“CVT Connect” begins to take shape

Excitement is growing as we co-develop a digital collaboration tool with Camphill Village Trust.

Camphill Village Trust are a leading UK charity supporting adults with learning disabilities and mental health problems. They provide a safe home, life skills and work opportunities to residents across nine urban and rural locations in England.

The aim is to create a web app that makes it easy for residents to collaborate, share thoughts and find information. It will also provide staff with a toolkit to facilitate group working and support individuals.

Kathryn Woolf – Director of Made Open said, “It’s inspiring to be working with the Camphill Village Trust and learn more about their work. Through a series of co-discovery and prototyping workshops with residents, we have designed a safe and easy to use web application that will support adults learning disabilities in new ways.”

The app will help people express themselves and overcome barriers to communication. It will be a simple and fun way to interact with others and organise day to day project activities – either independently or with their support workers.

Phil Gibson, Project Manager at Camphill said, “CVT are a long established charity with a reputation for supporting people through creative learning environments. We use the Learn to Lead model of co-production which gives everyone an opportunity to have a voice and get involved in community life. The app will make collaborative working easier and help ensure people we support have a strong voice in the future of the charity.”

For more information please contact:

Kathryn Woolf – Director of Made Open Communications


Phil Gibson – Project Manager at Camphill Village Trust

November 11, 2015