Home to 40 residents who live alongside co-workers and support staff, Camphill Blair Drummond provides a warm, friendly and safe living environment for adults with learning disabilities.
We are proud of our unique, family community where residents can live independently and in privacy whilst enjoying the support, companionship and friendship of others. Regardless of age, background, nationality or ability, everyone is treated with dignity and respect.
Living and working together develops life skills which allow each member of our family to grow in confidence, developing empathy and understanding for one another and forming long-lasting bonds.
Co-workers and support staff bring humour, vibrancy and fun to daily life, encouraging close and supportive relationships that make Camphill Blair Drummond truly feel like home.
Divided into family units, home for many of our residents is in the very beautiful Blair Drummond House – a 19th century baronial mansion surrounded by spectacular scenery with giraffes, lions, zebra and wildebeest strolling past the bottom of our garden! This majestic home has been carefully adapted to provide family-sized accommodation with kitchens, social areas, bedrooms and bathrooms.
Situated within this magnificent building are Orion House, Juniper House and Amber House and within the main grounds are Clockhouse and Linden – homes for residents in a range of accommodation from large, spacious and bright rooms to cosy lounges with log fires.
More recently we are delighted to have seen the opening of two new, state of the art purpose built homes – Gardens & Sycamore. From the outside the houses are certainly striking. The design achieves a perfect balance: achieving the need for modern accommodation whilst complementing the existing historic surroundings and rural setting. The focus, however, is very much on the needs of our residents. Offering a warm homeliness, these houses help segregate work from relaxation and, with carefully widened and adapted front and back doors, provide easy access and a place for muddy boots. The new houses are light, spacious and airy. The interior furnishings and decorations make use of some of the produce from our own workshops, such as paintings and pottery, paired with bright colours and a variety of textures. The final result is a home that is perfect for family life; somewhere our residents can be proud of and enjoy together.
Going forward, we are building two further homes which will increase our capacity, allowing us to offer accommodation to new residents whilst leaving the main house for daytime activities and special events.
Cultural & Community Life
Life at Camphill Blair Drummond is led by the seasons and Christian festivals that are celebrated throughout the year.
Shared values and encouragement to contribute as much as possible to the life of the community brings people together for a common purpose and makes every individual feel valued.
Contributions to community life at Camphill Blair Drummond are made in many different ways. Tasks are shared by everyone and matched to individual abilities. Daily work activities, such as baking bread, tending the gardens and estate grounds, are part of the normal pattern of life.
Special events and festivals are highlights of the Camphill Blair Drummond calendar as they are planned, celebrated and enjoyed with relatives and friends as a whole community.
To find out more about our residential care services and activities for adults with learning disabilities contact Jason Glass on 01786 841573 or email: email@example.com
Camphill Blair Drummond: Residential care services for adults with severe learning disabilities in a home-from-home environment.
Click on the ‘Welcome titles’ below to see information about each House.
Welcome to Amber HouseAmber is a small bright house situated on the ground floor next door to the Bakery. We have 6 residents and 2 day students. Our residents enjoy a range of activities which include football, bowling, going to the cinema and in their own words “Shopping till they drop!” Recently we have had work done on our courtyard so we now have a large pond and new garden furniture. So we can enjoy meals and snacks outside in the summer. During the winter when the weather is colder we make good use of our log burner which helps keep the house warm and cosy.
Welcome to ClockhouseClockhouse is the smallest and cosiest of the houses. Clockhouse looks on to the same courtyard as Linden house and is ideally placed for eating out in the summer months. Clockhouse is home to three residents and two day students. In our spare time some of us practice yoga, swim or take part in drama classes. We have also shared some wonderful trips together which have included Glen Coe, Loch Lomond, Loch Katrine, Loch Venachar, Kelvingrove Museum and the Riverside Transport Museum.
Welcome to Garden HouseGarden House is one of the new houses which opened in August 2013, as part of our ongoing development. Nicely decorated in fresh, warm colours it has a distinct ‘homely’ feel. Garden House is home to six residents who can be found relaxing in their bedrooms or sitting by the fire with their fellow residents, listening to music or having a ‘Group Story’. The name Garden House comes from the wonderful views around the House overlooking our ‘Pottager Garden’ and surrounding countryside.
Welcome to Juniper HouseJuniper house is physically the largest house at Camphill Blair Drummond. Warm and inviting, Juniper is home to six residents. Everybody helps out in the house with cooking and household activities. It is also lovely to relax together, listen to music or play instruments. At weekends we enjoy the countryside or go shopping. Juniper is very fortunate to have spectacular views of the estate from almost every angle, particularly from the lounge balcony which overlooks the surrounding countryside.
Welcome to Linden HouseLinden, which was opened in June 2002 after extensive refurbishment, looks on to a beautiful sunny courtyard. This warm, friendly house is home to seven residents.
All Linden residents have en-suite rooms and choice of social areas. Cycling, walking, sight-seeing, ten-pin bowling and going to the cinema are among our favourite weekend activities. We usually have an annual summer holiday together and nothing beats a barbecue in the courtyard with good friends and excellent food!
Welcome to Orion HouseAs the name suggests, Orion is located closest to the stars on the top floor of Blair Drummond House and offers spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. Orion is home to six residents and one day student who joins us for lunch everyday. Originally an old badminton court with viewing gallery, the bedrooms and social areas of Orion house overlook the estate and the neighbouring Safari Park. We usually stick to a regular routine during the week and at weekends are involved in social and leisure activities. You will normally find us laughing, listening to music and enjoying each other’s company in the lounge. Orion House will be moving into the new ‘Parklands’ houses once they are built, and we are all very excited about the move.
Welcome to Sycamore HouseWe have only lived in Sycamore House since August 2013. It has brand new furniture – some of which is really colourful and it is very comfortable. We have a nice comfy hall that we often sit in and listen to the radio or CDs. There is also a very relaxing living room where people can read, watch TV/DVDs or just take it easy. The daylight that comes in through the many windows we have means the house is bright and it is also very spacious. We might not have lived here very long – but everyone here really seems to enjoy being in the house!
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- “I love cooking in my kitchen and going for a bike ride” Jane Barr (Resident, Linden House)