Community Building and Social Renewal: Shaping our World through Self Expression New Lanark Since 2003,Camphill Scotland and Garvald Edinburgh have been joint organisers of biennial residential conferences at New Lanark in Scotland. Garvald Edinburgh, like Camphill draws on Rudolf Steiner’s anthroposophical principles and values in its work and life-sharing with adults with learning disabilities. The conferences celebrate and explore current issues around community building and social ren...
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.
Please see this recent report by Shared Lives Plus on the health benefits of shared living, with a foreword by Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of NHS England. It echoes the evidence given by Dr. Marcus van Dam, Botton GP, at the presentation about shared living and intentional communities in Westminster on 15th September arranged by the Alliance for Camphill. Shared Lives Plus Report
An early day motion was tabled in early Summer 2015 which supports the preservation of the proven Shared Living Community model at the Botton community. It has received support from MP’s of all parties. You may or may not choose to ask your MP to support it. Details on the Press Release. Press release EDM ALL Party
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