Summer Sensory Dates Added

Sensory sessions at Wilberforce House

Further dates have been added for our popular sensory sessions. The sessions which take place in our pop up sensory room are aimed at people with disabilities including autism, learning disabilities and sight loss. Dates added include: Children’s sensory 30 July 13 August 27 August Mid-week during the school holiday Monday, 1 August, 1pm – […]

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Active Sensory – a real work out!

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By Becky Spence Our active sensory sessions are a great way to get some exercise, no matter how much mobility you or someone you care for has. As a fairly new member of staff, I went along to a session to see what really takes place. The session takes place every two weeks in our […]

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Sensory sessions for 2016

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We have added a number of new sensory sessions for 2016. Sessions have been added for Active Sensory, Children’s Sensory and the regular Sensory sessions at Wilberforce House. Our pop up sensory room is proving ever popular with groups from across Yorkshire coming to use the equipment. The room provides a tranquil setting to explore […]

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Baby sensory in York

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Baby Sensory sessions for babies and infants (from birth to 3 years) with disabilities including autism, learning disabilities and sight loss. During Baby Sensory the children can appreciate the sights, sounds, smells and tactile nature of the multi-sensory room. From tactile balls and toys to relaxing lights and music there is plenty for babies and […]

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Children’s sensory sessions for the summer

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Children’s sensory sessions for children with multiple disabilities including learning disabilities and sight loss Come and enjoy the tranquil surroundings of our recently established sensory room. Appreciate the sights, sounds, smells and tactile nature of the multi-sensory room. Relax and unwind in the peaceful surroundings or interact with the specialist equipment – the choice is […]

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Half Term – Children sensory sessions

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Come and enjoy the tranquil surroundings of our recently established sensory room. Appreciate the sights, sounds, smells and tactile nature of the multi-sensory room. Relax and unwind in the peaceful surroundings or interact with the specialist equipment – the choice is yours. All ages and abilities warmly welcomed. Thursday 28th May 1pm – 3pm Saturday […]

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Active Sensory Sessions Volunteers Needed

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Hi all, We currently have a voluntary vacancy to fill in helping at our Active Sensory Sessions. The sessions are aimed at those with sightloss and disabilities, providing a variety of sensory stimulus, such as coloured lights, soothing music and textured objects to feel. If you were thinking of helping out, your role would include interacting […]

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New courses for people with sight loss and other disabilities; sensory room sessions for adults and children, an art auction and a conference for vision professionals

Popular baking, crafts and sweet-making courses feature in the Living&Learning zone in the next four months

The Wilberforce Living&Learning Zone at Wilberforce House in Huntington has an exciting programme of courses and experiences for people with disabilities, including sight loss and learning disabilities, for the four months from the beginning of September until the end of the year. In addition, there’s a major conference for vision professionals – ‘Vision in the […]

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Active sensory room sessions unique to York

Experiencing a colourful 'rattle' in the sensory room

Unique to York, the first ‘Active Sensory Session’ will be on Thursday 29 May in the recently-inaugurated ‘pop-up’ sensory room in the Living&Learning Zone at the Wilberforce Trust Huntington headquarters. The sessions provide physical exercise and sport activities for people with limited sight and mobility, including wheelchair users, aiming to bring cardiovascular fitness and muscular activity […]

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