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Yoga Club stays open with Community Grant26 January 2018

Published 26 January 2018
The Balne Lane Yoga Club in Wakefield has been awarded a community grant by WDH to help towards the cost of running the classes.

Residents in Wakefield took a trip down memory lane with members of the NHS Confederation19 January 2018

Published 19 January 2018
Residents at Hatfeild Court, a WDH run Independent Living Scheme in Wakefield, enjoyed a trip down memory lane after recently attending a ‘Portrait of a Life’ session.

Our Tenant Satisfaction Survey is underway11 January 2018

Published 11 January 2018
Our Tenant Satisfaction Survey has started and will end on Friday 23 February 2018.
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Foundation Grant success for WDH tenant 4 January 2018

Published 4 January 2018
A local woman who regularly attended a WDH work club in Pontefract has successfully passed her Phlebotomy course after receiving a WDH Foundation Grant.

Baileygate Court residents welcome in the New Year in their new home3 January 2018

Published 3 January 2018
Baileygate Court residents, both new and old, celebrated Christmas and New Year in style in their newly refurbished homes after major improvement works to the Independent Living Scheme were completed.

Hatfeild Court residents enjoy a festive concert14 December 2017

Published 14 December 2017
Residents and their guests at Hatfield Court Independent Living Scheme in Wakefield recently enjoyed a sing-a-long carol concert with pupils from Greenhill Primary School.

Airedale and South Elmsall SAP closure (Friday 15 December)8 December 2017

Published 8 December 2017
Airedale and South Elmsall service access points (SAPs) will be closed on Friday 15 December. They will reopen on Monday 18 December as normal.

CoActive Arts are awarded £1,000 to improve their services7 December 2017

Published 7 December 2017
CoActive Arts has been awarded a WDH Community Grant for £1,000.

WDH is helping tenants to see loved ones this Christmas23 November 2017

Published 23 November 2017
WDH is working with tenants who are facing Christmas alone this year to reach out to their loved ones with the power of the internet. Our team of Digital Angels will be visiting tenants across the district to help them to wish family and friends a Merry Christmas using video link.  Mick Walsh, Director of Housing, said: “Isolation and loneliness can be an issue for some people, especially at Christmas. We’re going to try to help our tenants who might be alone at Christmas this year to connect with their loved ones . A lot of people have mobile phones or tablets but don’t realise they can use them to video call. Our Digital Angels work with tenants across the district throughout the year to help to get them online and make the most of technology they have access to. We hope that, by offering this help, we can help reduce loneliness amongt some of the most vulnerable in our community and bring a little extra Christmas cheer this year.” According to figures from Age UK, 200,000 older people across the UK have not had a conversation with friends or family for a month. We hope to tackle that this Christmas.   
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WDH set to deliver national webinar for the Chartered Institute of Housing22 November 2017

Published 22 November 2017
The Debt and Cash Wise teams at WDH will be delivering a webinar to housing professionals across the UK on 6 December.
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Serviceaccess point and HUB bank holiday closures30 April 2019

Published 30 April 2019
All of our offices and service access points (SAPs) will be closed on Monday 6 May. They will open as usual on Tuesday 7 May.
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Pontefract residents get creative for Easter24 April 2019

Published 24 April 2019
Last week, residents of a WDH independent living scheme enjoyed an Easter themed coffee morning. They got creative putting together Easter cards, Easter bonnets and Easter bags. One resident said: “I made my two daughters an Easter card each. It’s not something that I would usually do but it would have been a shame to pass on this opportunity.” Claire Secker, Tenant Involvement Officer, said: “It’s nice to see the residents come together and help one another. We urge everyone to get involved in any events that are held and it’s nice to see so many people enjoying themselves.”  
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Musgrave Court in Wakefield welcomes residents back12 April 2019

Published 12 April 2019
Musgrave Court, our latest independent living scheme to be refurbished, has begun welcoming its residents, old and new, back to their new and improved homes.

WDH Community Grants available now8 April 2019

Published 8 April 2019
Local groups can apply for up to £1500 to help fund community projects between 8 April -17 May.

Easter opening times5 April 2019

Published 5 April 2019
All of our offices and service access points (SAPs) will be closed from Thursday 18 April and will reopen on Tuesday 22 April.
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Council Tax changes – have your say4 April 2019

Published 4 April 2019
Wakefield Council are considering changes to the way Council Tax Support is calculated from 1 April 2020 and are asking for your thoughts on the proposals. A public consultation will run from 6 March to 6 June 2019. The changes are intended to make it simpler and easier to understand. Full background details of the proposed changes and the reason for these changes can be found on the Council website.
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Cold Calling Control Zone set up to protect tenants in Normanton3 April 2019

Published 3 April 2019
WDH, in partnership with West Yorkshire Trading Standards and West Yorkshire Police, has launched a Cold Calling Control Zone at Benson Lane, and the surrounding streets, in Normanton
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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.
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