Camphill Village Trust ‘Making it Real’

Camphill Village Trust ‘Making it Real’

Camphill Village Trust has been successful in our submission to Making it Real,  a sector-wide framework for best practice in personalised care and support. Our action plan was co-produced through regional forums by people supported by Camphill Village Trust. We had to demonstrate our culture of coproduction, providing evidence from the people we support, staff and families.

Our commitment can be viewed on the Think Local Act Personal website.  This is a real commitment to co-production across all Camphill Village Trust communities.

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Camphill Village Trust is a national charity supporting around 650 adults with learning disabilities. People are supported to be independent in their homes within community settings. In addition, we also provide opportunities for people to develop vocational skills in supported workshops.

What we will do to ‘Make it Real’
  • Develop a framework and methodology of co-production that will run throughout everything that we do from individual support interactions to involvement in their communities and the charity. This includes the development of digital media supporting different methods of communication, information sharing and collaboration.
  • Develop and embed the ‘Quality of Life’ review approach as a key driver of change. This involves people with lived experience spending time with others in their communities, gaining a deeper insight into how the support they receive enables them to experience those ordinary life opportunities we all expect. The challenge is to move from a role of having experts by experience or quality checkers as assessors or auditors to a role of change motivators and inspirational directors.
  • Build on developing positive relationships with family members, recognising the vital role they play in the lives of the people supported. Understanding the stress and anxiety they sometimes experience and developing a ‘partnership’ approach of support with the person supported / family member at the centre of everything that happens.