What We Do

Staff at CamphillThrough person centred planning people are helped to have as much choice and control in their life as possible. We support people in a wide range of activities in the local area and also at Hapstead.

Personalised support and regular reviews ensure that everyone is given the chance to develop activities that are important to them. Many people tell us that they want to participate in some kind of work. Some people work in local social enterprises and make a valuable contribution.

Resident and Member of Staff sitting in back of vanCamphill Devon has over 90 acres of land and the farm and garden provide fresh, naturally produced food for the houses. Some people work in these areas as well as on the upkeep of the estate and woodlands. We offer a range of day service activities for people who live at Hapstead and others who come on a daily basis. Activities include Pottery, Weavery, Copperwork and Woodwork as well work on the land and farm.>

Home Life

HaphillPeople live in comfortable self contained households of various sizes, sharing the daily routine, and working with each other to make their house a real home.

Each person has their own private room as well as the shared living spaces and the facilities and grounds of Hapstead to enjoy.

Guest Volunteers from all over the world are welcomed into the houses and they contribute much to the feeling of community at Hapstead.

Social and Cultural Life

Lady playing CelloPeople are encouraged to follow their own interests. This might be participating in an evening college course, with interests such as drama, singing and dancing, or computer skills. Other opportunities include sailing and horse riding, walking and cycling. People enjoy regular trips to the cinema, theatre, night clubs and other activities in the area.

Here at Hapstead every Friday there is our own ‘pub’ or film evening in our small hall and cafe, and there is a fortnightly music session as well as occasional shows and performances. With Dartmoor and the coast – and Exeter, Plymouth and smaller towns for shopping and sightseeing – there is plenty of choice for days out. Everyone has the opportunity for an annual holiday of their choice including the chance for foreign travel.

Spiritual Life

People tending plants in the gardenLife at Camphill Devon is in tune with Christian and general humanistic ideals and the Christian festivals are celebrated throughout the year. We actively welcome people of different faith or persuasion and encourage them to contribute to all aspects of life at Camphill Devon.

Governance and Finance

Camphill Devon Community is a registered charity. We are self-governing, responsible for our own running and development and have a board of trustees. Most residents are funded by local authorities through individual service contracts. Finance for improvements and developments rely on donations and fundraising activities.