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Keeping our communities safe for Bonfire Night26 October 2020

Published 26 October 2020
Our community safety team are supporting West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service in raising awareness to keep our tenants and communities safer this year. Due to the pandemic forcing cancellation of organised events, concerns have been raised that this could result in homeowners taking to their gardens for a private bonfire this bonfire night. Community Safety Manager, Gary Lumb said: “We all know that Bonfire Night is a great British tradition and brings with it a strong sense of community spirit which is very much enjoyed within all WDH neighbourhoods. However, this year we must ask all our customers to fully respect the advice and guidance given by the West Yorkshire Fire Service to refrain from having a bonfire in their garden.” He added: “We always want all our tenants, residents and their families to be safe, but also encourage everyone to protect the health and safety of our tremendous emergency services and fully support their work. These are exceptional times, and it is very important that our Fire, Police and Ambulance services are not placed at risk by responding to emergency situations that are preventable. We all hope that activities such as this can return in the way we have always known next year, but in the meantime, please do not have a garden bonfire and help keep you and your neighbours safe.” The West Yorkshire Fire Service said: “We are about to enter a very unusual bonfire period whilst the country is in the midst of tackling a pandemic. We are very conscious of the potential dangers associated with people taking to their gardens to host their own bonfire." They added: "Handling fireworks is best left to the professionals and with public events cancelled, our plea to residents this year is to not risk being injured or having to call on the emergency services or NHS at a time when they are so desperately needed in the collective fight against Coronavirus.”   Visit the WYFRS advice and guidance page for bonfire night.   

We are working together to provide more homes and improve lives21 October 2020

Published 21 October 2020
New housing association partnership sets five devolution ambitions for West Yorkshire WDH is one of a group of housing associations who have today published a prospectus outlining detailed proposals on how to provide more homes and improve lives across West Yorkshire as the region prepares to choose its first metro mayor.
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A digital celebration for this year’s Love Where You Live winners!21 October 2020

Published 21 October 2020
Tenants, residents and community groups were among the winners at WDH’s first ever digital Love Where You Live Awards grand final. The event, which is sponsored by Sodexo, was held online on WDH’s social media channels for the first time ever due to Coronavirus halting social gatherings. Whilst nominees weren’t able to get together in person, the awards made sure that the community heroes who make the Wakefield district a better place to live were celebrated.

Stay home and support your communities15 October 2020

Published 15 October 2020
This week the Government announced that additional local restrictions will be applied to Wakefield and the West Yorkshire area from Wednesday, 14 October 2020. This means we are now in Local Alert Level 2 (High Alert) on the three tier scale.
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The Foundation Grant scheme is back 13 October 2020

Published 13 October 2020
If you are living in a WDH property and aged over 16, our Foundation Grant Scheme gives you the chance to apply for up to £1,500 in any one year to help with educational support or to improve your job opportunities and you don’t have to pay it back.
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Want to know more about what independent living from WDH is? Watch our myth busting video! 13 October 2020

Published 13 October 2020
The recent COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted more than ever how WDH’s independent living schemes can provide the right support at the right time to help some of our more vulnerable residents to remain independent in their own home.

Care Link is supporting Falls Prevention Week (1-8 October 2020)1 October 2020

Published 1 October 2020
This week is Falls Prevention Week (1-8 October 2020) and our Care Link Team is raising awareness of how the service could help support you and your loved ones.
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Adapting our services and supporting you 25 September 2020

Published 25 September 2020
As you will know, we’ve had to adapt the way we provide some of our services over the past months in response to Coronavirus.
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Help us to create confident communities across Wakefield – Join our Board24 September 2020

Published 24 September 2020
Since WDH was established in 2005, we have gone from strength to strength. We are now one of the UK’s largest social housing providers and the biggest provider in Wakefield, with over 32,000 homes across the district and the wider region. However, we deliver more than just housing and have expanded the range of services we provide to our tenants, stakeholders and communities to offer support where it is needed. As we continue to develop and grow we are looking for people who want to make a difference to the lives of people across the Wakefield district and beyond, by helping us to shape the services we deliver to a wide variety of customers. We are more than a typical landlord and we are looking to create more than your typical Board. We are looking for Board members who can bring insight and experience from our communities to help us to provide what our customers and communities need.
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You may be contacted for your feedback21 September 2020

Published 21 September 2020
Customer experience specialists, TLF Research, will shortly be undertaking WDH’s annual tenant satisfaction survey. However, before they start this, because so much has changed in the last six months due to COVID-19, they are carrying out a short survey that aims to explore what is important to our customers.
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