Corbenic Camphill Community
Corbenic Camphill Community, an independent charity in rural Perthshire, received £902,000 of loan funding from SIS to build a new house with accommodation for ten residents, a new staff flat and a new garden area.
Corbenic Camphill Community (Corbenic) provides a holistic residential environment where individuals live and work with others in healthy social relationships, based on mutual care and respect. It has been a home for people with social, emotional, intellectual and learning disabilities since 1978 and is designed to support residents to live independently while having access to a range of care and support in a community environment.
As part of the worldwide Camphill Movement, Corbenic shares the vision of building communities in which mutual respect and concern for the dignity of each person are actively fostered through stable and secure home and work environments.
Work is an integral part of life at Corbenic and seen as a way to develop its residents’ full potential while providing a structure to shared life. Various workshops including a farm, bakery, gardens, estates, woodwork and crafts provide a sense of purpose, responsibility and dignity whilst contributing to the community’s overall functioning and sustainability. In this setting, residents live and work side by side with voluntary co-workers and employed staff with everybody participating in community life according to their individual abilities and interests.
Corbenic approached SIS for a £902,000 investment to build new accommodation for residents and staff, as well as a new garden area. The new homes, designed to meet the changing care needs of the community’s residents, were finished in 2014 and have allowed Corbenic to welcome a further 10 individuals with disabilities into their community.