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Are you involved in any community or voluntary groups?20 March 2019

Published 20 March 2019
WDH are hosting a Funding Fair in partnership with Communities Together Forum this evening (Wednesday 20 March). There will be a number of funders including ourselves, Community Foundation Wakefield, Big Lottery Fund and many more. The event will be held between 4 pm to and 7 pm at WDH’s Navigation House, Whistler Drive, Castleford, WF10 5HX. Drop in to find out more.
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Look out for bogus texts20 March 2019

Published 20 March 2019
It has been brought to our attention that some of our tenants have been receiving text messages from someone claiming to be the Council. The messages are advising people that they can receive a refund from the Council and to visit a link to a website that they describe as ‘secure’. This is not a secure website, do not click this link if you receive this text. Those who have clicked the link have been charged. Luckily the people that have been victim to these texts have, in this instance, had all their money refunded.
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Back to school for creative residents 19 March 2019

Published 19 March 2019
WDH residents in Pontefract and Knottingley have taken part in a 10 week course to achieve a qualification in arts and crafts.

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.
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WDH make the right call with new phone numbers9 July 2014

Published 9 July 2014
WDH has launched new low-cost local rate telephone number to make it cheaper to contact its customer service teams.
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WDH support healthy lifestyle event for young people 8 July 2014

Published 8 July 2014
Students from a school in Normanton learnt about cycling and healthy lifestyle as part of a ‘Bikefest Eco Day’ last week.
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Places available on gardening basics course7 July 2014

Published 7 July 2014
There are just a two days left to sign up for our free gardening basics course.

Wakefield district benefits from community funding4 July 2014

Published 4 July 2014
People from the Lupset and Thornes areas of Wakefield can benefit from the ‘Community First Fund’ – a project which will benefit local residents with education, health and wellbeing and tackle financial hardship.
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Normanton estate gets mini makeover3 July 2014

Published 3 July 2014
Students from a school in Normanton came together last week to help improve communal land on Church Court.

Catwalk beckons for ‘Sewing Bee’ Julie3 July 2014

Published 3 July 2014
TV sewing sensation Julie Gromett is giving a new twist to tweed with two catwalk sessions at The Ridings shopping centre, Wakefield, on Sunday (6 July).

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Hatfeild Court welcomes residents back today2 July 2014

Published 2 July 2014
Hatfeild Court - our latest independent living scheme to be refurbished - welcomes residents back today.
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Make a difference with WDH1 July 2014

Published 1 July 2014
People from Normanton and Featherstone are being invited to have a say in shaping the future of their communities.

Stroke group use grant for kitchen improvements26 June 2014

Published 26 June 2014
A peer support group for stroke survivors has used a £1,000 WDH Community Grant to finish off a communal kitchen.
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