Lockdown bravery and selflessness valued by MinisterType: News
Topic: Brexit | Immigration | Policy and legislation | Volunteering
Published on: 29th May 2020
The Camphill Movement is an international movement which has welcomed volunteers from across the world who wish to live and work in Camphill communities since the movement began 80 years ago. One parent described the volunteers as ‘bringing sparkle’ into communities.
Over 200 volunteers stay on during Coronavirus lockdown
We really appreciate the 215 international volunteers from across the world who live and work in Scottish Camphill communities together with around 600 people with learning disabilities and other support needs.
Our Director, Neil Henery said
The contribution and dedication of Camphill’s international volunteers during the coronavirus lockdown has been magnificent.
We were glad to read that the Minister for Public Finance and Migration, Ben Macpherson MSP, wishes to thank them for their “commitment, selflessness and bravery”.
MSP thanks international volunteers
In a letter to Camphill Scotland, Ben Macpherson said:
The Scottish Government welcomes non-UK citizens from all over the world, not only for their contribution to our economy and society, but for the diversity they bring to our communities.
Scotland is stronger for our multiculturalism and the importance of non-UK citizens in Scotland cannot be overstated.
Unfortunately, we find ourselves in the current lockdown situation as a result of COVID-19. Many organisations are now tackling urgent priorities, and we are extremely thankful to those international workers who have made the choice to remain in Scotland during this difficult period to continue volunteering and delivering key services.