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WDH retains prestigious industry accreditation9 June 2016

Published 9 June 2016
WDH has retained a sought after industry accreditation which recognises its continued commitment to resident involvement.
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Green fingered Residents at Whin View Court get ready for summer3 June 2016

Published 3 June 2016
With summer just around the corner green fingered residents at WDH’s Whin View Court Independent Living Scheme are getting their communal garden ready for the warmer months.

SAP closure for training (Wednesday 8 June at noon)3 June 2016

Published 3 June 2016
Our service access points (SAPs) will be closed on Wednesday 8 June at 12 noon for employee training. They will reopen on Thursday 9 June as normal. OneCALL are available 24 hours a day on 0345 8 507 507 for urgent enquiries about estate management and repairs. You can pay your rent using our online payment site, or by calling OneCALL or at any newsagents, convenience store or petrol station displaying the PayPoint sign. You can also pay your rent by registering for an online account, where you can manage all aspects of your tenancy. For more information, visit the tenant area of WDH.co.uk here.
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WDH’s Love Where You Live Awards are back again for a fifth year!2 June 2016

Published 2 June 2016
WDH’s Love Where You Live Awards are back again for a fifth year! Young achievers and community heroes in the Wakefield district who make a positive difference to their communities will be celebrated in our fifth annual awards.

Staged car crash promotes road safety in Airedale.23 May 2016

Published 23 May 2016
People in Airedale braved the rain to watch a staged car and bike collision at The Square, Airedale.

WDH recognised as a Dementia Friendly organisation23 May 2016

Published 23 May 2016
WDH has been recognised as ‘working towards’ being a Dementia Friendly organisation by the Alzheimer’s Society – the highest recognition they offer.
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Pay your rent by Direct Debit for the chance to win £1,000 worth of vouchers17 May 2016

Published 17 May 2016
The National Social Housing Rents Campaign is a national competition run by BACS UK that WDH is supporting. Housing organisations across the country will enter their Direct Debit payers into a prize draw, where five lucky people will win £1,000 Love2Shop vouchers.
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Lucky Care Link customer wins survey spoils17 May 2016

Published 17 May 2016
A lucky Care Link customer has won £50 worth of Sainsbury’s vouchers after being randomly selected from 880 people who completed the service’s 2016 customer satisfaction survey.
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New initiative encourages young people to try sport16 May 2016

Published 16 May 2016
Young people in the Wakefield district have the chance to get active this summer – thanks to a new community initiative with top coaches.

Triple success for our Gas Team 10 May 2016

Published 10 May 2016
Our in-house Gas Team has achieved national recognition for the quality of their management systems following a robust assessment of aspects of their work including quality control, documentation, technical support and gas compliance procedures.
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We want you to join in with our digital VE Day anniversary celebrations!30 April 2020

Published 30 April 2020
On Friday 8 May it is the 75th Anniversary of VE Day, WDH employees planned to celebrate this in our Independent Living Schemes with residents and on our estates with community groups and residents, however due to the coronavirus outbreak this is no longer possible. We are still celebrating but will do it digitally instead!
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Your safety is our priority22 April 2020

Published 22 April 2020
Whilst the world is very much focused on coronavirus, as we all are, I’d like to take the opportunity to highlight the importance of safety. The safety and wellbeing of our tenants is our top priority.
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Don't burn your excess waste14 April 2020

Published 14 April 2020
We have recently seen a few incidents across the district involving garden fires. Due to the coronavirus outbreak Wakefield Council have taken the decision to suspend the collection of garden waste in order to maintain normal household and recycling waste collections.

Stay at home. Protect the NHS. Save lives.9 April 2020

Published 9 April 2020
The bank holiday and extended weekend will soon be upon us and, with the good weather we’ve been having, it is tempting for all of us to stretch the guidance a little bit to visit family, join friends in the garden or visit some of our local parks. However, I must urge you continue to support our NHS and follow the advice that has been given.
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Notice to GnERGY customers 3 April 2020

Published 3 April 2020
It has recently been announced that GnERGY Ltd has entered administration and that Bulb will take over GnERGY's customer base from Sunday 22 March 2020.

Support services available to tenants1 April 2020

Published 1 April 2020
For those of us who are currently self-isolating and having to spend more time at home, it may be of some relief to hear that the government has pledged to support people with energy costs during this time. There will be specific arrangements put in place for those on pre-payment meters struggling with the implications of the Coronavirus, as well as energy customers facing financial distress. Whilst I appreciate there is a lot more to consider at the moment, I hope this relieves at least some of the worries you might have.

Taking care of your mental health30 March 2020

Published 30 March 2020
The main priority of WDH is to look after our tenants and the homes they rent from us. But yet in these unfamiliar circumstances it is often difficult to prepare and know how to take the best care of ourselves and our families.
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A thank you from Chief Executive, Andy Wallhead 27 March 2020

Published 27 March 2020
Although we are approaching the weekend, I want to assure you that WDH will be continuing to work around the clock to support you and keep you and your homes safe. I would also like to offer thanks for the amount of support and appreciation you have shown for our teams in the most challenging of times. This support has meant a lot to them and is helping them to get through the most challenging of times for us all.
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Community Hubs offering support26 March 2020

Published 26 March 2020
Community Hubs are providing help to those who need it across the Wakefield district. They have volunteers and a range of support to help those affected by the coronavirus outbreak. They are working with the Council and others to support communities during this crisis.

Update from Chief Executive, Andy Wallhead25 March 2020

Published 25 March 2020
I’m sure you will agree, the pace at which the coronavirus pandemic situation has taken hold has been phenomenal.
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WDH’s winners all love where they live8 October 2018

Published 8 October 2018
Tenants, residents and community groups were among the winners at WDH’s annual Love Where You Live Awards grand final last night. The event, held at Wakefield’s Cedar Court Hotel and sponsored by Sodexo, celebrated local community heroes who make the Wakefield district a better place to live.

Value for Money (VFM) Assurance Statement launched28 September 2018

Published 28 September 2018
We are proud to launch our VFM Assurance Statement 2017 / 2018
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Don’t forget to get your tickets for WDH's exclusive pantomime21 September 2018

Published 21 September 2018
WDH is holding an exclusive pantomime performance of Cinderella on Friday 30 November 2018 in the evening at Wakefield Theatre Royal.
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Extreme weather conditions21 September 2018

Published 21 September 2018
As you will be aware we are experiencing extreme weather conditions and these are likely to continue over the weekend.
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Guide to Universal Credit – Ten things you need to know about Universal Credit21 September 2018

Published 21 September 2018
From Wednesday 28 November anyone of working age, living in Wakefield and needing to claim benefits will need to apply for Universal Credit online. A change in your circumstances could also mean you need to claim Universal Credit.
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The biggest Careers Fair in the district to take place next week20 September 2018

Published 20 September 2018
WDH will be attending the district’s biggest Careers Fair at Pontefract Park on Tuesday 25 September from 10 am to 6:30 pm. Young people from across Wakefield will be invited to help them consider their options.

Wakefield Hub closure for training (Wednesday 26 September at 1 pm)20 September 2018

Published 20 September 2018
Our Wakefield Hub will be closed on Wednesday 26 September at 1 pm for employee training. They will reopen on Thursday 27 September as normal.
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SAP closure for training (Thursday 27 September at 12 pm)20 September 2018

Published 20 September 2018
Our service access points (SAPs) will be closed on Thursday 27 September at 1 pm for employee training. They will reopen on Friday 28 September as normal.
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Preventing Fraud – WDH participates in the National Fraud Initiative (NFI)17 September 2018

Published 17 September 2018
This is a national scheme run by the Government, which aims to reduce opportunities for fraud against organisations that take part.
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WDH Independent Living.....the perfect place to live!3 September 2018

Published 3 September 2018
A WDH independent living scheme is the perfect place to live for anyone feeling vulnerable in their own home who isn’t ready to move into a care home.
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Plans for camera obscura in Pontefract24 September 2015

Published 24 September 2015
An old bird aviary in Pontefract’s Valley Gardens has been renovated as part of WDH’s Love Where You Live project, an initiative which aims to transform and improve local green spaces.
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One week left to vote in our Love Where You Live Awards21 September 2015

Published 21 September 2015
Our Love Where You Live Awards 2015 is going from strength to strength, receiving nearly 5,000 online votes on our dedicated website www.lovewhereyouliveawards.co.uk since its launch in August.

Share our Love Where You Live Awards video to win £100 of shopping vouchers!17 September 2015

Published 17 September 2015
We’ve already achieved 4,000 votes – and if you help us reach 8,000 votes before 28 September you could win £100 shopping vouchers.

Community Grant helps local football team16 September 2015

Published 16 September 2015
A local football club has bought a new set of goal posts thanks to a £250 WDH community grant.

Christmas jobs fair on Friday 16 September 2015

Published 16 September 2015
This Friday there’s a Christmas jobs fair at the Ridings Shopping Centre between 10 am and 5pm.
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Ossett Community Café benefits from grant15 September 2015

Published 15 September 2015
Ossett War Memorial Community Centre is benefitting from a newly installed hot cupboard in their kitchen thanks to a WDH Community Grant worth over £400.

Less than two weeks left to vote in our Love Where You Live Awards14 September 2015

Published 14 September 2015
Our Love Where You Live Awards 2015 is going from strength to strength, receiving nearly 4,000 online votes on our dedicated website www.lovewhereyouliveawards.co.uk since launching nearly three weeks ago!
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Middlestown residents get health and housing advice 14 September 2015

Published 14 September 2015
Middlestown residents were recently invited to an event held at the Nell Gap Lane Garage Site in Middlestown by WDH and The South West Yorkshire Foundation Trust (SWYFT) which aimed to provide them with health, wellbeing and housing advice.
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Crofton residents love where they live11 September 2015

Published 11 September 2015
Crofton residents came together for their Love Where You Live family fun event recently.

Cold Calling Control Zone set up in Moverley Flatts11 September 2015

Published 11 September 2015
WDH, in partnership with West Yorkshire Trading Standards and West Yorkshire Police, has launched another Cold Calling Control Zone in Moverley Flatts, Pontefract.
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