Corbenic Camphill Community near Dunkeld in Perthshire was established 30 years ago as part of the worldwide, Camphill family to provide 24 hour residential care for adults aged 18 years and above who have severe conditions including Autism,Epilepsy, Downs Syndrome, Fragile X Syndrome and a range of non-specific learning difficulties. There are currently 28 Residents who are cared for by 25 trained staff and 25 volunteer Co-Workers who live within the complex. Residents are involved in the day to day running of Corbenic and its facilities which includes work on thier farm, bakery, gardens, estates, woodwork and pottery workshops and a shop/cafe in Dunkeld. The Trust was pleased to provide a Major capital donation of £160k towards the costs of developing new residential facilities to better accommodate the needs of Camphill's older residents and increase their overall capacity.
Cantraybridge College, established in 1995, is a rural skills training college loacted in Croy, near Inverness, for 40 young adults with learning and physical disabilities. The college, a converted farm, is an improved SVQ Training Centre which provides residential and non-residential training, independent living skills and SVQs in a range of vocational subjects to improve young people's quality of life and prepare them for work or voulnteering in the community. The rural based programmes include horticulture, agriculture, estate maintenance/woodwork, small animal care and also Basic Adult Education and computer ITskills. Cantraybridge is also a member of the Workstep Consortium, which helps to facilitate supported employment for students beyond college. The nature of the work undertaken at Cantraybridge is much needed, although fairly unique. Moving forward, the College aims to establish itself as a national resource hub that bridges the gap between education and social care for adults , parat of which involves a significant programme of capital redevelopment. The Trust was pleased to be able to provide capital funding of £170K towards the college's Teaching and Enterprise facility with a further £30K for the salary costs of employing an Enterprise Co-oridnator/ Trainer.