The Wilberforce Trust is proud of our past supporting people with visual impairments since 1833. Our strength has always been in building for the future and transforming and adapting to the times we live in. To that end – we will be formally launching our new brand and new website in September – the same month William Wilberforce first became an MP in 1780.

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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, Mavis Irvin, Training and…

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.…