This year, we will be joining Mencap – a fellow charity, to celebrate the Learning Disability Week from the 14th – 20th June.
This is part of our community’s effort to raise awareness, and to celebrate the achievement, talents and contribution made by people with learning disabilities.
This year’s theme is art and creativity. At Camphill Milton Keynes, art and creativity is a very important part of our life. We have so many talented residents, co-workers and staff and their works have been amazing.
In this film, we want to showcase some of the most creative work produced by members of our community.
We will be selling beautiful, handmade textiles made by the talented Art & Craft group.
So if you’re after a hand weaved purse or a table runner, a gift for a loved one or a one-off unique tote bag for your shopping, look no further.
Our Art & Craft Workshop enables all levels of abilities to get involved in learning and developing their artistic skills. From needle work to embroidery, loom weaving and natural dyeing, our talented bunch are master craftspeople!
We are looking to recruit a full-time Garden Workshop Co-ordinator to play a key role in the management and development of our horticultural activities.
The successful candidate will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the gardens and contributing to the development of brand-new garden areas with a focus on accessible workspaces.
Through the seasons you will coach and train service users (adults with learning disability and autism), alongside a small team of staff and volunteers to develop their horticultural skills in a safe and enabling environment.
If this could be you, we want to hear from you! Visit out jobs page to find full details.
We are delighted to announce that our Cafe will re-open to the public on Monday 7th June. Whether you’re after a delicious lunch, a coffee or want to buy our daily baked bread or homemade preserves, we can’t wait to welcome you all!
To ensure the safety of our staff and customers things may be a little different when you visit. Our aim remains the same to create a peaceful atmosphere accompanied by good food and first-class friendly service. You will now be able to purchase our delicious artisan bread, homemade preserves and honey in the Café.
The room previously used as a Shop is now a fantastic new Textile Workshop, and our new Pottery Workshop next door will have open studios for you to visit & meet our skilled crafters and view the range of unique hand-crafts on sale.
Please call to reserve your table in the café from the 1st of June by calling: 01908 308738 And look out for further information in the coming weeks!
Seeing the Maypole standing with its colourful ribbons and Whitsun being on the 23rd of May this year, we were reminded of an article written by Morwenna Bucknall, one of the founders of Camphill Milton Keynes.
Whitsun/Pentecost (50 days after Easter) is celebrated as a Christian event of Jesus’ disciples experiencing the Holy Spirit descending on them, flames appearing above their heads, and being able to speak and be understood in many languages. In Camphill MK with the co-workers who traditionally came from many countries around the world, we increasingly focused on celebrating the languages and cultures of those countries.
We think that Morwenna’s article (below) about the Maypole and Whitsun is very fitting – not just as celebrating a Christian festival but celebrating the humanity of all peoples and the light in each one of us.
Thank you to everyone who took part in our Easter Grand Draw!
And an extra big thanks to Milton-Keynesia and Tesco in Bletchley and Wolverton for their kind donations. The brilliant prizes meant that more of the funds raised could go directly on the projects that develop our innovative offering to continue supporting adults with learning disabilities.
Ethan, our Fundraiser, says ‘The support that we have received for our inaugural Easter Grand Draw has been great, and we have raised around £300 to help develop and improve our community. A recent project that we have been able to complete thanks to our supporters is Camphill Internet Radio which has allowed our community to stay together spiritually whilst keeping apart and social distancing to keep safe during the pandemic.’