Camphill Pioneering Project Award FinalistType: News
Topic: Coronavirus | Health | Learning disability
Community: Camphill School Aberdeen
Published on: 13th June 2022
Camphill School Aberdeen have made it through to the Finals of the Scottish Charity Awards 2022. They were nominated as a ‘Pioneering Project’ for their COVID-19 Pop-up Vaccine Centre, which was the first of its kind in Scotland for young people with learning disabilities.
Utilising familiar spaces within the community grounds and with the support of Dr Stefan Geider and the Camphill Medical Practice team, vaccines were administered on-site with reduced stress and anxiety. The Pop-up vaccine centre delivered vaccines to 98% of all those eligible – ahead of the national average.
MSP Congratulates Camphill’s Pioneering Project
On hearing about Camphill School Aberdeen’s nomination as a Pioneering Project, local MSP Audrey Nicoll submitted a motion that:
…the Parliament congratulates Camphill School Aberdeen on its nomination for the Pioneering Project award for its pop-up vaccination centre at the upcoming SCVO Scottish Charity Awards….notes the positive impact that the wider activities of Camphill School Aberdeen have had for people aged up to 25 years who have learning disabilities
Alex Busch, Director of Camphill School Aberdeen, said:
Getting through to the finals of the SCVO Scottish Charities Award for Pioneering Projects is excellent recognition for Camphill School Aberdeen and all other Camphill charities working hard to safeguard the people in our communities.
The Award ceremony takes place in Glasgow on Wednesday 15th June, when a panel of judges will determine the winners under each category.