Who Are We?

We are a group of about sixty adults, many of whom have a learning disability, who have launched a new Camphill venture in The North York Moors. We are all residents or former residents of Botton Village Camphill Community – both Co-workers and residents with a disability. There are also several children living as part of the families and households in the community. Go to our About page to find out more about the community. 

The community is centred around ten large and five small houses across three villages (Danby, Castleton and Botton), a local shop that is owned and run by community members, a community garden and a Steiner School. 

A number of co-workers have been approved as shared lives carers and provide registered services provided under the management of the Avalon Group. Click here to find out more about Shared Lives services. 

The Shared Lives framework allows us to pursue the principles by which we have lived, worked and built community together. As members of the community, we live together, we work together and we grow together. 

We are delighted to have been confirmed as an affiliate member of the Association of Camphill Communities for the coming year and we are working towards full membership.