Welcome to the Camphill Callan website
Camphill Community Callan is made up of three houses and some supported flats in the small town of Callan - unlike most communities we are not grouped together, but spread out in the town.
We are lucky to have some land next to one of our houses, and more land outside the town, so we have quite a bit of garden work, and always fresh food on the plate.
Our community started as a residential support to the KCAT Art and Study Centre, but we have grown into something quite separate. Many of our residents (those with a disability) are involved with art and theatre, but most of our volunteers are not.
Our community has a mix of different situations. One house is set in a quiet place with the garden around it, and the residents here need quite a lot of physical support. The other houses and the flats are close together either side of a small street. The residents here are quite capable, but strongly individual with complex needs - their support can be as challenging in a different way, and needs a degree of maturity. Volunteers will be asked to join wherever the need is at the time.
Unlike many communities we do not provide all our own work possibilities. We share the work on the land and in the houses (cooking, cleaning, laundry)and we support our residents to make their contribution to this work. However our life can also involve interaction with other communities and organisations on a daily basis.
George and Valti
Many residents live with us and work or study in a different place. Sometimes volunteers go along to support this.
We provide food, lodging, internet access and some holiday money, and we share an amount in each house for our personal needs (pocket money).
Marti and Rachel