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A cracking good Easter at Ashfield Gardens

By Jenny Cadman, Social Farm and Garden Manager After several years of limited activities due to coronavirus, we thought this year, given the opportunity, we would host an enriched programme of events to commemorate and celebrate Easter at Ashfield Social Care Farm and Gardens in Stourbridge. Our events started on Palm Sunday on Sunday 10th […]

Steph’s journey to independence

By Dawn Whincup, Team Leader, Larchfield Community. What an amazing, magical, memorable journey we have been on!  Stephanie moved into Larchfield Community nine years ago and moved into Teyva House. Lets just say the transition was testing at times, but Steph quickly settled into life here and thrived. Over the years, she has made some […]

Groundsman Chris transforms Botton Village

Botton Village groundsman Chris has been hard at work over the winter months, landscaping and maintaining the gardens around the community. Chris has worked hard to tidy up land and gardens and has provided space and accessibility solutions for the people we support to actively get involved in helping to make sure our village is […]

Earth Day at Danby train station

Marking #EarthDay in style, with a positive contribution to our local area and environment! Botton Village community members, Stephen and Alan joined Trust colleagues Colin, Jemma and Dan and friends from Network Rail and Esk Valley Community Rail to give Danby train station some TLC. The team weeded, planted, swept and tidied, whilst other volunteers […]

Sam’s kindling is lighting a spark!

Taurus Crafts is home to many unique artisan craft workers, so it’s the perfect place for Sam to develop his woodworking ideas. His kindling kits, which use wood sourced from our local sites, were popular with shoppers over Christmas, and now he’s keen to develop his ideas into a small business. “I’ve been sawing tree […]

A diary with a difference

Mel has found a unique way of recording her day-to-day life. She’s been keeping a ‘visual diary’ for four years. It’s a bit like writing a regular journal – but with a creative twist. “If I go to the park on a Sunday, for instance, then on Monday I’ll do a picture of the swans and […]

Shared Lives: a reflection on 2021

Written by Colleen and Malcolm who support Shane and Aaron Two beaming faces and a ripple of laughter from two young men getting into our car following a night out with friends. A snapshot in time worth remembering. When Aaron came to us in 2021, we already had a family holiday planned and just three […]

Putting on a show at Croft Community

Over Christmas, Croft Community worked with local theatre company Next Door But One, to create their own production of The Snow Queen. Community members from each house joined the workshop in their bubbles and worked together to produce the scenes, acting, imagining and creating their own unique version of the traditional story. Richard and Virginia […]

What did you say?

Another exciting Co-production project is our new video about the power of language, created by community members for National Safeguarding Adults Week. The video highlights how complex language or jargon from professionals can alienate people with learning disabilities – or anyone who needs extra support. “I changed my mind and didn’t want to go out,” says Stephen […]

Let’s talk about Co-production

Co-production is at the heart of Camphill Village Trust – but what does the word actually mean? Phil Gibson, our national Co-Production Project Manager explains: “Co-production is about supporting our community members to make their own decisions about how they live and the services they want the Trust to provide,” continues Phil. “One great example […]

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