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MK Community Foundation Car Draw

Camphill MK is taking part in the MK Community Foundation Car Draw. The city-wide draw will see one lucky winner take home a brand new electric car (Skoda Enyaq iV), 1-year free Octopus Energy, and a home charge point. Plus, lots of runner-up prizes to be won! The good news is that for every £1...

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Heritage Open Days this September

We’re taking part in Heritage Open Days (HODs) this September! The national event opens up community spaces for free to the public over 10 days & Milton Keynes has a very active HODs programme. You are all welcome to join us on 12th September! Tom will be talking about our book, and we have a...

Support Workers June '22

We’re Recruiting Support Workers

We are looking for fantastic individuals to provide support & enable adults with learning disabilities and autism to achieve their goals and aspirations through their ongoing development. The roles are varied, person-centric & never dull! The lack of qualifications isn’t a problem as we provide on-the-job training. The most important thing is a caring attitude...

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If You Love Our Cafe, Vote For Us!

Our local MP has invited our Camphill Café to take part in the #MKBestCafe awards representing small independent cafes across Milton Keynes.  We’re thrilled by the recognition because our Café is more than a café. We offer 100% vegetarian lunches and cater for vegans too, and most importantly, we offer adults with a range of abilities the...

Success for Our Garden Workshops!

Our gardeners have been very busy this season growing a plethora of exciting vegetables for our community, Cafe dishes & shop. We’ve also been transforming the paddocks with squashes and corn growing together, and companion growing appears to be working well! We’ve also made new compost bays built from scratch and are establishing a forest...

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Heal the World Poem by Lucie

Here’s another inspirational poem by our resident poet Lucie P complemented with BSL by Newsletter Workshop member George C.  At a time of uncertainty and turbulence, hope is Lucie’s soothing message to help us ease anxiety and help with the process of healing at both personal and societal levels. This film is edited by Camphill resident Ben...

Meet Fola, Our New Recruitment & HR Manager

Our Tech Lab Workshop journalists interviewed our new Recruitment & HR Manager to get to know here a little better. Our entire team will be working alongside her and any new staff who join us. Folashade Alade has over five years of experience in Recruitment/HR, managing and resolving different issues, supporting line managers and providing...

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Camphill Craft Kits Are Here!

At Camphill MK, we have a Weavery Workshop where residents can hone their skills in sewing, exploring natural dyeing techniques, and spinning and weaving on traditional manual looms. The process of following sequences and working to specific patterns helps develop cognitive and motor skills and gives a very stimulating and rewarding experience. We recently put...

Celebrating Milton Keynes Disability Awareness Day 2022!

We joined in the MKDAD festivities at the Milton Keynes Rose in Campbell Park for a fun-filled morning meeting and celebrating our creative community together. Raising awareness of the many talents & contributions people with disabilities make to our city, the morning was packed full of talks, commendations and our flag waving routine from the...

Norman’s Journey with Commonwealth Games 2022

Our volunteer Norman is driving for the Commonwealth Games 2022 this July. “I have been offered a Driver role for the Commonwealth Games 2022 Queens Baton Relay as it travels the length and breadth of England in July. As some may know, I was fortunate to be a volunteer minibus driver for the 6-week-long Queens...

Art & Craft Support Worker vacancy

Recruiting Art & Craft Workshop Day Services Support Worker

We have an exciting new vacancy for a talented individual to provide support with creative activities within day opportunities workshops for adults with learning disabilities and autism. You will work alongside the team to perform duties with other staff members and volunteers to support our arts, crafts, textiles and pottery workshops. Find out more &...

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Nathan Smith Benefit Gig at Chrysalis Theatre Milton Keynes

Nathan Smith will be performing at the Chrysalis Theatre, Milton Keynes, on 22nd July 2022. Presenting a Night of Acoustic Rock Classics, Nathan will take you on a journey of some of the finest unplugged songs of all time. With songs from Simon & Garfunkle, Bob Dylan, Cat Stevens, Eric Clapton, George Ezra and John...

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Recruiting Day Services Support Worker (Cafe Workshop)

Our well established and locally respected vegetarian Café is seeking individuals to provide support to our Café workshop activities for adults with learning disabilities and autism, with a focus on kitchen, cooking, and lunch service. The role involves supporting and working alongside adults with a range of abilities, to provide a first class customer service,...

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Residents Panto – Royalty, Roundabouts & Capers at Camphill MK

Our Residents Panto – Royalty, Roundabouts & Capers was a fantastic production! Commissioned by the Arts & Heritage Alliance, theatre practitioner Sam worked with our service users & staff for several months to create a summer-time Panto to get us back into the performing spirit. Sam worked with us to write a script, and he...

Milton Keynes Disability Awareness Day

Milton Keynes Disability Awareness Day!

On Thursday 14th July 2022 we will be celebrating Milton Keynes Disability Awareness Day! Join us at 10am at the Milton Keynes Rose in Campbell Park to celebrate on a inspiring, creative and fun filled morning, as we meet and celebrate our community together. We will be celebrating and our finale this year will be...

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Camphill MK Celebrates Pride Month

It’s Pride Month this June, and we want to share and celebrate our diversity and inclusion here at Camphill MK! Sadly, sometimes it is still the case that people with learning disabilities and autism are somehow seen as separate from general society, perhaps not even having sexuality. But, of course, people with all disabilities have...

New Events & Fundraising Job Opportunity

We have an exciting new vacancy to fill for a talented Events & Fundraising person to support the implementation of Camphill Milton Keynes Communities’ fundraising strategy & events. If you love engaging with people, want to be a part of a thriving community, and want to make a positive difference to a charity supporting adults...

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Queen Bee Tapestry

Camphill MK has been a hive of activity these past few weeks celebrating & creating. And to mark the return of the bees at Camphill MK and honour the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, we made a large tapestry featuring lots of bees. The community-wide project used individually designed and hand-stitched bee-inspired squares to make the project...

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Jubilee Parade

We were very proud to have been invited to participate in the Jubilee Parade in London along with 100 others from Milton Keynes. Our residents & staff (Andrew, Stuart, Liam, Roanna, Guimin & Emi) walked and danced along the Mall waving Kinetika flags (originally created for Milton Keynes International Festival) along near Buckingham Palace and...

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Development of Our Paddock

The garden team has been working very hard to develop our new paddock. We started last year from scratch, from an empty field covered in brambles and couch grass.Slowly the team has been clearing some areas and has started a long process of mulching with woodchips (still in the process) and cardboard.And after months of...

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Our Continued Commitment to Environmental Sustainability

At Camphill MK, we have Solar PV installed on the roofs above the Chrysalis Theatre and some of our houses. As part of our commitment to environmental sustainability, we were pleased to partner with  Wolverton Community Energy back in 2016 to make it happen. They coordinated the installation and continue to “rent” our rooftops. As a result,...

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UK-Wide Camphill News

The Association of Camphill Communities produces a biannual newsletter called Camphill Pages. Their latest edition, for Spring/Summer 2022, explores ‘community’. Community is often formed and indeed strengthened out of hardship and challenge. “Camphill’s journey has negotiated many challenges over the years and has faced each of them with creativity and resolve to win through. Maintaining...

Kat's 1 Million Steps Challenge

1 Million Steps Challenge

Our Support Worker, Katarina, is taking on an epic challenge walking 1 Million Steps in May to raise funds for Camphill MK. As most of you will know, Camphill MK is a supported living community for adults with learning disabilities and autism that live, learn, work and celebrate life together – supported and encouraged by...

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Queen’s Green Canopy

We’ve been busy planting 100 trees awarded by the Queen’s Green Canopy project to celebrate her Jubilee year. The trees will be a part of our exciting new Edible Forest that will be a key feature in our new community garden! Watch this space on our progress and exciting development news!

Gardening Volunteers Wanted!

Join our Gardening Club every Tuesday (weather permitting) between 9 am – 12 pm to help us get ready for our new community garden. We will provide all tools, refreshments & knowledge. You will be making a big difference in our community and learning new skills in a positive, welcoming and fun environment. Contact us...

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Spring Awakening – A Poem by Lucie P.

Our in-house poet, Lucie P., recently wrote this rather beautiful poem. Yes, things globally and nationally aren’t looking good, and our residents, unfortunately, have to suffer more restrictions yet, but it isn’t all doom and gloom! As Lucie elegantly and poetically points out – Spring is awakening. Amid all the crises, nature ebbs and flows...

Recruiting Autism Support Worker

Support workers (social care workers) play a key role in enabling our residents to achieve their goals and aspirations through their ongoing development. For this role, you don’t need any qualifications as a full induction plus professional training will be provided, but the most important thing is a caring attitude and a genuine interest in...

Deputy Care Manager/Business Development Coordinator

Recruiting Deputy Care Manager/Business Development Coordinator

We are excited to offer a unique and exciting opportunity for a dynamic, driven and person-centred Deputy Care Manager/Business Development Coordinator to join our growing team. You will ideally have a relevant professional qualification at Level 5 or above in social care, or hold professional registration as an RGN/Occupational Therapist or similar. You will have...

Garden Vacancy

Hiring Garden Day Opportunities Support Worker

We are looking to recruit a full-time Garden Day Opportunities Support Worker to work in our extensive gardens. Supporting residents to care and maintain the green elements of our site and to nurture existing and new horticulture activities through environmentally kind gardening methods.  You will support the resident, and volunteer team and provide high quality...

Camphill MK Explorers

Explorers Workshop

Our Explorers Workshop offers a six week course exploring the local area with a focus on environment, cultural and inclusive subjects. Our service users with leadning a disabilities and special mobility needs are able to research new routes and test new and old services to understand how user friendly they are. The workshop also studies...

Camphill MK Recruitment

Camphill MK: Not Your Average Employer

We continue to shine a light on the wonderful staff of Camphill MK. We want to highlight how we, as a charity, a care provider and an employer, ensure that our crucial team achieve their goals by endeavouring to support them all the way. As a result, we’ve been speaking to our staff about what...

Fundraising for Camphill MK

Do Something Good in 2022

Do you have that feeling that you want to do something good this year? Do you want to give a little bit back? And have you a craving to make the lives of others better? Why not get involved with Camphill Milton Keynes? There are many ways to support our charity for adults with learning...

HR Manager

We’re Hiring a Recruitment & HR Manager

We’re hiring a Recruitment & HR Manager to join our dynamic & expanding community at Camphill MK. The role is to source, recruit and onboard staff and volunteers to fill vacant positions. Working alongside the CEO and the management team to ensure all Human Resource activity is legal, fair, and effective. The ideal candidate will...

Camphill Resident Interview

Interview with Lucie P

Our Newsletter Workshop aims to bring you a series of interviews with new members of our community!These interviews will be recorded as soundtracks for Camphill Radio and for publishing on our social channels. This week, we bring you an interview of our new workshop member Lucie P. who recently moved into Whitethorn house. She has...

Camphill MK Recruitment

We are Recruiting!

We have several great new vacancies and are looking for fantastic individuals to join our team as Day Opportunities Support Workers. We are looking for for a Care and Support Coordinator and dedicated individuals for our Artisan Bakery, Tools Refurbishment and Upcycling Workshop So, if you want to be part of a unique Community for...

Camphill MK - Not you average employer

Camphill MK – Not Your Average Employer

We want to shine a light on the wonderful staff of Camphill MK. We also want to highlight how we, as a charity, a care provider and an employer, ensure that our crucial team achieve their goals by endeavouring to support them all the way. As a result, we’ve been speaking to our staff, some...

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Storytelling and Music

We have started a new Drama Group for our service users called ‘Storytelling and Music’.  Its a group for self-expression, telling stories and fun. We are now on the lookout for hand-held musical percussion instruments (both tuned and untuned) to add to the collection in order to support our lovely residents! If you have any...

A Poet in Our Midst

Our new resident, Lucie, is very talented at writing poetry. Here we aim to publish and highlight her writing on our blog, but before we do, here’s a little bit about her. Living with Cerebral Palsy, Lucie faces many challenges in daily life, but her ability to create and write is not one of them....

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The Making of the Camphill 40th Birthday Sculpture

As you will all know, we celebrated our 40th anniversary this year. And, in the true spirit of Camphill MK, we held a host of creative activities to commemorate. One of our community-wide projects was the creation of our 40th Birthday clay sculpture created by our residents, staff and volunteers in our Art & Craft...

Recycling for Good Causes

Recycling for Good Causes

Thank you to everyone who has donated items for recycling through our Recycling for Good Causes scheme – at our last collection you helped raised nearly £200! We had lots of interesting donations including a gigantic collection of stamps and a collection of coins and notes from that an Air Hostess had collected from all...

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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

Whitethorn House has been making a festive mess getting their house all Christmassy. The house-mates used natural foliage, tinsel, electric tea lights, dried orange slices, and of course, glitter to make these fabulous Christmas decorations.

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Camphill Café Festive Specials

Our festive Camphill Cafe specials are here! We’ll be proudly serving the followig specials Monday – Friday from 12 pm – 2pm from 6th to 21st December. Booking is advisable by calling 01908 308738. Thanks to all our customers for their continued support. We close the Café for Christmas on Tuesday 21st December and reopen...

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National Citizen Service with Action4Youth

During the summer, we were fortunate to be joined by two groups from the National Citizen Service scheme run by Action4Youth. The young people supported us with projects across our community and raised an incredible £1,365. The first group of students worked hard renovating our outdoor furniture, which helped get the café back on its...

Help Camphill MK this Christmas!

As the countdown to Christmas begins and you start doing your Christmas shopping, please consider supporting Camphill Milton Keynes Communities – at no extra cost to you. You can find Camphill Milton Keynes on AmazonSmile, Easy Fundraising and Give as You Live and every time you shop, we will receive a donation. Support of generous...

Camphill MK – Not Your Average Employer

Camphill MK – Not Your Average Employer

We continue to shine a light on the wonderful staff of Camphill MK. We want to highlight how we, as a charity, a care provider and an employer, ensure that our crucial team achieve their goals by endeavouring to support them all the way. As a result, we’ve been speaking to our staff, some of...

Camphill MK Book

CAMPHILL MILTON KEYNES: 40 YEARS OF LIVING, WORKING AND CELEBRATING TOGETHER

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Camphill Milton Keynes, we are pleased to announce the publication of ‘CAMPHILL MILTON KEYNES: 40 YEARS OF LIVING, WORKING AND CELEBRATING TOGETHER’. The book includes pictures, memories and the story of how the community was founded and developed, written by our very own Tom Bridle (in his spare time!). Copies...

Kevin Recruitment Testimonial

Camphill MK – Not Your Average Employer

As a community, we rely on our team to keep things going day to day and offer invaluable support to our residents with learning disabilities. We are always on the lookout for individuals who wish to make a difference, try a new path, and join our community. It’s a bit of a cliche, but we...

Camphill MK Open Day – Friday 29th October

Dear Friends! Camphill MK is turning 40 and you’re invited to come and celebrate with us. On Friday 29th October (11am – 4pm) we’re opening our doors and inviting you to come and learn about our community that lives, learns, works and celebrate life together. Throughout the day there will be tours of the community,...

Camphill MK Lottery

Camphill Milton Keynes Communities is excited to join the Buckinghamshire Lottery to offer our friends an easy way to support us, whilst having the chance to win £25,000 plus a whole range of other cash prizes. Buckinghamshire Lottery is organised by Buckinghamshire Council and helps good causes across the county to raise vital funds without...

Japanese Indigo Natural Dyes

We have been growing Japanese Indigo to create natural dyes for our fabrics in our Art & Craft Workshop. A handful of our residents have been looking after our natural dye garden and we love the result!

Recycling for Good

Turn Your Trash Into Cash!

Camphill MK has a Recycling for Good Causes collection point and can accept a wide variety of items from old electronics to stamps which help generate funds for our community. Our collection point can be found in the Camphill Café.  Please see the image below for more details about what we can accept. “We are...

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Wanted: Theatre Artist with Experience of Disability for Art Commission

We are working with the Arts and Heritage Alliance Milton Keynes on an exciting cultural inclusion and diversity bridging project, and are searching for a theatre artist with experience of disability. A major aim of this project is to build greater understanding between the MK arts and heritage sector andthe diverse communities it serves. This...

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It’s Sourdough September!

Real Bread Campaign are again celebrating genuine sourdough and people who make it this September! The annual international awareness campaign will again highlight the bakers of real bread. As you all know, we have our very own artisan bakery. It’s a workshop for our residents, run by talented master bakers. We serve their breads and...

Camphill MK Wedding

Congratulations to Andrew and Chloe

Congratulations to Andrew and Chloe on their wedding day last week. We also want to say a HUGE thanks to everyone involved in making theirs such a memorable day for the whole community. The Camphill ‘family’ came to the disco and joined in the dancing and feasting with relatives, including babies and grandchildren. Andrew’s sister...

Fundraise With Us!

Are you a local shop or business who’d like an easy way to support a local charity? Having one our collection tins is a quick and easy way to help raise funds for Camphill MK. We’re also on the hunt for volunteers who can support us with collections at public places such as shopping centres...

We’re Recruiting

We have several great new job opportunities for enthusiastic individuals. If you want to be part of a unique Community where people live, work, learn and celebrate life together, read on. Camphill Milton Keynes Communities is a charity providing unique person-centred support, based on a modern view of the Camphill movement, for adults with learning...

Rotary MK Murder Mystery Evening 4th September

You’re invited to the opening night of the Hullabaloo Speakeasy for a party to die for. Rotary MK is hosting a Murder Myserty evening on Saturday 4th September at the Chrysalis Theatre to raise funds for Camphill MK. Email jill@rotarymk.org for more information and to book your ticket. The funds raised from the Mudrer Mystery...

Camphill MK Turns 40th!

Calling all Friends of Camphill MK – ex-staff, volunteers, friends & residents! Want to wish us a Happy 40th Birthday this Autumn? 💜We’re looking for short video messages from our old and new pals to help us celebrate! Send us you short recorded video or audio messages via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram!

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Contact Us

Camphill Milton Keynes Communities, Japonica Lane, Willen Park, Milton Keynes, MK15 9JY.

Phone: 01908 235 000

Email:  office@camphillmk.co.uk

Camphill Café: 01908 308738