What We Do

Camphill Devon provides a vibrant and wholesome environment where people can enjoy the freedom of their rural surroundings, access craft, land and community activities, and play a part in the running of where they live. We are committed to providing the necessary support and facilities through which everyone can choose to live their life, their way.

Personalised support and regular reviews ensure that everyone is given the opportunity to develop activities that are important to them. Many arts, craft and land activities are available on site which provide therapeutic, learning and physical opportunities for social engagement and developing new skills.

Activities include Pottery, Textiles, Metalwork and Woodwork as well work on the land and garden. Individuals are supported to create their own weekly structure, which for many includes accessing local leisure and sports facilities, college and voluntary work.

Home Life
People live in comfortable group-living households of various sizes, sharing the daily routine, and working with each other to make their house a real home.
Each person has their 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 stay with us for up to 12 month placements and live alongside the people we support to engage, enable, and share their culture and interests, contribute much to the feeling of community here.

Social, Cultural and Spiritual Life

People are encouraged to follow their own interests and make informed decisions and choices about their lives. This might be participating in an evening college course, 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, nightclubs and other activities in the area.

We have facilities onsite to provide opportunities for outdoor and indoor activities, including football, badminton and exercise equipment, as well as music and dance sessions, discos and karaoke.

With Dartmoor on our doorstep, and the coast close by, we also have easy access to Exeter, Plymouth and smaller towns for shopping and sightseeing – there is plenty of choice for days out.

Whilst we do not promote any particular faith our values demonstrate our commitment to respecting each other and supporting people’s choices. Several individuals attend services at local churches, and we welcome people; staff, volunteers and those we support; of different religious or cultural background.

Governance and Finance

Camphill Devon Community is a registered charity. We are self-governing, responsible for our running and development and have a board of trustees.

Most people we support are funded by local authorities through individual service contracts. Finance for development and projects are supported by donations and fundraising activities.



01364 642631


Hapstead Village

Camphill Devon Community



TQ11 0JN