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

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

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┬ácan drop into the event to meet Wilberforce staff and…

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…

A photograph of a eye test in the Wilberforce Low Vision Clinic

New role in development of Wilberforce rehabilitation services

As part of the development of its rehabilitation services, the Wilberforce Trust is creating a crucial new role which will not only coordinate and administer some of the most important of these services but also be involved in promoting and delivering them, specifically the Low Vision Clinic and Visual Awareness Training. Supporting people in York…

Three pupils raising money for Wilberforce at the Huntington School Community Fun day, with German volunteer Michael

Super summer fundraising for sight loss support

The summer is not over yet, we hope, but the sunny 2013 so far has meant that external events to raise funds for our work supporting people with sight loss have been well attended, whether Wilberforce’s own events or those arranged by others to raise funds for us. We are all hoping for another warm…

Gordon' second Christmas card design

Visually impaired tenants design Wilberforce 2013 charity Christmas cards

Many of our tenants with sight loss rose to the challenge when it was suggested that this year they might design the Wilberforce charity cards for 2013. So many were interested that a little ‘competition’ was organised in the Living & Learning Zone, with two of our usual tutors facilitating – Deborah and Louise (who…