Friday 25 March 2016

Handmade Spring Fair

On Saturday 19th March there was a Handmade Spring Fair in Camphill Milton Keynes. It was held in the Chrysalis Theatre. There were handmade crafts from local artists and crafters, demonstration, refreshments and an art exhibition from The Milton Keynes Society of Artists held in the Café. It was from 10am until 4pm.
Camphill Milton Keynes is a vibrant community providing support and a meaningful working life for adults with a wide range of learning difficulties. Camphill Milton Keynes's mission to create a living and working community where people with learning difficulties may reach their full potential in the spirit of lifelong learning.
Alex Fox

Friday 18 March 2016

My Voice, My Vote Conference

Here are some photographs of a conference called 'Hear My Voice'. It happened on Friday 11th March. It was all about how people with a learning disability have the right to vote. It was held in a place called MK SNAP. People with special needs could come along to learn why voting is so important, learn about councillors and the police and crime commissioner, and to try voting in an election for Community Champions. This event was from 9.45 am to 2.45 pm.
The Mayor of Milton Keynes gave an introduction then there were Councillor presentations.
People could think of questions to ask them. Different groups of people with special needs came up with Community Champion Manifestos and people attending the conference could take part in a vote to choose which group they like the most.
Established in 1991, MK SNAP is a charity built on achievement, team work and individual development whose purpose is to offer work and life skills training to individuals aged 16+ who have physical and learning difficulties.

Alex Fox

Thursday 10 March 2016

Interview with Mark

How long have you lived in the community?
16 years.
What house do you live in?

What workshops do you do? (Which one do you like the most)?
The basket workshop, the shop, techlab and the Café. I like the café and the basket workshop the most.
What activities do you do (like evening class or painting)?
Not at the moment.
What responsibilities do you have in your house?
I do cooking on Thursdays.
What do you do at the weekends?
Sometime I go shopping.

Would you like to share anything with this newsletter?

Not really.

What did you do before you came to CMKC?

I was at the Mount.

What are your hobbies?

I listen to pop music.

Is there anything you do not like?

Not really.
Alex Fox

Friday 4 March 2016

Valentines Day

Valentine's Day sets back to around 3rd century in Europe, according to a legend. The legend's love and affection has been carried on throughout history. February 14th is the day to spread the love and exchange affectionate gifts to one another.
Residents and co-workers in Camphill Milton Keynes celebrated Valentine's Day by having a party in the Chrysalis Theatre.
Alex Fox