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Topic: Camphill | Co-housing | Learning disability | Tiphereth
Published on: 5th August 2019
Tiphereth Camphill community in Edinburgh have exciting plans for 13 new co-living homes: 11 flats and 2 houses where tenants, some of whom will need support, will live alongside each other with a commitment to building community. The proposal is unique and innovative. It will be the first of its kind in Scotland.
You can read more about it in Third Force News.
Although not a major development, a public consultation was carried out. 55-60 people attended; a broad cross section of neighbours, community activists including from the Community Council, other residents and relatives of people who receive care from Tiphereth. There was very strong support with 96% supporting the proposals.
Working to fulfil the Scottish Governments learning disability strategy The keys to life (2019-2021), the project will support the rights of people with learning disabilities and autism to independent living in affordable housing, enabling them to play a full part in their communities and live independent lives free from bullying, fear and harassment. Independence and links to the local community lie at the heart of this innovative model, promoting well-being and a sense of belonging whilst combatting loneliness and isolation.
You can support Tiphereth’s application by writing to Planning, City of Edinburgh Council, Waverly Court, 4 East Market Street, Edinburgh EH8 8BG with planning application number 19/01036/FUL.
Be quick though as the committee meets mid August!