The Wilberforce Trust are committed to supporting people with sight loss, we do this through our supported accommodation, low vision clinic, visual awareness training and activities within the living and learning zone.
Our vision is to see a world in which all people with sight loss, including those with other disabilities, are truly integrated in society with equal opportunities in all aspects of life, and to know that our passion and commitment have been influential in bringing this about.
Our mission is to be a leading provider of high quality support, training and care services, and to create opportunities, for people with sight loss, including those with other disabilities; to encourage and facilitate the development of these on a local, regional and national basis by being a model of good practice. Our aim is to do this in a way which enhances the quality of life of those we work with.
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Wilberforce supports people in York and Yorkshire who have a visual impairment irrespective of what other disability they may have.
The Wilberforce Trust traces its roots back to 1833, when the Yorkshire School for the Blind was opened in York.
The Board of Trustees provides strategic direction and ensures that the Trust’s values and mission are upheld.