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Camphill MK Communities

April
4

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. We now have vacancies for residents, to find out more, please visit our Residents page.

Hanne Volunteer

June
8

We’ve been celebrating our amazing volunteers this week with the run up to our very own Recruitment & Volunteer Fair today. We want to say an extra special thanks to Hanne D., our super volunteer-hero, who has been volunteering at various Camphills for over sixty years! “I came to Camphill in 1955 wanting to learn English. I stayed for so many years because I liked the work with children, and I loved the way Camphill shared life. My task in Camphill was as a teacher and as housemother (co-worker), and I spent most of my Camphill life at the Sheiling Schools in Ringwood. I attended a three-year course in curative education, which was very interesting and helpful for the work we did. I appreciated the many festivals and plays that happen in the communities”. (As told to Guimin M. and the Newsletter & Tech Lab Workshops)

camphill communities

March
1

Once again it’s donation matching time from MK Community Foundation & Local Giving. So for every £1 you donate to our community, they will match it. Win win! Please check out MK Community Foundation for further details and we thank you in advance! Every pound really helps, especially if it’s doubled.  

June
6

Our CEO Tim Davies is chairing the Milton Keynes Learning Disability Partnership Board meeting today. They will be discussing the election and looking forward to meeting some candidates this afternoon. If you have time, please do come along today! Until 3:00 pm at Hearons Lodge Guide Centre in Milton Keynes.      

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Camphill Milton Keynes Communities, Japonica Lane, Willen Park, Milton Keynes, MK15 9JY.

Phone: 01908 235 000 Fax: 01908 235606

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