Mid-Scotland and Fife MSP, Murdo Fraser, has met with staff and residents at the Corbenic Camphill Care Home in Perth and Kinross.
Set in 100 acres of Perthshire countryside the Corbenic Camphill Community hosts 100 people, 38 of whom are adults with special needs.
During his visit Murdo heard a poem, met with residents at workshops and spoke to staff about the model used at Camphill, which focuses on paring a resident’s working life to their personal development.
Murdo Fraser MSP said:
“It was great to meet with both the staff and residents at the Corbenic Community in Dunkeld.
“This facility has been improving the lives of people with special needs for decades and is set to celebrate its 40th anniversary next year, which is testament to the unique lifestyle offered here.
“Ensuring everyone is able to reach their potential is one of the core principles at Corbenic and every aspect of the community is tailored to ensuring that residents learn new skills.
“People with learning disabilities should have the opportunity to live fulfilling lives and it’s important that centres like Corbenic are supported.”
Jon Plunkett, Team Leader Social Enterprise and Day Services said:
“It was good to have a chance to communicate what we do here at Corbenic. Murdo Fraser had a tour around our community and met with many of our residents with learning disabilities.
“He also spoke with many of the Europeans who live and work here at Corbenic and help make it such a caring and creative place. We even had a chance to share a bit of what we do here by way of a poem!”