Camphill Village Trust St Albans and Delrow Communities each welcomed a group from the South Korean Government on Friday 10th May. The Korean Government faces some difficulties due to the welfare budget of an ageing society. Sixteen officials from the Korean Welfare Department spent some time in the UK to learn more about the social care system in this country.
Eamonn Cummings, Care and Support Manager, St Albans Community said: “The visit itself lasted around 90 minutes in which the delegates through the interpreter met with a number of people we support in the community. They were given a brief synopsis of the work carried out in the studio by both Gaspar and Isabel. We then met to answer questions on the support we provide to people in the community and how it links with support from local authorities as well as the expectations of the British Government to make provisions for vulnerable people in society.”
“The majority of the delegates had links to health and social care in Korea and wanted compare how our cultures differ in the provision of support to people requiring services.”