Brexit will have no effect at all on European volunteering in the United Kingdom in 2019 and 2020. Any new immigration system will come into place in 2021 at the earliest. We will do everything we can to ensure that any new system continues to enable Camphill communities in Scotland to benefit from the wonderful contribution of volunteers from Europe.
We value our European volunteers just as much as ever. Indeed, Brexit has led us to cherish our European connections even more than before.
Camphill was founded in 1939 by Austrian refugees and remains a profoundly European and international movement. In any Camphill community you will find a rich mix of different cultural and national backgrounds. We see this as a great strength of the Camphill movement and we are doing everything we can to preserve it during the Brexit process and beyond.
Each of the 11 Camphill communities in Scotland is an independent charity, managing their own admissions.
Visit the Find Your Place page on our website to find out more about each community.
You can contact any community that interests you and they will guide you through the admissions process, letting you know if they have any vacancies and whether they operate a waiting list.
If you and the community both wish to proceed, contact us for further information to support your case.
We are proud to say that the care provided by Camphill services in Scotland is impressive. Taken together, the communities received 139 inspection gradings from the Care Inspectorate during the last 5 years (2014 to July 2018). Of the grades awarded 84% were either Excellent or Very Good grades.
Camphill Scotland is the membership body for the 11 Camphill communities, each of which is an independent registered charity.
We are an outward-looking social movement with values that resonate with current social concerns including the value of community, disability rights, ecological sustainability, inclusion and an international outlook.
Our mission is to ensure that Camphill in Scotland is fully recognised for its distinctive and valuable contribution to Scottish society.