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.
A number of allegations were made in a BBC news item broadcast on October 23. CVT would like to state that the picture presented by the BBC report is not an accurate reflection on the current situation as it stands in the Botton community.
Thirty Chinook RAF crew paid a flying visit to the North Yorkshire Moors to volunteer within a unique community that creates opportunities to adults with learning disabilities.
All CVT communities changed their status in 2003 from being residential care homes under the 1984 Residential Homes Act to becoming a supported living provider. With this change we are, and will always be committed to help people live independently, from becoming integrated into community life, managing their money, paying their bills to helping them learn how to understand their tenancy agreement.
CVT is committed to find innovative ways to help the people we support speak out, express themselves and make their own choices which shapes their care, support and the way they live their lives.
To give all our beneficiaries in every communities a voice, we have implemented the Learn to lead initiative - Learn to lead brings trained facilitators into the communities to develop projects which helps people make choices in their lives to ultimately steer and shape their communities future for their benefit.