We believe that community is broad and defined by each individual.
At the heart of Camphill MK are the people who receive support.
Their community and ours may also include staff and volunteers, family, friends and wider connections in our locality and beyond.
Our goal is to provide a strong supportive environment where residents can gain self-confidence and personal independence within a safe and enabling environment.
We wish to support people in leading as independent a life as is possible and that they choose, within the context of the wider community.
At Camphill MK Communities, therefore, we strive to create a community that is both supportive and empowering to all.
We all come from different backgrounds and cultures, with varying experiences of life, different skills and capacities and varied interests.
What brings us together as human beings and builds any community is celebrating and sharing life together.
We celebrate big things and small, from birthdays to international and local festivals.
Always with a view to inclusion and accessibility in how we celebrate together.
Some of our people may have a specific faith or religion, others may not, and we aim to include all in our celebrations.
The rhythm and routine of life are mirrored in our calendar of celebrations throughout the year.
Most important is meeting each other as equals, recognising what we share is far more significant than what might initially seem to identify us separately.
We believe that, through the dignity of work and meaningful activity, residents and other beneficiaries can enjoy both inspiration and fulfilment.
We believe in producing high-quality goods and services that represent both our professionalism and our diversity.
We share that through our public-facing workshops and activity such as our shop, cafe, theatre and horticulture settings.
Within our care and support activities, we aim to support our people to demonstrate what they can achieve rather than focussing solely on limitations that may traditionally be seen in disability.
Having any disability should not define a person, what sets us all are our skills and capacities, and we are all on a journey of learning and development to improve ourselves.
We are proud of the effect our work, routine and culture has upon our people, and we share in their individual pride and success as a community.
Camphill Milton Keynes Communities Theatre, Shop and Café, will remain closed to the public for now.
We really miss not seeing all our loyal customers and friends since we closed our doors to the public in March. As the lock down measures begin to lift in Milton Keynes we are contemplating our return to the ‘New Normal’.
We are sure you understand that keeping our resident group well remains our priority therefore we will not opening our general public services for a while yet.
Camphill Community staff and residents remain happy and healthy. We have been creative in our approach to welfare both physical and mentally in true Camphill style and are proud of the work that our residents, staff and volunteers have undertaken to keep busy and learn new skills during lockdown.
Please stay in touch via our social channels and website, we will update you as soon as we know when we can welcome you all back to our Community.
July 2nd, 2020
It’s incredible how much creativity runs through our community!
Our workshops are at the heart of how we live together, create together and celebrate together.
Our Art & Craft Workshop brings together many individuals with different abilities and aims to reduce stress and encourage relaxation of body and mind through art and craft.
Our service users can express themselves through the various art and craft mediums, make friends and get to know each other and also meet international co-workers, staff and volunteers.
February 21st, 2020
The Chrysalis is more than just a theatre; it is a performance, events and community space based in Milton Keynes.
A multi-function space is used for theatre workshops and performances, parties, singing, eurhythmy, bell ringing, religious services, gatherings, celebration, Family and Friends meetings and fun days.
Camphill MK Communities rents out spaces in the Chrysalis to hirers whose activities and values reflect those of the Community; inclusion, personal development, and having fun!
The theatre offers raked seating for 200; cabaret-style tables for 150; refreshments in the foyer, home-grown catering from the Camphill Café and excellent technical facilities for lighting, sound and projection and more.
Find out more here!
February 10th, 2020
Welcome to Camphill MK Internet Radio!
Starting Monday 27th April
Due to these exceptional times, we wanted to create a way of safely communicating and celebrating together with the wider LD community in Milton Keynes & beyond!
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