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    Visual Awareness Training:

    A half day Wilberforce Visual Awareness Training course ensures that you & your staff can assist people with sight loss effectively and safely, so meeting your duty of care. Vital for all service/information providers.

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    Sensory room:

    The ‘pop-up’ sensory room in the Living&Learning Zone offers sessions for people with a variety of disabilities, including sight loss and learning disabilities, and the unique ‘Active sensory sessions’ for those who have difficulty accessing sport and physical exercise

  • Decorating Christmas cakes in the Wilberforce Living&Learning Zone

    Baking and decorating cakes:

    miniature cakes which they had baked (in empty baked beans tins) before were decorated by Wilberforce tenants and guests from other organisations in the Living&Learning Zone

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    Unwanted jewellery:

    We can turn your unwanted costume jewellery into help for people with sight loss and other disabilities. Drop it in or post it to our Huntington head office

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

    Low Vision Clinic:

    Comprehensive test and advice if your visual impairment adversely affects your everyday living

  • Picture of guests from other support organisations at a craft session in the Living & Learning Zone

    Living & Learning:

    Art/crafts sessions in the Living & Learning Zone are popular with tenants and guests from other support organisations

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    Our tenants live as independent and fulfilling a life as possible

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

Published Jun 2nd, 2014

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 […]

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Experiencing a colourful 'rattle' in the sensory room

Active sensory room sessions unique to York

Published May 21st, 2014

Unique to York, the first ‘Active Sensory Session’ will be on Thursday 29 May in the recently-inaugurated ‘pop-up’ sensory room in the Living&Learning Zone at the Wilberforce Trust Huntington headquarters. The sessions provide physical exercise and sport activities for people […]

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Marilyn Bentham, Operations Manager, the Wilberforce Trust, outside the Wilberforce headquarters in Huntington

Operations Manager joins Wilberforce Trust executive team

Published May 8th, 2014

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 […]

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