Four Wilberforce tenants were delighted to receive 33 Easter eggs from York radio station Minster FM, one for each of the tenants in Wilberforce supported housing in York and Tadcaster.
After the presentation, in the Skills Room of the Living&Learning Zone at the Wilberforce House headquarters of the Wilberforce Trust in Huntington, Mavis Irvin, Training and Development Coordinator for the organisation, gave Alex a short rundown of the work of the organisation, supporting people with sight loss, as it has done in York since 1833, and work with others with additional disabilities.
After the interview Mavis gave Alex a tour of the Living&Learning Zone, where there was the monthly drop-in ‘VI Cafe’ in the Conference room. He also saw the IT suite with its specialist hardware and software for people with sight loss. There are regular classes here on using computers and internet for people with visual impairments.
The presentation was in the Skills Room, which is the venue for a wide range of art and crafts classes as well as having a specialist kitchen for people with sight loss and other disabilities, with frequent baking and cooking classes popular with Wilberforce tenants and guests from other support organisations in and around York.