How we work

Wherever our support is located – urban or rural, it is shaped by the people we support and driven by our passion to see everyone as active citizens with a life of opportunity that is recognised, valued and appreciated.

There are nine Camphill Village Trust communities across England, each in its own unique setting. From rural Botton Village and Oaklands Park to the bustling busyness of Stourbridge or Delrow. Our centres all exist to provide a life of opportunity to people with learning disabilities.

As well as our communities, we also run a Shared Lives scheme in the West Midlands.

Throughout England there are about 12,000 people being supported through Shared Lives and across Dudley and the wider Black Country, we currently supervise 65 households who provide Arrangements to people with a variety of additional and complex needs. 

We are supported-living providers and also offer a wide variety of day opportunities.  Many people who live in easy driving distance of one of our communities, join us for day opportunities, once a week or more frequently.

Our approach

We explore with each person how we can support, encourage and empower them to make informed life choices, and contribute to society in a way that brings purpose and meaning to them.


Co-production is transforming the way we work with people with learning disabilities and autism. The result across Camphill Village Trust is challenging and inspirational to all. The people we support are growing in confidence.

Building communities

Community has always, and will continue to be, central to the way Camphill Village Trust provides support to people with learning disabilities. Today, all of our communities are outward looking and work to be fully integrated within their locality, reflecting the many changes in wider society.

Joining Camphill Village Trust

Our stories

Real stories from Camphill Village Trust community members, staff and friends, in their own words.

Working with families

We understand that to provide support that is personalised and individual we must work in partnership with, listen to and involve our family members.


We offer a range of initiatives to provide support for people with learning disabilities and associated health conditions, including dementia support, positive behaviour support and work and voluntary opportunities.