A year like no other – review of 2020/21Type: Publications
Topic: Brexit | Camphill | Day Services | Disability rights | Intentional communities | Meaningful work | Policy and legislation | Transitions | Volunteering
This year has been a year like no other, with the social care sector being particularly impacted by the global pandemic. Camphill Scotland may be a small team, but our efforts to support members during Covid19 whilst continuing to represent people with learning disabilities and additional support needs through our policy work has been an incredible achievement.
Chair, Marcus Sangster
Communities were indeed hard hit, as was the entire social care sector, by the outbreak of coronavirus. We got through the year with courage, tenacity, creativeness and a lot of love. You can read about some of Camphill in Scotland’s experiences in Real Life Stories and in News, blogs. But, as our Director, Emma Walker notes, it wasn’t all bad news in 2020/21:
In June 2020, Camphill marked the 80th anniversary since the first Camphill community began in Aberdeen, with celebrations held in over 100 Camphill communities around the world.
Camphill Scotland is the membership organisation for the eleven Camphill communities across Scotland. Together they support almost 700 people with learning disabilities and additional support needs, employ over 1,000 people and have a combined income of around £24 million.
Life has undoubtedly changed since the beginning of the pandemic, but because of the nature of life in Camphill our members were able to lockdown early and continue meaningful opportunities within each community.
We hope you enjoy reading about the work of Camphill Scotland and our members.
Annual review 2020/21
Below is a summary of the key areas of work covered in our annual review 2020/21 –
Continuing to influence
- Inclusive communications
- Health surcharge
- Impact on health and social care
- Disabled Children and Young People (Transitions to Adulthood) (Scotland) Bill
- Day Services