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Camphill Communities in England and Wales offer opportunities for people with learning disabilities, mental health problems and other special needs to live, learn and work with others of all abilities in an atmosphere of mutual care and respect.
Their 23 communities in England and Wales include independent residential and day schools, specialist colleges of further education and adult communities where each individual's abilities and qualities are recognised and nurtured as the foundation for a fulfilling life.
Each community is different. Some are large; some are small. Some are in towns and cities; some are in quiet rural areas; some are on the urban fringe where town meets country. Some are independent charities; some are part of larger charities.
All are caring, life-sharing communities, where the contribution made to community life by each person is valued. Everyone is appreciated for who they are, for their unique personality and the special qualities they bring to community life.
The Camphill philosophy is that no matter what anyone's outward disability may appear to be, the spirit - the essential core that makes us all human - always remains whole. So everyone is deserving of equal respect and opportunities in life so that all may be able to fulfill their potential.
Last updated on 21/07/2012
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