Wilberforce Trust: supporting people with visual & hearing impairments since 1833.
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Supporting people with sight or hearing loss to live the life they want 

How You Can Help
  1. Simply book your next holiday with Charitable Travel and tell us you want to support Wilberforce Trust. The charity will then benefit from the free donation you can make as part of the booking process. To read more about how this works, head to our ‘How We Do Good‘ page.
  2. If you want to make a donation to Wilberforce Trust and you are not booking a holiday, click here to visit their website.
  3. Visit wilberforcetrust.org.uk to sign up to newsletters, and follow the Wilberforce Trust social media pages, and help spread the word.

The Wilberforce Trust has a proud heritage. Formed in 1833 in commemoration of the local MP and famed anti-slavery campaigner William Wilberforce, the Trust has always stood for disabled peoples’ rights. Starting off as a School for the Blind at a time when blind people rarely received any education, we now offer a range of services designed to empower and enable people of all ages living with sight or hearing loss to remain as independent as possible for as long as possible. 

2021 will see the opening of our new Living and Learning Zone which will offer a unique one stop shop catering to the needs of anyone with sight or hearing loss. We have launched an Appeal to help us raise the funds needed to build this and if you would like to support our Appeal please donate on our website.


The Trust offers:   

  • Supported living accommodation for people with visual impairments and other disabilities backed up by a fully trained team of caring support workers 
  • A Rehab team with a range of skills to help people adapt and cope with their impairment
  • Club Wilber for families who have a blind child alongside other sighted children which offers inclusive and affordable outings, activities and events that all the family can enjoy 
  • A Living and Learning Zone which offers sensory sessions in a specially adapted room, baking classes for the visually impaired and karaoke nights among other activities 
  • Sensory Awareness Training to help retail outlets cater for their blind customers 
  • A mobile outreach van which visits more remote parts of North Yorkshire offering support to people who find it difficult to use public transport 

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