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Wilberforce Trust

Huntington & New Earswick, York


The Wilberforce Trust works with the visually impaired (VI) community in York and North Yorkshire. We provide supported accommodation to our tenants who have a VI and additional support needs, and work with the VI community in York to provide rehabilitative services to assist with daily living and remaining independent. Our rehab officers work with people who have a VI to maintain and improve independence; our low vision service provides quality eye assessment for those whose daily living is disrupted, even when wearing spectacles or contact lenses; we provide visual awareness training for groups who provide any kind of service to people with a VI and would like to know how better to help those people.

We also run courses and training for those with a Visual Impairment and their families from our fully accessible Living and Learning Zone to assist with daily living e.g. cookery courses, art courses, personal safety.
We provide room hire for meetings and training in our spacious conference rooms and have a training room which is fully equipped with cooking facilities. Parking is available on site.
We value volunteers and provide opportunities for a variety of volunteering roles within the organisation, including (but not limited to) helping with our courses, befriending, driving and gardening etc.

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01904 760037


The Wilberforce Trust, Wilberforce House, 49 North Moor Road, Huntington, York, YO32 9QN

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    DBS policy

    DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service - formerly criminal records check) policy? Yes

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    All childcare and services should make reasonable adjustments to support disabled children and young people or those with additional needs. Below is a statement from this provider about their inclusive practice and levels of experience of supporting different needs


    • Disability And Additional Needs / Disability And Additional Needs Advice And Support
    • Disability And Additional Needs / Sensory Impairment (Deafness, Speech, Visual)

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    Last updated: 20/12/2019

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