Everyone who lives in Newton Dee regards their work not as a job, but as a way of life.
Co-workers who make a long-term commitment, do so because of their wish to share in our Camphill philosophy and Community life.
Co-workers work to enable those with special needs to fulfil their potential. That means providing support at home, at work in our gardens, farms and craft workshops, and by involvement in our social, cultural and educational activities.
The work isn’t simply ‘care’. The individuals with special needs who live in our Community are able to do much for themselves. The role of co-workers is as ‘enablers’.
Co-workers create an environment that helps those with special needs to accomplish much in their lives, which might otherwise be difficult or impossible.
Newton Dee co-workers are not paid directly for the work they do, but their needs are met from the resources of the community.