Campaigning for people with learning disabilities to live as they choose
Camphill is the story of an idea, unheard of in 1939: people of mixed abilities living and working together, belonging and contributing as equals. From a small beginning in Scotland 75 years ago there are now over 100 communities in 20 countries. Read more
Since moving to Heartbeet Camphill Annie has reclaimed her happiness and confidence. She walks — or snowshoes — miles each day. She now weighs 120 pounds. She works part-time at a local artisanal cheesemaker, and takes personal pride whenever they win a gold medal.
The Esk Valley Camphill Community in the North Yorkshire Moors is a new venture which aims to give people with learning disabilities a full life with friendship and meaningful work by sharing their lives. Ten large and five small houses spread across three villages. Support their work
Our stories define us. We have put together a collection of interesting, funny, moving and sometimes provocative videos about learning disability. Here Chris Packham talks about autism. See the full range on our VIDEO PAGE
These will be added to from time to time. We welcome suggestions at info@allianceforamphill.
Larry and Sophie, two people with intellectual disabilities, long to be together in a world that does everything to keep them apart. ... ‘Sanctuary is laugh out loud funny, heart warming and heart breaking' Galway Advertiser “ There’s a wonderful warmth and directness to this movie, adapted by Galway dramatist Christian O’Reilly from his original stage play, and directed by feature first-timer Len Collin.” The Guardian
You will find a range of videos about Camphill communities, about intellectual disability community and autism and about social justice on our website. Subjects range from the Arts through to powerful commentaries on important issues. Camphill Hermanus, South Africa