The Camphill Village Trust provides a home within a supportive community environment for people of all abilities. Whether in a household with others or more independently we accept and appreciate each other for who we are and encourage each other to give our best.
We understand the importance of friends and the sense of belonging that people have as part of their community. We do not define people because of their disability and seek to align the achievements of citizenship and equality with the warmth of friendship and self fulfillment.
We recognise that we cannot exist in isolation and we all have an important part to play. Everybody's contribution is meaningful, valued and appreciated.
We have been made aware that several complaints have been made recently against CVT to North Yorkshire Police.The complaints relate to accusations of bullying and harassment allegedly taking place at Botton Village and in this regard North Yorkshire police have released the following press statement:
HMRC has confirmed the outcome of its review into the employment status of unwaged vocational CVT co-workers meaning that, in future, CVT coworkers must be treated as employees.
The Camphill Village Trust Annual Report and Financial Statements 2013-2014 is available for download.
The current co-worker model is often referred to as a low cost method of providing care with a high productivity of work. The reality is far more complex than this simplistic analysis.
Since 2011 the charity's auditors expressed their initial concerns as to whether the favourable tax agreement for co-workers, which depended on there being no contract of employment, could be sustained given the natural changes that had happened in the charity since it was last reviewed in 1998.