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St Albans Community

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What do we offer adults with learning disabilities? 

St Albans location 

St Albans Community is located in a bustling and vibrant city close to London. It is an urban community with accommodation scattered around the city. The community has grown steadily over the last few years, this will continue into the future also. 

It offers the people we support the opportunity to be part of a wider community that offers many leisure activities, it’s rich in history too with Roman remains and medieval architecture. 

Supported living  

We support adults with various learning disabilities, mental health needs and Autism. The higher hours of support are for people whose behaviours challenge and may present a risk to themselves or others. Most people we support in St Albans do not need 24 hrs support. 

We currently support almost 40 people within a supported living environment, our accommodation ranges from single-person flats to larger shared houses. 

The people we support live across 20 properties, these properties are a mix of shared houses and flats. We own some of these properties, others are leased and in some we have no housing responsibility. 

Day opportunities 

We offer day opportunities around three sites: an Art studio which we own, allotments, and a café which we lease. The café, Café on the Corner, is well known in the wider community and is our main public facing service. Our day opportunities are available to the people we support and to the local community. 

Find out more here. If you’re interested in attending one of our day opportunities or activities, please contact us 

We have 52 people currently accessing the day opportunities: 20 day placements and 32 people who also live in the community.  

The day opportunities we provide include:  

  • Café on the Corner – our café open to the public.  
  • The Art Studio – this can support 15 people at one time.  
  • Community allotment. 

The Studio workshop is a vital part of the St Albans community. Since opening its doors over a decade ago we’ve worked with many different techniques such as jewellery making, weaving, animation, ceramics and different ways of designing and printing. 

Working in the studio also offers a great opportunity to form strong friendships, where ideas can be brought and shared together. Thanks to donations from our generous supporters, we’ve recently refurbished the St Albans Art Studio, let us show you around! 

Activities 

We support people to access a wide variety of activities within the local community from Judo classes and Zumba to swimming, football and chess clubs.

We also arrange a variety of activities within the St Albans community. Many take place in the community hall, Michaelmas Hall. Activities include: 

  • Film nights.
  • Table tennis.  
  • Cooking sessions.  
  • Arts and crafts. 
  • Singing group. 
  • Discos. 
  • Community meetings and meals.  

We work in partnership with other local organisations to maximise the opportunities we can offer people to lead a life of opportunity. 

Café on the Corner

We also have a thriving Café in St Albans where the people we support develop skills and experience in all aspects of hospitality. Visit Café on the Corner, for fabulous food, served in vibrant surroundings.

Our Café is a hive of activity offering the people we support in the community and those in the wider community the opportunity to gain skills and knowledge in a catering environment, the public love it too. Do call in to visit!

Want to know more?

If you’re interested in finding out more about our communities, get in touch with us.

Phone: 01727 894829

Email: camphill.stalbans@cvt.org.uk

Address: Michaelmas Hall, 78b Sandridge Road, St Albans, Herts. AL1 4AR

To make a support referral please click the link below to find out more.

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Key Contact Information

Phone: 01727 894829

Email: camphill.stalbans@cvt.org.uk

Address: Michaelmas Hall, 78b Sandridge Road, St Albans, Herts. AL1 4AR

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Being able to travel alone gives people choice, control, freedom and independence over their lives – it also helps to build confidence if you know what to expect when venturing out.

There are lots of training documents dealing with travel safety but the coproduction team at our St Albans community felt that they could go one step further. With a little help from staff, members of the team including the stars, Alex, Lou, Ruth and Ed, produced an Independent travel training film, which walks the viewer through different modes of transport and provides clear advice in real-life settings.