What’s Happening

We are recruiting long-term House Coordinators

We are recruiting long-term House Coordinators

We are looking to recruit people wishing to join our Camphill community and run a Shared-Lives household, ideally a couple, either with or without children. House coordinators share their homes with three community members with a learning disability or autism and...

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The Value of Work

The Value of Work

The well-being of a community of people working together will be the greater, the less the individual claims for himself the proceeds of his work, i.e. the more of these proceeds he makes over to his fellow-workers, the more his own needs are satisfied, not out of his...

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James Wins a Human Rights Award

James Wins a Human Rights Award

We were thrilled to learn that James Harris has won the Shared Lives Plus human rights award for free expression. Each year it is given to a person supported by a Shared Lives carer for speaking their mind, growing in confidence, and living the life they choose. James...

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Art Exhibition

Art Exhibition

In June, a group of EVCC artists exhibited their paintings in a small community gallery in a Middlesbrough shopping centre. It's a modest place and yet the two people who run it, Adrian and Miranda, have worked miracles with it. It’s such an inviting space where...

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The Homecoming of Odysseus

The Homecoming of Odysseus

Over many years, Botton-as-it-used-to-be would set aside a week in July or August for summer school. All but essential work came to a halt and pretty much the whole community devoted itself to a project, usually culminating in a performance of some kind (even if there...

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Eurythmist vacancy

Eurythmist vacancy

We are looking for a eurythmist for our community. This must be someone who not only wants to practice and develop their profession but is wanting to live in and be an active member of a Camphill community. In its previous existence as the Botton Village Camphill...

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New garden season

New garden season

With the echoes of Candlemas, and perhaps Imbolc for some of us, we make our ways into the nourishing realm of spring. The snowdrops are living up to their name and painting the soil with green and white, and the daffodils are poking their heads up, although their...

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Breaking Bread Update

Breaking Bread Update

The long awaited second oven has arrived at Breaking Bread Community Barkery, and not a moment too soon! Along with orders from EVCC and regular customers in the wider community, the joint enterprise with our partners at Common Cause has a growing list of commercial...

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Michaelmas Day by Gabrielle Werth

Michaelmas Day by Gabrielle Werth

Well we had our first part of Michaelmas doing special groups, I did the Creative Writing with Lydia, and it was a lovely sunny day, but it was slightly windy, we got a chance to go out, but first Me, Thomas Shacklady, and Jannik, we talked about the "Five Senses" and...

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