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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…

Experiencing a colourful 'rattle' in the sensory room

Active sensory room sessions unique to York

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┬ácardiovascular fitness and muscular activity…

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…

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.

Wilberforce tenants delighted to receive Easter eggs from Minster FM listeners

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,┬áMavis Irvin, Training and…

Falling beads provide an auditory experience

New Wilberforce sensory room delights our tenants and guests

A new sensory room for people with disabilities, including sight loss and learning disabilities, has been created at the Wilberforce Trust in Huntington, York. It was open for the first time on Thursday 3 April for an all-day ‘drop-in’ open to disability support organisations, professionals in the care sector and, of course, Wilberforce tenants from…