yorsight conference - Research, Information and Technology

Yorsight Conference 2016 – Research, Information and Technology

  Save the date – Yorsight Conference 2016 The Yorsight Conference will return in 2016. This year the conference is based around the theme of Research, Information and Technology. Are you working with people who have sight problems? Who have dementia? Who would benefit from access to technology? Professional development for your staff? Are you…

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The importance of an eye health check

It’s often said that eyes are the window to the soul, but they are also a window to your health. A thorough eye health check can pick up on conditions that can lead to sight loss. Over 50 per cent of sight loss can be avoided by attending regular eye health checks. Sight loss can…

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Eye health: prevention and protection

With an eye health check you can help protect your eyes and prevent sight loss. Some of the most common eye conditions can be treated if caught in good time. A full eye health test is key to ensuring your eyes are healthy and free of disease. You should have an eye test every two…

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¬†can drop into the event to meet Wilberforce staff and…

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

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

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…