Pennine Camphill Community

Postal Address
Wood Lane

Electronic Mail
01924 255281
World Wide Web
Year started
Number of over 18s
Number of under 18s
Ideological focus
Legal structure
Open in principle to new members
Charge visitors
Work in Lieu

Our main area of work is supporting a college for students with learning disabilities. We’re quite a mixed bunch, some who have lived here for many years and some who come just for a year to help out. There’s always an international flavour within the community which we encourage. Co-workers living within the community have their everyday needs met but don’t receive a wage but others contribute through more conventional arrangements.

Our farm, garden and craft workshops create unique ‘hands on’ learning for our students. We are also home to Wakefield Riding for the Disabled, a project we have run jointly for over ten years. We are also home to A Tools for Self Reliance workshop.

Most of our students are day students but a small number are residential and stay in one of our houses on an extended family basis.

When we began everyone lived within the confines of our grounds. As we have grown, most people now come in daily. This has challenged some of our initial concepts of what is community. Community is more about how we relate to each other and whether each person has a sense of belonging within the community. We would like to grow (so much to do) and welcome people, families, enthusiasm and ideas. Get in touch!

community does not share income
community does not require capital from members
community has broadband internet access
community does not generates any of its own electricity
community does not use solar energy
community buildings not insulated to a high standard
community members use bicycles
community has organised system for car sharing
community is accessible by public transport
community shares utilities
community has tool sharing system
community has organised systems for recycling
community does not have any kind of ecosewage system
community is involved in land management
community grows a lot of vegetables
animals kept communally
regular communal meals
community has policy which restricts smoking
community buildings at least partly wheelchair accessible
community is not involved in campaigning

Diggers & Dreamers
care of BCM Edge
United Kingdom

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Pennine Camphill Community is currently looking for new members

We have an opening for a farmer. Our farm consists of 56 acres with cattle, sheep,pigs and poultry. This includes Riding for the Disabled facilities sharing the premises. This role will involve teaching and support for young adults who have learning disabilities.
It can either be a single person or a family live in or live out position. Visit our website for more information.

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Pennine Camphill Community is currently looking for volunteers

Our Trelay working volunteer week dates for 2014 are: April 12th – 20th; May 3rd – 11th (digger and dumper); June 14th – 22nd; September 13th – 21st; October 25th – November 2nd Please email if you would like to know more.

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