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VOLUNTEER VOCATIONAL CO-WORKERS AT BOTTON VILLAGE COMMUNITY FOR ADULTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
EDM #249
Tabled 06 July 2015
2015-16 Session
That this House notes that, until recently, Botton Village, a Camphill Community of 60 years' standing, offered a shared way of life for learning-disabled adults alongside volunteer co-workers, living as equals, sharing home, work, culture and recreation; further notes that Camphill Village Trust (CVT) is now insisting that co-workers become employees, with living quarters segregated from residents; further notes that in 2012, concerns were raised, including on safeguarding, about how the volunteer co-worker model at Botton Village was being run, and in February 2014 the Charity Commission published an operational compliance report that stated that key trustees shared its concerns and were committed to addressing them urgently; further notes that the Commission's report does not state that the existing co-worker model was intrinsically problematic; also notes that the HM Revenue and Customs technical document BIM22040 sets out how to operate a volunteer co-working model; further notes that this model continues to operate at other Camphill communities in the UK; is concerned about reports from families of residents at Botton Village that the loss of the residents' chosen lifestyle, of their home and family life as they know it, and the removal of very dear friends, is causing distress to learning-disabled residents; and therefore urges CVT to work with the authorities to revert to a volunteer co-worker model at Botton Village; and calls on the Department of Health to work with the Care Quality Commission, HM Revenue and Customs and the Charity Commission to support those running intentional communities to ensure that the unique and successful volunteer co-worker model can continue.

Signatures (49)

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.
In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
14 July 2015
Arkless, Richard
Scottish National Party
07 September 2015
Bellingham, Mr Henry
Conservative
04 May 2016
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
20 July 2015
Blackman-Woods, Dr Roberta
Labour
13 July 2015
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
30 November 2015
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
30 November 2015
Carswell, Mr Douglas
UK Independence Party
19 November 2015
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
07 September 2015
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
11 January 2016
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
26 November 2015
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
05 November 2015
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
19 November 2015
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
27 October 2015
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
16 November 2015
Elliott, Tom
Ulster Unionist Party
16 November 2015
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
15 July 2015
Ferrier, Margaret
Scottish National Party
26 November 2015
Field, Frank
Labour
14 December 2015
Flynn, Paul
Labour
15 July 2015
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
20 July 2015
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
21 July 2015
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
07 September 2015
Hermon, Lady
Independent
24 November 2015
Hollinrake, Kevin
Conservative
12 January 2016
Kinahan, Danny
Ulster Unionist Party
23 November 2015
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
14 October 2015
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
09 July 2015
McCaig, Callum
Scottish National Party
05 January 2016
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
02 December 2015
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
02 February 2016
Murrison, Dr Andrew
Conservative
07 September 2015
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
20 July 2015
Paisley, Ian
Democratic Unionist Party
05 November 2015
Rimmer, Marie
Labour
30 November 2015
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
05 November 2015
Salmond, Alex
Scottish National Party
14 July 2015
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
16 November 2015
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
07 July 2015
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
30 November 2015
Streeter, Mr Gary
Conservative
07 September 2015
Sturdy, Julian
Conservative
16 July 2015
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
03 December 2015
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion