The Centre for Welfare Reform has recently published a critical review of research on Camphill as a discussion paper. The research was undertaken by Maria Lyons of the Camphill Research Network and can be downloaded from www.camphillresearch.com/content-stuff/uploads/2015/11/Re-Thinking-Community-Care.pdf
Welcome to Camphill Families and Friends
Camphill Families and Friends supports the life and work of people with learning disabilities who live in a variety of Camphill communities and settings, by offering advice, information and partnership to their families and friends.
We work to maintain key Camphill values. Given the constant changes in the world of social care, and the cuts in funding, we try to keep our members in touch with their impact on Camphill communities and on the people living in them. We do this through our website, newsletter and open meetings, and guest articles in Camphill Pages. We liaise closely with many communities and with our members in order to influence change.
Social pedagogy fits neatly with the Camphill ethos, which is based upon the unique value of the individual, and where people live and work alongside others. A pilot study aimed at evaluating whether social pedagogy training of carers improves the quality of care provided to people with learning difficulties was funded by the Scottish Government and took place in 2 Camphill communities. A film explaining the outcome can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVt_knOm520 The acade...
Dear Chris We were pleased to see from the newsletter that you will be taking up the Chairmanship again at CVT and send you our very best wishes. You will probably remember that we at CFF suggested exploring the possibilities of Shared Lives in CVT communities at one of the first meetings we had with your trustees and senior management nearly a year and a half ago now. It is good to hear that under the mediation agreement this is now being considered, and that there has been a visit to Botton...