Camphill Communities of Ireland has been an approved body for the provision of Social Housing for over 20 years providing accommodation for those people living in the Life Sharing communities throughout the country. The first project financed under the Capital Assistance Scheme was for 21 units in Camphill Community Dunshane, Co. Kildare completed in 1990 and since then projects have been completed in most of the 16 communities in Ireland.
Camphill Communities of Ireland will provide accommodation as a matter of priority to individuals with intellectual disabilities and to those who share their lives as unwaged volunteers.
As an approved body Camphill will consult with Local Authorities to ensure that allocations of accommodation meet the requirements of the LA while complying with the above priorities.
Sustainable Design Strategy
Sustainable development is one of the greatest challenges facing society today, and at the
national and international level public policy is becoming more influenced by the need to fund the creation of a more environmentally sustainable building stock. With the building sector using 50% of national material resources and producing 50% of national waste it is imperative that architects and planners adopt sustainable design as a guiding factor in the creation of the built environment. Camphill is committed to sustainable development and has included many innovative elements in its use of public funds over the years.
In most cases short term or regular maintenance is managed directly by the community with long term or major refurbishment being programmed as part of the ongoing capital development programme.
Each community will submit its capital programme at the beginning of the year for approval by the Finance and Housing Groups which act on behalf of and report to the Council (Board) of Camphill Communities of Ireland.
Camphill Community Carrick on Suir