Our Director, Neil Henery and our Policy and Engagement Manager, Robert McGeachy, attended the cross party group on learning disability on Tuesday 11th September at the Scottish Parliament. We were absolutely delighted that all five of our recommendations were taken up by the group. You can read our presentation below. We are very grateful for […]
Camphill Scotland has worked with Camphill Newton Dee to submit a response to the Scottish Government’s consultation on its proposals to increase the employment of disabled people in the public sector. A key part of the Scottish Government’s disability strategy, A Fairer Scotland for Disabled People, focuses on reducing barriers to employment for disabled people. […]
We are delighted to share with you our Annual review of 2017-18. We hope you will find the review of what was a very busy year informative and engaging. Please get in touch if you would like to receive a hard copy by post.
Camphill Scotland, in consultation with our members, identified 5 key improvements that could be made to the Scottish Government’s proposed ‘Supporting disabled children, young people and their Families’ resource. The Scottish Government stated that This consultation will be one step towards developing a central, inclusive source of information that seeks to ease the pressure on […]
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As part of Camphill School Aberdeen’s 70th year celebrations of St John’s school, the School was glad to welcome Bruce Adamson, Commissioner for Children and Young People in Scotland, and his team, who visited Camphill School Aberdeen last week. The Commissioner and his team were met by Alex Busch, Executive Director of Camphill School Aberdeen, […]
Camphill Scotland and members enjoyed a positive meeting recently with representatives from Arc Scotland (which provides the secretariat for the Scottish Transitions Forum) and from the Family Fund to discuss issues around transitions. We will be identifying further opportunities to engage with Arc, the Scottish Transitions Forum, the Family Fund and other organisations on issues around transitions. Further information Please […]
We are delighted to report that Ruth Maguire MSP has secured a significant change to the Social Security (Scotland) Bill. The amendment to the Bill* was agreed unanimously by the Minister for Social Security, Jeanne Freeman MSP, and by the members of the Scottish Parliament’s Social Security Committee. This is a major change to the […]
Camphill Scotland hosted a joint event this month with Camphill Families and Friends (CFF). CFF is an organisation run by parents and carers of people with a learning disability who live and work in Camphill communities. During this event our Director Neil Henery heard about the struggle many families have to find the right support […]
The Scottish Government has a statutory duty to ensure that it provides communication equipment and support to any person who has lost their voice or has difficulty speaking. The implementation of this duty is being led by the Scottish Government in collaboration with the AAC Collaborative. The Scottish Government has issued a short survey about […]