A rich and varied life, with opportunities for everyone to take part.

Our Vision       

 ‘Living, learning and working together’ 

We provide excellence in social care and life-enhancing opportunities for adults with Learning Disabilities who value and support each other to achieve their full potential by living, learning and working together.

Our Purpose

The Lantern Community provides a stable home life, fulfilling work, friendship and social interaction together with opportunities for personal growth, adult education, cultural and spiritual inspiration for adults with a learning difficulty. This takes place in an intentional community sustained by the mutual support that each individual gives and receives. Everyone in the community helps to make it work. 

The Lantern Community charity offers the care and support for members of the community to live and work together.


Through person-centred approaches and through group-support and self-advocacy we offer the independence: 

  • to choose community living or to develop skills for a more independent life. 
  • to be involved in decision making. 
  • to be valued for who you are. 
  • to develop your true potential in life. 

At The Lantern Community you can work together with a lot of warm, friendly folk – a whole community of people building a good life together; we provide the support and care for you to get involved in everything. It is a great way to lead a full and active life.

in the bakery

We offer: 

  • inclusion in a life-sharing community where everyone’s contribution is valued and individuality is recognised. 
  • inclusion in making decisions on community direction. 
  • inclusion in work, social, cultural, spiritual and home life. 

We will always respect rights: 

  • to individuality. 
  • to self determination. 
  • to equality. 


The Lantern Community is a member of the Association of Camphill Communities. Camphill has been growing since the first community was founded in 1940 at Camphill House, near Aberdeen, and it now offers a large support network for children, young people and adults with learning difficulties, mental health problems and other support needs. Camphill offers a choice of more than 50 Camphill communities in the UK and Ireland, with locations in city, town or countryside providing shared, semi-independent and independent supported accommodation. Camphill initiatives have also developed in North America, Europe, Africa and India; today there are more than 100 Camphill communities, each following the ideals of Camphill’s founders in its own way. In the UK and Ireland the communities are represented by, and co-operate through, the Association of Camphill Communities. Worldwide the organisations work together as the Camphill Movement.

The Lantern Community Charity 

The Care and Support service is operated by The Lantern Community, company number 3773749 and registered charity number 1075845. Please visit the Charity Commission website for full details of the Lantern Community Charity and to view the most recent Annual reports and audited accounts.