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.
Camphill 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 activities for the people who live at Hapstead and individuals that come in for sessions. Activities include Pottery, Weavery (textiles), metal work and Woodwork as well work on the land and garden.
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
People 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.
Life at Camphill Devon is in tune with humanistic and Christian ideals. Celebrating festivals together throughout the year. We actively welcome people of different faith or persuasion and encourage them to contribute and be involved.
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.