Welcome to the Wilberforce Trust: supporting people with visual & hearing impairments since 1833.

Our COVID-19 Response

At this time we have taken the decision to close our offices and our teams have moved to home working in order that they can best support the continued delivery of our supported living & Yorsensory services.

We want to reassure our customers and stakeholders that we are doing everything we can to keep the people we provide housing, care and support for as safe as possible during this time.

If you have an urgent enquiry please contact us on 01904 760037 or [email protected] so we may direct you to the relevant department.

Our YorSensory Team are available on:

       Phone: 01904 20 22 92

       Text:     07580 750 346

       Email:   [email protected]

If you are feeling vulnerable or need support to cope in your own home, then please contact the YorSensory team who can help put you in touch with the correct people.  RNIB’s national Helpline is also still available to answer queries about any aspect of living with sight loss on 0303 123 9999.

Insight Magazine – Summer Edition

The world has been a very strange and scary place since we published the spring edition of our Insight magazine.  Whilst we have adapted and coped (and we’re still coping) with the pandemic situation, many of the workforce have had to be on the frontline each and every day.

Our staff have been brilliant in adapting and have done lots of good fun stuff with many creative activities and lots of video zooming with quizzes and challenges to keep staff and residents all entertained. 

I hope you enjoy reading about all the amazing things our Wilberforce people have been getting up to during lockdown and our plans as we slowly release from lockdown.

Thank you to all again and enjoy the read,
Philippa Crowther – CEO

Our Living and Learning Zone enables people with sight and hearing loss to recognise that life can still be fun.

Case studies

Supported Living

John tells us about his love for music, sport and how being a supported living tenant with the Wilberforce Trust has illuminated his world


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Whats on

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