Our Aim

Camphill Foundation supports an ever-changing variety of projects which enhance and enrich the lives of vulnerable people with learning disabilities and extra support needs.

Independence and freedom of choice  can only be achieved with the right level of support, both financial and personal. The many-faceted and integrated life of a Camphill community can provide that support. Please donate online or leave a legacy to enable our work to continue.

We help to enable new initiatives to start, create or improve facilities and develop vital opportunities for creative and fulfilling work. True quality of life means combining individual choice and fulfilment with social belonging and responsibility. That's what we aim to promote.

 

 

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The festive scene at the recent Advent Fair in Newton Dee, Bieldside, Aberdeen, the 'head office' of Camphill Foundation UK & Ireland as a registered charity. Warm wishes for a very Happy Christmas from the trustees to all our friends and supporters.

Our next trustees' meeting will be in Newton Dee, 26th-28th March, and we are looking forward to visiting Beannachar Community. Please send any applications for support well in advance.

Real quality of life includes meaningful work

Camphill Clanabogan in Northern Ireland is developing its farm buildings and equipment to improve facilities for vulnerable adults with learning disabilities, giving them the benefits of healthy, meaningful work in a social farming environment. Research shows that this can greatly enhance the quality of an individual's wellbeing, with better developed skills and greater confidence, self-belief, purpose and focus.

Esk Valley Camphill Community consists of a group of about sixty adults, many of whom have a learning disability, who have launched a new Camphill venture in the North York Moors. They are transitioning to a Shared Lives framework which allows the community members to continue to follow the principles by which they have lived, worked and built community together. 

Help to promote outreach and integration

Gullivers Farm Shop at West Moors in Dorset provides meaningful activities and work opportunities for adults with learning disabilities, offering a wide range of wholesome organic and biodynamic local produce. It is a huge step forward in the development of Sturts Farm community, a new window on the world providing a popular and lively economic and social hub for new activities, relationships and partnerships to develop.

The Mount Community Co-Housing project in Wadhurst, East Sussex, has been supported by Camphill Foundation in its initial stages of expansion into the village centre, acquiring a new house  in the High Street which will give young adult residents much closer regular contact with the local community and promote greater independence and integration.

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