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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…

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

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

  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…

A stroke for Holiday, a greater haired armadillo

Mini safari in Huntington

Wilberforce tenants and a guest with sight loss from another York support organisation were joined in early March by a variety of small animals at the first of four weekly sessions in the Living&Learning Zone at the Wilberforce Huntington headquarters. Animals ranged from a tiny mouse to rabbits, a chinchilla, a skunk and an armadillo.…