The story of one family's path to Prior’s Court and the positive impact made on their lives has made the final shortlist in a charity sector award scheme.

Prior’s Court’s short film “Our impact – Geoff and Shaun’s story” has been named as a finalist in the Charity Film Awards 2022.

Shaun, who is 22 and has complex autism, is in our Young Adult Provision, having joined Prior’s Court when he was 11-years-old.

In the film, shot in the summer of 2020, Geoff, Shaun’s father, tells his story about how complex autism has impacted his family, which includes having to have to make the decision for Shaun to live at Prior's Court, more than 80 miles away from the family home in Dorset, to ensure he gets the right support he needs in life.

But Geoff also explains how Prior's Court's approach has changed Shaun's life, and his family's. Geoff speaks about how Prior's Court's work has allowed his family, including Shaun, to do more activities together and ultimately to be "more of a family".

Geoff also speaks of his hopes for his son - independent living and work - while reflecting on how much Shaun has changed since he came to Prior's Court.

Our film and the other finalists across the categories will now be scored by a panel of expert judges – which includes high profile names from retail, education, private corporation, and sustainable enterprises – who will be selecting the winners from each category. The winners of the awards will be announced at a ceremony in London in March. 

The film, produced by Newbury-based ECP Video, can be seen below.

A longer version of the film is also available and can be seen below.