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…

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…

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…

Tenants Lesley (left) and Marie (right) with support worker Sue on 'Pyjama Day'

Pyjama day – a day for not wearing ‘appropriate clothing’

Tenants, support staff in the Wilberforce houses, and staff at the head office, turned up for the day in pyjamas and onesies for the first Wilberforce Pyjama Day on 6 February. Not being any moving equipment around on the day, Compliance and Quality Coordinator (and our Health & Safety hotshot) Alan managed not to haul…