benefits of apprenticeships, so when Castleford Academy approached us and asked if could help support groups of Year 11 students we welcomed the opportunity to show what apprenticeships with us are all about.

Learning a trade isn’t just for boys!4 March 2019

Published 4 March 2019
A job in the trades at WDH can lead to a bright future and a successful career, whichever route you take.

Our Love Where You Live Awards are back!4 March 2019

Published 4 March 2019
Young achievers and community heroes in the Wakefield district who make a positive difference to our communities will be celebrated in our eighth annual Love Where You Live awards.

WDH and Termrim build 22 new homes on former depot site in Airedale1 March 2019

Published 1 March 2019
WDH and building contractors Termrim have built 22 new homes on WDH’s former depot site at Austin Road in Airedale.

Apprenticeship applications open Monday1 March 2019

Published 1 March 2019
Applications for our 2019 Apprenticeships will open on Monday 4 March, kicking of Apprenticeship Week.
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The Pontefract Hub is now open!9 May 2018

Published 9 May 2018
The Hub will support our customers to access more services online independently or with the help of our trained Digital Angels.
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Bank holiday opening times29 April 2018

Published 29 April 2018
All of our offices and service access points (SAPs) will be closed from Friday 4 May and will reopen on Tuesday 8 May.
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Service access point (SAP) closure for training (Thursday 3 May at noon) 23 April 2018

Published 23 April 2018
Our SAPs will be closed on Thursday 3 May at 12 noon for employee training. They will reopen on Friday 4 May as normal.
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WDH and Termrim build 20 new homes in South Kirkby6 April 2018

Published 6 April 2018
WDH and building contractors Termrim have built twenty new homes in South Kirkby and made improvements for local residents.

Residents at Queen’s Avenue get in the Easter spirit4 April 2018

Published 4 April 2018
Residents at Queens Avenue Independent Living Scheme got together to celebrate Easter and create festive cards and hats.

Set to share best practice for ModernGov4 April 2018

Published 4 April 2018
The Debt and Cash Wise teams will present to over 40 professionals from across the housing sector in London on 24 April.
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New and improved service access point (SAP) coming to Pontefract soon!15 March 2018

Published 15 March 2018
Don’t forget, our Pontefract SAP is closed for refurbishment for eight weeks.
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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.

New and improved service access point (SAP) coming to Pontefract soon!9 March 2018

Published 9 March 2018
Pontefract SAP will be closing from Monday 12 March 2018 for approximately eight weeks whilst we refurbish and improve the facilities.

Our Love Where You Live Awards are back for a seventh year!5 March 2018

Published 5 March 2018
Young achievers and community heroes in the Wakefield district who make a positive difference to our communities will be celebrated in our seventh annual Love Where You Live awards.
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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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Provide your views on urgent care at Pontefract Hospital with Healthwatch Wakefield24 July 2017

Published 24 July 2017
As part of the work that WDH does with partner organisations, we are helping Healthwatch Wakefield collect local people’s views on the services that are provided at Pontefract Hospital. They also would like to know what type of urgent care services you think could be provided there. The reason they are asking this now is that the contract to deliver urgent care at Pontefract Hospital is due for renewal next year so there is an opportunity to review the service. No decisions have been made yet about urgent care at Pontefract Hospital, as NHS Wakefield Clinical Commissioning Group believes the public should help shape the service. Healthwatch Wakefield is an independent organisation and wants to collect as many views as possible. If you would like to find out more and take the short survey please go to their website news section or click here.    
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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.

Chinwag Club stays open with WDH Community Grant11 July 2017

Published 11 July 2017
Members of the Chinwag Club are delighted to be able to carry on with their activities thanks to a grant of £1500 from WDH.   The Club, for people over 50, meets every Monday afternoon at Balne Lane  Community Centre. The Club provides an opportunity for older people to make friends and keep active. The group play bingo, cards and do chair based exercises. They often organise guest speakers and people to teach a variety of crafts and activities. Violet Chaltone, one member of the Club said: "It can feel really lonely when you live on your own. I enjoy coming to the Club for company. This is my regular activity to look forward every week." Chris Croxall, Tenant Involvement Officer at WDH said: "The area needs more organisations like Chinwag Club. Some of the members are disabled or on low income and the Club gives them a chance to socialise. By coming together regularly it improves the quality of life and avoids isolation. " The grant will help them to pay towards the annual rent and the cost of running the Club. The club always welcomes new members. If you would like to join or know someone who would be interested, please contact Balne Lane Community Centre on 01924 373558. Applications for WDH Community Grant Scheme will be open again on 7 August 2017. For more information please visit http://www.wdh.co.uk/OurCommunities.

Win your summer holiday! 11 July 2017

Published 11 July 2017
We are giving you the chance to win a family break away this summer.
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Fire safety message to WDH tenants7 July 2017

Published 7 July 2017
After the tragic events at Grenfell Tower in London last week our thoughts are with all those affected.
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Meet The Mitchells from Crigglestone, our newest Shared Ownership customers!7 July 2017

Published 7 July 2017
Darren and Josy Mitchell from Wakefield are the latest couple to get on the property ladder with our Shared Ownership scheme.

Pupils from Ackworth unveil their new street name 6 July 2017

Published 6 July 2017
Children from Bell Lane Academy in Ackworth have visited new homes nearby to unveil the name of the street that they chose.
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SAPs closed for training - Wednesday 5 July4 July 2017

Published 4 July 2017
Our service access points (SAPs) will be closed on Wednesday 5 July from 12 noon for employee training. They will reopen on Thursday 6 July as normal.
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Community Learning Programme 20173 July 2017

Published 3 July 2017
Our popular Community Learning Programme is back.
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