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 North Yorkshire will be celebrating its formal launch on April 28, 2018. It represents a remarkable rebirth driven by the dedication of families, villagers and co-workers who resisted attempts to change their way of life. It consists of 10 large and five small houses spread across three villages. Support their work
Following the Irish financial collapse of 2008, a group of people in and around the Camphill community in Callan Ireland began to work towards a new model for ‘housing the social? Housing in a new era of rights and social inclusion, of spatial justice. This brilliant project offers privacy and self-determination for people with support needs in an inter-dependent social context,
American actor Frank Stephens is one of the most powerful advocates for seeing Down's differently. Here he lays out his case with stunning clarity.
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