welcome to the community


Our Vision
Supporting individuals, with diverse learning abilities, to achieve their full potential in a unique community setting


Our Mission

The Lantern Community aims to provide a stable home life, meaningful work activities, friendship and social interaction together with opportunities for personal growth, adult education, cultural and spiritual inspiration for adults with diverse learning abilities. This takes place in a unique community setting, sustained by the mutual support that each individual gives and receives.


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Our Values

  • We recognise the individual
    Everyone’s contribution is valued. We encourage personal growth and self-development.
  • We create a sense of belonging
    We believe people yearn for mutual help and healing. The Lantern Community aims to provide that membership through inclusion and a sense of belonging for all.
  • We value the importance of encounter
    Where the qualities of openness, respect, trust and care are nurtured.
  • We are caring
    We strive to be a compassionate, caring and supportive environment for all community members.
  • We recognise the importance of supporting a spiritual environment that fosters the values upon which the community was built.
    Through a rich cultural life, we recognise the importance of daily, weekly and yearly rhythms and the changing seasons, by celebrating festivals together.
  • We treat everyone with dignity and respect
    We ensure we embrace differences and diversity
  • Creating community together
    We recognise the importance of “creating community together” by valuing and supporting each other to achieve our full potential by living, learning and working together.