Join our Board of Trustees

This is an exciting time to join a proactive Charity Board of Trustees of one of the area’s most progressive and innovative providers of high quality support services to visually impaired people including those with other disabilities. The annual turnover of the organisation is approaching £3million and we employ 90 staff supported by 60 volunteers […]

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Wilberforce newsletter – Winter 2015 now here!

Snowman design - one of our Christmas cards as featuered in the newsletter

Our latest Wilberforce newsletter has finally arrived in the offices and is currently making its way to your doors. Insight – Winter 2015 may look a little different to previous editions of the newsletter. The latest Insight has had a revamp, making it bright, colourful and packed full of interesting articles. If you haven’t yet […]

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New Year, New Update

Communtiy carol concert at All Saints Church

First of all, Happy New Year to you all from everyone here at the Wilberforce Trust! As many of you will know we have been busy over the past couple of months with some exciting fundraising activities, not to mention preparing our first Christmas Party we’ve had for all of our workers, volunteers and members. […]

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Wilberforce joins up with other carers in York Jobs Fair to recruit staff

A picture of one of our volunteers, Jane, during one of her weekly visits to Bev, a Wilberforce tenant

The Wilberforce Trust, looking to recruit support workers for its tenanted houses in York and Tadcaster, has joined up with two other care organisations to stage a Jobs Fair at the Monkbar Hotel in York on Thursday 23 October. Open from 8am to 8pm, job seekers can drop into the event to meet Wilberforce staff and […]

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Wilberforce Trust staff make a bright start to National Eye Health Week

Wilberforce Trust head office staff begin National Eye Health Week with 'Bright for Sight' day, paying £1 to wear something 'bright' to work.

Wilberforce Head Office staff started National Eye Health Week on 22 September by paying to wear something bright to work on Monday, funds raised going towards activities for people with sight loss and other disabilities in the charity’s Living&Learning Zone at the Huntington office. The fifth National Eye Health Week (NEHW) runs from 22 to […]

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Operations Manager joins Wilberforce Trust executive team

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

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 […]

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Wilberforce tenants delighted to receive Easter eggs from Minster FM listeners

Four Wilberforce tenants were delighted to receive Easter eggs from Minster FM listeners for all 33 tenants in Wilberforce houses in York and Tadcaster. Left to right: Gordon, Leslie, June, Alex Brown - Drive Time presenter on Minster FM. The fourth tenant, John, is not in the picture.

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 […]

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Stephen delighted with his first ‘job’, volunteering at York Minster

Wilberforce tenant Stephen greets a visitor to York Minster with a leaflet on activities at the Minster during Lent

  Wilberforce tenant Stephen, who lives in one of the trust’s York houses, is delighted to be doing his first ever job, especially as it is at York Minster where he regularly attends services and bell-ringing practices. Now he spends one hour every week inside the West door of York’s iconic building greeting visitors and […]

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

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

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 […]

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New faces to greet you to Wilberforce

Photo of Jacqui Wilson and Carol Snowden

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 […]

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