Last night we were very pleased to present a private screening of the award winning The Silent Child at the Everyman Cinema on Blossom Street.

The film centres on Libby, a profoundly deaf four year old who lives with her family, who are all hearing. When Joanne, a social worker, becomes part of Libby’s life we see the young girl transform as she learns BSL and a way to communicate.

“An insightful short story, inspired by real life events, observing one of the loneliest disabilities and the avoidable struggles that deaf children face.”

From The Silent Child website

The evening saw our esteemed guests presented with a life of silence. A wall of barriers. It was a hard hitting piece that left an emotional impact on the room. Many were moved by what they saw.

The film was followed with a presentation of the work we do at the Trust and what we aim to achieve with the exciting new development at Tadcaster Road.

The Trust are continuing to improve awareness of living with sight and hearing impairment, increase understanding and support our clients and tenants live their lives as independently as possible.

This evening was a first for the Trust.  It was a fantastic event and we are thankful for everyone who attended and who will share our story and keep increasing awareness of the work we do and the work we still have to do.