Friday 31 January 2020

Christmas Lights

These are some of the Christmas lights that were put up in Sunwood House in Camphill Milton Keynes over Christmas last year.
Christmas lights are lights often used for decoration in celebration of Christmas, often on display throughout the Christmas season including Advent and Christmastide. The custom goes back to when Christmas trees were decorated with candles, which symbolized Christ being the light of the world.
Alex Fox

Friday 24 January 2020

People's Partnership Board Meeting

These are photographs of another People's Partnership Board meeting, held at the Church of Christ the Cornerstone in Milton Keynes on Tuesday 12th December last year. It was very much like the one held on Thursday 14th November although different people attended.
There was a welcome, then there were people setting the scene about disabilities and another Have Your Say workshop then a break time.
After the break there was a group called Getting it Right and then another Have your Say workshop. Then there was feedback with evaluations and then the event finished.
Alex Fox

Friday 17 January 2020

Community Assembly

These are photographs of residents of Camphill Milton Keynes going to a Community Assembly at the Chrysalis Theatre in Camphill Milton Keynes on Tuesday 10th December of last year.
Alex Fox

Friday 10 January 2020

Wreath Making

These are photographs of residents and staff of Camphill Milton Keynes making Christmas Wreaths to hang on the doors of our houses.
A wreath is an assortment of flowers, leaves, fruits, twigs, or various materials that is constructed to form a ring.
In English-speaking countries, wreaths are used typically as household ornaments, most commonly as an Advent and Christmas decoration. They are also used in ceremonial events in many cultures around the globe. They can be worn as a chaplet around the head, or as a garland around the neck. Wreaths have much history and symbolism associated with them.
They are usually made from evergreens and symbolize strength, as evergreens last even throughout the harshest winters. Bay laurel may also be used; bay laurel wreaths are known as laurel wreaths.

Alex Fox

Friday 3 January 2020

People's Partnership Board Meeting

On Thursday 14th November, there was the People’s Partnership Board meeting. This event was held at the Church of Christ the Cornerstone in Milton Keynes. The meeting started at 10.00 with people signing in and then being guided to tables. There was a welcome and brief outlying of the day. Then there was a video called ‘Just like you’. And there were performers who did dancing. When the performers had finished there was a themed table workshop session (people could move around 3 tables or more). The event room hall was a round room with 8 pillars around the outside. Each of these pillars was a zone with a rectangle table and 8 chairs. The zones/tables people could choose from were Transport, Access to healthcare, Relationships, Education/ Employment, My social life, Accessible places/information, Housing/Isolation and Citizenship/ Voting. On each table there were general flyers on Belonging, pictures to aid conservation and a ‘Fact and Feedback’ sheet to prompt conservation. After the workshop we had a break time. Then there was another film called ‘Belonging’. After the film there was a round up where we were able to share ‘Top 2’ issues raised in the workshop. After this there was an evaluation to explain what will be happening to any feedback. I thought this event was interesting.
Alex Fox