We continue to speak to our residents to find out what life is like at our community. We discuss challenges, the community, likes and more!
Read on to find out more about Helen and her life at CMKC.
CMKC: Where did you live before you came here?
HG: I lived with my parents in Milton Keynes. Before coming to Camphill, I tried another place, but it did not work out, so I moved back to my parents’ home.
CMKC: What were the most significant changes and challenges of moving to Camphill?
HG: There weren’t many challenges as I got on really well with the residents who were already living in Soltane House, especially Ali and Peter, who made me feel at home immediately and helped me to settle in fairly quickly. When I first moved in, I had a bedroom on the first floor. Climbing up the stairs was a little difficult, so as soon as a bedroom on the ground floor became available, I was able to move into it, and I’m pleased with the move.
CMKC: What do you like best about Camphill Milton Keynes?
HG: I really like the friendly people in Camphill. My ’64 Club’ now is within walking distance, during the summer I often walk to the club with a member of staff. I’m still in close vicinity of my parents, and every week I go home once or twice to spend time with them as well as catch up with my extended family members. I’m also very happy that my parents can continue to take me to my ‘Wednesday Club’.
There are a lot of gatherings, parties and special events here, being a very sociable person, this kind of environment really suits me.
CMKC: What have you learned or achieved since coming here?
HG: I joined Emi’s craft workshop after moving here, at the moment I’m focusing on needlework. I think I have made quite a lot of improvement! In the meantime, I carry on attending my placement with McIntyre in Beanhill and Great Holm.
CMKC: What are your hopes and plans for the future?
HG: I’m happy with how things are at the moment and look forward to enjoying many more happy years in Camphill.