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An Early Day Motion - No 249 - filed this Parliamentary session which supports the preservation of the proven Shared Living Community model at the Botton community for the learning disabled near Whitby has won support from over 35 MPs drawn from every UK political party.

The EDM calls for Camphill Village Trust (CVT) management to work with all authorities (CQC, NHS, Local Authorities, HMRC and the Charity Commission) specifically in order to retain and preserve the caring, safe and much valued Co-worker Shared-Life Community at Botton that residents and their families choose. It states 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;…. / and concludes /…. is concerned about reports from families of residents at Botton Village that the loss of the residents'...

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