Sunday, 10 February 2013


Spent an extremely interesting couple of hours at the Tiphereth community at Torphin on Friday. They provide 12 full time residential and 50 day places for people with learning disabilities in a lively community based working environment. In their own words and from their own website - "Tiphereth is part of the Camphill Movement, which was founded in 1940 and works to create communities in which vulnerable children and adults with learning difficulties, can live, work and learn with others in healthy social relationships based on mutual care and respect.Tiphereth is a place where fun, work and care go hand in hand." I was massively impressed with the operation and the atmosphere of the place. They produce jam on the premises, maintain their own gardens, carry out craft projects, cooking and a major composting business. Their workshop also makes charcoal and produces wood chip. I was also pleased to hear they enjoy a very constructive working relationship with the Council and have some ambitious and impressive plans for the future. I hope they continue to do well and look forward to my next visit.

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