Home Instead York owners, husband and wife team Luke Norbury and Anne-Marie Roche.

York home care provider says all staff should do Wilberforce Visual Awareness Training

Home Instead, home care providers in York and surrounding communities, has been among the first organisations to take up a new Wilberforce half-day training course on supporting people who are blind or partially sighted, ie, with varying degrees of sight loss – Visual Awareness Training (VAT). Wilberforce has offered a full day VAT training for…

Marilyn Bentham, Operations Manager, the Wilberforce Trust, outside the Wilberforce headquarters in Huntington

Operations Manager joins Wilberforce Trust executive team

Marilyn Bentham has joined the Wilberforce Trust executive team as Operations Manager, a strategic development role. Initially she will oversee both the supported housing and rehabilitation services of Wilberforce, previously the roles of the Accommodation Services Manager and Rehabilitation Services Manager, but will be working with staff in these teams to develop and improve on…

Tenants Lesley (left) and Marie (right) with support worker Sue on 'Pyjama Day'

Pyjama day – a day for not wearing ‘appropriate clothing’

Tenants, support staff in the Wilberforce houses, and staff at the head office, turned up for the day in pyjamas and onesies for the first Wilberforce Pyjama Day on 6 February. Not being any moving equipment around on the day, Compliance and Quality Coordinator (and our Health & Safety hotshot) Alan managed not to haul…

Photo of Jacqui Wilson and Carol Snowden

New faces to greet you to Wilberforce

New faces are greeting visitors to the Wilberforce head office, including people coming to the Low Vision Clinic, and new voices are generally answering the telephone. After some 18 years, the familiar face of Judith has retired to a ‘back room’ where she is now assisting the Chief Executive. Jacqui Wilson has taken over as…