A NEW outreach service which will offer advice, support and guidance to people affected by sight or hearing loss is due to hit the roads in York.

The Yorsensory Outreach Mobile Unit, provided by the Wilberforce Trust, will begin visiting communities across York in the coming weeks.

The trust’s vehicle will act as an extension of its Yorsensory Hub, based at its Huntington headquarters, which aims to empower people living with sight or hearing loss to live independent lives by developing new skills and confidence.

Over the last year, the Wilberforce Trust has been supported by the Huntington and New Earswick Councillors Ward Committee funds for the provision of high quality support, training and care services to residents with sight loss. Cllr Chris Cullwick, Huntington and New Earswick ward councillor, attended the launch of the Outreach Mobile Unit.

He said: “I am delighted to see the Wilberforce Trust develop this crucial service beyond Huntington and into the wider city.”