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.

Bringing People Together in Our Community Café

It is a key part of our vision for the Zone. We currently run a Connect Café once a month which brings together people living with sensory loss for a cuppa, a catch-up, news and information from an organization in a similar field and the opportunity to swap useful hints and tips on how to cope better.

Read all about recent and future events and activities across the Wilberforce Trust in the latest edition of our Insight magazine:

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

Case studies


Our annual Santa FUNdraising Run in York helps to raise funds for our diverse range of services for people with a sensory impairment, especially Club Wilber

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


Hear from some of our student volunteers on why they volunteer at…

Whats on

Active Sensory – Ball Sensory – SUSPENDED


Come along and join in with our new programme of active sensory…

Yorkopoly Challenge – POSTPONED


Yorkopoly Challenge - How Well Do You Know Your City?

Charity Golf Day – Rescheduled to 2021


Sign up to our Charity Golf Day for a day of golfing,…