The Leslie Edwards Trust is a small charity designed to help people with hearing difficulties. The Trust aims to promote social inclusion amongst hearing impaired people and their families in Charnwood and the surrounding area.
Leslie Edwards was a powerful figure in advancing British Sign Language (BSL) which is a wonderful way for deaf people to communicate with each other. However, most hearing impaired people live in the hearing community and need to be able to communicate with hearing people who do not understand sign language so need to develop other techniques.
The Leslie Edwards Trust aims to promote social inclusion amongst hearing impaired people and their families in the East Midlands. By learning to lipread and develop other communication skills our attendees feel they can participate more fully in social situations and/or employment.
The Trust is run entirely by volunteers with minimal overheads. We receive no state funding and depend on grants and donations to fund our courses.