2017

Annual General Meeting and Open Meeting
Saturday 14th October in London 
NEW VENTURES
Introducing some exciting new initiatives in Sussex and Yorkshire which have been developed in response to the changing social care environment.
The Mount Camphill community, a training college in Sussex, has developed an exciting new co-housing venture as a response to the changing climate within Camphill and the increasingly difficult regulatory and funding environment for specialist colleges and their craft workshops.
The Esk Valley Camphill community in Yorkshire is a new venture based at Botton, and extending into the wider locality.  Thirteen houses will become  Shared Lives households registered with the Avalon Group.  These communities will fill us in on their interesting new enterprises.The Siblings Workshop, led by SIBS, will run concurrently with the afternoon session.As always there will be time, too, for you to bring up any matters of general interest.
AGENDA
10.15   Welcome and refreshments
10.45   AGM and “CFF in the future”
11.45   Presentations by the Mount and Esk Valley Communities
12.45   Lunch
(Siblings workshop 1 – 4 pm)
 1.45   Questions and discussion following the presentations
2.30   Discussion of matters of general interest
3.45   Close of meeting
Members: Attendance free, lunch cost £12 (including coffee)
Non-members:  Attendance £15, lunch cost £12 (including coffee)
(Non-members may join CFF at door)
Please book lunch at least a week in advance to help with numbers for catering but pay on the day.

Siblings Workshop takes place during the afternoon session of the main meeting.
Saturday 14th October in London  

This workshop is for the adult brothers and sisters of people who live in a Camphill community.  Siblings Workshops

 

Saturday 4th November 
Camphill Families and Friends / Camphill Scotland Networking Event
Friends House Edinburgh, 10.30 am to 4 pm

You are warmly invited to attend a special networking event jointly hosted by Camphill Families and Friends and Camphill Scotland.

Handover Guide

Camphill Families and Friends  will be launching a Handover Guide designed to help siblings support their brother or sister in a Camphill community.  It will be a great opportunity to get your personal copy of the Guide, meet and share experiences with other parents and carers and build your support networks.

Camphill Scotland Update

The day will also feature a presentation from Camphill Scotland on the policy and influencing work they do on behalf of the eleven Camphill communities. They are keen to work in partnership with parents and carers to advocate for financial and political support for Camphill to sustain them into the future. They will share their ideas about how to do that and are very interested in hearing your ideas too.

Festivals and their meaning

A special benefit of the day will be a presentation and activities designed to help you understand and appreciate the role of the festivals in Camphill. We are delighted to say that a long-standing and respected Camphill co-worker from Camphill School Aberdeen, Vibeke Alfred, will be there to lead this part of the day.

Cost

There is no charge for members of Camphill Families and Friends.  The charge for non-members is £15.  The cost of joining CFF is £15 per person and £20 per family per annum.  Membership forms are at www.camphillfamiliesandfriends.com/membership/  Membership is UK wide and open to all.

Lunch will be provided and a donation towards the cost of £10 is suggested.

Getting to the meeting house:   www.quakerscotland.org/central-edinburgh

The meeting house is accessed from the top of Lawnmarket or from the George IV Bridge/Victoria Street. Look for the blue pointers.

 Please reply to email: elainedowell6@gmail.com 

Programme

10.30             Refreshments

11.00             Camphill Families and Friends Update and launch of the Handover Guide

11.45             Camphill Scotland Update followed by a discussion on how families and friends can support their work.

12.30             Lunch

13.30             Festivals and their meaning in Camphill Communities.  Vibeke Alfred from Camphill School Aberdeen will explain the role of festivals.  There will be time for questions and discussion.  This session will end with a practical example as we make St Martin Lanterns, light them and learn one of the rounds associated with that festival.

15.00             Round up of the day and an opportunity for further discussion.

Cost

There is no charge for members of Camphill Families and Friends.  The charge for non-members is £15.  The cost of joining CFF is £15 per person and £20 per family per annum.  Membership forms are at www.camphillfamiliesandfriends.com/membership/  Membership is UK wide and open to all.

Lunch will be provided and a donation towards the cost of £10 is suggested.

Getting to the meeting house:   www.quakerscotland.org/central-edinburgh

The meeting house is accessed from the top of Lawnmarket or from the George IV Bridge/Victoria Street. Look for the blue pointers.

Please reply to email: elainedowell6@gmail.com