Pledges of Support for the Campaign

Klaus - Germany

My Voice:

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  • It is a place where one can learn what Family couled be. At the same time one learns about once one becoming - through doing it.

08/02/2017 21:38:59

Alexandra - United Kingdom

31/03/2015 08:55:01

Rachael - United Kingdom

My Voice:

I pledge my support to the co workers and villagers at Botton and Grange village. My family and I were hoping to become co workers and we have visited dear friends at Grange Village many times. These happy, vibrant intentional communities must be saved for future generations to benefit from. I will do everything I can within my means to support you amazing co workers.

Blessings. Rachael.

23/01/2015 20:10:58

Lesley - United Kingdom

My Voice:

I have been a supporter of Camphill for many years.  I accept that the Koenig model of care may no longer be appropriate for every Camphill community. However, Botton Village is absolutely unique, and if the people there still wish to operate within the original ethos and model of care, they should be allowed to do so. The whole concept of co-workers implies living together voluntarily for mutual benefit- it seems quite extraordinary that such an egalitarian model is not favoured within the current care structure. Of course there need to be safeguards in place for appointing co-workers, but, having observed them, then the model is a truly inspirational one - and should remain.

23/01/2015 16:40:36

Michael - United Kingdom

15/09/2014 15:55:14

James - United Kingdom

My Voice:

If the prpopsed changes at Botton go  ahead, they will lose a lot of good people

28/08/2014 20:43:40

Sylvia - United Kingdom

22/08/2014 18:31:31

Malcolm - United Kingdom

22/08/2014 18:30:45

Elizabeth - United Kingdom

My Voice:

The co worker model must be retailed

14/08/2014 19:50:07

Craig - United Kingdom

My Voice:

I've visited Botton and I think it is a fantastic place, why anybody would want to close it is beyond me!

12/08/2014 11:04:11

eaton - United Kingdom

25/07/2014 20:52:14

Mark - United Kingdom

25/07/2014 08:29:12

Michael - United Kingdom

My Voice:

My GreatGrandmother was born at St Helena and she must be spinning in her grave.

Mick Humble

18/07/2014 11:25:09

Monika - Germany

My Voice:

As a relative of co-workers I have been several times in Botton. I experianced Botton as as a healing place were people deeply care for each other. I can not imagine a better place for people with special needs. And  it is a source of humanity that can be a guide for everyone who see it.

09/07/2014 14:33:30

Sungmin - South Korea

My Voice:

I was in Botton 4 years ago and I experienced not only good memories but also aware of understanding of real life. I always respect that this kind of living is ideal means to present being person by person. Actually, Botton is far from hear. Although I always hope to back to feel real life that I had felt a familizm from the houseparents of Botton. I really wish to go well on their direct helping in Botton.

05/07/2014 08:49:02

Nick - United Kingdom

My Voice:

It is a travesty that anyone can have the gall to even think about changing the way things are in Botton.

All too often when something is working well, along comes someone or something that insists on making change for the so called better; in this case that decision is wrong.

Let us hope and pray that Botton continues to be left alone and to run as it always has bee...SUCCESSFULLY.

04/07/2014 14:05:03

Edwina - United Kingdom

My Voice:

I am making this pledge on behalf of myself and my parents who do not have internet access but urged me to make their voices heard on this important issue.

09/06/2014 21:07:20

Karen - United Kingdom

My Voice:

I am hoping my son with severe learning difficulties can one day live in this beautiful environment, safe and protected with a caring community, where he can live his life to his full potential.

20/05/2014 23:50:58

Nikos -

25/04/2014 13:29:22

Tom - United Kingdom

02/04/2014 11:58:23

ruth - United Kingdom

28/03/2014 20:14:51

Emma - United Kingdom

28/03/2014 01:42:00

JAMES - United Kingdom

My Voice:

The principle of care delivered through intentional community must be retain at least at Botton even if it has gone elswhere

27/03/2014 16:33:32

Sharan - South Africa

My Voice:

i loved my time at camphill. it was rich and rewarding for the students as well as co-workers. the students loved us and the activities we shared with them daily were fun, interactive and heartwarming. my memories from this time will stay with me forever. 

29/05/2013 05:34:48

selbythomas - United Kingdom

01/04/2012 00:32:59

max - United Kingdom

30/03/2012 23:20:41

Fiona - United Kingdom

My Voice:

Botton Village and The Croft, Old Malton are truly wonderful places. They contribute to the local communities and businesses, offer residents safe and rewarding environments in which to live independent lives as adults and break down barriers in the local community. They contribute positively to the local environment with their sustainable philosophy and are a joy to visit.

30/03/2012 16:40:27

SIBYLLE - United Kingdom

My Voice:

It is vital for these places to carry on existing !!!!!!!!!!!!!

29/03/2012 19:49:52

rose - United Kingdom

29/03/2012 17:23:03

Ruth - United Kingdom

29/03/2012 17:04:26

Ju - Italy

26/03/2012 14:07:22

Camila - Italy

26/03/2012 14:04:05

Ruth - U.S.A.

26/03/2012 14:02:38

Marin - U.S.A.

26/03/2012 13:59:31

Martin - United Kingdom

My Voice:

My impression is that the report is typical of 'Big Government' - more concerned with process rather that the actual outcomes. The key question is are the residents of Botton Village happy? The outcome of the inspectors' interviews with the residents are all positive. Obviously, records and procedures need to be properly managed but there is no evidence in the report that individuals are suffering is the current environment. 

I feel the report demonstrates a lack of understanding of the ethos of the Camphill Trust. I also wonder whether the Care Service has any establishments within its own aegis that could be used as a template for how everything should be.

24/03/2012 14:57:45

Iain - Germany

23/03/2012 23:07:41

Paul - United Kingdom

22/03/2012 13:49:22

Chris - United Kingdom

21/03/2012 12:28:47

Heather - United Kingdom

21/03/2012 12:13:41

Robin - United Kingdom

20/03/2012 22:37:10

Pamela - United Kingdom

20/03/2012 19:49:06

Lewis - United Kingdom

My Voice:

This is an issue for human rights!

20/03/2012 12:16:41

isabel - United Kingdom

20/03/2012 11:36:50

Christiana - United Kingdom

19/03/2012 19:46:07

Eric - U.S.A.

19/03/2012 19:15:55

Katelyn - U.S.A.

19/03/2012 19:15:00

Sean - U.S.A.

19/03/2012 19:13:59

Alberto - Italy

19/03/2012 19:11:10

Serkan - Germany

19/03/2012 19:10:07

Juan - Argentina

19/03/2012 19:07:03

Christian - Germany

19/03/2012 19:05:31

Daniel - United Kingdom

19/03/2012 18:56:54

tom - United Kingdom

19/03/2012 15:30:03

Helen - United Kingdom

My Voice:

I love to visit Botton whenever I can and love the open and honest community spirit that one finds there.  Everyone is valued for whatever contribution they make.  I would be deeply saddened if this was to be taken away.

19/03/2012 09:07:43

Leo - Argentina

18/03/2012 20:26:45

Sandra - Italy

18/03/2012 18:39:15

Laura - Italy

18/03/2012 18:38:13

Nikki - Canada

18/03/2012 18:37:07

Sandro - Germany

18/03/2012 18:36:07

Bianka - Germany

18/03/2012 18:35:13

Vanina - Argentina

18/03/2012 18:34:06

Uwe - Germany

18/03/2012 18:33:07

Ute - Germany

18/03/2012 18:32:11

Ulrike - Germany

18/03/2012 12:39:42

Thomas - Germany

18/03/2012 12:35:52

Theo - Germany

18/03/2012 10:51:17

Milan - Czech Republic

18/03/2012 10:50:10

Elizabeth - Norway

18/03/2012 10:49:01

TIM - Germany

17/03/2012 23:36:22

Gilberto - Colombia

17/03/2012 22:44:41

Valentin - U.S.A.

17/03/2012 22:42:47

Yiana - Canada

17/03/2012 22:40:15

Sue - Australia

17/03/2012 22:38:54

Monika -

17/03/2012 22:35:18

Peter - Germany

17/03/2012 19:35:58

René - Netherlands

17/03/2012 19:34:56

D - Germany

17/03/2012 13:24:59

Marek - Poland

17/03/2012 13:23:51

Linda - Switzerland

17/03/2012 13:22:05

Örjan - Germany

17/03/2012 13:20:54

Ronald - Switzerland

17/03/2012 13:19:44

Sarah - United Kingdom

17/03/2012 13:18:52

Christiane - Germany

17/03/2012 13:17:03

Simone - Germany

17/03/2012 13:15:44

Lidia - Spain

17/03/2012 13:14:31

Inma - Spain

17/03/2012 13:13:37

Markku - Finland

17/03/2012 13:12:19

Andrea - Italy

17/03/2012 13:11:09

Vigdis - Norway

17/03/2012 13:10:04

Malwina - Poland

17/03/2012 13:08:53

Josee - United Kingdom

17/03/2012 10:50:02

Elizabeth - United Kingdom

17/03/2012 10:05:49

Lilio - U.S.A.

17/03/2012 02:07:24

Levi - U.S.A.

17/03/2012 02:06:26

Elizabeth - Spain

17/03/2012 00:42:24

Henriette - Chile

17/03/2012 00:40:35

Nothart - Germany

16/03/2012 18:59:47

Johannes - Switzerland

16/03/2012 18:57:34

Johanna - Germany

16/03/2012 18:56:35

Katleen - New Zealand

16/03/2012 18:55:27

Johannes - Switzerland

16/03/2012 18:54:17

Marcela - Argentina

16/03/2012 16:24:17

Fernanda - Argentina

16/03/2012 16:23:21

Christopher -

16/03/2012 16:22:04

Gail - U.S.A.

16/03/2012 16:21:10

Glen - U.S.A.

16/03/2012 16:19:55

Claudia - Chile

16/03/2012 15:39:31

Manfred - Germany

16/03/2012 15:37:55

Jorge - Germany

16/03/2012 15:36:34

Bernd - Germany

16/03/2012 12:34:24

Carola - United Kingdom

16/03/2012 12:26:58

Mariana - Portugal

16/03/2012 12:24:48

Christoph - Germany

16/03/2012 12:12:06

David Mullin - U.S.A.

16/03/2012 12:11:00

Lilia - Brazil

16/03/2012 03:14:48

Tina - U.S.A.

16/03/2012 03:13:14

Tereza - Germany

16/03/2012 03:12:17

Angus - United Kingdom

My Voice:

Keep up the fine work

15/03/2012 13:26:48

chris - United Kingdom

15/03/2012 11:55:55

Pablo - Colombia

15/03/2012 00:38:15

Anya - U.S.A.

15/03/2012 00:35:39

Mireille - United Kingdom

15/03/2012 00:34:49

Geseke - Sweden

14/03/2012 07:39:49

Daniela - Spain

14/03/2012 00:57:51

Carina - Chile

14/03/2012 00:56:13

Tainá - Japan

13/03/2012 21:17:09

Hugh - U.S.A.

13/03/2012 20:46:18

Mónica - Chile

13/03/2012 20:32:30

Janine - United Kingdom

13/03/2012 18:42:29

Lucy - U.S.A.

13/03/2012 15:06:19

Valesca - Portugal

13/03/2012 15:05:00

Ana - Brazil

13/03/2012 15:03:25

Ann - U.S.A.

13/03/2012 15:02:20

Brigitta - Switzerland

13/03/2012 15:01:28

Frances - U.S.A.

13/03/2012 14:18:20

Jorge - Argentina

13/03/2012 14:17:21

Joachim - Germany

13/03/2012 14:16:12

Manoel - France

13/03/2012 14:14:28

Patrícia - Brazil

13/03/2012 14:13:15

Henning - Germany

13/03/2012 14:11:38

Elisha - U.S.A.

13/03/2012 14:10:08

Christo -

13/03/2012 14:09:04

Angelika - Germany

13/03/2012 14:08:08

Ana - Argentina

13/03/2012 14:06:36

Alma - Argentina

13/03/2012 14:05:39

Sarah - United Kingdom

My Voice:

This is an inspirational place.  Leave it to thrive please.

13/03/2012 11:26:45

caroline - United Kingdom

13/03/2012 07:42:08

caroline - United Kingdom

13/03/2012 07:41:25

christoph - United Kingdom

My Voice:

I have visited and love Botton Village.  Long may it flourish.  I hope all can grow stronger and wiser through the challenges to be faced. Grow, but don't water down the impulse that is yours.  May each one of us find our platform of TRUTH and stand firm and faithful in it, not giving in to despair or resignation.

           Lots and lots of LOVE              Christoph Rubach

13/03/2012 06:49:48

Tobias - United Kingdom

My Voice:

Care is about people taking time.

careful arrangement of numbers to ensure qaulity and standards upheld will not ensure care.

True care only moves from heart to heart

12/03/2012 22:47:32

Marius - Peru

12/03/2012 22:36:19

Rosely - Brazil

12/03/2012 22:34:50

Simon - United Kingdom

12/03/2012 22:33:52

tony - United Kingdom

12/03/2012 13:47:05

Philip - United Kingdom

12/03/2012 10:28:03

Lisa - United Kingdom

12/03/2012 09:46:45

Gavin - United Kingdom

My Voice:

Botton and other Camphill communities serve as a successful and supportive environment for so many with a learning disability and one which any government should be proud of in their portfolio of care and support services to vulnerable people.

12/03/2012 08:47:37

Hazel - United Kingdom

11/03/2012 22:56:35

Jane - United Kingdom

11/03/2012 14:13:01

Jill - United Kingdom

11/03/2012 13:43:13

Jane - United Kingdom

My Voice:

I work as a Steiner Waldorf teacher and as a Dyslexia and Literacy Specialist in Nottinghamshire. I have nothing but respect for the incredible work that is going on in our Camphill communities. They simply can't fail. Our disabled 'friends' are having a bad enough time with government cuts without more. Where are they going to end up? This includes our children, not just adults.

11/03/2012 13:36:14

Bethan - United Kingdom

My Voice:

 

Botton Village shows us all how it is possible to live. Instead of threatening a way of life that shows genuine respect for fellow human beings and the environment, we should be asking ourselves what we can learn from the Camphill Community.

11/03/2012 10:25:31

Stephanie - Albania

11/03/2012 08:59:14

Beverley - United Kingdom

11/03/2012 08:49:30

Man - Hong Kong

11/03/2012 03:14:41

peter - Australia

My Voice:

 

  It is concerning to me the increasing amount of legislation reducing cultural diversity and freedom. How does this sit with a 'democratic society"?  Not well in my view. Rather the laws should protect and enable the expression of different approaches, philosophies and activities within the bounds of safety and respect.

10/03/2012 22:50:24

Suzanne - United Kingdom

My Voice:

I am a huge supporter of Botton Village - and other Camphill communities all over the world - and I will do what I can to ensure that Botton Village can meet the criteria without a) losing its ethos; b) being bullied by the very care provider that is supposed to protect the residents; c) not allowing profit to come before care and d) remembering that the villagers and co-workers are the most important people of all. Plus I know rather more about the "history" of several people which they'd never want to come into the public domain....

10/03/2012 22:11:06

Hester - United Kingdom

My Voice:

Botton Village, its calm atmosphere and supportive community form a vital model for modern caring. In my visists there as a child and later as an adult I have been inspired to think that this could be the way forward for those needing continuing support into adulthood. I feel passionately that this beacon of care, which flourishes now should be respected for what it is; a viable and valuable asset to the wider community and learn from it.

10/03/2012 21:05:29

Donna - U.S.A.

10/03/2012 19:08:25

Solveig - Brazil

10/03/2012 19:07:21

Myrthes - Brazil

10/03/2012 19:05:38

Derblai - Netherlands

10/03/2012 19:04:16

Sue - New Zealand

10/03/2012 19:02:46

Karl - Spain

10/03/2012 19:01:12

Gilda - Peru

10/03/2012 19:00:03

Christine - Switzerland

10/03/2012 18:58:44

Bart - Netherlands

10/03/2012 18:57:32

Amparo - Spain

10/03/2012 18:54:46

Eduardo - U.S.A.

10/03/2012 18:53:18

Rosanna - Peru

10/03/2012 18:51:48

Ana - Brazil

10/03/2012 18:49:20

Elizabeth - United Kingdom

10/03/2012 18:12:25

Sally - United Kingdom

My Voice:

Camphill is a wonderful organisation which helps so many people lead fulfilled lives as part of a community. 

10/03/2012 17:25:29

Christopher - United Kingdom

10/03/2012 17:13:39

Ursula - United Kingdom

10/03/2012 11:20:43

cheryl - United Kingdom

09/03/2012 21:27:35

mandy - United Kingdom

My Voice:

I have visited Botton as a student on a teacher training course it is astonishing here. No one could make it any better!!!!

It is a peice of paradise in the valley, a safe haven from the world that wants everything to fit into a neat box.

09/03/2012 18:46:43

Sarah - United Kingdom

09/03/2012 16:48:39

Abby - United Kingdom

09/03/2012 15:13:58

Ana - Spain

My Voice:

Remain tolerant of all that is happening to you.

You will shine through

08/03/2012 20:38:46

Susanne - Germany

My Voice:

Camphill und auch Botton leisten einen sehr bedeutenden Beitrag im Zusammenleben mit behinderten Menschen. Für viele junge Menschen bieten sie eine Gelegenheit sich mit diesem Thema vertieft auseinanderzusetzen. Meine Kinder haben in ihrem freiwilligen Jahr im Ausland dort sehr wichtige Erfahrungen sammeln dürfen und möchten diese Zeit nicht missen.

08/03/2012 11:02:05

JANNI - United Kingdom

My Voice:

GOOD LUCK!  I will publicise it as much as I possibly can.

08/03/2012 10:16:33

Aaron - United Kingdom

07/03/2012 21:47:19

Hayley - United Kingdom

07/03/2012 21:43:57

susan - United Kingdom

06/03/2012 22:13:44

Dani - United Kingdom

05/03/2012 11:13:34

Barbro - United Kingdom

04/03/2012 16:11:46

Timothy - United Kingdom

04/03/2012 16:07:10

Rosy - Canada

04/03/2012 14:30:22

Michael - Australia

My Voice:

I lived at Botton in 1990-91 and it was an important part of my life. Now living in Australia, I am in a place where there is no Camphill - and it is a real lack. I feel that the world I met in my time in Camphill in the US and Europe gave me a taste of what the future COULD be like - of a way of living in which all help one another in a genuine act of friendship that enriches the lives of all. I attempt to work out of this impulse in everything I do and I would like to help Botton Village in whatever way possible in the future. It has been a beacon of hope for many people. As the night grows darker, it is even more important that this beacon does not go out!

28/02/2012 11:52:53

Cynthia - Peru

27/02/2012 23:02:49

Claudia - United Kingdom

27/02/2012 23:00:50

Larissa - Germany

27/02/2012 22:58:37

Frank - Germany

27/02/2012 22:56:59

Susana - Peru

27/02/2012 22:55:19

Lilly - Peru

27/02/2012 22:54:21

Brian - United Kingdom

My Voice:

The Camphill communities are a shining example of how the care for fellow human beings should really be practiced. Indeed they are a truly inspired blueprint for the art of community life in general for the future. Any interference with the basic ideology of such a morally significant movement should never be allowed without the express permission of its body of manifold individual financial and ethical supporters.

26/02/2012 21:47:09

Liz - United Kingdom

25/02/2012 16:01:47

Ineke - Netherlands

24/02/2012 13:27:35

Jhana - United Kingdom

23/02/2012 23:03:23

Fiona - United Kingdom

23/02/2012 23:02:00

Alastair - United Kingdom

My Voice:

I have visited Botton on many occasions and seen the happiness in the residents first hand. This isn't just 'care', it is a real life that is created for them.

23/02/2012 22:54:59

Eloise - United Kingdom

23/02/2012 21:53:22

susana - United Kingdom

23/02/2012 21:50:22

Celeste - United Kingdom

23/02/2012 20:45:33

Jonny - United Kingdom

My Voice:

I have been privileged to spend time in Botton Camphill Community on many occasions, and it has been crystal clear every time just how very real the care on offer by the people there is. 

23/02/2012 20:36:39

Kiera - United Kingdom

23/02/2012 19:23:45

albertacaudwell - United Kingdom

My Voice:

BIU_

23/02/2012 19:09:38

fiona - United Kingdom

My Voice:

My prayers are with you all, that you will be able to continue to offer real care in community....

23/02/2012 15:33:35

Julian - United Kingdom

22/02/2012 10:57:24

Barbro - United Kingdom

21/02/2012 21:11:40

Anthony - Germany

My Voice:

Glad to help. We have the same problems in Germany. Though mostly caused through Camphillers themselves trying to be \\\"Modern\\\".

21/02/2012 14:30:42

Fiona - Netherlands

20/02/2012 17:25:37

Chris - United Kingdom

18/02/2012 10:15:02

Emma - United Kingdom

My Voice:

real care is what heals 

16/02/2012 13:39:16

Christopher - United Kingdom

16/02/2012 10:32:23

Sally - Australia

My Voice:

You only have to see the smiles on the 'villagers' faces to see that something good is happening in Botton. It is always a heart warming experience to go there.

15/02/2012 05:07:08

lizzy - United Kingdom

My Voice:

Give Botton a chance . It is a thriving community treating all the villagers with kindess and respect and allowing the a genuine place in the world .

Good luck Botton .

11/02/2012 00:36:58

Carolina - Colombia

11/02/2012 00:27:12

Tillman - Germany

10/02/2012 13:46:09

Ellen - Norway

09/02/2012 17:31:45

Michele - Belgium

09/02/2012 13:27:02

Alma - U.S.A.

09/02/2012 13:23:49

Sigrid - Spain

09/02/2012 13:22:11

Michel - France

09/02/2012 13:19:12

César - Colombia

08/02/2012 18:45:53

Gillian - United Kingdom

08/02/2012 12:16:34

Ana - Brazil

07/02/2012 15:07:53

Cecílio - Portugal

07/02/2012 15:04:27

Ulrike - Germany

07/02/2012 15:02:34

Edward - U.S.A.

07/02/2012 15:01:11

Adriana - Argentina

06/02/2012 23:51:32

Heintz - Canada

06/02/2012 23:46:03

Claudia - Mexico

05/02/2012 21:25:50

Rosa - Netherlands

05/02/2012 21:24:47

Olivia - Mexico

05/02/2012 21:23:51

Michel - Germany

05/02/2012 21:20:11

Erling - Denmark

04/02/2012 14:19:34

David - U.S.A.

04/02/2012 12:54:42

Agnes - U.S.A.

04/02/2012 12:46:21

Taggart - U.S.A.

04/02/2012 12:43:34

Simone - Germany

04/02/2012 12:17:39

Wilhelm - Germany

04/02/2012 12:16:30

Rosie - Australia

My Voice:

It would be a better world if we had more camphills.

03/02/2012 08:41:09

Lorien - U.S.A.

02/02/2012 23:41:57

myrddin - United Kingdom

02/02/2012 23:35:55

Katherine - United Kingdom

02/02/2012 22:47:21

Gisela -

02/02/2012 16:42:48

Juliana - Brazil

02/02/2012 10:59:35

Wilson - Brazil

02/02/2012 01:22:02

Maria - Peru

02/02/2012 00:54:10

Lisa - United Kingdom

31/01/2012 11:10:56

Christine - United Kingdom

31/01/2012 11:10:17

Wayne - United Kingdom

31/01/2012 11:09:30

Lisa - United Kingdom

31/01/2012 11:08:53

Elke - Switzerland

30/01/2012 19:55:49

Rita - Switzerland

30/01/2012 19:53:40

Andreas - Germany

30/01/2012 19:52:27

Gloria - Colombia

29/01/2012 22:49:49

Diana - Colombia

29/01/2012 22:48:46

Nicole - United Kingdom

29/01/2012 21:02:21

Carlos - United Kingdom

My Voice:

It is very important to mankind that this impluse is supported and properly understood by the authorities, so it can carry on delivering its help to the ones in need.

29/01/2012 20:50:11

Zisan - Germany

28/01/2012 09:24:37

Marie - Brazil

26/01/2012 21:56:05

Milan - Germany

26/01/2012 21:52:26

Sarah - United Kingdom

26/01/2012 17:33:53

Jane -

25/01/2012 19:29:04

Krystelle - U.S.A.

25/01/2012 11:17:29

Lisa - Germany

25/01/2012 11:13:55

Johan - Sweden

25/01/2012 11:12:34

David - United Kingdom

24/01/2012 21:00:41

Elizabeth - Australia

24/01/2012 20:39:50

Fiona - United Kingdom

24/01/2012 15:57:44

Tammy - United Kingdom

24/01/2012 15:32:34

Sibylle - Germany

23/01/2012 19:37:25

Dinah - United Kingdom

23/01/2012 17:49:39

Mary - Netherlands

23/01/2012 11:42:11

Carolyn - U.S.A.

23/01/2012 00:52:11

Charles - U.S.A.

23/01/2012 00:50:46

Karyn -

23/01/2012 00:49:51

Jodie - Australia

22/01/2012 08:32:53

Susan - U.S.A.

21/01/2012 21:10:38

Jay - U.S.A.

21/01/2012 20:35:43

Fernanda - Peru

21/01/2012 20:34:07

Marge - Estonia

21/01/2012 13:44:40

Sophie - Netherlands

21/01/2012 13:30:52

Michael - United Kingdom

21/01/2012 12:29:02

Anna - Australia

21/01/2012 06:10:55

Marina -

21/01/2012 01:32:14

Ronaldo - Brazil

21/01/2012 01:28:44

Ikuko - Japan

19/01/2012 21:01:46

Danielle - U.S.A.

19/01/2012 13:56:38

Hank - U.S.A.

19/01/2012 13:00:31

Peter - Germany

19/01/2012 12:22:30

Ona - Germany

19/01/2012 12:21:34

Marcus - Sweden

19/01/2012 12:16:12

Norma - U.S.A.

19/01/2012 12:14:48

sandra - Australia

19/01/2012 00:58:25

Leon - Germany

18/01/2012 19:09:53

Michael - United Kingdom

18/01/2012 15:30:01

Johanna - Germany

18/01/2012 15:26:09

Robert - France

My Voice:

Continuez à vous battre vous êtes sur la  bonne voie!!! 

18/01/2012 11:07:17

Stephanie - Germany

18/01/2012 08:39:35

Huko - Estonia

My Voice:

Foundation Maarja Village (www.maarjakyla.ee) in Estonia is an independent community and we also sometimes have to struggle with regulatory environment. I hope you all the best!

18/01/2012 08:01:16

Margus - Estonia

18/01/2012 07:36:19

donald - U.S.A.

18/01/2012 01:12:25

Odilia - Germany

17/01/2012 23:02:10

Christine - U.S.A.

My Voice:

The spiritual foundation of Camphill Communities is the non-purchasable and irreplaceable aspect which makes it work. To run it as a government agency is to destroy it;  it cannot be done.  Why would you want to take something so wonderful, that works, and destroy it?  How thoughtless, how arrogant, how foolish.  Re-think this terrible road down which you are currently going.

17/01/2012 22:32:11

Eleonora - Estonia

17/01/2012 22:27:16

Gunnar - Estonia

My Voice:

A worthwhile cause!

17/01/2012 22:06:46

Dr - New Zealand

My Voice:

Camphill Aberdeen is the well-spring of the Camphill movement in the United Kingdom and inspiration to other counries such as New Zealand, where we aspire to care for people with special educational and therapeutic needs along similar principles.

17/01/2012 21:15:48

Teri - U.S.A.

17/01/2012 19:34:15

Colene - U.S.A.

17/01/2012 18:10:14

Phil - Australia

17/01/2012 17:55:57

Grace - U.S.A.

17/01/2012 15:52:06

Stephanie - Germany

My Voice:

 

My name is Stephanie Friedrich, Iam a Diplom psychologist in germany since twenty years. My daughter works as a young co-Worker in botton village. I am deeply impressed about the professionality of the employee of Botton Village in view to the villager and in view to the young co-worker.

In my opinion in Botton Village the young  co-workers and the villager make the experience, that every person can develop and grow up in his individual way and with dignity the whole life.

And is been hold by a strong community with all his light and his severe aspects in his personality.

All good wishes to your work and for your community Botton Village

with kind regards

Stephanie Friedrich

 

 

Psychologische Praxis

Stephanie Friedrich

Ringstraße 1

63322 Rödermark

Germany

 

17/01/2012 12:58:04

Le - Brazil

17/01/2012 12:13:43

Alfred - Germany

17/01/2012 12:11:31

Tanya - U.S.A.

17/01/2012 12:09:59

maggi - Germany

17/01/2012 10:24:34

Stephen - United Kingdom

17/01/2012 07:58:25

Jocelyn - Australia

17/01/2012 02:00:23

Morwenna - United Kingdom

16/01/2012 23:09:29

Keith - U.S.A.

16/01/2012 23:00:34

Anil - United Kingdom

My Voice:

I visited Botton Village when I was young and thought it was a wonderful place.  It was wonderful to see how handicapped people could live and enjoy normal lives, going to work, and coming to a proper home each day.  Surely, such places ought to be encouraged rather than stifled with regulation!

16/01/2012 22:14:01

Ronlyn - Australia

16/01/2012 09:15:04

Deborah - Australia

My Voice:

Having worked and lived in a similiar community in Australia for 17 years I know first hand what a wonderful supportive and loving community environment these communities create.

16/01/2012 08:48:21

Egbert - Germany

16/01/2012 06:07:45

Annette - Australia

16/01/2012 06:06:02

Nicky - U.S.A.

15/01/2012 20:39:24

Lynn - Netherlands

15/01/2012 20:16:50

Eric - New Zealand

15/01/2012 19:42:50

Catherine - United Kingdom

15/01/2012 13:20:22

Susanne - U.S.A.

My Voice:

As someone who lives and works in and for Camphill, I know that the care and support to those with special needs of all ages is exceptional and comes from a true sense of ethical and social responsibility.

15/01/2012 12:06:17

Virginia - U.S.A.

My Voice:

I am a co-worker at a Camphill Community. My son, who has utism has been in the Camphill system siince he was 10 years old. He is a very happy well adjusted young man who feels good about himself and loves Camphill. He has become an expert weaver and gardener and is very social because of the loving, natual atmosphere that Camphill generates. Please don't overlook the truth. Camphill Communities are a blessing for everyone! 

14/01/2012 21:19:31

Mario - Germany

14/01/2012 18:34:03

Diana - Spain

14/01/2012 13:21:20

Hanne - Israel

14/01/2012 12:30:49

Klaudija - Switzerland

14/01/2012 12:22:53

Caty - Switzerland

14/01/2012 11:25:29

Dorina - Bulgaria

14/01/2012 11:22:43

Donat - U.S.A.

My Voice:

When I was in my early 20. I was inspired by the work done in Camp hill Botton and it had a influence into my life till today.There peoples with a dissability can live a full and respected life and contribute to the wellbeing of everybody.

14/01/2012 02:04:27

Vanessa - U.S.A.

14/01/2012 00:53:41

Peter - U.S.A.

My Voice:

As a volunteer at a Camphill here in America it offends me to see a Western country as socially progressive as the UK regressing to such draconian measures of control - fear can be the ugliest of enemies, ignorance her faithful lackey. 

13/01/2012 23:53:29

Ken - U.S.A.

13/01/2012 17:19:50

eileen - United Kingdom

13/01/2012 13:43:21

Thomas - United Kingdom

My Voice:

Botton Village has always been one of the few good examples of how a caring community can be built. 

13/01/2012 13:39:28

Ember - New Zealand

13/01/2012 09:36:41

Fern - New Zealand

13/01/2012 07:30:32

Doug - New Zealand

13/01/2012 04:08:05

Florence - France

12/01/2012 22:49:52

Jairo - Brazil

12/01/2012 22:37:48

Sandra - Austria

12/01/2012 22:35:58

Lut - New Zealand

12/01/2012 21:50:13

Paul - New Zealand

12/01/2012 21:15:50

Gaylene - New Zealand

12/01/2012 21:13:54

Jacqueline - New Zealand

My Voice:

Hi 

I have worked as a stone carving teacher at Hohepa Homes, Clive, Hawkes Bay/NZ, for a year & thoroughly enjoyed my experience with the residents, the philosophy applied & the place itself. I know it's not a Camphill place but is also based on Rudof Steiner's principles & I really hope Botton Village will keep it's special character based on Karl Koenig's founding concept. I alsways imagined that sometime in the future I would travel to Aberdeen & visit Botton Village & maybe teach stone carving there as well. I would not want to find it with 'regulatory restrictions' imposed, which would compromise it's values & character. I can pledge my friendship & support & wish you the best of luck. Jacqueline

12/01/2012 21:09:57

Teri - U.S.A.

12/01/2012 17:48:31

Paul - Canada

My Voice:

I spent a very formative year at Botton form 1969 to 1970 as a volunteer at the age of 19. I have visited again periodically. My experience there has stayed with me throughout my life and I hold that experience as foundational for my life's work in social service (youth, geriatrics and mental illness) and for the last thirty years in social justice work as a lawyer here in Canada. I believe Camphill provides a truly rounded and grounded form of care offered by few other services in the world. This is an open, loving lifestyle form of care that should be emulated rather than constricted.

12/01/2012 14:53:11

Alice - U.S.A.

12/01/2012 12:41:36

Russell - New Zealand

My Voice:

I support and admire the ethos of Camphill communities as integrated communities of people living in mutual support and respect of each other. These are tremendous examples of community - and must be recognised and supported to provide lifestyle choice for those people who appreciate the value of humanity and a quality lifestyle.

12/01/2012 09:43:17

Maria Lamböck - Germany

12/01/2012 06:50:07

Eugene - Israel

12/01/2012 06:48:51

Tomer - Israel

12/01/2012 06:47:38

runa - Spain

12/01/2012 06:45:30

Clarisa - Argentina

12/01/2012 06:39:33

Dylan - U.S.A.

11/01/2012 23:03:14

Debra - U.S.A.

11/01/2012 19:20:31

Patricia - United Kingdom

11/01/2012 17:44:56

patrick - U.S.A.

11/01/2012 17:21:04

Michael - U.S.A.

My Voice:

Camphill Villages are not institutions with employees.  They are intentional communities, where all residents, villagers, co-workers and children alike, find their HOME.  To send home a staff member of an institution during an investigation is understandable.  But Camphill co-workers can't be "sent home" during such an investigation.  They ARE home!  This is only one of many differences between conventional institutions and Camphill communities.  The regulations are designed, it seems, as "one size fits all".  This causes, as far as I can tell, terrible injustices to occur re: the human rights of the co-workers and undermines the wonderful work Camphill has done and is doing in the world.  What has happened seems, frankly, to be abstract, political correctness run amok.  It seems, if reports are even close to accurate, that outstanding human beings who have done MUCH good for people with disabilities are having THEIR human and civil rights trampled upon!   There must, in the name of fairness and basic human decency, be a review of the processes and policies that seem to be seriously damaging a significant source of social good in the world, the Camphill communities, as well as destroying the lives of very good co-workers.  This must change, and I pledge to do what I can to help that humane, healthy change come about.

11/01/2012 16:33:51

Ben - U.S.A.

My Voice:

Camphill Botton Village is a beacon, shedding light on how people with special needs can successfully live together and make real contributions to society. I wish y'all strength & courage in the hope that the light will be permitted to continue to shine out into the world.

11/01/2012 16:29:38

Irix - Spain

My Voice:

Go botton go!!

 

Encourage to everyone and trust, I´m sure you are going to get through this.

We pray for you, if we can do more, do not hesitate to tell us.

Love. Irix

11/01/2012 16:16:32

Tove - Yemen

11/01/2012 15:43:13

Elissa - U.S.A.

11/01/2012 15:41:32

Vanessa - U.S.A.

11/01/2012 15:40:13

Martha - U.S.A.

11/01/2012 14:40:01

Barbara - U.S.A.

11/01/2012 02:47:44

Jeannine - France

10/01/2012 22:54:42

Cordelia - United Kingdom

My Voice:

Cam Hill is a wonderful place, I cant believe that it can be under threat and would like to help in some way.

10/01/2012 22:51:01

Lizzie - United Kingdom

10/01/2012 22:20:32

Georgina - Australia

My Voice:

After being a coworker for 9 months in 2007 I entered the Australian Work Force as a disability support worker and carer with high ideals and hopes that I had taken with me from Botton.

There was no comparrison in the quality of care between the two. Botton puts the needs of the villagers as number one; it is holistic and there is a genuine love that is shared between all villagers and coworkers. The philosophies and ideals of the village all aim to give the Villagers the best care possible and under this care they are able to lead fulfilling lives. They have developed relationships, interesting jobs, plans and goals, a purpose and a meaning in life. 

In Australia I worked for the government and whitnessed sad and schocking levels of care, true neglect for the the human right to live a fulfilled and enriched life. All of these things are offered and supported in Botton.

It all comes down to the ideals and the philosophies that the village represents. Disrupting this and enforcing external regulations will negatively affect the quality of care for the villagers, and that is the very reason Botton Village exists.

I hope the voices of experience are heard and concidered in the decision regarding the future of Botton Village.

10/01/2012 19:32:42

Alessia - United Kingdom

10/01/2012 11:02:08

arun - United Kingdom

My Voice:

These communities must be supported and the continuity must be maintained.

10/01/2012 10:57:03

Jennifer - United Kingdom

10/01/2012 10:29:42

Alan - United Kingdom

10/01/2012 07:43:20

Mrs - United Kingdom

09/01/2012 21:50:48

Manuela - Portugal

09/01/2012 20:01:40

Sylvia - United Kingdom

09/01/2012 12:02:44

Pablo - Peru

09/01/2012 01:02:41

Glenda - U.S.A.

09/01/2012 00:59:52

Moritz - Germany

08/01/2012 21:46:24

Alex - Germany

08/01/2012 20:10:31

Otto - Switzerland

08/01/2012 20:09:17

Lucienne - Brazil

08/01/2012 20:08:08

Jaco - South Africa

08/01/2012 20:04:57

Mirlene - South Africa

08/01/2012 20:03:42

Mona - Austria

08/01/2012 20:01:43

Jussara - Brazil

08/01/2012 19:59:50

Ursula - Germany

08/01/2012 19:57:47

Rosine - France

08/01/2012 19:56:02

Sonia - South Africa

08/01/2012 19:54:50

João - Brazil

08/01/2012 17:48:11

Herbert - Austria

08/01/2012 17:45:37

claudia - Germany

My Voice:

I really hope that the community will survive in a way as its original principles were thought of. such a place is such an important impulse to the social work in the whole country,especially for people with special needs,but also for co-workers!One could learn a lot from such places- for oneself and for the whole world!

08/01/2012 17:24:35

Sanyal - India

08/01/2012 15:36:25

Henning - Denmark

08/01/2012 15:35:06

bridget - Switzerland

08/01/2012 14:46:23

Dan - U.S.A.

07/01/2012 20:17:54

Tom - United Kingdom

07/01/2012 20:16:09

Elsie - Peru

07/01/2012 20:13:40

Augusta - Peru

07/01/2012 20:11:22

Thorsten - Germany

07/01/2012 19:00:30

Adrian - New Zealand

07/01/2012 18:58:35

Nyce - Portugal

07/01/2012 18:56:23

Carina - Sweden

07/01/2012 12:12:07

Florida - Italy

07/01/2012 12:09:45

Sarah - Australia

My Voice:

I am English but have lived in Australia for 40 years.

When I was 16 I went to stay in Botton Village for four weeks over Christmas.  The experience of being at Botton was very magical, beautiful and very transformative - I will never forget it. 

This place deserves all the govt support it can get, it would be criminal to jeaopardise in any way the remarkable work that is achied here.

Sarah

07/01/2012 04:09:14

Fiorella - Peru

07/01/2012 02:23:10

Joe - U.S.A.

06/01/2012 18:51:11

Geertje - Netherlands

My Voice:

During my 'touring of a show ' visits to various Camphill Communities in the British Isles over the last 20 yrs. I have always been impressed by the hospitality received. 

All the care , organisation and especially co-operation shown by the residents themselves, gave me always(this seems to be exaggerated but in reality it certainly is not) an insight about the self-discipline and skills residents had acquired over the time they had been living there - unburdened by political changes on a regional/national level.

Having worked - on a part-time basis - for over 14 yrs. with people with learning disabilities in supported housing in London(for 2 different organisations), I've noticed that the organisational structure within the Camphill Communities ultimately provides a framework where residents are consistently and on a very long-term basis(as many years as possible)are stimulated to develop their social / physical skills in their own time and suited to their level. All this takes place in a stable environment. They are certainly not interrupted by staff changes on a regular basis i.e. weekly/monthly/ or even change of organisation. A company( Housing Association for instance) can run any social 'énterprise' for that matter regardless whether they have any knowledge of or interest in this specilised area of healthcare. They can 'run'the project cheaper/ more economically acceptable to the Soc.Services etc. The organisational aspect becomes the main aim - disregarding the individual needs / personal development and suitable living conditions not to speak about skill enhancing courses, staff development/training etc. Of course all these aspects are taken care of by having to monitor all progress/activities etc.on a daily level in the necessary diaries......but who checks? Nobody because organising the work takes over and so the subject of this whole structure simply sits/ sleeps/ and loses skills.

Over these 15 yrs. I have noticed in London the negative effects which are caused by changes of government / changes considered to be necessary by Social Services and/or the change of Company responsible for the running of the projects within a particular Borough.

Nothing within the existing structure outside the Camphill Organisation has given me the experience of the predominant importance of the development of the people in care. On the longer term the political powers of the day decide - using their inmense retorical power to manipulate their short(4 yrs.etc.) term needs for votes / profit  etc. - which changes need to take place.....and as staff you notice how much time/staff/ transport / facilities/ courses will be available.

So: What do you choose - the human being or your political/financial......profit........and Why?

These are some thoughts on the problems you are facing.

 

Please feel free to use some phrases from the above.

 

I wish you all strength and inspiration because it's a barren landscape in some ways.

It's Jan.6th I suddenly realise.....well... TS Eliot's Journey of the Magi....Á cold coming we had of it....

 

God bless,

 

Geertje

06/01/2012 17:47:14

Deborah - U.S.A.

My Voice:

Bottom is one of the rare places where there is real concern and respect for those with special needs. This is especially due to the dedicated staff. I sincerely hope the bottom team will be able to continue its exceptional work so that the villagers can continue to thrive and develop their capacities.

06/01/2012 17:01:49

Daisy - United Kingdom

06/01/2012 16:44:24

piero - Italy

My Voice:

Camphill is a very unique place where handicap people are taken care of with respect,intelligence and love.Please save it as a model for the future and for the world! 

06/01/2012 15:30:33

Sarah - United Kingdom

My Voice:

personalisation also recognises the importance of being connected to other (if that's important to you) so community and considering the needs of others and the whole can be consistent with support that is based on personal preferences and tailored to individual needs

06/01/2012 13:41:29

Avishay - Israel

06/01/2012 13:00:07

Carola - Mexico

06/01/2012 12:57:21

Sandra - Belgium

06/01/2012 12:54:41

S - Australia

06/01/2012 12:53:06

SAndeep - India

My Voice:

be considerate for challanged people

06/01/2012 08:27:58

Christine - United Kingdom

06/01/2012 06:45:20

Nina - U.S.A.

06/01/2012 05:13:41

christine - United Kingdom

05/01/2012 23:17:20

rachel - United Kingdom

My Voice:

fantasic communities, who help so many and are always so welcoming.

05/01/2012 20:50:01

Ilana - Peru

05/01/2012 20:48:01

Rebecca - United Kingdom

05/01/2012 20:36:00

Allison - United Kingdom

05/01/2012 19:58:54

Annie - United Kingdom

05/01/2012 19:55:03

Derek - United Kingdom

05/01/2012 19:14:26

MICHAEL - United Kingdom

05/01/2012 14:33:55

Trisha - United Kingdom

My Voice:

My step sister lives in the Botton Village community. She thrives there and is very happy and contented. The community gives her lots of support which she needs but also gives her some independence to live a fulfilling life.

05/01/2012 12:54:21

Vlad -

05/01/2012 12:17:24

Andreas - Germany

05/01/2012 12:02:51

Luciane/Celso - Brazil

05/01/2012 12:01:51

Noris - U.S.A.

My Voice:

Camphill Villages all over the world do an amazing job for handicapped people. They have a home, a community, a sense of pride in what they do, develop skills that contribute to the whole community. They are respected and given a full and complete life - physical, emotional, and spiritual. I have visited a few Camphill Villages and come away feeling inspired and uplifted.

05/01/2012 02:05:20

Jeremiah - U.S.A.

05/01/2012 00:30:23

Richard - Australia

05/01/2012 00:11:23

Lisa - U.S.A.

05/01/2012 00:09:50

Christine - Italy

05/01/2012 00:07:42

Katinka - Germany

My Voice:

Camphill places and Botton Village in particular are wonderful places where people with different abilities and disabilities just live together. They are the places where people just live 'normally' in a standardised world  where every deviation from 'normality' deserves segregation and treatment. We need to preserve those special spots in the world and not suffocate them in regulations.

04/01/2012 14:06:25

Ayesha - United Kingdom

My Voice:

Botton Village is a unique place that offers care and attention to people with disabilities in a way that gives them the chance to be productive and active. It is a very important form of care and should not be allowed to disappear

04/01/2012 13:00:39

Edward - United Kingdom

My Voice:

Please help keep Camphill Communities alive. The way they are able to provide people with learning disabilities with a rewarding and meaningful life and sense of belonging is something that should be recognised, celebrated and learned from. Truely deep impulses for the social good are at work here.

03/01/2012 21:18:21

Phoebe - United Kingdom

My Voice:

I have seen at first hand the work done at Camphill for people with learning disabilities.

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I stand in awe of the support workers and the philosophy which so obviously promotes equality,diversity and inclusion in health and social care by applying person-centred planning and care.

03/01/2012 18:29:47

ALISON - United Kingdom

My Voice:

I will do all I can to publicise your need for support as I fully appreciate the wonderful work you do.There should be more places like Botton Village.

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All the best,

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Alison

03/01/2012 15:27:05

Premveer - United Kingdom

03/01/2012 10:06:58

Gianna - Chile

02/01/2012 22:11:33

Jane - Brazil

02/01/2012 21:29:12

Suzanne - United Kingdom

02/01/2012 17:53:13

Gary - United Kingdom

02/01/2012 17:36:19

Penny - United Kingdom

My Voice:

I support Camphill and all its work. I have many contacts throughout the world who work with people, both children and adults with learning difficulties and who also support the work done in the Camphill communities.  Camphill provides a real home and a real working community which supports and affirms people with learning difficulties. It would be a tragedy if these communities were not able to continue.

02/01/2012 12:54:20

Deborah - Australia

My Voice:

Please keep this wonderful community and care facililty alive! The work it has done over the last 63 years was not achieved by following impersonal bureaucratic processes, but by the inspired work of real, professional individuals.  It is effectvie because it treats every sinlge person as an inidividual, using as its basis a philosophy that has been shown to work the world over in education, the arts and curative and therapeutic care.  It would be a terrible tragedy if this work were not to continue.  It should be encouraged and nurtured by all possible means.

02/01/2012 04:52:45

Christine - Canada

01/01/2012 22:28:37

Elisete - Japan

01/01/2012 16:27:41

Sol -

01/01/2012 16:24:03

Julia - United Kingdom

01/01/2012 16:21:25

Rainer - Germany

01/01/2012 13:48:36

Denise - Brazil

31/12/2011 22:46:18

catia - Portugal

31/12/2011 17:55:56

Maila - Brazil

31/12/2011 16:26:33

Hans - Brazil

My Voice:

I fully support this campaign. Hans Karl Reisewitz

31/12/2011 16:23:50

Susana - Portugal

31/12/2011 13:40:14

Aldina - Portugal

31/12/2011 13:32:25

Fernando - Brazil

31/12/2011 12:31:30

Silvia - Brazil

31/12/2011 12:29:23

Helga - Germany

31/12/2011 12:23:18

Leona - Slovak Republic

31/12/2011 12:22:04

Simon - France

My Voice:

Be the change that you want to see in the world.Brave Heart...

31/12/2011 12:20:50

Victoria - United Kingdom

My Voice:

The Camphill community does outstanding work, creating real living environments for vulnerable people, enabling them to achieve a level of self-esteem, autonomy and social integration generally not available in 'mainstream' society.  The work of the various Camphill communities is invaluable and has been providing an astonishing level of care and enablement for over 60 years, based on values that give genuine meaning and fulfilment to each individual life.  This work should be allowed to continue without its values and methods being undermined.

31/12/2011 08:54:56

Kassia - Brazil

31/12/2011 02:20:58

Fernando - Brazil

31/12/2011 02:17:56

Mike - U.S.A.

31/12/2011 02:14:00

Nilanne - Brazil

30/12/2011 23:39:24

Fátima - Brazil

30/12/2011 23:37:20

Danielle - Brazil

30/12/2011 23:34:32

Michael - Austria

30/12/2011 22:52:44

Hendrik - Germany

30/12/2011 22:21:24

Richard - United Kingdom

30/12/2011 19:18:36

Simone - Brazil

30/12/2011 19:08:27

Clovis - Brazil

30/12/2011 19:07:22

Maria - Sweden

30/12/2011 19:04:50

Mirka - Czech Republic

30/12/2011 18:10:20

David - Czech Republic

30/12/2011 18:08:38

Telma - Brazil

30/12/2011 17:35:58

Hillary - U.S.A.

30/12/2011 17:34:15

Cecilia - Mexico

30/12/2011 17:32:08

Fernando - Portugal

30/12/2011 17:27:20

Esteban - Spain

30/12/2011 14:10:07

Oscar - Brazil

30/12/2011 14:07:58

Richard - United Kingdom

30/12/2011 12:12:33

Paul - U.S.A.

30/12/2011 11:51:43

Rebecca - U.S.A.

30/12/2011 11:14:13

Tercia - Brazil

30/12/2011 08:33:11

Giovana - Brazil

30/12/2011 08:30:41

Alex - Spain

30/12/2011 08:28:54

Hana - U.S.A.

30/12/2011 05:45:15

Sandra - Ireland

30/12/2011 02:12:31

Gisela - Peru

30/12/2011 01:36:50

Ligia - Switzerland

30/12/2011 01:35:16

helga - Argentina

30/12/2011 01:21:27

Manuel - Colombia

30/12/2011 01:17:42

Juan - Colombia

30/12/2011 01:16:19

Anna - Sweden

30/12/2011 01:15:15

Nora - Canada

30/12/2011 01:07:39

Maria - Brazil

29/12/2011 23:26:28

Claudio - Brazil

29/12/2011 22:38:38

Michelle - U.S.A.

29/12/2011 22:36:11

Daphne - U.S.A.

29/12/2011 22:34:43

Eduardo - Brazil

29/12/2011 22:32:15

Suzanna - U.S.A.

29/12/2011 22:29:17

Ulisses - Brazil

29/12/2011 22:26:41

Thaise - Brazil

29/12/2011 22:25:25

Max - Germany

29/12/2011 22:23:47

Walter - Germany

29/12/2011 22:21:48

Erivânia - Brazil

29/12/2011 22:20:44

Teresa - Brazil

29/12/2011 22:19:14

Fátima - Brazil

29/12/2011 22:17:24

Carmen - Brazil

29/12/2011 22:15:56

Wenche - Norway

29/12/2011 22:12:22

Hannah - U.S.A.

29/12/2011 22:10:19

José - Brazil

29/12/2011 22:08:30

Eva - Norway

29/12/2011 22:06:12

Clare - United Kingdom

29/12/2011 22:03:45

Kerry - United Kingdom

29/12/2011 22:02:55

simon - France

29/12/2011 21:59:42

Fábio - Brazil

29/12/2011 21:59:08

Ines - Germany

29/12/2011 21:55:48

Lennart - Sweden

29/12/2011 21:53:21

Basti - Germany

29/12/2011 21:51:59

Valéria - Brazil

29/12/2011 21:43:17

Arnaldo - Brazil

29/12/2011 21:41:21

Demóstenes - Brazil

29/12/2011 21:40:27

Louise - Sweden

29/12/2011 20:54:02

Janina - Germany

29/12/2011 20:52:18

Angela -

29/12/2011 20:50:41

Eunice - Brazil

29/12/2011 20:49:08

Alysson - Brazil

29/12/2011 20:48:02

Shalini - India

29/12/2011 19:39:37

Marko - Finland

29/12/2011 19:32:25

Anita - Peru

29/12/2011 19:30:29

Erika - Peru

29/12/2011 19:29:28

Honey - U.S.A.

29/12/2011 19:27:31

Vanderlei - Brazil

29/12/2011 19:24:24

Sebastian - Germany

29/12/2011 19:22:24

Kris - Canada

29/12/2011 19:20:55

Almir - Brazil

29/12/2011 19:18:28

Eugenio - Brazil

29/12/2011 19:16:12

Victor Paz - Brazil

29/12/2011 19:15:07

Zivica - Croatia

29/12/2011 19:07:46

Sarah - United Kingdom

29/12/2011 19:06:22

Hannah - U.S.A.

29/12/2011 19:04:53

Alcilane - Brazil

29/12/2011 14:43:36

Caitlin - United Kingdom

29/12/2011 12:11:35

Tek -

29/12/2011 12:00:08

Turid - Norway

29/12/2011 11:59:13

Nick - United Kingdom

My Voice:

Best wishes ...keep up the good work

29/12/2011 11:47:18

Thilo - Germany

28/12/2011 23:04:43

Cristina -

28/12/2011 21:48:57

Rosi - Germany

28/12/2011 21:47:25

Andreas - Germany

28/12/2011 21:10:40

Maria - Germany

28/12/2011 20:54:22

Mateja - Croatia

28/12/2011 20:07:41

Gerardo - Italy

28/12/2011 19:42:26

Alvin - Italy

28/12/2011 19:41:30

Jesper - Denmark

28/12/2011 18:36:05

Viviane - Germany

28/12/2011 18:34:56

Jens - Denmark

28/12/2011 18:08:17

Sagal - United Kingdom

28/12/2011 18:01:15

Martina - Croatia

28/12/2011 17:18:49

Nick - Netherlands

28/12/2011 17:17:09

Simone - Brazil

28/12/2011 17:15:18

Rosiney - Brazil

28/12/2011 17:13:04

Henriikka - Finland

28/12/2011 17:11:19

Toni - Netherlands

28/12/2011 17:10:12

Kenan - Turkey

28/12/2011 17:07:43

Teemu - Finland

28/12/2011 17:04:39

Lily - South Korea

28/12/2011 17:03:30

Ramireins - Brazil

28/12/2011 17:00:28

Paulo - Brazil

28/12/2011 16:59:27

Pavlos - Greece

28/12/2011 16:56:49

Avedis - Greece

28/12/2011 16:54:54

Maria - Brazil

28/12/2011 16:52:35

Simon - Hungary

28/12/2011 16:50:46

Sandro - Brazil

28/12/2011 16:49:27

Nelson Azevedo - Brazil

28/12/2011 16:47:50

Simone - Portugal

28/12/2011 16:45:56

Andrea - Sweden

28/12/2011 16:40:29

Simon - Sweden

28/12/2011 16:39:35

Sarah - U.S.A.

28/12/2011 16:37:29

Lore - Mexico

28/12/2011 16:35:30

Eirik Skinstad - Norway

28/12/2011 16:33:51

Parmida - Sweden

28/12/2011 16:32:00

Sonia - Brazil

28/12/2011 16:30:36

Spiderblue - Portugal

28/12/2011 16:27:28

Sylvia - Brazil

28/12/2011 16:26:34

Laura - U.S.A.

28/12/2011 16:23:16

Rune - Norway

28/12/2011 16:21:14

Tâmara - Hungary

28/12/2011 16:18:54

Marlove - Brazil

28/12/2011 15:10:34

Alain Le Falher - France

28/12/2011 15:08:23

Mark - U.S.A.

28/12/2011 15:04:56

Khirod - India

28/12/2011 15:00:26

Mana - Brazil

28/12/2011 14:59:25

Mary - Brazil

28/12/2011 14:45:58

Tomoe - Japan

28/12/2011 14:42:42

Zio - France

28/12/2011 14:41:36

Tamara - U.S.A.

28/12/2011 14:34:49

Lídia - Brazil

28/12/2011 14:22:15

Leandro - Brazil

28/12/2011 14:20:30

Karlla - Brazil

28/12/2011 14:11:31

Lisa - U.S.A.

28/12/2011 14:03:29

Alena - Czech Republic

28/12/2011 14:02:37

Sarka - Czech Republic

28/12/2011 13:59:47

Tute - Argentina

28/12/2011 13:54:56

Nico - Germany

28/12/2011 13:53:42

Santiago - Argentina

28/12/2011 13:43:50

Darron - Netherlands

28/12/2011 13:41:46

Melanie - United Kingdom

My Voice:

All the work at Botton Village is so important both today andt for the future.  I thoroughly support all the work it does and applaud the research work and cultivation of Biodynamic seeds.  Where else is carrying out this vital work?

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28/12/2011 13:39:00

Mark - United Kingdom

28/12/2011 13:10:22

Max - Norway

28/12/2011 12:55:52

Lorri - U.S.A.

28/12/2011 12:33:33

Gwen - United Kingdom

My Voice:

I have spent manuy happy times at Bottom village with people who care for each other and provide a wonderful place for people to live. We should all try to emulate this ethos not destroy it. Do not let this extraordianary environment be destroyed.

28/12/2011 11:31:13

Darell - U.S.A.

28/12/2011 11:28:01

Crystal - U.S.A.

28/12/2011 11:26:47

Björn - Netherlands

28/12/2011 10:45:52

Rhonda - U.S.A.

28/12/2011 10:44:35

Lauren - Australia

My Voice:

My time in botton was the most amazing, rewarding, joyful, giving experience of my life. I personally believe that botton needs to be a part of this world, the work done there is essential, and a big part of it is the spiritual and community life. So I am giving my support and my prayers to botton.

28/12/2011 08:57:22

Larry - U.S.A.

28/12/2011 07:32:46

Alex - U.S.A.

28/12/2011 06:53:39

Simon - United Kingdom

28/12/2011 00:21:40

Catherine - U.S.A.

27/12/2011 22:36:15

Thammy - U.S.A.

27/12/2011 22:34:39

Rene - Netherlands

27/12/2011 22:19:03

Hélène - France

27/12/2011 22:15:35

Benjamin - Germany

27/12/2011 21:05:10

Manuel Diaz - Spain

27/12/2011 17:06:46

Kornelia - Greece

27/12/2011 16:57:57

Daniel - Denmark

27/12/2011 16:56:09

Martin - Denmark

27/12/2011 16:55:00

Daniela - Venezuela

27/12/2011 16:52:56

Blanka - Czech Republic

27/12/2011 16:47:32

Heather - U.S.A.

27/12/2011 16:45:48

Franco - Peru

27/12/2011 16:44:34

Genevieve - Peru

27/12/2011 16:42:32

Franco - Peru

27/12/2011 16:38:38

Judith - United Kingdom

27/12/2011 15:47:00

Clara - United Kingdom

27/12/2011 15:17:00

Carolinne - Peru

27/12/2011 13:42:30

Amy - U.S.A.

27/12/2011 05:02:59

Shawn - U.S.A.

27/12/2011 05:01:44

Martin - U.S.A.

27/12/2011 04:30:53

Rebecca - United Kingdom

27/12/2011 02:29:58

Sarita - Guatemala

26/12/2011 23:45:28

Karl - Austria

26/12/2011 23:43:57

Melissa - U.S.A.

26/12/2011 23:35:14

Andra - Italy

26/12/2011 23:33:32

Kanti - India

26/12/2011 23:32:08

Leônidas - Greece

26/12/2011 23:29:39

Arantza - Chile

26/12/2011 23:27:58

Claudia - Austria

26/12/2011 23:26:02

Massimiliano - Italy

26/12/2011 23:23:36

Valentin -

26/12/2011 23:20:57

Raymund - U.S.A.

26/12/2011 23:16:37

Yehuda - U.S.A.

26/12/2011 23:15:36

Harold - Venezuela

26/12/2011 23:14:25

Olivia - Canada

26/12/2011 18:02:34

Wilfried - South Africa

My Voice:

Botton is a real community, where everyone, able or 'disabled', can live a real and fulfilled life. That is invaluable in our time of 'virtual reality', where some bureaucrats, who themselves will not 'stoop' to share their lives with fellow humasn beings, but rather shelter behind office desks and regulations, will create their sterile image of 'reality', by force, if necessary. - Long may Botton and the other Camphill Communities thrive, like clear and warm beacons in this grey time of government 'virtual reality'!

26/12/2011 15:00:05

Kerri - Australia

26/12/2011 09:49:36

Beny - Peru

26/12/2011 05:57:33

Katherine - Peru

26/12/2011 05:51:14

Lawrie - Australia

26/12/2011 01:55:08

Cleu - Brazil

26/12/2011 01:39:31

Lukas - Norway

26/12/2011 01:37:57

Vanessa - Venezuela

26/12/2011 01:36:10

Anna - Taiwan

26/12/2011 01:34:53

Javier - Venezuela

26/12/2011 01:33:24

Gertrud - Netherlands

25/12/2011 22:24:27

Emily - United Kingdom

24/12/2011 19:58:57

Shorena - Georgia

My Voice:

I love Botton Village it is great place and had been 55 year a very good caring place and supporting for many disable people.

24/12/2011 18:05:29

Kikas - Portugal

24/12/2011 11:33:11

Carlla - Brazil

24/12/2011 11:29:38

Matthew - Australia

24/12/2011 09:36:46

Maria - Chile

23/12/2011 22:56:05

Kamil - Poland

23/12/2011 21:04:18

Bogumil - Poland

23/12/2011 21:00:55

Maria - Brazil

23/12/2011 16:34:57

Ivan - Czech Republic

23/12/2011 16:32:48

Cecília - Peru

23/12/2011 15:12:13

Fiorella - Spain

23/12/2011 13:09:39

Alfredo - Peru

23/12/2011 13:02:04

Mr - United Kingdom

23/12/2011 12:48:07

Dr - South Africa

23/12/2011 12:23:04

mary - United Kingdom

23/12/2011 11:09:48

Andrea - Italy

23/12/2011 01:01:17

Carol - Italy

23/12/2011 01:00:08

Giorgio - Italy

23/12/2011 00:57:43

Milla - Brazil

23/12/2011 00:53:11

Viviane - Argentina

23/12/2011 00:48:06

Lai - Canada

23/12/2011 00:46:26

Anna - Italy

23/12/2011 00:44:27

Venera - Italy

23/12/2011 00:42:48

Marcia - Brazil

23/12/2011 00:40:35

Simone - Portugal

23/12/2011 00:39:50

Ron - U.S.A.

23/12/2011 00:32:28

Jeremy - U.S.A.

23/12/2011 00:31:02

Katis - Brazil

23/12/2011 00:29:32

Joel - Brazil

23/12/2011 00:28:18

Jung - U.S.A.

23/12/2011 00:24:39

Garima - India

23/12/2011 00:21:55

Lia - Italy

23/12/2011 00:16:24

Maria - Argentina

23/12/2011 00:10:55

Mana♫ - Brazil

23/12/2011 00:09:11

Neride - Brazil

23/12/2011 00:06:37

Randalns - Brazil

23/12/2011 00:05:22

johanna - United Kingdom

22/12/2011 21:22:43

brechtje - Netherlands

22/12/2011 21:21:51

Heather - United Kingdom

My Voice:

As individuals we are interconnected with everyone else. To be human is to be a member of a community and to be valued, whatever one\\\'s physical, emotional and mental states. The Camphill community allows individuals to thrive and reach their full potential, this is particularly important for those suffering from mental health or reduced mental ability who need support and do not fit in easily to main stream community.

22/12/2011 18:05:59

Anne - New Zealand

22/12/2011 17:07:16

hedda - United Kingdom

My Voice:

Valuing the person as well as their needs is the real strength behind the Camphill movement in my experience

22/12/2011 16:59:26

Magnus - Germany

21/12/2011 20:33:24

Barbara - Australia

21/12/2011 17:55:05

Charis - United Kingdom

21/12/2011 17:24:01

Gertraud - United Kingdom

21/12/2011 17:18:21

Sarah-jane - United Kingdom

21/12/2011 16:57:24

Patrícia - Brazil

21/12/2011 15:54:09

Julia - Germany

21/12/2011 15:41:20

Sato - United Kingdom

My Voice:

The Camphill Communities are an inspiration for all healthcare organisations - they should be protected, developed and treasured.

21/12/2011 15:36:29

Lawrence - United Kingdom

21/12/2011 15:05:01

Maria - Russia

My Voice:

That is the place where humanity is at its best, as a living ideal and it is keeping seeds for future, We rightfully worry about biodiversity. Here at stake is the species of true human

21/12/2011 14:28:33

Elizabeth -

21/12/2011 13:15:28

Jarleide - Brazil

21/12/2011 12:11:45

Sarah - Australia

21/12/2011 11:44:49

Gabrielle - Australia

21/12/2011 10:25:48

Margie - United Kingdom

My Voice:

Camphill is a wonderful organisation offering truly supportive care and support to those who need it at a very low level of cost.

21/12/2011 09:32:50

Teresa - United Kingdom

My Voice:

Camphill villages are an ideal way of life for special needs adults.  They are made to feel important, have an excellent cultural life and the communities are an example of how the rest of us should live together.  It is our money dirven lifestyle that causes exploitation, not the shared life of Camphill.

21/12/2011 09:29:33

Jennifer - Australia

21/12/2011 08:51:16

Mark - Ireland

21/12/2011 08:14:58

Anna - Russia

My Voice:

people with learning disabilities do deserve a loving friendly caring atmosphere that is in your comunity.

21/12/2011 07:53:06

Dr. - Australia

My Voice:

Camphill communities provide a valuable environment for handicapped people where they are treated as valuable and respected human beings in a very loving and caring way.They are given the dignity they deserve and are seen as individuals not as numbers in a system. I urge the govt. authorities to support this most valuable organisation.

21/12/2011 07:25:40

Tracey - Australia

21/12/2011 07:15:47

Siegfried - Australia

21/12/2011 04:59:09

alduino - Australia

21/12/2011 03:22:38

Anthroposophic - Australia

21/12/2011 02:23:08

Lynette - Australia

My Voice:

My dearest wish is that the authorities can see the deep moral and practical value of leaving this comminity as it is. The people who understand the impulse of this community must be allowed to judge how it should be run and organised.

Good luck Lynette

21/12/2011 02:08:37

victoria - Canada

21/12/2011 00:30:40

clotilde - Canada

21/12/2011 00:29:58

markos - Canada

21/12/2011 00:29:16

victoria - Canada

21/12/2011 00:28:34

José - Brazil

21/12/2011 00:27:47

TIM - United Kingdom

20/12/2011 23:08:38

David - France

My Voice:

Botton is part of my story. I lived there as a child between 1975 and 1979 and now I feel privileged to have experienced that life. I can't imagine that such a place would disappear. Good luck to you all.

David

20/12/2011 22:28:37

jenny - United Kingdom

20/12/2011 21:51:25

Tristan - United Kingdom

My Voice:

It would be a very sad day if botton village closed.

20/12/2011 21:49:54

Johan - Netherlands

20/12/2011 21:29:06

Marianne - U.S.A.

20/12/2011 21:27:13

r.g.harvey - Australia

20/12/2011 19:10:50

iris - U.S.A.

20/12/2011 18:41:59

Norma - Mexico

20/12/2011 18:34:28

Mariajesus - Argentina

20/12/2011 18:18:53

Arran - United Kingdom

20/12/2011 18:14:05

Jenny - United Kingdom

My Voice:

Real care is being eroded across the board, so all the more need for individual people and places that will still care for a person according to the person's needs and not those of an inhuman money-driven system.

20/12/2011 18:08:19

Junior - Brazil

20/12/2011 18:00:02

Adrian - Australia

20/12/2011 16:16:01

Amy - United Kingdom

My Voice:

as an ex Co-worker I hate to see something so good and true be lost and destroyed by those who should be able to see the good it does for those working and living with the people within Camphill.

20/12/2011 16:06:35

Lauri - Finland

20/12/2011 15:09:57

Carlos - Portugal

20/12/2011 14:49:05

Dorothy - Canada

20/12/2011 14:42:02

Anne - United Kingdom

20/12/2011 14:34:56

Fernanda/Silvério - Brazil

20/12/2011 12:56:46

Gyles - United Kingdom

My Voice:

An inspiration in the area of care. Everyone should make a visit and they will come away with a glow in their heart that Botton and similar communities exist.

20/12/2011 11:50:55

Sue - United Kingdom

20/12/2011 11:12:59

Toby - United Kingdom

20/12/2011 10:42:58

Shirley - United Kingdom

My Voice:

The work at Camphill villages has been a great support to people with learning disabilities and their families for - as long as I have been conencted with the problem - over 50 years. This wonderful work has to be able to continue.

20/12/2011 10:41:56

Professor - United Kingdom

20/12/2011 09:35:28

Ruth - United Kingdom

My Voice:

My sister and I still have dolls which were handmade over 30 years ago by adults from Botton Village.  They have always meant a great deal to us as our parents told us all about the excellent & supportive work taking place in this community.

20/12/2011 09:28:33

Christiana - United Kingdom

My Voice:

Thinking of you with hope

20/12/2011 09:08:08

Charlotte - United Kingdom

20/12/2011 09:03:32

Joanna - Australia

20/12/2011 08:50:08

Catherine - Australia

My Voice:

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20/12/2011 06:50:34

Diane - Australia

20/12/2011 06:29:50

Benjamin - United Kingdom

My Voice:

The Camphill Movement is a true light of Christmas shining into our troubled world. I wish you strength, endurance, courage and true confidence that the goodness of your work will be recognised and that what you are doing will continue on long, long into the future. Do not give up! 

20/12/2011 05:48:45

Stephanie - Canada

20/12/2011 04:51:51

Gary - Canada

20/12/2011 03:50:30

John - Australia

My Voice:

The time has more than come for initiatives such as ours to work their way into larger pictures of healthy societal conditions, and to assist one another in the realisation of a social organism worthy of the true nature of the human being. The world is now asking this from us. May we find the courage to rise to this challenge!

20/12/2011 03:01:04

Carlos - Brazil

20/12/2011 02:36:55

Jack - Brazil

20/12/2011 02:35:04

Eliane Claros - Brazil

20/12/2011 02:32:39

BravoMaicon - Brazil

20/12/2011 02:29:57

Sharon - Canada

20/12/2011 02:26:12

Jean-Michel - Canada

20/12/2011 02:08:58

Melchior - Australia

20/12/2011 00:39:37

Carol -

20/12/2011 00:32:40

Suzana - Brazil

20/12/2011 00:06:39

Jacy - Brazil

20/12/2011 00:02:07

Pedro - Chile

19/12/2011 23:15:57

Rilke - United Kingdom

My Voice:

It would be the most terrible loss! It can't happen.

19/12/2011 23:15:29

Francisco - Chile

19/12/2011 22:52:33

Peter -

My Voice:

Blessings on this valuable work

19/12/2011 22:28:16

Angello - Peru

19/12/2011 22:26:05

Julio - Peru

19/12/2011 22:17:12

Carol - Brazil

19/12/2011 22:14:25

Ajay - U.S.A.

19/12/2011 21:49:47

Anna - Australia

19/12/2011 21:18:34

Peter - United Kingdom

19/12/2011 21:05:35

ANDIE - France

19/12/2011 20:28:21

Christopher - U.S.A.

19/12/2011 20:19:20

Tessie - Peru

19/12/2011 19:03:43

Augusta - Peru

19/12/2011 19:00:32

Richard - United Kingdom

19/12/2011 19:00:13

holly - United Kingdom

19/12/2011 18:48:55

david - United Kingdom

19/12/2011 18:46:59

stu - United Kingdom

19/12/2011 17:03:54

bethany - United Kingdom

19/12/2011 16:53:31

Aída - Brazil

19/12/2011 16:49:59

Steven - U.S.A.

19/12/2011 16:20:23

Anita - Argentina

19/12/2011 16:19:14

Amber - U.S.A.

19/12/2011 16:18:24

sebastian - United Kingdom

19/12/2011 15:44:46

Clara - Australia

19/12/2011 15:30:46

Nancy - U.S.A.

My Voice:

Please keep growing and protecting our need for healthy seeds... Thank you for all that you do for the world.. Blessings, Nancy

19/12/2011 15:11:12

Dave - United Kingdom

My Voice:

Am appalled to discover that the type of high quality and holistic approach to care exemplified at Botton is being placed at risk by over-regulation on the part of yet another unnecessary quango.

19/12/2011 15:04:56

Kristina - United Kingdom

My Voice:

We have been delightfully reassured from visiting our niece at Botton that she happily lives in and contributes to a wonderful community.  What is especially comforting is the relationship with her houseparents who selflessly provide very special care and support.

Long may the inspirational approach of Botton continue and be nurtured.  It is food for thought to see this harmonious environment existing between disadvantaged and advantaged people living together.  How easy it would be to lose such a wonderful example by a failure of compassion and understanding and the rigid imposition of institutionalised regulation rather than by sensitive modification to meet all needs.  The risk to Botton must be avoided.

19/12/2011 14:53:23

ian - United Kingdom

My Voice:

anything to help

19/12/2011 14:31:57

David - United Kingdom

19/12/2011 14:31:02

Lia - U.S.A.

My Voice:

What Botton Village has been doing for over half a century to support the dignity of the Human Spirit in All human beings, is beyond words. They have my wholehearted support.

19/12/2011 14:29:11

Dee - United Kingdom

19/12/2011 14:28:54

Will - Norway

19/12/2011 14:08:02

Jonathan - United Kingdom

19/12/2011 13:30:03

Emilia - France

19/12/2011 13:26:00

Fred - U.S.A.

19/12/2011 12:42:34

Norma - Argentina

19/12/2011 12:40:42

Celeste - United Kingdom

19/12/2011 11:50:56

Holly - U.S.A.

My Voice:

As a parent of two adults with autism I recognize the importance of the unique gift Botton Village offers which allows many adults to live freely within a safe, caring environment with the predictability, consistancy and routine that is so needed by many with autism.

19/12/2011 11:26:09

Leigh - South Africa

My Voice:

Thank you current co-workers for continuing to offer the standard of care and personal love for which Camphill is famous.

19/12/2011 08:59:25

Daniel - Brazil

19/12/2011 08:56:44

JENNY - United Kingdom

19/12/2011 08:41:34

Matthias - Germany

19/12/2011 08:40:06

Sarah - United Kingdom

19/12/2011 08:34:50

Almuth - Germany

My Voice:

Love britishCamphillmovement!

 

19/12/2011 08:23:56

Paul - United Kingdom

My Voice:

We need to be more vocal

19/12/2011 07:37:34

Snigdha - U.S.A.

19/12/2011 06:55:38

Rayssa - Brazil

19/12/2011 03:43:19

Collete - U.S.A.

19/12/2011 03:41:36

DAVID - United Kingdom

19/12/2011 01:58:52

Morgana - Brazil

19/12/2011 01:38:36

Carla - Brazil

19/12/2011 01:37:13

Sibely - Brazil

19/12/2011 01:35:21

Lanit - Brazil

19/12/2011 01:26:22

Bete - Brazil

19/12/2011 01:25:19

Nathalie - Paraguay

18/12/2011 23:01:26

Gaby - Peru

18/12/2011 23:00:29

Luisa - Argentina

18/12/2011 22:40:32

Joëlle - France

18/12/2011 22:37:12

Francine - Belgium

18/12/2011 22:36:24

Ricardo - Brazil

18/12/2011 22:35:36

Clélia - Brazil

18/12/2011 22:34:37

Nathalie - France

18/12/2011 22:33:44

Fátima - Brazil

18/12/2011 22:32:47

Valerie - United Kingdom

My Voice:

I am fighting Kent County Council this very moment on behalf of my sister Wendy Woollven who lived in Botton with Allmut and Patrick for thirty-five years and was very happy.  The lack of creative thinking by the authority is astonishing.  Will certainly put in a good word for you with my county councillor and MP, Hugh Robertson, both who are supporting me with Wendy's case. 

18/12/2011 22:13:23

sarika - United Kingdom

18/12/2011 22:01:22

Jean - France

18/12/2011 22:01:06

Jade - United Kingdom

18/12/2011 21:44:26

Nils - Norway

18/12/2011 20:50:38

Anne - Norway

18/12/2011 20:45:00

Mikel - Spain

18/12/2011 20:24:53

Sarah - U.S.A.

18/12/2011 20:08:38

BRENDA - U.S.A.

My Voice:

Botton Village has done amazing work. Please support what they do.

18/12/2011 20:07:11

Ulrike - Germany

18/12/2011 19:57:28

Jês - U.S.A.

18/12/2011 19:46:04

Dietrich - Switzerland

18/12/2011 19:30:37

Tiziana - Italy

18/12/2011 18:52:18

finola - United Kingdom

18/12/2011 18:32:20

Veronique - United Kingdom

18/12/2011 17:59:49

Andras - Hungary

My Voice:

To whom it may concern,

I worked for long years at Camphill, and I never met with such a strong community life before.

The work there create a tender and hopefull enviroment for those children and adults whose mental or physical health call for it.

Yours sincerely

András Olessák

18/12/2011 16:41:11

Guiseppe - Italy

18/12/2011 16:06:32

Jessica - Italy

18/12/2011 15:38:19

Bosco - Brazil

18/12/2011 15:21:48

Ednaldo - Brazil

18/12/2011 15:20:47

Nicola - Italy

18/12/2011 15:19:30

Gemmelle - Brazil

18/12/2011 15:13:00

Valencia - Italy

18/12/2011 15:10:57

Olaleye - Nigeria

18/12/2011 15:09:54

Anthony - U.S.A.

18/12/2011 15:08:57

Thamar - Switzerland

18/12/2011 15:07:44

Fátima - Brazil

18/12/2011 15:06:50

Pam - United Kingdom

My Voice:

In this age of everything being the same- Botton has managed to stay unique and famous for its care for disabled people. I would hate to see drastic changes in the way it is run.

18/12/2011 14:56:21

Lela - Germany

18/12/2011 14:17:57

Desiree - South Africa

18/12/2011 13:47:42

Kay - United Kingdom

My Voice:

My daughter has been living happily in Botton for many years, benefitting from the extraordinary care, kindness and hardwork of the co-workers. Recently great unease has crept into the villagers' life there and distress at the sudden required departure of much-loved houseparents and other friends -pillars of the community. We sincerely hope that any necessary management changes can be made without losing the essence and peace of the Camphill way of life.

18/12/2011 13:47:15

Melville - South Africa

18/12/2011 13:45:03

Tommy - Ireland

18/12/2011 13:00:05

Lucie - United Kingdom

18/12/2011 12:46:31

Signe - Norway

18/12/2011 12:06:51

Anya - United Kingdom

18/12/2011 11:18:45

Will - United Kingdom

18/12/2011 10:48:17

kerry - United Kingdom

18/12/2011 10:41:59

Anita - Ireland

18/12/2011 10:22:03

Wolfgang - Germany

18/12/2011 09:26:28

Mary - U.S.A.

18/12/2011 09:07:46

Nancy - U.S.A.

18/12/2011 09:06:34

Monse - Mexico

18/12/2011 09:05:34

Hugo - Mexico

18/12/2011 09:03:32

Lindsay - U.S.A.

18/12/2011 09:02:05

Daniela - Mexico

18/12/2011 08:24:02

Steven - U.S.A.

18/12/2011 07:12:18

Michael - U.S.A.

18/12/2011 07:10:57

Eric - U.S.A.

18/12/2011 07:09:42

Cristina - Portugal

18/12/2011 07:08:41

Tidiane - France

18/12/2011 06:32:34

Isaac - U.S.A.

18/12/2011 01:53:38

Michael - Germany

18/12/2011 01:46:20

Robert - Germany

18/12/2011 01:40:57

Analu - Brazil

18/12/2011 00:55:13

Gotthard - Australia

18/12/2011 00:53:46

Julia - Georgia

18/12/2011 00:52:26

Larry - U.S.A.

18/12/2011 00:49:45

Lieselotte - Germany

18/12/2011 00:48:39

Maria - Georgia

18/12/2011 00:45:49

Dr. - United Kingdom

17/12/2011 22:49:59

Manó - Hungary

17/12/2011 22:38:55

Sohee - Mexico

17/12/2011 22:31:40

Paula - Brazil

17/12/2011 22:06:46

Elyzabeth - Brazil

17/12/2011 22:05:54

Jalousie - Brazil

17/12/2011 22:03:47

Tânia - Brazil

17/12/2011 22:02:08

Angie - Switzerland

17/12/2011 22:00:29

Úrsula - Germany

17/12/2011 21:59:16

Thays - Brazil

17/12/2011 21:58:06

Bernhard - Germany

My Voice:

Botton Village is a real impulse of social and human values!

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I went there a few times and was deeply impressed by the efforts who are made by the coworkers and the villagers, to manage a healthy community. It is not the intention to care for people in need of help, it is the strong will and the ideato live and to work together, in true partnership. Botton Village was founded in 1955 with these ideas and targets.

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Today our society more and more is asking for this! Inclusion became of impotance in the western world only a few years ago.  Didn`t our civilisation learn

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17/12/2011 20:41:04

Pim - Netherlands

17/12/2011 19:48:52

João - Brazil

17/12/2011 19:12:42

Beatriz - Brazil

17/12/2011 19:10:56

Thomas - Germany

17/12/2011 18:50:09

Alan - United Kingdom

17/12/2011 18:12:36

Don - United Kingdom

17/12/2011 16:51:13

Rebecca - United Kingdom

17/12/2011 16:46:34

Claire - United Kingdom

17/12/2011 16:25:16

Bert - Netherlands

My Voice:

I have been at Botton Village for about 12 yrars ago. Botton Village is a very special community with its neiborhoods where disabled people and co-workers live together and share their lives and take care of their animals and the earth in their farms.

17/12/2011 16:23:45

Zuzana - United Kingdom

17/12/2011 15:58:25

Kerst - U.S.A.

My Voice:

the years that i lived in Botton were very special.

17/12/2011 14:59:32

Roxanne -

17/12/2011 14:08:04

rowan - United Kingdom

My Voice:

Ask any 1 service user and there familys how they feel about camphill and they will give only postives! more camphills should be made!

17/12/2011 12:50:04

Corina - Croatia

17/12/2011 12:49:03

Alice - United Kingdom

My Voice:

This is such important work and the community that is created contribute significantly to so many different sectors of society, that it seems idiotic to try and hinder this great institution.

17/12/2011 12:46:27

Joyce - Brazil

17/12/2011 12:44:49

Mada - Italy

17/12/2011 12:43:11

Alexandru - Croatia

17/12/2011 12:40:22

Manoel - Brazil

17/12/2011 12:38:28

JosePauloChinelate - Brazil

17/12/2011 12:36:18

Iontro - Italy

17/12/2011 12:35:05

nathan - U.S.A.

17/12/2011 12:25:23

joy - United Kingdom

17/12/2011 11:42:53

Rachel - United Kingdom

17/12/2011 11:31:07

Liz - United Kingdom

My Voice:

Save Camphill!

17/12/2011 11:19:01

Alice - United Kingdom

17/12/2011 11:16:01

charlotte - Australia

My Voice:

More than any other thing in this world, we need vision. Vision to continue for another 60 years to educate and enrich the world with ennobled lives of these very special human beings. Maintain the vision.

17/12/2011 10:29:22

francesca - United Kingdom

17/12/2011 10:23:25

Grace - Australia

My Voice:

I had an amazing visit to a Camphill community in Botswana 2007. A place filled with love and compassion for those who need it most. That was the first real encounter I had with people who have disabilities at the age of 16. I am now a disability support worker and will always remember my initiation into understanding and supporting people of all abilities at Camphill Botswana.

17/12/2011 10:21:40

sam - United Kingdom

17/12/2011 10:05:23

alana - United Kingdom

17/12/2011 09:53:26

Smita - United Kingdom

17/12/2011 03:11:22

Jandira - Brazil

17/12/2011 01:57:49

Marcos - Brazil

17/12/2011 01:56:37

Jef - Netherlands

17/12/2011 01:54:42

Dottie - U.S.A.

17/12/2011 00:31:36

Jessica - U.S.A.

17/12/2011 00:27:35

Jessica - U.S.A.

17/12/2011 00:26:41

Claudio - Brazil

17/12/2011 00:17:58

Jessica - U.S.A.

17/12/2011 00:17:02

Amara -

17/12/2011 00:09:54

Jannah - United Kingdom

17/12/2011 00:05:25

Yogesh - India

17/12/2011 00:05:20

Esti - South Africa

16/12/2011 23:56:42

George - France

16/12/2011 23:50:52

Adam - United Kingdom

My Voice:

Botton is unique and an invaluable asset to the care of people with special needs. As well as holding a flame for community living and an alternative approach to being in the world.

16/12/2011 23:25:37

Wibke - Germany

16/12/2011 23:21:53

Melanie - U.S.A.

16/12/2011 23:12:45

Jonas - Sweden

16/12/2011 22:49:31

Alizon - United Kingdom

My Voice:

I stood in for a house parent many years ago as I wanted to find out about Camp Hill/ I was so inspired by the way the villagers lived their lives, working, nurtured, safe, fullfilled. I t is a wonderful place and needs to be maintained in the same spirit so people can flourish and reach their full potential

16/12/2011 22:47:14

Helena - Sweden

16/12/2011 22:47:03

Lars-Ove - Sweden

16/12/2011 22:01:33

Kristin - Bulgaria

16/12/2011 21:23:14

Nick - U.S.A.

16/12/2011 21:21:39

Adrian - U.S.A.

16/12/2011 21:20:10

Ingvild - Norway

16/12/2011 21:18:57

Veronika - Czech Republic

16/12/2011 21:17:59

Henrik - Norway

16/12/2011 21:16:56

Kathy - U.S.A.

16/12/2011 20:41:39

Julia - Germany

16/12/2011 20:28:28

Francisco - Brazil

16/12/2011 20:04:39

Renatte -

16/12/2011 20:03:34

Caroline - Brazil

16/12/2011 19:56:08

malcolm - United Kingdom

My Voice:

its so good .

16/12/2011 19:48:46

Dot - United Kingdom

My Voice:

This is such an important endeavour. It must be supported and saved,

16/12/2011 19:45:59

Marcos - Brazil

16/12/2011 19:44:03

sally - United Kingdom

16/12/2011 19:42:29

brendan - U.S.A.

16/12/2011 19:10:06

Ilan - United Kingdom

16/12/2011 18:55:56

KAREN - United Kingdom

My Voice:

Botton is one of the most inspiring places I and my family have ever visited, giving the opportunity to everyone to reach their true potential, through freiendship, care and meaningful work. 

16/12/2011 18:51:28

David - United Kingdom

16/12/2011 18:44:29

Breda - Ecuador

16/12/2011 17:48:25

Don - United Kingdom

16/12/2011 17:27:24

Penny - United Kingdom

16/12/2011 17:10:21

Raphaelle - France

My Voice:

Botton is a most precious and wonderful place...Where one can find oneself through human love and trust, where one can offer one's own (sometimes hidden) treasures, and see them reflected all around him, in one's daily work, in others, in the nature...Botton is a place where one is allowed to be, with one's strenths and one's weaknesses, where one is given the chance to try to do one's best and to make mistakes, and to try again: Human's endeavour to become more truly Human. The ones we lovingly call villagers are our teachers, they show us the way, they help us to open our hearts.For me it has been and still is an amazing opportunity to have the honor to be living and learning  at the side of these very special people.

Obviously, what is happening now isn't aknowledging, even denying the very nature of our work here. It is very painful to be a witness of this destruction, as for lots of us, it doesn't only mean go through changes, but truly to lose something, most precious in our lives. It seems to be the end of a great story, which was talking about dignity, human love, trust, determination to be alive and to stand upright, whatever our handicaps are.

Villagers are the ones who help us to dare looking at our own handicaps, and to learn loving them and even turning them into strenth!!!

 

16/12/2011 17:04:17

Laurin - Germany

16/12/2011 17:01:49

Ciro - Italy

16/12/2011 16:37:59

Monica - Peru

16/12/2011 15:47:03

Aurélia - Brazil

16/12/2011 15:25:03

Tina David - Bolivia

16/12/2011 15:23:14

Vivar - Bolivia

16/12/2011 15:22:27

Paengwafo - Philippines

16/12/2011 15:14:09

Sheila - United Kingdom

My Voice:

I am dismayed and horrified at what I have learnt about local authority interference at Botton Village.  I know one of the villagers well and she is happier and more fulfilled there than at any other time in her life. Botton is her home, as it is for all the other villagers. She couldn't ask for better care than she receives there. Would my local authority be entitled to walk into my home and tell me how it should be run? I think not. Leave well alone.

16/12/2011 14:26:59

Suzanne - United Kingdom

16/12/2011 14:03:35

Mohamed - Algeria

16/12/2011 13:23:57

Mathieu - France

16/12/2011 13:21:15

Tanya - United Kingdom

16/12/2011 12:57:04

Marina - Brazil

16/12/2011 12:52:39

Ann - U.S.A.

16/12/2011 12:42:41

Patrizia - Germany

16/12/2011 12:34:01

Arnaldo - Brazil

16/12/2011 12:22:01

Isaac - Kenya

My Voice:

Camphill communities stand for values that need to be protected and I pledge to stand by them at this time when they need the support of friends and all those who care. I visited Botton village in the summer and what I saw there bowled me over and it is under the conviction that something so great and wonderful should and must be protected that I pledge my support! 

16/12/2011 12:06:08

gavin - United Kingdom

16/12/2011 11:47:46

Jacqueline - United Kingdom

16/12/2011 11:21:08

john-luke - United Kingdom

My Voice:

best of luck. i'll spread the word.

16/12/2011 11:11:36

Audrey - Ireland

16/12/2011 10:51:17

trine - Norway

16/12/2011 09:30:07

Prof. - Germany

16/12/2011 09:24:46

Gorete - Portugal

16/12/2011 07:59:17

Maddie - United Kingdom

16/12/2011 07:53:15

Geuza - Brazil

16/12/2011 03:32:31

Glenn - U.S.A.

16/12/2011 03:30:41

Patrícia - Peru

16/12/2011 03:29:02

Phillip - U.S.A.

16/12/2011 03:27:59

Rodolfo - Brazil

16/12/2011 02:54:27

Olga - Brazil

16/12/2011 02:52:09

sylvie - U.S.A.

16/12/2011 01:20:52

Neto - Brazil

16/12/2011 00:41:09

Renato - Brazil

16/12/2011 00:40:08

Valéria - Mexico

16/12/2011 00:36:18

Angela - Brazil

16/12/2011 00:29:00

Michele - Australia

16/12/2011 00:25:39

Christine - Switzerland

16/12/2011 00:21:10

Kristina - Australia

15/12/2011 23:42:58

Richard - United Kingdom

My Voice:

I speak of Camphill in general and not specifically Botton Village.

Another organisation having the human element squeezed out through over regulation, the perceived requirement for excessively detailed documentation, process driven workflows and a growing fear of speaking and doing what is both true and real.

It’s happening everywhere ... Over complication, over emphasis on financial elements, a lack of trust in peoples innate ability and the bean counter having the final word.  The result being a shift in emphasis from the actual ‘doing’ to the ‘process’.

What next..? Process flowcharts, scripted communication... robotic care workers..?

We need Camphill and other such organisations that have a broader value based approach than your average money making machine, not just in care and education, but in all realms of human activity.

I hope a balance can be found, not just for Camphill, but for everyone’s sake!

15/12/2011 22:57:37

Silvio - Brazil

15/12/2011 22:38:43

Raul - Spain

15/12/2011 22:33:59

Vólia - Brazil

15/12/2011 22:26:59

Anna - Germany

15/12/2011 22:22:46

Astrid - Norway

15/12/2011 22:15:48

Fernando - Portugal

15/12/2011 22:14:29

Jonathan - Ireland

15/12/2011 22:10:47

Irene - Norway

15/12/2011 22:09:22

Cinha - Portugal

15/12/2011 22:04:40

wallace - Brazil

15/12/2011 21:59:09

Angelica - United Kingdom

15/12/2011 21:57:15

Sarah - Canada

15/12/2011 21:50:30

Kevin - United Kingdom

15/12/2011 21:41:19

Giselle - Brazil

15/12/2011 21:38:03

monica - United Kingdom

15/12/2011 21:37:45

Bruna - Brazil

15/12/2011 21:37:04

Louise - Brazil

15/12/2011 21:35:51

Anibal - Brazil

15/12/2011 21:34:11

Nazareno - Brazil

15/12/2011 21:32:37

Michael - U.S.A.

15/12/2011 21:30:32

Nelly - Peru

15/12/2011 21:29:02

Rolf - Germany

15/12/2011 21:27:37

Karen - United Kingdom

15/12/2011 21:06:00

edilene - Brazil

15/12/2011 20:55:52

Sabine - Germany

15/12/2011 20:53:09

Sandra - Peru

15/12/2011 20:51:35

Ninette - United Kingdom

15/12/2011 20:51:34

Sandra - Peru

15/12/2011 20:49:59

Waltraud - Germany

15/12/2011 20:48:23

Luis - Peru

15/12/2011 20:45:51

Karin - Germany

15/12/2011 20:43:02

José - Peru

15/12/2011 20:41:47

Jeanny - U.S.A.

15/12/2011 20:40:44

Gustav - Peru

15/12/2011 20:37:34

Peter - United Kingdom

My Voice:

The outstanding quality of care in these special communities, based on real understanding, must not be lost. So many people have been enabled to lead fulfilled and happy lives in spite of disabilities and disadvantages. This work which has received the devoted and selfless support of the many co-workers must be supported and continued.

15/12/2011 19:56:23

Simon -

15/12/2011 19:50:15

Francesca - United Kingdom

15/12/2011 19:39:15

Folke - Germany

15/12/2011 19:30:41

Eli - Germany

15/12/2011 19:25:58

Benária -

15/12/2011 19:24:28

Cynthia - Peru

15/12/2011 19:23:24

Cornelius - Germany

15/12/2011 19:22:22

Claus-Peter - Venezuela

15/12/2011 19:20:27

Christel - Germany

15/12/2011 19:18:58

Chela - Bolivia

15/12/2011 19:17:14

Carlos - Peru

15/12/2011 19:15:16

Bernd - Ecuador

15/12/2011 19:12:11

Adamo - Italy

15/12/2011 19:10:46

Mauro - Italy

15/12/2011 19:09:24

Vivian - Brazil

15/12/2011 19:07:41

Carlos - Germany

15/12/2011 19:06:34

Verena - Norway

15/12/2011 19:02:18

Jasar - India

15/12/2011 18:47:55

ivan - United Kingdom

15/12/2011 18:47:06

Yunjoon.Kim - South Korea

15/12/2011 18:01:32

Bernard - U.S.A.

My Voice:

Botton Village makes a very significant and positive contribution toward a dignified and meaning life for the adult with developmental disabilities.

15/12/2011 17:25:16

Sadhbh - Ireland

15/12/2011 17:12:03

Wendy - United Kingdom

15/12/2011 17:08:50

S. - Germany

My Voice:

There is no reason to not support this campaign!

15/12/2011 16:59:26

Nicholas - United Kingdom

15/12/2011 15:30:26

Laura - Canada

My Voice:

Camphill communities are inspiring places. They provide a unique opportunity for people with volunerabilities to live a full and meaningful life while receiving excellent care from people who dedicate a great deal of time and love to those individuals in need. I hope the magic of the Camphill movement is not lost to a cookie-cutter system.

15/12/2011 15:27:46

Sreekanth - Brazil

15/12/2011 15:23:48

Unmesh - India

15/12/2011 15:16:24

Patrícia - Peru

15/12/2011 15:14:26

Clara - Germany

15/12/2011 15:12:52

Ademir - Brazil

15/12/2011 15:11:37

Arjen - United Kingdom

My Voice:

I have visited Botton Village in a few occasions and have always been amazed by the high level of genuine care that is being provided at this Camphill village. If I had children with special needs I would want them to be cared for with so much love and real care. I recently visited a standard care home for people with special needs and the feeling one gets in such a place is of detachment, staff working just for their wage, no real connection between staff and residents. Residents living in separate little units with overnight sleep-in staff - it is an approach which doesn't nourish real care relationships. In Botton Village and other Camphill communities however the way the people with special needs work together on the farms and other workshops, and how they live in real families, creates meaningful lives where residents experience true fulfillment. 

15/12/2011 14:59:36

Ingfrid - Norway

15/12/2011 14:58:05

Johnny - United Kingdom

15/12/2011 13:53:35

Jennifer - United Kingdom

15/12/2011 13:51:11

Jessy - Germany

15/12/2011 13:48:18

Alexander - United Kingdom

My Voice:

A Fantastic place, my sister was truly inspired when she spent a week there.

15/12/2011 13:45:06

Nick - Ireland

15/12/2011 12:44:04

Ana - Brazil

15/12/2011 12:38:44

Marianne - Germany

15/12/2011 12:35:46

Lorena - Peru

15/12/2011 12:34:30

Claudia - Germany

15/12/2011 12:32:26

Kinjal - India

15/12/2011 12:31:19

Kinjal - India

15/12/2011 12:29:31

Patrícia - Peru

15/12/2011 12:28:19

Marta - Peru

15/12/2011 12:23:15

Pedro - Germany

15/12/2011 12:21:44

Nancy - United Kingdom

15/12/2011 12:20:30

Manuel - Germany

15/12/2011 12:19:42

Eowyn - U.S.A.

My Voice:

In my various visits to Botton Village, I witnissed a depth and integrity of care that I've rarely seen elsewhere, similar to many Camphill communities around the world. 

15/12/2011 12:15:55

Jinmi - South Korea

15/12/2011 12:15:00

Mihir - India

15/12/2011 12:13:40

Vládia - Brazil

15/12/2011 11:51:43

Silvia - Brazil

15/12/2011 11:49:39

Reinhilde - Brazil

15/12/2011 11:48:49

Emanuel - Brazil

15/12/2011 11:47:39

Otto - Peru

15/12/2011 11:46:44

Petra - Germany

15/12/2011 11:45:35

Rafael - Peru

15/12/2011 11:44:44

Pilar - Switzerland

15/12/2011 11:43:47

Rafael - Germany

15/12/2011 11:42:59

Alma - U.S.A.

15/12/2011 11:42:05

Ricardo - Peru

15/12/2011 11:41:15

Aline - Brazil

15/12/2011 11:39:41

Vitor - Brazil

15/12/2011 11:38:40

JANNI - United Kingdom

15/12/2011 11:30:28

Hernandez - France

15/12/2011 11:24:38

Andreas - Germany

15/12/2011 10:45:58

julie - United Kingdom

15/12/2011 10:39:49

Jessica - United Kingdom

My Voice:

I could write an essay about how the CQC (and prior to that, CSci) have no real understanding of a person's holistic needs, how they seem to fear any organisation or body that does not have a politically correct, secular agenda.....but I won't. God Bless and Best Wishes to all who live in the Camphill communities

15/12/2011 10:28:21

Rosemary - United Kingdom

My Voice:

I think it's really important to realise the value of Camphill communities before it's too late. I've witnessed the great work they've done for many people and I really beleive without these communities many people will suffer and the potential for it's resedents to have a good life will disapear.

15/12/2011 10:25:35

Margaret - United Kingdom

15/12/2011 09:42:33

Emilie - United Kingdom

15/12/2011 09:41:57

Chris - United Kingdom

15/12/2011 09:34:02

Meave - Ireland, Northern

My Voice:

I'm a Gp and have seen first hand the great work of camphill. Faceless bureaucrats would destroy the system

15/12/2011 09:10:15

Joshua - United Kingdom

15/12/2011 09:08:41

Linus - United Kingdom

15/12/2011 07:03:42

Chong - Vietnam

15/12/2011 07:01:13

Eva - Netherlands

15/12/2011 06:55:16

Roos - Netherlands

15/12/2011 06:54:07

Charlotte - Vietnam

15/12/2011 06:51:29

Emmelie - Vietnam

My Voice:

This community is a perfect example of how caring the world should be. Why change it or take it down?

15/12/2011 06:47:29

Charlotte - United Kingdom

My Voice:

Let's get it sorted!

15/12/2011 06:27:40

Till - Germany

15/12/2011 06:24:51

Viviane - Brazil

15/12/2011 04:46:39

Valter - Brazil

15/12/2011 04:30:36

Sara - U.S.A.

15/12/2011 04:01:37

May - United Kingdom

15/12/2011 03:38:42

Walmir - Brazil

15/12/2011 03:33:59

Walter - Brazil

15/12/2011 03:31:51

Jaime - Peru

15/12/2011 03:30:22

Marion - Peru

15/12/2011 03:28:10

Pamela - Canada

My Voice:

Camphill Communities are inspired places where many people find homes for life and others, with and without obvious impairment, are welcomed to share life together for a year or more - almost always resulting in a deep change in the way they view people living with vulnerabilities. The best route to social inclusion is not to create one, universal, cookie-cutter lifestyle option for all people with disability ... it is to allow multiple options to co-exist and people can choose among them, those which suit them best.To choose where they feel they are most included and well cared-for. I pledge my support to Camphill and Botton.  

15/12/2011 03:27:45

Jan - Colombia

15/12/2011 03:27:10

Rena - United Kingdom

My Voice:

I think Camphil Communities need lots of support and don't get as much as they should. I am a co-worker in one and know from personal experiance and first hand accounts the amazing work that is done and how it needs to be kept up to the best quality. Please support!

15/12/2011 00:27:09

Jamie - United Kingdom

My Voice:

Fight the power.

14/12/2011 23:43:48

Jaime - Peru

14/12/2011 23:14:57

Juan - U.S.A.

14/12/2011 23:13:34

Isabel - Peru

14/12/2011 23:12:40

Irmela - Switzerland

14/12/2011 23:11:14

P - Germany

14/12/2011 23:09:48

Alex - Brazil

14/12/2011 22:59:04

Irma Roca - Peru

14/12/2011 22:57:10

Conrad - Germany

14/12/2011 22:55:30

Carmen - Spain

14/12/2011 22:53:22

Carmen - Germany

14/12/2011 22:52:10

Carolina - Chile

14/12/2011 22:50:26

Carolina - South Korea

14/12/2011 22:49:03

Angelica - Chile

14/12/2011 22:45:28

Alejandro - Peru

14/12/2011 22:42:08

Andreas - Germany

14/12/2011 22:41:08

pablo - Colombia

14/12/2011 22:37:31

Tome -

14/12/2011 22:37:30

Teresa - Portugal

14/12/2011 22:35:30

Pablo/Maria - Brazil

14/12/2011 22:33:07

Fee - Germany

14/12/2011 22:17:54

Hannah - United Kingdom

14/12/2011 22:16:07

Sheila - U.S.A.

14/12/2011 22:14:10

Pieter - Sweden

14/12/2011 22:04:18

Muirne - Ireland

14/12/2011 22:00:21

Didi - United Kingdom

My Voice:

The difference this service makes to children\\\'s lives is amazing. It far out-performs any other service I have come across, and treats those that are cared for as equals, not patients. 

14/12/2011 21:58:06

phil - United Kingdom

14/12/2011 21:57:09

siobhan - United Kingdom

My Voice:

my parents have dedicated over 30 years of their life to camphill. My family wouldn't be the same if they had not. 

14/12/2011 21:53:55

alex - United Kingdom

14/12/2011 21:46:32

Andreas - Denmark

14/12/2011 21:45:00

El - Chile

14/12/2011 21:41:23

Samuel - United Kingdom

14/12/2011 21:40:58

Clara - Brazil

14/12/2011 21:40:14

Suianny - Brazil

14/12/2011 21:39:12

Lisa - United Kingdom

My Voice:

I give my whole hearted support to the principles and ethos followed in Botton, but have some reservation as to the "operation" as I don't know the details and know from personal experience that "Camphill" has some painful transformations to go through. My warmest wishes go to my fellow co-workers that this dark period ends with some positive outcomes (and sometimes these can be different to expected!) 

14/12/2011 21:21:47

Eduardo - Brazil

14/12/2011 20:42:38

Luise - United Kingdom

My Voice:

Sending my full support for your battle!

14/12/2011 20:41:24

Cynthia - Brazil

14/12/2011 20:41:02

Raz - United Kingdom

My Voice:

I am stunned (or perhaps not) by the arrogance and lack

of sensitivity on behalf of the "authorities" and wish to send

my full support to you.

14/12/2011 20:40:01

Jaqueline - Brazil

14/12/2011 20:39:48

Kelzinha - Brazil

14/12/2011 20:38:33

Rose - United Kingdom

14/12/2011 20:06:22

Tom - United Kingdom

14/12/2011 19:48:24

tom - United Kingdom

14/12/2011 19:37:22

Sam - United Kingdom

14/12/2011 19:34:27

Rob - United Kingdom

14/12/2011 19:22:20

Kevin - United Kingdom

14/12/2011 19:12:15

Jason - U.S.A.

14/12/2011 19:08:15

Valerie - Norway

14/12/2011 19:02:51

ian - United Kingdom

My Voice:

Botton Hall is unique. It provides what no other home could ever do, a sense of purpose for the residents. Do not under any circumstances change this organisation.

14/12/2011 18:36:00

David - United Kingdom

14/12/2011 18:10:49

david - United Kingdom

My Voice:

we have got to support this all the best

14/12/2011 17:50:34

Jonathan - U.S.A.

My Voice:

Heartbeet Lifesharing will uphold Bolton Village in thier thoughts during the holynights and behong.

 

Warm regards,

14/12/2011 17:38:05

Elizabeth -

14/12/2011 17:22:05

Mattias - Sweden

14/12/2011 17:11:13

david - United Kingdom

14/12/2011 17:03:10

marion - United Kingdom

14/12/2011 16:50:32

Martin - United Kingdom

14/12/2011 16:43:12

Philippa - United Kingdom

14/12/2011 16:41:00

Rachel - U.S.A.

My Voice:

I grew up in Camphill Kimberton Hills where my parents worked and am deeply thankful for that experience. Such places, where ideals of community are practiced on a daily basis, are needed for the future! No place is ever perfect and each community must strive to meet the needs of time and place, but this work is needed and beautiful. My friendship and support go to Botton as it fights to keep active!

14/12/2011 16:35:28

Niamh - United Kingdom

14/12/2011 16:23:19

Simone - United Kingdom

14/12/2011 13:59:28

Kay - United Kingdom

14/12/2011 13:28:19

Lucinda - United Kingdom

14/12/2011 13:24:59

Renate - Ireland

14/12/2011 12:57:15

Margarita - United Kingdom

14/12/2011 12:43:28

Aija - United Kingdom

14/12/2011 12:32:52

Davydd - Norway

My Voice:

People in Botton village seem to feel extremely protected and accepted as individuals and not just misunderstood people within an environment that is hidden away from the rest of the world for the reason of them being diifferent.

14/12/2011 12:25:08

Caroline - United Kingdom

14/12/2011 11:18:28

Judy - United Kingdom

14/12/2011 11:10:50

Andrea - United Kingdom

14/12/2011 10:45:17

Nigel - United Kingdom

14/12/2011 10:24:03

Martin - United Kingdom

My Voice:

I know of somebody who has attended this facility for a number of years and am well aware of the good that it does and the help it provides, to change the way it operates is completely unnecessary

14/12/2011 10:16:19

Christopher - United Kingdom

My Voice:

Its worked perfectly well for over 50 years ....... leave it alone !

14/12/2011 10:16:13

lyn - United Kingdom

14/12/2011 10:14:33

Andrea - United Kingdom

14/12/2011 10:13:00

Max - United Kingdom

14/12/2011 10:05:45

Saskia - United Kingdom

14/12/2011 09:41:29

Philip - United Kingdom

14/12/2011 09:40:59

Pauline - Australia

14/12/2011 09:28:43

Alenka - Argentina

14/12/2011 09:09:39

Zaneir - Brazil

14/12/2011 08:56:42

Batista - Brazil

14/12/2011 08:55:17

Adriana - Brazil

14/12/2011 08:52:36

Fiona - Germany

14/12/2011 08:49:45

Kim - United Kingdom

14/12/2011 08:44:55

Joanne - United Kingdom

14/12/2011 08:43:54

Anne-Mette - Germany

14/12/2011 08:42:35

thomas - Ireland

14/12/2011 07:23:08

Woojung - South Korea

My Voice:

I was so impressed by the nature of this deep deep English countryside. I loved the way the Camphill communities use the nature and their self-sufficient life. I think all the system of this communities could be possible thanks to based on nature!

14/12/2011 04:57:22

Nina - United Kingdom

14/12/2011 04:12:39

Will - United Kingdom

14/12/2011 03:09:37

Delia - Brazil

14/12/2011 02:58:00

Barbara - Brazil

14/12/2011 02:56:47

CristianoBezerra - Brazil

14/12/2011 02:54:50

Silvia - Peru

14/12/2011 02:53:02

Larissa - Brazil

14/12/2011 02:50:59

Juliana - Brazil

14/12/2011 02:49:45

David - Germany

14/12/2011 02:07:41

Ian - U.S.A.

14/12/2011 01:40:06

Matilda - United Kingdom

14/12/2011 01:08:58

bridget -

14/12/2011 00:34:44

Helena - Brazil

14/12/2011 00:29:59

Mirelle - Brazil

14/12/2011 00:27:58

Grace - Brazil

14/12/2011 00:26:03

Gena - Brazil

14/12/2011 00:24:33

Andrea -

14/12/2011 00:21:37

Adriana - Brazil

14/12/2011 00:18:54

Lia - Brazil

14/12/2011 00:17:45

Lia - Brazil

14/12/2011 00:16:04

Deborah - U.S.A.

14/12/2011 00:14:24

Lully - Brazil

14/12/2011 00:13:43

Emma - United Kingdom

14/12/2011 00:13:04

Beatriz - Brazil

14/12/2011 00:12:40

Ricardo - Brazil

14/12/2011 00:11:43

Ryan - U.S.A.

14/12/2011 00:11:43

Thaty - Brazil

14/12/2011 00:10:36

Silvaninha - Brazil

14/12/2011 00:08:27

Afonso - Brazil

14/12/2011 00:06:40

Andregaio - Brazil

14/12/2011 00:05:34

Assunção - Brazil

14/12/2011 00:01:44

Tamura - Brazil

14/12/2011 00:00:10

Talita - Brazil

13/12/2011 23:59:19

Mario - United Kingdom

13/12/2011 23:13:13

Nina - United Kingdom

13/12/2011 23:10:02

Ben - United Kingdom

13/12/2011 23:09:30

craig.dunlop - United Kingdom

My Voice:

The state's model of care is rigid and institutional. Sure it is "safe" but at the cost of being impersonal and unreal. Can they not see that imposing it on Botton will destroy its essence. The whole point of Botton is that it is an innovative model of living, not a care home. It is people sharing real life, warts and all, and not some anodine, grey existence full of artificial choices and leisure activities. You cannot innovate and be part of the establishment at the same time. Wake up Camphill Trustees before it is too late.

13/12/2011 23:07:13

Catherine - United Kingdom

13/12/2011 23:04:11

Jean - U.S.A.

13/12/2011 23:02:16

Nick - United Kingdom

13/12/2011 22:33:07

Dani - Peru

13/12/2011 22:30:17

Dorothea - Peru

13/12/2011 22:29:19

Annabel - United Kingdom

My Voice:

Cmaphill communities are the most caring and empowering and loving communities.  They are the best.

13/12/2011 22:28:36

Elisabeth - Germany

13/12/2011 22:28:01

Erich - Germany

13/12/2011 22:27:11

Nick - United Kingdom

13/12/2011 22:26:15

Eveline - Germany

13/12/2011 22:26:14

Alexander - United Kingdom

13/12/2011 22:25:18

Hugo - Peru

13/12/2011 22:25:13

Mia - U.S.A.

13/12/2011 22:24:46

Hans - Germany

13/12/2011 22:24:01

Oliver - United Kingdom

My Voice:

My uncle works at a Camphill communitie. Such a great scheem 

13/12/2011 22:23:01

Rebeca - Brazil

13/12/2011 22:22:03

Raquel - Brazil

13/12/2011 22:21:07

Elaine - United Kingdom

My Voice:

Botton is a precious example of holistic care provision. CQC undermines this fundamental relationship.

13/12/2011 22:20:46

Ian - United Kingdom

13/12/2011 22:20:05

Helio - Brazil

13/12/2011 22:19:21

Inocência - Brazil

13/12/2011 22:18:17

Luciana - Brazil

13/12/2011 22:17:02

Lucimar - Brazil

13/12/2011 22:16:09

Vanuza - Brazil

13/12/2011 22:14:00

Vic - Brazil

13/12/2011 22:12:56

Fatima - Brazil

13/12/2011 22:11:50

Estefani - Brazil

13/12/2011 22:11:03

Antonio - Portugal

13/12/2011 22:10:03

Andrea - Brazil

13/12/2011 22:09:12

Vasty - Brazil

13/12/2011 22:08:20

Walkam - Brazil

13/12/2011 22:06:51

Karina - Argentina

13/12/2011 22:05:57

Juana - Spain

13/12/2011 22:05:06

Arthur - United Kingdom

13/12/2011 22:04:11

Christina - Spain

13/12/2011 22:03:54

Caillenn - Portugal

13/12/2011 22:03:04

Lidia - Argentina

13/12/2011 22:02:05

Mercedes - Argentina

13/12/2011 22:01:20

Roberto - Argentina

13/12/2011 22:00:37

Susana - Spain

13/12/2011 21:58:37

Lucy - United Kingdom

13/12/2011 21:45:49

Danny - United Kingdom

13/12/2011 21:44:23

Touareg - Mexico

13/12/2011 21:29:16

Gisete - Brazil

13/12/2011 21:25:22

Lucila - United Kingdom

My Voice:

I wish you good luck. Please continue with the excellent work you do. I support your values and appreciate them.

13/12/2011 21:24:59

susana - Argentina

13/12/2011 21:22:41

Lilian - Argentina

13/12/2011 21:21:54

Giovanna - United Kingdom

13/12/2011 21:21:30

Gloria - Chile

13/12/2011 21:20:53

Maria - Portugal

13/12/2011 21:18:26

alzira - Germany

13/12/2011 21:12:21

Tullio - Italy

13/12/2011 21:11:08

Luis - Mexico

13/12/2011 21:09:44

Alfredo - Mexico

13/12/2011 21:08:24

Sandra - Spain

13/12/2011 21:06:18

Amalia - Argentina

13/12/2011 21:03:49

Brigida - Spain

13/12/2011 21:02:52

Ivonne - Brazil

13/12/2011 21:01:56

Amalia - Brazil

13/12/2011 21:00:34

Alexandra - Brazil

13/12/2011 20:59:44

Edvanir - Brazil

13/12/2011 20:57:20

Denise - Brazil

13/12/2011 20:56:29

Claudia - Brazil

13/12/2011 20:55:42

Fabiana - Brazil

13/12/2011 20:54:53

Carolina - Brazil

13/12/2011 20:54:03

Betina - Brazil

13/12/2011 20:53:02

Frederico - Brazil

13/12/2011 20:52:15

Heliane - Brazil

13/12/2011 20:47:19

William - United Kingdom

My Voice:

Camphill is a fantastic way to help those with special needs; it is the very best way that I have ever come across!

13/12/2011 20:47:04

Mathilda - United Kingdom

13/12/2011 20:44:41

Emma - United Kingdom

13/12/2011 20:43:07

Renata - Brazil

13/12/2011 20:42:59

Irene - United Kingdom

My Voice:

The Camphill Communities do a fantastic job! We live near one and see evidence of the love and care of the co-workers, when they bring their companions to shop in the village and attend local events that enrich their lives. They also help the companions to be part of the wider community, which is a lovely thing to witness.

13/12/2011 20:42:50

Ladia - Brazil

13/12/2011 20:42:18

Haydèe - Brazil

13/12/2011 20:41:27

George - Brazil

13/12/2011 20:40:15

Carlos - Brazil

13/12/2011 20:38:24

Mark - United Kingdom

13/12/2011 20:38:04

Anne - Germany

My Voice:

Even I only know Botton from hearsay and reading I had the chance to look rather closely at the philosophy of Camphill communities in my thesis and visited the german villages.  I was really impressed to see these social farms with real inclusive character and the high engagement of the co-workers who create a world worth living for people with needs. Nowadays we need more of these working- and living communities like the Camphill communities.

13/12/2011 20:37:52

Donald - United Kingdom

13/12/2011 20:37:05

Aurélio - Brazil

13/12/2011 20:36:35

Angela - Brazil

13/12/2011 20:35:29

Sylvia - Peru

13/12/2011 20:34:11

Erich - Germany

13/12/2011 20:33:18

Sylvia - Spain

13/12/2011 20:33:09

Grace - U.S.A.

13/12/2011 20:32:39

Osvaldo - Brazil

13/12/2011 20:31:50

Roberto - Brazil

13/12/2011 20:30:56

Rodolfo - Brazil

13/12/2011 20:30:04

Rubens - Brazil

13/12/2011 20:29:11

Louise - U.S.A.

13/12/2011 20:28:04

Janet - U.S.A.

13/12/2011 20:27:20

Dan - U.S.A.

13/12/2011 20:26:03

Gil - U.S.A.

13/12/2011 20:25:11

Michael - Israel

13/12/2011 20:24:27

Michael - U.S.A.

13/12/2011 20:22:56

Jeremy - U.S.A.

13/12/2011 20:22:06

Sheila - U.S.A.

13/12/2011 20:21:14

Jennifer - U.S.A.

13/12/2011 20:20:22

Maria - United Kingdom

13/12/2011 20:18:48

Jim - Israel

13/12/2011 20:18:43

Magdalena - U.S.A.

13/12/2011 20:17:28

Rachael - United Kingdom

My Voice:

I visited Botton Village 20 years ago when I was 15 and it left me full of inspiration. It is a very special place as is all the Camphill's that I have visited since. I run a non-for profit company that specialises in working with children and adults and in all the work I have done over the last 15 yrs and all the inistiutes, local authorities, schools, day services and centres I have worked with, nowhere has come close to Botton Village and the other Camphill villages. It is full of integrity and has a very special way of working and understainding the whole human being and living as equals.

I truly believe in the ethos and principles of Camphill and continue to be inspired by the communities.

I am more than happy to help in anyway that I can and would like to take this opportunity to thank you.

13/12/2011 20:16:38

Niki - U.S.A.

13/12/2011 20:16:28

Thomas - Germany

13/12/2011 20:15:12

Patrizia - Italy

13/12/2011 20:14:22

Natasha - Croatia

13/12/2011 20:11:18

Matthieu - Germany

13/12/2011 20:10:23

Manfred - Germany

13/12/2011 20:09:36

Kornelia - Spain

13/12/2011 20:08:20

Jons - Germany

13/12/2011 20:07:23

Cristina - Germany

13/12/2011 20:06:04

Christiana - Germany

13/12/2011 20:05:13

Charlotte - Germany

13/12/2011 20:04:17

Webster - Brazil

13/12/2011 20:03:23

Aline - Germany

13/12/2011 20:02:20

Susan - United Kingdom

My Voice:

It is something special to have such a community ethos . I think the special needs people and their families have been given warm and loving homes !!! Social workers etc. should back off and listen to the human side of living. !!!

13/12/2011 20:01:49

May - Japan

13/12/2011 20:01:25

Marfiza - Germany

13/12/2011 20:00:17

Kevin - U.S.A.

13/12/2011 19:59:12

Linda - Venezuela

13/12/2011 19:57:52

Yvan - Peru

13/12/2011 19:57:07

Fernando - Germany

13/12/2011 19:55:18

Fernando - Colombia

13/12/2011 19:54:26

Folke -

13/12/2011 19:53:26

Cinzia - Italy

13/12/2011 19:52:23

Heidi - Germany

13/12/2011 19:50:40

declan - U.S.A.

My Voice:

yeooo

13/12/2011 19:49:31

Katalin - Hungary

13/12/2011 19:49:25

Pascal - Germany

13/12/2011 19:48:01

Elisabeth - Thailand

13/12/2011 19:46:50

Svetlana - Georgia

13/12/2011 19:46:43

Umbra - Italy

13/12/2011 19:45:35

Waira - Brazil

13/12/2011 19:44:34

Francis - United Kingdom

13/12/2011 19:43:44

Weslay - Brazil

13/12/2011 19:43:43

Ida - Denmark

13/12/2011 19:43:20

Sam - United Kingdom

13/12/2011 19:42:58

Ana - Portugal

13/12/2011 19:42:34

axel - United Kingdom

13/12/2011 19:30:16

Ronald - U.S.A.

13/12/2011 19:27:35

Fern - United Kingdom

13/12/2011 19:23:55

Bushra - United Kingdom

13/12/2011 19:03:19

Hila - U.S.A.

13/12/2011 18:48:18

Anthea - United Kingdom

My Voice:

Botton is a wonderful place loved by villager\\\'s and co-workers alike.  If there was really serious cause for concern then I would have some sympathy with the Social Services but as far as I can see this upset is because Botton does not fit with the accepted Social Services approach.  I have a Downes grandchild and I would think us and her very lucky indeed if she got the opportunity to lead a fulfilled and productive life at Botton instead of a probably lonely and difficult life \\\'in the community\\\'.

13/12/2011 18:44:06

alan - United Kingdom

13/12/2011 18:33:33

sarah - United Kingdom

13/12/2011 18:27:47

Alexandros - Germany

My Voice:

Botton is a wonderful place! Caring for each and everyones special needs like Boton Village does should really be the bottom line of quality care!

13/12/2011 18:03:43

Saskia - U.S.A.

13/12/2011 18:00:34

katie - United Kingdom

13/12/2011 17:48:07

Ruth - United Kingdom

13/12/2011 17:37:42

Marianne - United Kingdom

My Voice:

Wonderful place! Providing a home, work and self esteem for many people with alternative needs.

13/12/2011 17:12:40

Ward - Ireland

13/12/2011 16:58:40

Marijke - Ireland

My Voice:

Was a Co-worker for only 5 months but still talk about that time in 2008...

13/12/2011 16:57:22

Aida - Peru

13/12/2011 16:35:00

Samuel - Brazil

13/12/2011 16:34:01

Georg - Ecuador

13/12/2011 16:32:27

Esperanza - Spain

13/12/2011 16:31:09

George - United Kingdom

13/12/2011 16:28:10

Klaus - Austria

13/12/2011 16:23:36

George - Peru

13/12/2011 16:20:37

Adolfo - Peru

13/12/2011 16:19:31

Annelies - Netherlands

13/12/2011 16:18:12

Ivelise - Brazil

13/12/2011 16:16:30

Markus - Brazil

13/12/2011 16:15:43

Sylvia - Ecuador

13/12/2011 16:14:39

Udo - Venezuela

13/12/2011 16:13:37

Wally - Germany

13/12/2011 16:12:44

Walter - Germany

13/12/2011 16:11:47

Ulrike - Austria

13/12/2011 16:11:33

Wilhelm - Peru

13/12/2011 16:10:55

Wolfgang - Mexico

13/12/2011 16:09:59

Sésio - Brazil

13/12/2011 16:04:41

Pelin - Turkey

13/12/2011 16:02:56

Janine - Brazil

13/12/2011 16:00:13

Juliane - Brazil

13/12/2011 15:57:51

Adriana - Brazil

13/12/2011 15:54:47

Adriana - Brazil

13/12/2011 15:53:19

Tunde - U.S.A.

My Voice:

Save Botton Village!

13/12/2011 15:51:26

Helen - United Kingdom

13/12/2011 15:23:27

Else - U.S.A.

My Voice:

This is a most amazing irony that people who have spent their lives in dedication to individuals with special needs should be attacked for the ethos of their work. Those who are responsible for this need to be helped to realize that they destroy rather than help the opportunities for people with special needs as well as those working with them.

13/12/2011 13:57:25

Lisa - Germany

13/12/2011 13:33:41

giles - United Kingdom

13/12/2011 13:24:17

Johanna - United Kingdom

13/12/2011 13:18:11

hugh - United Kingdom

13/12/2011 13:00:10

Kris - United Kingdom

13/12/2011 12:51:41

Adrian - United Kingdom

13/12/2011 12:43:44

Becky - United Kingdom

13/12/2011 12:43:21

Julian - United Kingdom

My Voice:

It's not just legislation that is responsible; it's also because the trustees are weak and the management that has been imposed is unsympathetic.

13/12/2011 11:35:23

Julie - United Kingdom

13/12/2011 11:29:38

Finbarr - Ireland

13/12/2011 11:15:44

Muriel - United Kingdom

13/12/2011 11:08:22

MAISAA - Israel

13/12/2011 10:55:47

Marie - United Kingdom

13/12/2011 10:43:03

Alan - United Kingdom

My Voice:

A truly special and unique community that uses the talents of all people irrespective of their individual difficulties.  What a great pity that the whole ethos of this community is threatened by small minded bureaucrats who lack the vision and intellect to grasp the true value to the individuals who develop self worth and value through working and living in this community.  I am filled with fear and horror  for the future of these villagers if the 'nanny state' intervenes in such way to fundamentally change the style of living and working for these people.

13/12/2011 10:41:13

richard -

13/12/2011 09:43:52

Paddy - United Kingdom

13/12/2011 09:35:23

Catherine - United Kingdom

13/12/2011 09:34:20

Saffron - Australia

My Voice:

I grew up in and around Botton village. What these wonderful people do for the community and the world is already totally undervalued. Let's not be total morons and undervalue it further. We should be putting our energies into further supporting initiatives like botton village. Three generations of my family have lived and worked for people with special needs, giving them happieness and quality of life. I have worked in the 'system' that we pay our taxes for, and have found not one ounze of the happieness I see on the faces of the villagers.

Who are we to interfear?

13/12/2011 09:01:29

Kerry - United Kingdom

13/12/2011 08:58:23

Sarah - United Kingdom

My Voice:

For Markus

13/12/2011 08:40:38

Malcolm - United Kingdom

13/12/2011 08:14:28

Steffi - United Kingdom

13/12/2011 07:28:12

Molly - Australia

13/12/2011 06:40:29

Ken - United Kingdom

13/12/2011 06:16:23

Markus - Canada

13/12/2011 04:05:49

Amy - U.S.A.

My Voice:

Just because they don't understand you doesn't mean you're not wonderful!

13/12/2011 04:04:24

Megan - U.S.A.

13/12/2011 03:33:50

Brian - U.S.A.

My Voice:

I spent 2 life-changing years in Camphill Ballytobin, another 2 years in Camphill Jerpoint and more time in Glenora Farm on Vanncouver Island. I know build renewable energy projects in California. Although I've never visited Botton I always had the dream in the back of my mind to move there for a spell with my children, and I hope my dream comes true. I send you my love support and best wishes from San Francisco!

13/12/2011 03:18:53

Cleopatra - Argentina

13/12/2011 01:56:22

Beatriz - Argentina

13/12/2011 01:54:40

Chichita - Argentina

13/12/2011 01:52:33

Conny - Germany

13/12/2011 01:51:20

Isabel - Germany

13/12/2011 01:49:42

Osvaldo - Argentina

13/12/2011 01:48:13

Monise -

13/12/2011 01:46:56

Rebeca -

13/12/2011 01:44:10

Sandra - U.S.A.

13/12/2011 01:42:43

Margarethe - Brazil

13/12/2011 01:41:13

Margarida - Brazil

13/12/2011 01:39:04

Marisa - Brazil

13/12/2011 01:37:28

Silvana - Brazil

13/12/2011 01:36:29

Vitoria -

13/12/2011 01:35:28

Vladson - Brazil

13/12/2011 01:34:32

José - Brazil

13/12/2011 01:32:09

Valeria - U.S.A.

13/12/2011 01:30:14

Ruth - Canada

My Voice:

I have lived in Botton for two years and completed my eurythmy training there. Botton is the heart of Camphill Village life in the world. I am living in Canada and working with eurythmy here in an Urban Camphill setting. I am referring to Botton on a daily basis as the most special place on earth where true community building happens. It breaks my heart to hear that this should not be possible in the future. 

My full support to all of you who help to prevent this from happening

 

Ruth Tschannen

13/12/2011 01:12:26

christina - Canada

My Voice:

Camphill is a model in the service delivery workd that offersway more to people than material supports.It provides belonging dignetyand meaning to all who ever lived or work there!!

13/12/2011 01:04:43

Gil - United Kingdom

My Voice:

Camphill offers real spiritual and moral values and should not be cramped by an officaldom that plainly can't think outside the box.  if initiatives like these are made to copy limited government models then what a loss to the world.   Government care for those with limited capacity copied examples from Camphill in the 50's and so developed similar institutions.  It should be part of basic training for those in postitions of authority in these fields to look back into history and value leaders in real human care and nurture it not destroy it.

13/12/2011 00:03:07

Lois - U.S.A.

13/12/2011 00:02:20

Cecilia - Sweden

12/12/2011 23:58:58

Dominika - Poland

12/12/2011 23:47:00

David - United Kingdom

My Voice:

This is a worthy cause if ever there was one. Let's hope the system doesn't beat the people on this occation.

12/12/2011 23:46:57

Jonathan - United Kingdom

12/12/2011 23:40:18

Pat - United Kingdom

12/12/2011 23:35:22

Eleanor - United Kingdom

12/12/2011 23:26:42

Beth - United Kingdom

12/12/2011 23:23:05

Alistair - United Kingdom

12/12/2011 23:22:23

Jordy - Norway

12/12/2011 23:15:41

Markus - Brazil

12/12/2011 23:12:21

Anne - United Kingdom

12/12/2011 23:09:19

Amy - U.S.A.

My Voice:

THIS IS IMPORTANT!

12/12/2011 23:07:14

maria - Norway

12/12/2011 23:06:44

Sylvie - United Kingdom

12/12/2011 22:55:29

Kazuhiko - United Kingdom

My Voice:

Ethos of camphill is most unique, invaluable in the world which helps to reveal hidden sacred nature of each human being, whoever he/she is so called normal or disability.  This must not disappear. 

12/12/2011 22:36:32

Larry - United Kingdom

12/12/2011 22:31:45

Pauline - United Kingdom

My Voice:

dont pull support on such a valuable thing

12/12/2011 22:26:05

nora -

12/12/2011 22:21:16

Samantha - United Kingdom

My Voice:

My heart goes out to you, Botton village. I think it\\\'s absolutely tragic what is and will most likely continue happen to Camphill. I hope that action can be taken to put a stop to this heartless take over.

12/12/2011 22:18:27

Austin - Canada

12/12/2011 22:15:00

Caitlin - Canada

12/12/2011 22:13:58

rosanna - United Kingdom

My Voice:

I want Camphill to exit because all my friends are there and it is the best...other places are bossy and not friendly,thank you

12/12/2011 22:12:08

sara - United Kingdom

My Voice:

We must speak and act for those who can\\\'t, Camphill must be saved, it is vital, it offers such a richness of wholistic care that is absent elsewhere, as it encompasses that which is lost in the 21st century, namely, the spirit.

12/12/2011 22:08:28

Sarah - U.S.A.

12/12/2011 21:54:25

Ursula - United Kingdom

My Voice:

I have lived in Camphill Community all my life. I would find it painful to see something so intent on helping people and creating a new lifestyle destroyed.

12/12/2011 21:50:35

daniela -

12/12/2011 21:43:07

Michel - Germany

My Voice:

Ich kenne Bottom und es ist eine besondere Einrichtung nicht nur für die Villager sondern auch für junge Menschen aus der ganzen Welt, die dort arbeiten, lernen und leben können und eine besondere Form des gemeinschaftlichen Erlebens in sich aufnehmen und in ihr Leben und ihre Lebensbereiche weitertragen.Diese Einrichtung muss in ihrer Qualität erhalten udn unterstützt werden.

12/12/2011 21:41:32

Ronan - Ireland

My Voice:

Camphills should not be ostracised because they offer alternative, much more personal and extensive care, than other institutions. I am nineteen years of age and even with my limited time and knowledge of this earth we inhabit, even I can see Camphill is something to encouraged not stricken down for failure to conform !

12/12/2011 21:29:38

Judith - Austria

12/12/2011 21:28:44

James -

My Voice:

The value of the program is very important! Common Sense here rules!

12/12/2011 21:26:19

Hannah - United Kingdom

12/12/2011 21:23:32

Renate - Ireland

My Voice:

 Camphill Botten is for me one of the most successful Village communities.A real Village where respect, human warmth and understanding creates a home and work situation where so many not only feel loved and cared for but the rich cultural activities support the learning and developmletters dioritient into old age. al .I fully support you in your endeavour to insure that those who have chosen to live and work in Botten are not going to be dprived of their home and work. 

12/12/2011 21:22:19

Jeremy - United Kingdom

12/12/2011 21:20:34

Christiane - United Kingdom

My Voice:

I have worked in Campill and I am convinced that this model of living is ideal for people with disabilities and illnesses to live a rich and fulfilled life within a diverse and sheltered home and work environment. 

12/12/2011 21:19:44

Bettina - Morocco

12/12/2011 21:03:05

Lucy - Australia

12/12/2011 21:01:39

Katie - U.S.A.

12/12/2011 20:58:58

Teresa - U.S.A.

12/12/2011 20:46:00

Martin - United Kingdom

12/12/2011 20:40:06

Ulrike - Germany

My Voice:

my good thoughts are with all of you in Botton Village.

I stayed there for 2 years for the Eurythmy Trainings and it was

very inspiring.

12/12/2011 20:33:49

Ute - United Kingdom

My Voice:

It would be helpfull if the CQC would judge the wellbeing of the people actually living in the community rather than checking on care plans, policies and procedures. Care plans can be easily made up and ticked off to serve the authorities. But the wellbeing of a real person can't be faked. I have seen too many of so called vulnerable people in psychatric wards, or in and out of supported living situations or in their original family either drugged up or in other appalling circumstances. I think in Camphill communities everyone contributes to the whole of the community. And that serves the need of belonging, recognition, being valued that every human being has, regardless wether he is a coworker or a vulnerable adult.

12/12/2011 20:24:42

Ann - U.S.A.

12/12/2011 20:18:42

Floor - Netherlands

12/12/2011 20:17:59

Nicole - Germany

12/12/2011 20:15:44

Ina - Germany

12/12/2011 20:07:05

Megan - United Kingdom

12/12/2011 20:03:03

SUSAN - United Kingdom

12/12/2011 19:40:12

Jules - United Kingdom

12/12/2011 19:27:34

Katharina - Germany

My Voice:

Botton village is a very special place full of love for every human being.

12/12/2011 19:22:12

Nigel - United Kingdom

12/12/2011 19:14:09

Fearghas - United Kingdom

12/12/2011 19:13:36

Luiz - Brazil

12/12/2011 19:09:30

Roksolana - Germany

12/12/2011 19:08:54

Jacob - United Kingdom

12/12/2011 19:08:54

Heidi - United Kingdom

12/12/2011 18:40:07

Rachel - U.S.A.

12/12/2011 18:38:28

Ray - Canada

12/12/2011 18:36:20

emma - United Kingdom

12/12/2011 18:25:46

Simon - United Kingdom

My Voice:

I keep you in my thoughts and prayers during this hard time and hope for the steadfastness and certainty of the values of Anthroposophy by all those wanting to live out of this well-spring!

12/12/2011 18:25:22

Jenny - United Kingdom

12/12/2011 18:25:20

sophia -

12/12/2011 18:14:12

Stephen - United Kingdom

12/12/2011 18:11:33

kensuke - U.S.A.

12/12/2011 18:10:06

Peter - United Kingdom

My Voice:

We have seen at firsthand the enormous benefit Camphill has been to our Nephew and how inspired we were to meet the very special working at Camphill. What a tragedy if something as inspirational is allowed to disappear. 

12/12/2011 18:07:12

Michael - United Kingdom

12/12/2011 17:59:42

David-Michael - U.S.A.

My Voice:

I've visited Botton Village a number of times, and have always been deeply impressed by the place each and every time.  In today's world it is rare to find an 'oasis of culture' such as Botton Village provides, where the truly human values of compassionate community, commitment to service, and a healing and profoundly artistic aesthetic are the dominant ethos.  To imagine this under threat is deeply disturbing, and I urge any and all to step forward now to help insure Botton Villages continued existence and future.

12/12/2011 17:36:10

William - United Kingdom

12/12/2011 17:33:10

Patricia - Ireland

My Voice:

Camphill communities support a very worthwhile cause.  They are an inspiration to us all and should have the entire country backing them!

12/12/2011 17:29:17

Esther - Germany

12/12/2011 17:16:32

Lory - U.S.A.

12/12/2011 16:58:06

Alys - United Kingdom

My Voice:

Botton has a truly wonderful place in my heart and I really support its work.

12/12/2011 16:57:10

suzanne - United Kingdom

12/12/2011 16:34:49

amelia - Chile

12/12/2011 16:33:43

Mikael - Ireland

12/12/2011 16:29:46

Lauren - U.S.A.

12/12/2011 16:29:14

Matisse - Belgium

My Voice:

Go for it Botton!

12/12/2011 16:26:22

Karen - United Kingdom

12/12/2011 16:25:39

Chapin - Canada

My Voice:

Camphill communities are unique and amazing for a reason.

12/12/2011 16:22:55

Trevor - United Kingdom

My Voice:

Botton is an exceptional  place and I can't believe that any one who has been there and seen the extraordinary work that is done could not think of promoting it.

12/12/2011 16:16:54

Edwin - Netherlands

My Voice:

As a former Camphill Co-worker (5 years in Holywood, Northern Ireland) I know how hard it is to make the regulators and inspectors understand that life does not work according to their office-thoughts.

I have seen and smelt and tasted the life in Botton Village for a bit (I visited for a week, a few years ago.)

This place is one of the most special places on earth. The complete inclusiveness in living and working, the respect for every human being as he/she is, is inspiring and heart-warming.

I wish all the people living and working in Botton Village strength. And I wish the people who are responcible for the management and have to deal with the regulators and inspectors a lot of wisdom and an ear for the voices in the houses and workshops.

I hope someday the people above us will understand that Camphill was the first place in Great Brittain where people with special needs received real care and respect. The first place in GB where people where aloud to be who they where. Camphill taught the rest of the care-institutions what it was to have respect for human life in all its differences.

And that this would have been impossible without the ethos of its founders, the inspiring thaughts of this "starge" bunch of people that gave up their lifes (and they still do!) to support other people.

Take care Have a great Christmas time.

12/12/2011 16:12:39

Kayo - Japan

My Voice:

I support camphill movement and their commynities.

12/12/2011 15:59:56

martina - United Kingdom

12/12/2011 15:51:28

Pauline - United Kingdom

12/12/2011 15:40:26

Johanna - Germany

12/12/2011 15:29:20

Claire - U.S.A.

12/12/2011 15:24:09

Jayne - United Kingdom

My Voice:

an absolute disgrace; these Homes offer security, happiness and a place in which adults needing extra support have the opportunity to live their lives; learning and utilising enterprising skills in which to become self sufficent and proud; this should be encouraged, supported and given secured funding in which to continue their work. 

12/12/2011 15:17:23

Erin - U.S.A.

12/12/2011 15:16:32

Kate - United Kingdom

My Voice:

I have a 21 year-old son who is in a Camhill like Botton Village in Gloucestershire. Where I am his social worker and I are both agreed that there is no adequate alternative to the Camphill community support for high-funstioning, autistic people like my son. He would be placed in a supported living shared flat, in the local town, not knowing the other person he shares with, and have agency support staff coming to check he was managing. At Camphill he has an environment where realtionships are important and communication, not isolation, the way of life. In this way he can mature in a safe, holding supportive environment until he is ready to move out into the town. some may never be ready and Camphill is a quality life-sharing scheme for those that aren't ,to sustain them through life with dignity and humanity.

12/12/2011 15:13:17

daniel - Austria

12/12/2011 15:03:50

brendan - United Kingdom

12/12/2011 14:55:07

Grainne - United Kingdom

12/12/2011 14:51:56

Jackie - United Kingdom

My Voice:

Camphill Community is a great alternative to institutionalised organisations! 

12/12/2011 14:46:48

Regan - United Kingdom

12/12/2011 14:40:11

Tom - United Kingdom

My Voice:

When I went to botton village i was amazed at the incredible level of support given to individuals with learning difficulties or other behavioural or mental helath needs. It is a truly wonderful place.

12/12/2011 14:30:44

Holly - United Kingdom

12/12/2011 14:13:36

ROSEMARY - United Kingdom

My Voice:

Knowing someone who has worked at Camphill I am sad that this amazing work may be in jeopardy.

12/12/2011 13:45:23

Nanda - United Kingdom

My Voice:

I lived in Botton as a 'co-worker kid' for 4 years, and only started to appreciate how special it is when I moved out into 'normal' society.  The changing structure will kill the initiative and creative drive that is so vital for a healthy, working community.  I really hope for everyone living there that these changes do not happen.  Strength and love

12/12/2011 13:44:11

Benedicta - Italy

My Voice:

Camphill is as necessary to humanity as water. Like water, it brings life. 

12/12/2011 13:27:05

Adi - Israel

12/12/2011 13:18:27

Barbara - Ireland

My Voice:

I have been to the Camphill community in Callan, Co. Kilkenny, and am very impressed with the work that is carried out, and the lifestyle afforded to people who wouldl not manage to live as they do without the support of the community and volunteers. It is a system that I wish could continue.

12/12/2011 13:13:02

Michael - United Kingdom

My Voice:

keep up the good work!

12/12/2011 13:01:37

Chandra - United Kingdom

My Voice:

worked in an institution for many years which was closed to provide care in the community and this was done displacing hundreds of persons from their homes though far from ideal at

least eveyone knew their names!!!! GOOD LUCK and God bless

your campaign

Chandra

12/12/2011 13:00:02

Tibor - United Kingdom

12/12/2011 13:00:01

Katalin - United Kingdom

12/12/2011 12:58:37

rafaela - United Kingdom

My Voice:

the camphill communities are unique and fantastic. it is essential that they are protected and promoted. go to visit one for the day- you will understand there is no where else that measures up.

12/12/2011 12:47:47

Anna - United Kingdom

12/12/2011 12:37:09

Marion - Switzerland

12/12/2011 12:25:41

Nicole - Brazil

My Voice:

I´ve lived in Camphill for 4 year and I have brother with special needs that lived there as well and progressed so much. It was the best experience in our lives!!!

12/12/2011 12:19:39

Fiona - United Kingdom

12/12/2011 12:16:08

Paula - Brazil

My Voice:

coutinhovanusa@gmail.com

12/12/2011 12:16:06

Faith - United Kingdom

My Voice:

Camphill is a place where people are treated as equals and those in the community are made to feel part of society and made to feel they have something to contribute to life. I know the residents in another very well and they too have been visibly suffering by the changes which are being administered. It is confusing for the residents who have come to Camphill because of its unique values. Please respect their way of living, for their sakes!

Thank you.

Faith

12/12/2011 12:14:06

Pearse - Ireland

12/12/2011 12:06:45

Anja - Denmark

12/12/2011 11:59:54

Andreas - U.S.A.

My Voice:

i have lived and worked in Camphill for all but 7 of my 50 year life. i fully support what Botton stands for and those that have gioven their lives fthe incredible, unique organization. 

12/12/2011 11:56:08

Pierre - United Kingdom

12/12/2011 11:33:24

J - United Kingdom

12/12/2011 11:29:06

Elisabeth - United Kingdom

12/12/2011 11:28:37

Jenny - United Kingdom

12/12/2011 11:24:52

Jane - United Kingdom

12/12/2011 11:19:32

steve - Ireland

12/12/2011 11:18:36

Ingo - United Kingdom

12/12/2011 11:14:32

Rodrigo - United Kingdom

12/12/2011 11:07:00

Ellen - Norway

12/12/2011 11:05:24

Josephine - United Kingdom

12/12/2011 11:02:45

Libby - United Kingdom

12/12/2011 10:57:33

Aureliane - Brazil

12/12/2011 10:54:16

John - United Kingdom

12/12/2011 10:49:12

Andrea - Ireland

12/12/2011 10:49:02

Maurice - United Kingdom

My Voice:

Botton is a gem in our world of stress, pressure, targets and very often mediocre care of those in need.

Botton is a gift to those adults lucky enough to be there, enabling them to contribute in a very positive way to their welbeing, sense and purpose.

Our country would be a much better place if the attitudes, principles, care and community shown in Botton was replicated throughout the land.

12/12/2011 10:47:11

Gabriel - Ireland

12/12/2011 10:45:00

Andrew - United Kingdom

My Voice:

Through my various activities I have had considerble direct first hand experience of the wonderful way in which Botton Village has worked and have sought to help this over a period of some 20 years.

I am utterly dismayed that such a fine place could be subjected to the sort of treatment it is currently undergoing, and pledge support for the kind of care for which it is known the world over. 

12/12/2011 10:44:52

Andrew - United Kingdom

12/12/2011 10:41:24

Frances - Ireland

My Voice:

I have spent time with the amazing people working at the Camphill Project in Mountshannon, County Clare, Ireland and realise what great work they\\\'re doing. I want to see this kind of community spreading.

12/12/2011 10:35:40

Fiona - United Kingdom

My Voice:

I have nothing but admiration and support for the care, thought, experience and example that Camphill communities show to the people that live there and, through them, to the world. Please do not let this unique and human way of living be destroyed or regulated out of existence

12/12/2011 10:30:13

Michael - United Kingdom

12/12/2011 10:23:31

Eric - Norway

12/12/2011 10:10:57

Christina - Ireland

12/12/2011 10:10:19

Paul - United Kingdom

12/12/2011 10:01:33

Aline - United Kingdom

12/12/2011 10:00:25

Hans - Switzerland

12/12/2011 09:58:53

Markus - Germany

My Voice:

I think it's really not easy to compare Camphill with other places for people with special needs. But even if it doesn't fit into the usual schemes of evaluation - or maybe because it doesn't fit - it's one of the best places for these people. They are so special, they shouldn't be judged by 'normal' regulations.

12/12/2011 09:56:03

Thomas - Germany

12/12/2011 09:48:56

Guy - Ireland

12/12/2011 09:47:20

MIranda - United Kingdom

12/12/2011 09:45:07

Susanne - Germany

My Voice:

I lived and worked in Camphill Grangemockler in the nineties and all the experiences I was able to make there touched my life and determined its course up to today.

For Camphill Villages to be threatened by regulations, thougt of by people with little or no insight is a terrible thought and something rea and true and good would be lost in this world.

12/12/2011 09:40:07

Lisa -

My Voice:

Good luck with your campaign!

12/12/2011 09:30:24

Sranya - United Kingdom

12/12/2011 09:28:17

CLAUDIA - Brazil

12/12/2011 09:00:45

CLAUDIA - Switzerland

12/12/2011 08:58:08

stephen - Ireland

My Voice:

Sadly, this over-regulation by people, who know little or nothing of how things really are in the worlds they seek to control, is endemic to bureaucrats everywhere.

I lived in Camphill for around 12 years, and can say that without doubt that it was the happiest and most rewarding time of my life.

The increasing rules, restrictions and regulations are what keep me from returning.

They are destroying something beautiful, and they know nothing of what they do.

Good Luck in your campaign.

12/12/2011 08:44:09

Helen - United Kingdom

12/12/2011 08:41:53

Sebastian - United Kingdom

12/12/2011 08:41:47

Betsie - Ireland

12/12/2011 08:38:26

Julia - United Kingdom

My Voice:

The Camphill communities are much much more than care homes. They offer a quality of life, employment and a loving, safe family home for all.

12/12/2011 08:31:28

Åsmund - Norway

12/12/2011 08:17:16

Veronica - United Kingdom

12/12/2011 07:35:46

Sam - United Kingdom

My Voice:

botton village and the camphill community is a unique place where individuals are given the space and support to encourage their growth. i have had the pleasure of staying ther several times with my young family, my partner lived and was schooled there for many years. if something doesnt fit the mould, the system, it does not make it wrong. as the world's systems are breaking up due to their instability and unsustainability, to lose a legacy steeped in history and values that seem to be dwindling within our communities and amongst people, would be an incredible wrong-doing. long live botton.

12/12/2011 07:22:29

Anya - U.S.A.

My Voice:

Camphill is a world-wide initiative, one that is not only successful but one of the most meaningful for the lives of both children and adults with disabilities. Botton village is one of many such communities which allows disabled adults to have the healthiest and best quality of life, and allows them to thrive and have productive and meaningful lives. Please don't take this away from them, but continue to support the meaningful work they do in the world. Thank you!

12/12/2011 06:02:04

Deborah - Canada

12/12/2011 04:22:16

Mike - U.S.A.

My Voice:

Across the USA and UK there is much support and emotion about the care, love and dignity that is given to the villagers who live at Botton Village, Soquel (California) and many other Camphill communities. 

My wife and I have spent many years visiting a number of Camphill villages and we always come away with the same thoughts. That is, the villagers are living in an environment that makes enormous efforts to give them a secure and caring home, work and tasks that they are proud to perform, friends that they cherish, and help whenthey are in need.

In our opinion there is no equal to the value of Camphill communities. Sadly, there are many other institutions which offer far less.

Support Camphill co-workers for the dedication they have shown over the decades. Support Camphill communities for our sons and daughters, relatives, friends and all those persons who would want the same care and love that Botton Village and other communities have given for years. Support Camphill so that they can continue to make a difference for so many.

12/12/2011 04:06:07

Hannah - Australia

12/12/2011 03:58:14

Kari - U.S.A.

12/12/2011 03:18:28

Pierre - U.S.A.

My Voice:

I lived and worked at Camphill Village Kimberton Hills, Pennsylvania,USA 1989-1990. I saw a quality of life enjoyed by special needs people unrivaled anywhere. I'm proud to feel I contributed to that in my small way.

12/12/2011 03:12:08

Mali - U.S.A.

12/12/2011 03:12:07

aidan - United Kingdom

12/12/2011 03:08:00

Solana -

My Voice:

When I visited Botton I was incredibly inspired. It saddens me deeply to think that such a community and way of life are under threat. I pledge my full support. Communities such as Botton are desperatly needed in this world.

12/12/2011 03:00:24

Steph - U.S.A.

12/12/2011 02:41:07

Hendrik - Netherlands

12/12/2011 02:33:45

Rosa - Netherlands

12/12/2011 02:30:17

Katarina - U.S.A.

12/12/2011 02:22:44

Betsy -

12/12/2011 02:21:14

David - U.S.A.

12/12/2011 02:13:42

Amy - U.S.A.

12/12/2011 01:08:39

Elaine - United Kingdom

12/12/2011 00:40:40

aidan - Belgium

12/12/2011 00:24:48

Sjaak - U.S.A.

12/12/2011 00:06:14

Karin - United Kingdom

11/12/2011 23:54:06

Jill - United Kingdom

My Voice:

As an employee of Camphill until my retirement I know what it offered me and I know it offers the same to all - whatever your needs.

11/12/2011 23:48:46

Karin - United Kingdom

My Voice:

People who do not see  what a place like Botton has to offer are blind. It does not fit in a state system, because the stae system often does not work and therefore they feel the need to check and critecise places where an unique system works.

We experienced the same with the Care commission that came to evaluate out kindergarten and threatens to close us down.

11/12/2011 23:45:13

Sarah - U.S.A.

My Voice:

Dear friends in Botton Village, it is terrible to hear what is happening right now and I am sure the times are very difficult right now.

Please know that we are all sending you good thoughts and lots of strength!!!

Greetings,

Sarah

11/12/2011 23:43:57

murray - United Kingdom

11/12/2011 23:39:56

Mauricio - Brazil

11/12/2011 23:39:42

Simone - Brazil

11/12/2011 23:38:29

Susanna - Brazil

11/12/2011 23:36:49

dayle - Australia

11/12/2011 23:36:31

Emanuela - Brazil

11/12/2011 23:35:34

Roger - United Kingdom

My Voice:

I have been highly impressed by the work of Botton Village over many years.  I am delighted to offer my support and trust that their work will continue for many years to come.

11/12/2011 23:34:05

Diana - United Kingdom

11/12/2011 23:30:41

Mariana - Brazil

11/12/2011 23:29:19

julie - U.S.A.

11/12/2011 23:28:38

Thais - Brazil

11/12/2011 23:27:57

Valéria - Brazil

11/12/2011 23:24:47

Dusan - United Kingdom

11/12/2011 23:23:15

Susana - Argentina

11/12/2011 23:23:09

Gisete - Brazil

11/12/2011 23:21:34

Graça - Portugal

11/12/2011 23:19:36

Inmariposa - Spain

11/12/2011 23:17:50

Barbara -

11/12/2011 23:16:17

Jô - Brazil

11/12/2011 23:16:15

malumatarello - Brazil

11/12/2011 23:15:00

Conceição - Portugal

11/12/2011 23:13:44

Nick - United Kingdom

11/12/2011 23:11:35

Regina - Brazil

11/12/2011 23:11:25

Guilherme - Brazil

11/12/2011 23:10:25

Beth - Brazil

11/12/2011 23:10:00

Renata - Brazil

11/12/2011 23:08:40

Roberto - Argentina

11/12/2011 23:06:52

Susana - Argentina

11/12/2011 23:05:37

Susana - Argentina

11/12/2011 23:02:54

Rosângela - Brazil

11/12/2011 23:01:30

Listz - Brazil

11/12/2011 23:00:11

PENNY - United Kingdom

My Voice:

In no other place than Camphill have I been able to interact with handicapped folk who are such developed individuals. It is through this unique system of shared work and communal living that they are enabled and recognised, thus gaining respect and standing in the social organisation. Botton is a shining example for communal living with an outstanding record of cultural and artistic achievements. Furthermore much food product is sustainability sourced from its superbly managed land.

11/12/2011 22:57:25

Verinha - Brazil

11/12/2011 22:57:09

Valéria - Brazil

11/12/2011 22:56:03

Sueli - Brazil

11/12/2011 22:54:30

Susana - Brazil

11/12/2011 22:53:07

Carol - United Kingdom

11/12/2011 22:52:57

Paulo - Brazil

11/12/2011 22:49:35

Sueli - Brazil

11/12/2011 22:48:42

Antonio - Brazil

11/12/2011 22:46:12

Lilian - Brazil

11/12/2011 22:43:51

Nico - Brazil

My Voice:

The Camphill Impuls has been and continues beeing a forrider for human, therapeutical an cultural growing to people in need of special care.

11/12/2011 22:42:56

rachel - United Kingdom

11/12/2011 22:36:29

Christina - U.S.A.

11/12/2011 22:32:58

stephen - U.S.A.

11/12/2011 22:30:38

Robert - Denmark

11/12/2011 22:18:07

Iris - Germany

11/12/2011 22:06:53

Marion - United Kingdom

My Voice:

In  a world so compartmentalized as we presently are, any Antroposophical community is a blessing and something to be preserved , encouraged -and protected from the forces of ignorance and lack of understanding of both the delicate and holistic nature of Antroposophy as well as the enormous difficulties of caring for people with serious social/mental/physical disadvantages or handicaps.

Few people can understand just how helpful and healing the antroposophical way of life is to someone with learning difficulties and handicaps.In no other setting could there be the in- depth sharing and mutual respect between residents and staff, with true family values  upheld.

I have never come across staff being anything other than exceptional , of the highest intelligence, sensitive, giving more than 100% and creating a nurturing environment, highly necessary for both staff and villagers  through creative and relevant work, art , craft , music and spirituality and more.

Botton community and those who work and live there deserve the greatest respect  and contribute something very special to our present world and society.

11/12/2011 22:00:03

Brian - United Kingdom

My Voice:

I have never visited such a happy cared  for well structured community as this. The whole ethos seems to be about care, involvement and respect for the service users. Sadly this can so easily be undone by bureaucracy from people who think they know best, who cannot see beyond the end of their own nose or further than the print of the rulebook they adhere to, fearing they may upset the system which has failed these clients for years. I heatily support the community in their endeavours.

11/12/2011 21:54:17

Kate - United Kingdom

My Voice:

Please don’t destroy these wonderful communities. So many great and real things are ruined by over regulation and a lack of understanding and trust!

11/12/2011 21:49:30

jane - U.S.A.

11/12/2011 21:48:56

Kathryn - U.S.A.

11/12/2011 21:47:18

Christopher - United Kingdom

My Voice:

Your work is so important, at this time particularly!

11/12/2011 21:42:57

Doug - U.S.A.

My Voice:

Glad to support the great work of Botton village!

11/12/2011 21:39:14

Meredith - Canada

My Voice:

This is very important, please listen to the people that this affects!

11/12/2011 21:34:04

Kai - United Kingdom

11/12/2011 21:30:28

Jo - United Kingdom

11/12/2011 21:26:33

Janna - Germany

11/12/2011 21:25:51

Marcella - U.S.A.

11/12/2011 21:24:15

christina - United Kingdom

11/12/2011 21:22:41

Peggy - United Kingdom

11/12/2011 21:18:23

Sylvia - United Kingdom

My Voice:

Botton Village plays a very important role in improving many people lives and it would be a huge shame to see this change.

11/12/2011 21:04:27

carole - Curacao

11/12/2011 20:59:39

Fiona - United Kingdom

11/12/2011 20:58:21

Arianna - U.S.A.

11/12/2011 20:52:30

Brian - U.S.A.

My Voice:

Botton is a fantastic place, an ingrdient whose inestimable worth for so many individuals and for society cannot be overestimated..Its strength and the degree of love it fosters in so many people is inestimable..As Caphill's fopunding Village it must be given every possible degree of support to pursue its objective of love and care which it has been spreading in a non-stop continuum since its inception

11/12/2011 20:48:21

Jeanie - U.S.A.

11/12/2011 20:47:16

Nicholas - United Kingdom

11/12/2011 20:46:18

jo - United Kingdom

11/12/2011 20:45:05

Alan - U.S.A.

My Voice:

I grew up in a Camphill and can only say that I have never lived in a healthier environment, not just for the people with special needs, but also for the volunteers and everyone else working there. To seek to destroy this possibility for people with special needs that is found in such a beautiful form, would be a serious blow to their rights as human beings. They should be allowed the possibility to live a healthy life, which is offered by almost no other institution. I stand in full solidarity with the Camphill movement.

Alan Wildfeuer

11/12/2011 20:39:02

Janet - United Kingdom

11/12/2011 20:24:53

Michael - United Kingdom

My Voice:

I have always been impressed that a feeling for the real dignity and value of everyone working together in these communities is the real foundation for a true social life.

11/12/2011 20:24:35

Lori - U.S.A.

11/12/2011 20:21:15

Naomi - U.S.A.

11/12/2011 20:13:41

christina - United Kingdom

11/12/2011 20:04:08

catrina - United Kingdom

11/12/2011 20:03:10

sam - United Kingdom

My Voice:

if its not broken, dont try fixing it till it is!!!

11/12/2011 20:01:16

Christoph - South Africa

My Voice:

Both my wife and I 'graduated from Botton University' in the 70ies which enabled us to do similar work in the Southern Hemisphere. Botton has always been a cosmopolitan social enterprise: open, hospitable, warm, irritating, never polished or perfect, at times self-righteous, inspiring, never boring - reflecting the qualities and characteristics of its inhabitants. Botton as a social organism needs dialogue and empathy - not confrontation. In all humility: I will always remain a 'Bottoner' - and I am grateful for it.

11/12/2011 19:51:55

Kay - U.S.A.

My Voice:

In Solidarity.

11/12/2011 19:45:11

Stephen - U.S.A.

11/12/2011 19:43:54

katherine - United Kingdom

My Voice:

Camphill offers a social care model that is above the public sector in many ways: quality of care, ethic, while being based on a unique socio-economic model that could offer much inspiration to society at large, would it be more publicised!

11/12/2011 19:43:19

Kyla - United Kingdom

11/12/2011 19:26:30

Jos - Netherlands

My Voice:

Keep up the good work!

11/12/2011 19:11:50

Ella - United Kingdom

11/12/2011 18:57:36

Dirk - Germany

11/12/2011 18:56:59

Dr - Andorra

My Voice:

Camphill is a unique organisation that provides care for people with learning disabilities world-wide and has been doing this for over 60 years.

11/12/2011 18:52:24

marion - United Kingdom

My Voice:

Camphill communities offer a unique, holistic and highly successful enviroment for people with learning difficulties to live in intigrated community groups, to lead full and useful lives, and to be looked after by caring people whose motive to do so is not governed by the money they can make. The Camphill model should be coppied and supported much more widely.

11/12/2011 18:44:34

Orly - United Kingdom

My Voice:

Botton Village is one of the purest and most heart-warming settlements I have ever witnessed.

I have had experience working in another Camphill abroad (Kfar Rafael in Israel), which is based upon similar ideals to that of Botton Village, and I can never imagine working in somewhere more peaceful and fulfilling.

It would be such a shame if anthing were to happen to Botton Village, and endangering not only the place but the way of life so many residents have benefitted from.

11/12/2011 18:35:43

Alex - U.S.A.

11/12/2011 18:35:31

Chris - United Kingdom

My Voice:

Thank you so much for your wonderful work, house parents, staff and volunteers of Botton!

11/12/2011 18:23:43

Tarah - U.S.A.

11/12/2011 18:20:57

Samantha - U.S.A.

11/12/2011 18:16:18

Marion - U.S.A.

My Voice:

Please keep Botton the special place I remember from my childhood.

11/12/2011 18:13:55

Sky - United Kingdom

11/12/2011 18:11:48

Ruben - Belgium

11/12/2011 18:03:59

Deborah - U.S.A.

My Voice:

Camphill is bringing so much light and love and goodness into the world!  And this world is so in need of these gifts of grace.  If you are concerned about the ills and evils of the world, there are many, just look all around you.  And please let Camphill do its wonderful work!

11/12/2011 17:36:06

Sally - United Kingdom

My Voice:

wishing you well

11/12/2011 17:21:47

Bernhard - United Kingdom

11/12/2011 17:02:01

rachel - United Kingdom

11/12/2011 16:58:35

louvard -

11/12/2011 16:54:18

Merete - Norway

11/12/2011 16:49:27

Sonia - United Kingdom

My Voice:

I wish you all the luck in the world in keeping Camphill Communities alive and well.  Botton Village is a wonderful safe environment for many vulnerable people who can be cared for and in turn can contribute to society.

11/12/2011 16:48:58

Lauren - United Kingdom

11/12/2011 16:47:19

Mauricio - Colombia

11/12/2011 16:36:18

C - United Kingdom

11/12/2011 16:23:55

roger - United Kingdom

My Voice:

enjoyed visits a fab relaxiing place

11/12/2011 16:13:54

Andrew - United Kingdom

11/12/2011 15:56:18

Lucy - United Kingdom

11/12/2011 15:51:45

fiona - Germany

11/12/2011 15:41:16

Léon - Netherlands

11/12/2011 15:41:05

Sue - Uzbekistan

11/12/2011 15:35:13

Laura - U.S.A.

11/12/2011 15:25:22

Richard - Germany

11/12/2011 15:13:04

Heather - United Kingdom

11/12/2011 15:09:18

Carolyn - U.S.A.

11/12/2011 15:01:05

Lyn - Australia

My Voice:

to go from saying some things need to change to throwing out the baby because the bath water is a bit mucky makes no sense

11/12/2011 14:55:50

Julie - United Kingdom

11/12/2011 14:55:03

Pauline - United Kingdom

My Voice:

Botton Village is an inspirational beating heart that must be allowed to live and retain its integrity. I pledge my support to all who live there.

The integrated economic, social and cultural life inculcates a kind of non-competetive dignity and respect for the individuality of each person who lives and works there, be it villager, co-worker or house parent. Visitors find a rare sense of purpose and community (where no-one is out of work!) and where living is based in family communities. At a time when family malfunction is common and many people suffer from isolation, Botton is providing living, breathing integration - not an abstract concept in some caring manifesto.

11/12/2011 14:49:10

Jan - United Kingdom

11/12/2011 14:48:59

Madelon - U.S.A.

11/12/2011 14:41:15

Mr. - United Kingdom

My Voice:

This is one of the very few really 'new' a[proaches, rather than revamped Victorian liberalism, that truly show a way to a better future for  humanity as a whole.

11/12/2011 14:40:55

Steven - United Kingdom

My Voice:

Warm wishes to all

11/12/2011 14:40:06

Valerie - United Kingdom

My Voice:

I have seen the good the Canphill movement does in New Zealand and te UK. A young man who was a pupil of mine is currently in the Mount and he is flourishing in the environment and the education they provide. I have stayed in Botton two or three times a year these last ten years and have got to know many of the villagers, house parents and co-workers. The dignity and independence the villagers have and their being part of an extended family whilst living their own lives. gives everyone concerned a rich and varied life.

11/12/2011 14:32:12

Christine - United Kingdom

My Voice:

Botton Village is a unique oasis for people with disabilities where they can live unhurried, dignified lives, making a meaningful and satisfying contribution by their work, and where they can live as equals with their 'carers'. I lived and worked there for four blessed years, teaching in Botton Village School.

11/12/2011 14:21:56

Shaina - United Kingdom

11/12/2011 14:21:24

Hazel Banks - United Kingdom

11/12/2011 14:02:19

sybille - United Kingdom

My Voice:

It is a crying shame to see Camphill as we know it die! There is not one day passing without me thinking about it! Camphill is magic and the Co workers there have given all their lives to create it and a wonderfull place for the people with different abilities. This was real community and touched so many people. I am sad to see this attaced in such a way and I do not know what will become of all the Camphill co workers who have really next to nothing

11/12/2011 13:57:57

Marty - U.S.A.

11/12/2011 13:54:20

alison - U.S.A.

11/12/2011 13:53:26

virginia - U.S.A.

11/12/2011 13:52:15

Mina - South Korea

11/12/2011 13:51:24

Maigread - United Kingdom

11/12/2011 13:49:14

Bevan - Canada

My Voice:

I have lived & Worked in Camphill in North America for 35 years and can attest to the fact the ideals we have lived by are under serious threat on this side of the world also.

11/12/2011 13:47:15

Philipp - Germany

11/12/2011 13:45:26

Madeleine - United Kingdom

11/12/2011 13:43:58

maria - United Kingdom

11/12/2011 13:35:25

Martin - United Kingdom

11/12/2011 13:29:43

Rosemary - United Kingdom

11/12/2011 13:28:05

Cornelius - Switzerland

11/12/2011 13:22:01

H - United Kingdom

11/12/2011 13:21:10

jennifer - United Kingdom

My Voice:

Please save the Camphill Villages. They provide an amazing level of care and great quality of life for those who wouldn't get it outside of these Trusts.

11/12/2011 13:19:20

Marley - Brazil

11/12/2011 13:15:28

alana - U.S.A.

11/12/2011 13:06:51

Rea - Switzerland

My Voice:

The way we currently share this world needs to be rethought. Botton village is a place, where people are making an effort to live in real community. It is existential for humanity to have places where ideals are implemented in day to day life and each individual is seen in its potential.

11/12/2011 13:06:03

Paul - Netherlands

11/12/2011 13:05:35

Aaron - U.S.A.

11/12/2011 12:52:10

Simon - United Kingdom

My Voice:

Keep those inner fires burning!

11/12/2011 12:52:10

heather - United Kingdom

11/12/2011 12:40:08

Toni - United Kingdom

My Voice:

Botton is one of the most inspiring and harmonious communities in the world. Long may it continue.

Wishing love and courage to all.

11/12/2011 12:35:31

Alke - Netherlands

11/12/2011 12:35:17

Rachel - United Kingdom

11/12/2011 12:23:20

Gerdy - Netherlands

11/12/2011 12:17:51

Marian - Australia

11/12/2011 12:16:03

John - U.S.A.

My Voice:

My entire life has been inspired by Camphill and Botton Village and especially in my lifesharing work with people with disabilities in the Cadmus Lifesharing Association in Great Barrington Massachusetts where we have also experienced inappropriate interventions from our administrators and the State regulators.  Out of our Camphill inspiration we have created what many have called the Gold Standard for care of people with disabilities in Massachusetts, but instead of embracing our ethos the administrators, under pressure from regulators have often tried to impose the ethos of "human rights" dishonoring our ability to create a community in which it is no handicap to be labeled.  Our motto "Everyone is perfect in their essential being and everyone is handicapped in bringing that perfection to expression" is treated as a platitude rather than a guiding principle.  We are entirely sympathetic to the plight of Camphill in England and especially to Botton Village, which is probably the most complete expression of the Camphill ideal in the world!

I wish you all the best and am deeply grateful that you are maintaining your vision and practices for creating community and a better world for everyone, especially those of us who would be "handicapped" or "disabled" were it not for the community they live in!

John

11/12/2011 12:15:55

Susan - U.S.A.

My Voice:

Camphill is unique and because it is so unusual it is not easy to fit it into the models that are used for regulation.  It is vital that regulatory agencies take time and openly look into what Camphill offers.  I am sure that with open discussion any questions could be resolved.  Trust is a large component of why Camphill works, it is essential that a positive trust be the first step in evaluating Camphill.  There is strong commitment amongst families and the individuals that live in Camphill and to threaten Camphill would be to take away a uniqe example of a lifestyle that allows people with disabilities to have a wealth of opportunity for self development.

11/12/2011 12:02:59

Denis - United Kingdom

11/12/2011 11:59:05

Boris - United Kingdom

My Voice:

As usual; legislation is a blunt instrument implemented with good intentions and unintended consequences! no place is perfect, but in my opinion Botton Village is a great place with dedicated co-workers who truely live together with the residents.Legislation, inspection regimes and paid managers squeeze the life out a place, creating an institution rather than real life!

11/12/2011 11:58:04

abalta.isabelnewman@hotmail.com - Ireland

11/12/2011 11:57:53

abalta.isabelnewman@hotmail.com - Ireland

11/12/2011 11:57:02

Richard - United Kingdom

11/12/2011 11:53:57

Robbie - United Kingdom

My Voice:

After spending a short period of time as a co-worker in this community, I feel that any one who has witnessed the fantastic life that everyone involved with the community lead, could not consider causing any problems for those who live there. I had one of the happiest weeks of my life; I was welcomed from the start, felt at home instantly, and enjoyed numerous activities with the residents and other co-workers. I support this cause whole-heartedly as I have witnessed first hand how the residents can lead such normal lives with no discrimination!

11/12/2011 11:53:19

Sarah -

11/12/2011 11:48:21

Jo - United Kingdom

11/12/2011 11:46:33

Sarah - United Kingdom

My Voice:

As a performer I have always highly valued the atmosphere and ethos of Botton Village whenever I have visited the community: long may it go on flourishing.

11/12/2011 11:44:03

katie - Australia

11/12/2011 11:40:21

Penny - United Kingdom

11/12/2011 11:33:36

Katharina - United Kingdom

11/12/2011 11:31:11

christian - U.S.A.

My Voice:

you have my full support. good luck.

11/12/2011 11:18:27

Hannah - United Kingdom

My Voice:

Camphill and Botton Village offer a holistic, healthy and beautiful life for people. Poeple there have a standard and quality of life that is unparalelled, particularly by standardised, clinical, target centered approacehes that often times fail and ignore the individual. I say this having moved from working for social services to a Camphill for precisely these reasons.

11/12/2011 11:07:05

Angela - United Kingdom

My Voice:

I grew up in the camphill movement and Botton Village was always a beacon amongst the Camphill communities. Of course organisations and groups of people are dynamic systems and support is needed at different times for different reasons.  Support is needed now, not narrow minded destruction of a system which is so so special in what it is about and the way it goes about doing what it does. I hope that those involved in what is happening in Bottom can apply a wide and deep understanding of complex social systems and see that what has been built up over a very long period of time must not be allowed to be destroyed. Botton is very special in all that it stands for.  Please help to support it, not to destroy it.

11/12/2011 11:05:01

Sigune - Germany

11/12/2011 10:54:16

Gregers -

11/12/2011 10:52:48

Sunil - United Kingdom

11/12/2011 10:39:15

Anja - Netherlands

11/12/2011 10:38:36

Daniel - United Kingdom

11/12/2011 10:36:53

Rosemary - United Kingdom

11/12/2011 10:33:45

Alison - Australia

My Voice:

A wonderful place of peace and inspirtation.  I have had the privilege of staying with my sister who worked there for 5 years, and my 2 daughters who also worked there for 18 months and 6 months. 

11/12/2011 10:32:15

Mariah - United Kingdom

11/12/2011 10:28:16

Hazel - United Kingdom

My Voice:

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  • Who would have thought that you had to go to these measures to protect something so unique and worthwhile.
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  • This is beaurocacy gone mad, they are too fixed on universal practises and processes rather than looking at the individual and its social growth and joy of living.
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  • If it works don\\\'t fix it!.
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11/12/2011 10:25:22

Ken - United Kingdom

My Voice:

I suggest this campaign would be very popular with the tens of thousands of concerned individuals who have supported Botton Village and Camphill Village Trust for years, principally because they believe in the ethos, principles and operation of Camphill communities. They will support this campaign, in vast numbers.

11/12/2011 10:05:34

John - United Kingdom

My Voice:

Botton Village is a unique resource.

11/12/2011 10:03:27

Ragna - Germany

11/12/2011 09:57:52

Michael - United Kingdom

My Voice:

What Botton, and the Camphill Community, has provided for my own personal path of development has been inestimable. Always ready and willing to offer material or spiritual support to an aspiring soul, whether villager, co-worker or guest, has been its hallmark. Only through and by such a spiritual spring as anthroposophy could this unique community have developed its personality. Long may it continue.

11/12/2011 09:47:31

Lawrence - United Kingdom

11/12/2011 09:43:59

Ann-Kathrin - Germany

11/12/2011 09:36:17

Caroline - United Kingdom

11/12/2011 09:31:43

Lorraine - United Kingdom

My Voice:

Botton and Camphill altered the course of my life, and continues to do so.It is  Care with real love.

11/12/2011 08:53:44

Sabine - United Kingdom

My Voice:

It gives people a life which they without camphill would not have It's the most inspired and natural institution for people with learning difficulties

11/12/2011 08:37:47

Alan - United Kingdom

My Voice:

Now, more than ever, our community needs real care and the Camphill care is a model for others to follow. Please don't change it.

Alan

11/12/2011 08:35:11

celia - United Kingdom

11/12/2011 08:27:55

Sam - United Kingdom

11/12/2011 08:19:57

Graham - Canada

11/12/2011 08:07:24

Peter - United Kingdom

11/12/2011 07:45:45

Ruth - Canada

11/12/2011 06:59:40

Michaela - U.S.A.

My Voice:

The Camphill Village trust is acting in a way that is counter-intuitive, counter-productive and counter-active to their asserted mission and values. 

It. Is. Disgusting.

11/12/2011 06:41:47

Elsie - United Kingdom

11/12/2011 05:01:40

Marcelo - Brazil

11/12/2011 03:15:58

Daniel - Netherlands

11/12/2011 03:15:09

Cobie - South Africa

11/12/2011 02:48:11

John - U.S.A.

11/12/2011 02:01:01

Tobias - Germany

My Voice:

Really appreciate work that is done by Botton people!!!

11/12/2011 01:58:30

Zania - Ireland

11/12/2011 01:29:30

noelle - United Kingdom

11/12/2011 00:36:33

Amelia - U.S.A.

10/12/2011 23:58:53

lucia -

10/12/2011 23:53:35

Christopher - United Kingdom

10/12/2011 23:49:03

philippa - Australia

My Voice:

This is a cause worth fighting for.  I am sure there will be huge support both sides of the threshold.  

10/12/2011 23:44:23

Nikki - United Kingdom

10/12/2011 23:31:27

Tom - United Kingdom

My Voice:

Please dont do this to this wonderful camphill i used to go to school here!

10/12/2011 23:18:25

Martina - Germany

10/12/2011 23:07:47

Alistair - United Kingdom

10/12/2011 22:58:49

Simon - Australia

10/12/2011 22:50:00

Olina - Australia

10/12/2011 22:49:03

Matthew - Australia

10/12/2011 22:35:48

Ingrid - United Kingdom

My Voice:

As a student in Botton I experienced first hand the mutual support and recognition of the gifts and dignity of each member of the community. Botton was truly home to us all, we all contributed to the life we had equal shares in; an inspiring and heartwarming celebration of humanity

10/12/2011 22:35:21

Anthony - United Kingdom

10/12/2011 22:29:57

Christine - United Kingdom

10/12/2011 22:28:20

Marie - Latvia

10/12/2011 22:20:46

Alan - United Kingdom

10/12/2011 22:12:40

Annette - United Kingdom

My Voice:

Yes, (incidentally, my country is England but it\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s not on the list).  I have visited many Camphills taking storytelling and drama workshops to them, always met wonderful and dedicated people.  I am full of praise and admiration for them!

10/12/2011 22:07:52

Stacey - United Kingdom

My Voice:

I feel very grateful to all the people of Botton, villagers, houseparent families and other coworkers who, over the last 13 years have welcomed me to their homes, workshops and festivals. It is a village of people working together to create a model that the rest of our society would benefit from studying. 

10/12/2011 22:04:25

Karl - Austria

10/12/2011 21:52:19

Jennifer - U.S.A.

10/12/2011 21:51:35

Finola - United Kingdom

10/12/2011 21:42:06

sil - Netherlands

My Voice:

Botton is a unique place , full of respect for disabled people, who live in company with so called "normal' people, just as it is meant :living in society.

Do not tear Botton apart . do not bring down a place like this, wich is really an example on its own for other people with this work of care and developement for handicapped people.

10/12/2011 21:42:00

Carolin - Norway

10/12/2011 21:40:29

Peter - United Kingdom

10/12/2011 21:34:52

K - United Kingdom

10/12/2011 21:31:37

Nola - Switzerland

10/12/2011 21:29:09

Susanne - Germany

10/12/2011 21:28:58

margaret - Canada

My Voice:

Intentional community is leading towards a future for people of all abilities.  If we don't pull together with others, society won't make it.  Botton is a leading light and we in Nova Scotia are dreaming of beginning such a socially minded project.  It matters!  Give it whole-hearted support.

10/12/2011 21:26:50

Trish - Ireland

My Voice:

Let us hope for humanity in our interactions with each other

10/12/2011 21:24:39

James - United Kingdom

10/12/2011 21:19:34

Liz - United Kingdom

My Voice:

I have lived and worked in a Camphill Community and I know how valuable its way of working is and how much it is appreciated by those who share this way of living.

10/12/2011 21:14:07

Louise - United Kingdom

My Voice:

The people who live and work in Botton have spent more than 50 years making it the best place it can be; it would be impossible to truly understand how it works and see its few faults, let alone "govern" it, from the outside.

10/12/2011 21:12:01

Matthijs - United Kingdom

10/12/2011 21:03:20

Jessica - United Kingdom

My Voice:

Camphill is about so much more than caring for people with a learning disability. It is about caring for people, no matter who or how they are in the world. It is about caring for the land and the environment. It is about caring how children grow and develop. Camphill has, with out doubt made mistakes as it grew and developed, but it got so much more right. I am very great full to have been able to have been brought up in Camphill during the 70s and 80s.

10/12/2011 21:00:52

Kumiko - United Kingdom

My Voice:

 Visiting botton always inspired me to understand the real meaning of community.

10/12/2011 20:55:18

Connor - United Kingdom

My Voice:

One of my dearest friends went to this place, it'd mean the world to her for it not to be brought down. Please....

10/12/2011 20:45:56

Emile - United Kingdom

10/12/2011 20:43:17

Laura - Colombia

10/12/2011 20:40:29

Ildiko - Ireland

10/12/2011 20:39:05

Martin - Ireland

10/12/2011 20:38:06

Skye - New Zealand

10/12/2011 20:36:23

Joshua - Netherlands

10/12/2011 20:35:50

Ann - Norway

10/12/2011 20:33:08

Kevin - United Kingdom

10/12/2011 20:31:06

Helen - United Kingdom

My Voice:

I know it works and is totally amazing as I lived it for 13 years of my working life and learned more about real care than in the rest of my life put together! It must be supported!!!!

10/12/2011 20:28:00

Christopher - Germany

10/12/2011 20:27:12

Iona - Norway

My Voice:

Botton is very close to my heart. I went to kindergarden there 

10/12/2011 20:23:39

James - United Kingdom

My Voice:

The Camphill  communities are exactly that: communities, which offer a fantastic place for people with specific, individual needs to flourish and they deserve everyone's suppor to continue their work.

10/12/2011 20:22:22

Christine - Ireland

My Voice:

every time I have been at Botton Village I was touched by the special care given to the tainees/villagers, how their involvement, wellbeing and indivudual development was supported and at the core of all the development of the place.

10/12/2011 20:06:27

Simon - United Kingdom

My Voice:

Meaningful care requires a meaningful  context, Botton as a been that par excellence. The contribution that Botton has allowed the so called clients to make to society as a whole is immeasurable, I brought a group to stay with my parents for 2 nights, they were deeply touched and have supported Camphill ever since (28 years I believe)

10/12/2011 20:02:49

Patrick - United Kingdom

10/12/2011 20:00:29

thea - United Kingdom

10/12/2011 19:48:07

Kris - United Kingdom

10/12/2011 19:44:58

Umi - United Kingdom

10/12/2011 19:44:02

Peter -

My Voice:

You cannot overestimate the importance of this! More is at stake than allowing Botton to direct itself the way it thinks best. There is an attack on the human spirit here!

10/12/2011 19:42:20

Nigel - United Kingdom

10/12/2011 19:36:26

Michaela - Germany

10/12/2011 19:31:40

Liz - United Kingdom

10/12/2011 19:29:43

Trevor - United Kingdom

10/12/2011 19:29:10

Alan - United Kingdom

10/12/2011 19:28:06

Michael - United Kingdom

My Voice:

I have already put a contribution towards this, in the Correspondence via a short article  entitled " sketch for a serious comedy" which should apear in next issue,  in actual fact this is in deadly earnest and was to have been followed up  but  you have gone further and put into motion what was intended. My good wishes and full support in whatever way I can be of help including my good thoughts.    wamest greetings      Michael    Phillips        

 

10/12/2011 19:22:07

dnsxmsm - United Kingdom

10/12/2011 19:17:47

Diederik - Netherlands

10/12/2011 19:15:49

rob - United Kingdom

10/12/2011 19:09:50

Kim - Sweden

10/12/2011 19:03:25

Mischa - Canada

My Voice:

This special place is a treasure in a world of discord and should be preservered and replicated by any who can!

10/12/2011 18:59:45

Sara - United Kingdom

10/12/2011 18:57:19

michele - United Kingdom

10/12/2011 18:57:09

Kate - United Kingdom

10/12/2011 18:55:04

Katie - United Kingdom

10/12/2011 18:54:03

Nigel - U.S.A.

My Voice:

I have spent working time in Camphill. Not only is Camphill an onrganization that stands for the dignity of all individual it shows the true potential of all people who work there: both those with special needs and  those apparently with out.

10/12/2011 18:49:19

Stephen - United Kingdom

My Voice:

With best wishes for your campaign.

10/12/2011 18:44:01

jan - Germany

10/12/2011 18:32:57

steve - U.S.A.

My Voice:

Camphill is a very important cultural undertaking and should be allowed to gorw and prosper without interference from the state.

10/12/2011 18:32:22

James - United Kingdom

My Voice:

The Camphill way far surpasses government 'care' don't let it be diluted!

10/12/2011 18:28:13

Skipper - United Kingdom

My Voice:

I have visited this community many times, and think the work they do in the fields of care are very valuable, other care organisations could learn a thing or two from integration of adults with learning disabilities and the co-workers. There is a very warm atmosphere in Botton Village, it\\\'s like coming home whenever I visit. Any changes to this community would be a great loss to the world, and also against the best intrest of the people who live there.

10/12/2011 18:26:21

Marcelle - United Kingdom

My Voice:

Let us hope that commonsense will reign in the end.

10/12/2011 18:23:55

Simon - Germany

10/12/2011 18:23:49

Zlata - Czech Republic

10/12/2011 18:23:45

kieran - United Kingdom

My Voice:

as a former steiner student at botton school i spent alot of time in botton village and i feel lucky to have witnessed and been part of such a wonderfull communitty. It would be such a dissapointment if all the hard work and effort that has been keeping the village alive was to go to waste.

10/12/2011 18:19:09

Julie - Norway

10/12/2011 18:15:42

Hamish - United Kingdom

10/12/2011 18:10:24

Mathijs -

My Voice:

Because everyone should be allowed to give.

10/12/2011 18:09:40

Frances - United Kingdom

10/12/2011 18:03:15

Hannah - United Kingdom

10/12/2011 17:55:17

Gabriel - United Kingdom

10/12/2011 17:55:11

Laurence - United Kingdom

My Voice:

Camphill is such a wonderful support for people with special needs.

I totally support it.

10/12/2011 17:45:47

Alan - United Kingdom

10/12/2011 17:39:36

Marcus - United Kingdom

10/12/2011 17:12:26

Iain - United Kingdom

10/12/2011 17:02:14

Arkadiusz - United Kingdom

10/12/2011 16:58:02

Adilia - United Kingdom

10/12/2011 16:57:12

Amanda - United Kingdom

10/12/2011 16:55:03

Michael - U.S.A.

10/12/2011 16:43:18

jonah - United Kingdom

10/12/2011 16:32:21

Margot - Germany

10/12/2011 16:03:35

Matthew - United Kingdom

10/12/2011 15:42:51

Elisabeth - United Kingdom

10/12/2011 15:37:48

ZOE - United Kingdom

My Voice:

I have visited Botton village and believe it is one of the most amazing place i have ever seen. The communities created by the CampHill Village Trust give villagers the opportunity to live like anyone disregard of their disabilities. I hope this campaign will reach the government and save CampHill Villages.

10/12/2011 15:30:27

Margaret - United Kingdom

10/12/2011 15:25:43

Joe - United Kingdom

10/12/2011 15:21:34

Joanna - Germany

10/12/2011 15:19:46

Sarah -

10/12/2011 15:14:15

Rachel - U.S.A.

10/12/2011 14:58:17

Johan - United Kingdom

10/12/2011 14:52:01

Joseph - United Kingdom

10/12/2011 14:01:13

Rebecca - U.S.A.

My Voice:

Camphill today is unrecognizable compared to the Community of life sharing that I grew up in.

10/12/2011 13:56:19

Micael - Brazil

10/12/2011 13:55:32

Alan - United Kingdom

My Voice:

With heartfelt best wishes and hopes for a wholesome resolution of the present difficulties.

10/12/2011 13:45:24

Dan -

My Voice:

Botton Village is a unique and irreplaceable community that provides a very valuable service on many levels to people with special needs. To allow it to close or to lose its unique quality of care would be a tragedy. I worked in Botton Village 30 years ago.

10/12/2011 13:40:58

Amandine - France

10/12/2011 13:15:36

Dom - United Kingdom

My Voice:

I first visited Botton four years ago and was awestruck by the love and care shown by all in the village to all in the village. Sadly the kindness and love encapsulated in daily life at Botton are now truly under threat.

10/12/2011 13:13:00

Andrew - United Kingdom

10/12/2011 13:07:39

Jennie - United Kingdom

10/12/2011 13:03:06

Piran - United Kingdom

My Voice:

I am lending my support to this campaign not only because I have visited and experienced Botton, but because I thoroughly believe that it is an exemplary model of social care.

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Botton, and the Camphill movement in general, redefine our conception of care and community. Care in Botton stands for true care within a community, where a person is not merely labelled and listed, but instead encouraged and allowed to flourish. That Botton has been unrecognised for its invaluable work, not anly as an active caring community, but also a model of how care should be, is evidence enough that the very regulatory system that ought to be recognising Botton\\\'s achievement seems bent on its submission. True care work does not work on the principle of \\\'one size fits all\\\', but requires complete commitment and genuine care. If care is the provision of what is necessary for health, welfare, maintenance and protection of somebody, then it seems care is what we all need, from ourselves, our communities and our government. The best way to achieve this care is what is at stake here.

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Botton is a very very special place; one that if we fail to protect, or allow to be changed in accordance with a box-ticking authority (which is arguably so ill-equipped to deal with social care that the Camphill movement inevitably arose in the first place) that places bureaucracy over people, will be lost to us and, most importantly, those who rely on it.

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I don\\\'t believe that anyone who has truly experienced Botton from a perspective not distorted by paperwork and politics could fail to grasp its uniqueness and promise.

10/12/2011 13:01:13

Christian - United Kingdom

10/12/2011 12:40:48

a;ex - United Kingdom

10/12/2011 12:29:08

Rebecca - Germany

10/12/2011 12:25:54

Michael - United Kingdom

10/12/2011 12:24:22

Paolo - Germany

10/12/2011 12:20:56

fionn - United Kingdom

10/12/2011 12:02:50

Helen - United Kingdom

10/12/2011 11:45:30

Ben - United Kingdom

10/12/2011 11:30:05

Janine - United Kingdom

10/12/2011 11:27:13

Rene - Ireland

10/12/2011 11:26:22

Fabienne - United Kingdom

My Voice:

Botton village has been like a home to me for over eight years of my life and it's sad to see that some people don't understand how amazing it really is! You really have to experience it to undersand it!

10/12/2011 11:19:52

Laukó - Hungary

10/12/2011 11:16:22

Allmut - United Kingdom

10/12/2011 11:15:05

Adrian - United Kingdom

10/12/2011 10:55:12

Christiana - United Kingdom

10/12/2011 10:24:23

Sonia - United Kingdom

10/12/2011 10:02:07

Anne - United Kingdom

10/12/2011 09:56:33

John - United Kingdom

10/12/2011 09:52:00

Johanna - Germany

10/12/2011 09:50:14

Sebastian - United Kingdom

10/12/2011 09:46:20

Cläre - Germany

My Voice:

Though not directly involved in Camphilll, I have always admired the ethos of the co-workers giving the gift of their personal lives to live and care for people who are unable to do this for themselves - and also I have witnessed the happiness and strength that some of the residents were able to unfold in those communities. My admiration!

10/12/2011 08:40:49

Sue - United Kingdom

10/12/2011 08:00:06

karin - Germany

My Voice:

I spent just a few days in Botton Village, but I loved the friendly human atmosphere, and was very happy for all the people who can spend their life with dignity and care in the beautiful lanscape, helping and being helped.

I send you all my good wishes!

Karin

10/12/2011 07:26:20

Ellen - U.S.A.

10/12/2011 06:19:39

Cassie - Australia

My Voice:

After volunteering at Camphill-Botton, i have never seen the support and care these families and volunteers give. It should never change. 

10/12/2011 05:05:53

Maria - U.S.A.

My Voice:

I have been involved with the Camphill impulse for many years and have also worked with developmentally disabled adults and children in different countries. The Camhill impulse is unique in that it recognizes and fosters the dignity of each individual, their work, and the mutual healing that arises through community life. Regulatory aspects need to serve these goals, not the other way around. Otherwise the HUMAN element will be regulated away.

10/12/2011 04:12:27

Susan - Canada

My Voice:

To enable people with varying degrees of ability to become valued, contributing members of a close-knit community is a priceless gift. Botton is a marvelous place.

10/12/2011 04:06:48

David - United Kingdom

My Voice:

I need a contact to discuss my ideas please can you help me.

10/12/2011 03:35:50

Cedd - Canada

10/12/2011 02:36:33

Hannah - Australia

My Voice:

Botton is such an amazing place. Its changed me and my views on lots of things. you need to experience it to really understand just how wonderful it is :)

10/12/2011 02:13:41

thomas - United Kingdom

10/12/2011 01:44:18

Ute - U.S.A.

10/12/2011 01:24:04

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10/12/2011 00:22:13

Lyndsay - United Kingdom

10/12/2011 00:21:59

Robert - Australia

10/12/2011 00:12:49

samuel - United Kingdom

10/12/2011 00:07:24

Rosie - United Kingdom

09/12/2011 23:59:28

Andreas - U.S.A.

09/12/2011 23:53:59

Helen - United Kingdom

09/12/2011 23:45:06

Johanna - United Kingdom

09/12/2011 23:26:50

barbara - Australia

My Voice:

This sort of egoism has got to be stopped.......

09/12/2011 23:20:35

Anja - United Kingdom

09/12/2011 23:12:21

Anthony - United Kingdom

09/12/2011 23:03:57

Robin - U.S.A.

09/12/2011 22:53:53

Guy -

09/12/2011 22:41:24

Paul - U.S.A.

My Voice:

Botton Village, and other Campill Villages like it, are essential because they offer community based life to those who need it the most. If Botton Village is unble to continue the must needed work they are doing, many people will suffer as a consequence.  

09/12/2011 22:27:11

Philine - Germany

My Voice:

Botton is one of the most wonderful, beautiful and peaceful places in the world!!!

09/12/2011 22:20:54

Mona - United Kingdom

09/12/2011 22:16:42

Catherine - United Kingdom

09/12/2011 22:12:23

eilidh - United Kingdom

09/12/2011 22:09:46

QUEREN - Brazil

My Voice:

I have worked in Camphill and I fully trust their care.

09/12/2011 22:07:10

Michael - United Kingdom

My Voice:

I wish Botton well through all the adaptations ahead and trust that there will be trust and strength again!

09/12/2011 22:00:07

catherine - United Kingdom

09/12/2011 21:53:49

Ira - Germany

09/12/2011 21:50:27

Ruairidh - United Kingdom

My Voice:

All hail king Koenig!

09/12/2011 21:48:45

Florence - United Kingdom

09/12/2011 21:41:37

Wietske - U.S.A.

09/12/2011 21:40:55

Rosalinde - United Kingdom

09/12/2011 21:38:29

Marcus - United Kingdom

09/12/2011 21:37:33

Marina - United Kingdom

09/12/2011 21:28:17

Liz - United Kingdom

My Voice:

Botton Village provides REAL care for people with learning difficulties - and others, in a way that the State just cannot/will not. In thsi environment all people are valued equally, all have a valued place and job  and are able to truly belong to a community in the fulest sense of the word. There should be more places like Bottone, not less. 

09/12/2011 21:23:52

Jonathan - United Kingdom

My Voice:

Keep Camphill alive.

09/12/2011 21:23:07

Ann - Australia

09/12/2011 21:18:33

Henry - United Kingdom

09/12/2011 21:15:45

Florian - France

09/12/2011 21:13:33

Rianne - U.S.A.

09/12/2011 21:12:55

Kate - United Kingdom

09/12/2011 21:09:52

Diane - New Zealand

My Voice:

Alot of change has happened, negative change. Time to take and implement the REAL values of care that is Camphill ! :) All the best for the campaign !!

09/12/2011 21:01:24

Clare - Australia

09/12/2011 20:51:19

Margaret - Canada

My Voice:

A lovely place with happy people.  Don't take it away.

09/12/2011 20:28:00

Paul - Norway

My Voice:

As an old ´Camphiller`, I have always been impressed by the guts and determination of those dedicated folk that battle against the foul weather of the winter on the high moors. That they must battle against meaningless sticky red tape is quite bejond the ´hand-milking`pail!

I wish you all well and power to your elbow!!

Greetings Paul

09/12/2011 19:45:42

Renate - Brazil

My Voice:

The Camphill-movement is very very important for human beeing. There people can learn and live together, changing habilities and developing love. Renate

09/12/2011 19:21:56

Naomi - United Kingdom

My Voice:

I have personally benefited from visiting Botton as a young child and adult. It is a sanctuary of love and support, education and inclusion, community spirit and true care in the real sense of the word! To loose this amazing place would be beyond criminal and I personally want my children to experience Botton as I did, so they too can grow up understanding that those individuals with a different appearance, behaviour or view of life are no less valuable a human than the next person.

09/12/2011 19:21:36

Juanna - United Kingdom

My Voice:

I know that this is an incredibly important type of care being offered to people with disabilities and I am so grateful to those who work in this firled for the service they give. While it is great to hear motivationl words, nothing compares to being able to put those words into action...this is what happens at Camphill. Thank you!

09/12/2011 19:18:05

Patrick - Canada

09/12/2011 19:13:16

Rachel - United Kingdom

09/12/2011 19:10:23

caroline - United Kingdom

My Voice:

With warm thoughts and kind wishes for you work

09/12/2011 19:04:59

Margarita - United Kingdom

My Voice:

I have visited and stayed in Botton Village 3 times in the past 20 years, and have always been impressed and inspired by the hard work, care and love from all who live and work there - co-workers and people with learning disabilities alike. The village and community model is very supportive and productive - I have not seen such good co-operative work in any other places for people with disabilities - except in other Camphill villages. This needs to continue and grow into the future! Otherwise it would be a huge loss to human society.

09/12/2011 18:09:52

Su - United Kingdom

My Voice:

Care is not about sticking someone in a "home" where they can have their food, clothing and hygiene provided for.  A real home is one where people not only live, but love, and contribute.  A home is made by the people in it, not by the building or amenities.  This is what Camphill communities are: homes.

09/12/2011 18:08:07

Rosanne - United Kingdom

My Voice:

IT IS AN  absolute tragedy that the bureaucratic mentality of current governments which should be using Camphill as a model for those  with disabilities who find it nourishing and sustaining, should be systematically and deliberately destroying it.   Camphill was recognising the value of each individual when Government institutions were practising systematic abuse.  

09/12/2011 17:54:16

Mrs. - United Kingdom

My Voice:

I have played the piano at various Camphill Communities and been most impressed by the loving care and support given to the residents, especially the work in the craft shops and farms - a wonderful life for these people.  All support needed should be given to all these Communities.

09/12/2011 17:36:06

Dilys - United Kingdom

My Voice:

I don't have time to actually DO anything about this but want to add my name as I think your model of care is so valuable to the people there.

09/12/2011 17:01:00

Mira - Germany

My Voice:

Having lived in Camphill on and off as a co-worker and home-maker for the past 14 years, I know how much is at risk. Please help Camphill make the right steps into the future without threatening their existance!!

09/12/2011 16:21:40

Sabrina - Germany

My Voice:

Dear Co-workers and Villager,

I've only been once at your kind and warm place, but I am still impressed of your way of living! I learned so much and I am still thinking of my time at your home.

I hope you will be able to continue living and working like before. Your village is a little island full of good wishes and thoughtful people that want to make the world a better place.

Please stay like you are!

I wish you all your best!

Kind regards from Sabrina

09/12/2011 15:16:06

Monika - United Kingdom

09/12/2011 15:14:39

Cathie - United Kingdom

09/12/2011 15:13:54

Mark - U.S.A.

09/12/2011 15:10:32

Jennifer - United Kingdom

09/12/2011 15:10:30

Michael - United Kingdom

My Voice:

I hope that the Camphill villages continue to grow and thrive since they are amazing places.

09/12/2011 14:50:13

Donna - Italy

My Voice:

I worked in Hohepa homeschool in CHCH, New Zealand for four years when I was younger. I know only one thing for sure, if I had a child in need of special care I would want the loving care that is based on true values for that child. If I am to get Alzheimers as my mother, there is only one type of place I would want to end up, in an enviroment such as camphill or other anthroposofical institutions, where wholesome love and support, organic food, natural medicines and art woven into daily life. 

09/12/2011 14:42:48

Anthea - Australia

09/12/2011 14:39:17

Katrin - United Kingdom

09/12/2011 14:31:47

David - United Kingdom

09/12/2011 14:10:22

Julian - United Kingdom

My Voice:

Many of the peopel in Camphill need community and friendship, routine and the rhythm of a well supported and nourishing life.  This is vital to their well-being and far outweighs the cry for 'independence'.  Camphills around the world do a remarkable job in providing this support and the regulatory system should be there to support them, not hinder their activities.

09/12/2011 13:55:16

Bridget - United Kingdom

09/12/2011 13:47:20

Rebecca - United Kingdom

My Voice:

I'm very saddened by what's happening and how it's affecting people who are working in a way they truly believe in.

09/12/2011 13:41:31

Diana -

09/12/2011 13:14:19

Aaron - United Kingdom

My Voice:

Camphill and the Department of health and welfare could probably learn a lot from each other. May this happen.

09/12/2011 12:10:23

Agnes - United Kingdom

09/12/2011 11:53:02

Colin - United Kingdom

09/12/2011 11:42:58

Aurelia - United Kingdom

My Voice:

I have lived and/or worked in Camphill for the past 14 years and believe with conviction in Camphill as a model for social and economic prosperity. I have seen and experienced the effect of legislation on Camphill communities, including Botton, and am committed to assist where I can to halt the destructive tendancy - especially through educating communities as to their real position in relation to the law. I am a solicitor and willing to help where I can.

09/12/2011 11:17:06

Ute - Brazil

09/12/2011 09:58:02

Kazim - United Kingdom

08/12/2011 11:36:28

James - United Kingdom

My Voice:

Botton Village is a model for the future and its values must be defended

07/12/2011 16:25:35

Sue - United Kingdom

07/12/2011 16:13:35

Douglas - United Kingdom

My Voice:

The rights of the co-workers to participate in the decision making  must be respected at all times

07/12/2011 14:56:01

Sibylle - United Kingdom

My Voice:

I defend the right of co-workers to have an equal share with management in decision making

07/12/2011 14:50:47

Nicholas - United Kingdom

06/12/2011 18:08:21