About us

As a national charity and not-for-profit organisation, Camphill Village Trust brings over 65 years of experience, knowledge and passion to supporting people with learning disabilities, autism, mental health challenges and complex needs.

Vision & Mission

To see more people with learning and other disabilities lead a life of opportunity.

Our trustees

As a not-for-profit organisation, Camphill Village Trust is governed by a Board of Trustees that brings knowledge and experience about the social care sector. Our trustees set the strategic direction, monitor the delivery of our objectives and uphold our values.


Safeguarding adults is everyone’s responsibility and we encourage an open and transparent approach across Camphill Village Trust.

Key documents

Catch up on our key achievements and CQC ratings. Many of our policies are available here for you to download and read too.

Our history

The Camphill movement, as it came to be known was founded in Scotland in 1939 by an Austrian Doctor Karl König with a group of young helpers. Born in 1902, König had significant experience in working with children with a learning disability within a residential setting.

Joining Camphill Village Trust

Our values

We exist to provide care to adults with learning disabilities and, in particular, in providing this care, to ensure a sense of belonging that comes from being part of one of our communities.

Media enquiries

Do you have a story that you are researching, or you wish to speak to us about the work of Camphill Village Trust? Find information on our positioning statements, real-life stories and our press releases.

CEO Blog

Huw John joined Camphill Village Trust in February 2011. Previously he spent ten years as CEO of Manchester Care. Married with two children, Huw lives in Manchester and is a keen rugby fan. Huw is also on the VODG Board of Trustees.