2023-01-25 06:07:45

Camphill Milton Keynes: 'This is a community that is almost like a family'

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By Kate Bradbrook and Laurence Cawley

BBC East

Camphill in Milton Keynes has been supporting people with learning disabilities for more than 40 years. But as its residents have aged, the needs of the charity are also changing. What is it like to live here?

More than 70 people with learning disabilities call Camphill Milton Keynes home.

The aim at Camphill is to give its residents a safe and fulfilling place to live and work which is integrated with the wider community.

Founded in 1981, those living there are ageing, and the need for what it offers people is steadily increasing.

The charity is currently trying to raise 15m for extra and improved accommodation.

Liam Drinkwater says without Camphill he would most likely be "living in Northampton not doing a lot".

"I came to Camphill for an open day when I was young," he says. "I really enjoy being here. I've done many different workshops."

Mr Drinkwater has explored weaving, felting tool-making, and comic-book drawing among many other crafts.

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