Concept: Camphill Movement
Community Care and Inclusion for People with an Intellectual Disability Jackson Robin & Lyons Maria (Eds) Community Care and Inclusion for People with an Intellectual Disability 256pp £25.00 Floris Books 9781782503330 1782503331 [Formula: see text]
- Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987)
- Published about 3 years ago
This book includes reflective and philosophical accounts that explore the widest context of community care. It is a collection of personal views and experiences from several authors. Many examples focus on the provision of the Camphill Village model across the world, and these provide a philosophical continuity throughout the book.
Over 70 years ago, an Austrian émigré doctor - Karl Koenig - came to Scotland where he established the Camphill Movement. Today that Movement embraces over 100 communities for children and adults with developmental disabilities in at least 24 countries. One aspect of Koenig’s biography that has not been explored concerns his childhood: an extraordinary omission given its inspirational character. Without an appreciation of this critical period in his life, any understanding of his very considerable achievements not least his pioneering success in establishing the Camphill Movement must be incomplete.