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Partners support local mosque’s open day event17 August 2018

Published 17 August 2018
Local businesses and organisations recently attended Wakefield’s Swafia Mosque Open Day. Local partners from WDH, NHS, West Yorkshire Police and West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue joined together at the event to provide local people with information about the local services available to them.
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Bank holiday opening times13 August 2018

Published 13 August 2018
All of our offices and service access points (SAPs) will be closed from Friday 24 August and will reopen on Tuesday 28 August.
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WDH Community Grants available now13 August 2018

Published 13 August 2018
Community groups across Wakefield District are encouraged to apply for a WDH Community Grant of up to £1500 between 6 August- 14 September.

Save the date8 August 2018

Published 8 August 2018
Exciting news for all our tenants!
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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.

Proud to launch our 2018 Annual Report2 August 2018

Published 2 August 2018
After another successful year, we are proud to launch our latest Annual Report.
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School ECO Council renovates garden with help from WDH27 July 2018

Published 27 July 2018
WDH has been working with Sodexo and Outwood Primary Academy Bell Lane to revamp the school’s garden.
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Green fingered residents get ready for summer26 July 2018

Published 26 July 2018
Residents of Bembridge House Independent Living Scheme in Lupset have been busy making improvements to their communal garden, adding their own person touch.

WDH supports Clarence Park Festival24 July 2018

Published 24 July 2018
WDH has awarded the Wakefield Music Collective £500 to help them hold the annual music festival.
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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.
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Arts and Culture Award 2016: Chloe Hawkins (SKCA Singing Group)27 October 2016

Published 27 October 2016
Chloe Hawkins and the SKCA Singing Group won the Arts and Culture Award at WDH’s 2016 Love Where You Live Awards.

Young Achiever 2016: Kai Brooke26 October 2016

Published 26 October 2016
Kai won the Young Achiever Category in WDH’s 2016 Love Where You Live Awards.

WDH’s winners all love where they live21 October 2016

Published 21 October 2016
Tenants, residents and community groups were among the winners at WDH’s annual Love Where You Live Awards grand final last night.

Our Tenant Satisfaction Survey is underway18 October 2016

Published 18 October 2016
Our Tenant Satisfaction Survey has started and will end on Friday 4 November. Customer experience specialists, TLF, are calling a representative sample of tenants to gather your views on the service you receive from us.
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WDH is making life easier with Get Online Week14 October 2016

Published 14 October 2016
WDH is coming to the heart of Wakefield’s communities as part of Get Online Week (17-21 October), aiming to help even more people use the internet so they can enjoy a better quality of life.

Latest blog from Kevin Dodd: Are we partying after the party conferences?12 October 2016

Published 12 October 2016
Party conference season is over and many announcements made by politicians ought to be debated and many different topics should be pondered and analysed. Brexit and housing are two very key areas to look at. Here, we have plunged ourselves into the sometimes interesting, but more-often-than-not vague, nature of what was said at the major parties conferences on these issues.
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Value for Money Statement launched6 October 2016

Published 6 October 2016
We are proud to launch our Value for Money (VFM) Annual Assurance Statement 2015/16. Providing VFM is an essential part of everything we do, whether it’s recruiting the right people, delivering better services, getting the best deals from suppliers or working jointly with partners and groups.

The Household Benefit Cap (HBC) is changing4 October 2016

Published 4 October 2016
In April 2013, the government introduced a maximum limit on the total amount of benefit a household can get each week. This is called the Household Benefit Cap. It was initially set at £26,000 per year for families, couples and lone parents and £18,200 for single people.
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Changes to WDH’s services at Normanton Service Access Point (SAP)21 September 2016

Published 21 September 2016
The way that people access our services is changing. Over the last few years there has been a reduction in the number of people using our Service Access Points (SAPs) and an increase in people self-serving and completing transactions online. It is because of these changes that we will be closing Normanton SAP on Friday 30 September 2016.
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Vote for your community heroes in WDH’s Love Where You Live Awards 201613 September 2016

Published 13 September 2016
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 2016.
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