December 19, 2023
Story five: Seth’s story
To mark the seven additional young people who will be able to join Camphill School Aberdeen when our new residential home opens in December 2024, we’re sharing seven inspiring stories from the young people who are currently part of our vibrant community.
For parents of children with complex additional support needs, the agonising decision to move their child into residential care is a difficult one to make. One family that knows this feeling all too well is the family of Camphill School Aberdeen residential pupil Seth.
Seth has been a residential pupil for two years after struggling in an additional support needs wing within a local secondary mainstream school. It was determined that residential care was the best route for Seth to follow. Since moving to Camphill School Aberdeen Seth has thrived and has developed new practical life skills, from fixing bikes to growing vegetables.
Dawn, Seth’s mum, said: “Accepting that a residential placement was the best option for him was the most difficult thing I have ever had to do, however, it has also turned out to be the best decision I have ever made.
“Since becoming a resident at Camphill, Seth’s development has come on leaps and bounds from where he was and he has learned many new practical skills. The work they do at Camphill is invaluable for young people like Seth and the addition of a new residential home will allow others with complex needs to receive the support they need.”
Although construction has begun on our residential home and phase one of our capital appeal, we still have more money to raise to reach our phase one target. Find out how you can support us here.