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The Lantern Community, Living, working and sharing together

The Lantern Shop
  • Fair trade gifts from around the world
  • Quality wooden toys & children's games
  • Fresh Organic bread baked
  • Organic Whole Foods
  • Lavera & Weleda Organic body care
  • Lavera Organic Make-up
  • Weleda Medicines
  • Organic/Biodynamically plants from our nursery
  • Gardens to walk & picnic in
  • Free Parking
Soil Association and Fairtrade logos


A rich and varied life, with opportunities for everyone to take part

Interactive Map
Lantern Video
Our Bakery on Social Care Network

The Lantern Community Vision

In The Lantern Community excellence in social care is embedded in holistic Camphill values and practices. We create life-enhancing opportunities for adults with Learning Disabilities who value and support each other to achieve their full potential by living, learning and working together. 

The Lantern Community aims to provide a home life, fulfilling work, friendship, social interaction, opportunities for personal growth, adult education and cultural and spiritual inspiration for adults with a learning disability. This takes place in a community which develops from the mutual support that each individual gives and receives.

The Lantern Community has changed its registration status with the Care Quality Commission (CQC). There are now three “neighbourhoods” on the Lantern estate independently registered with CQC and also Seahorses on the Isle of Wight. They each can be viewed on the CQC website by following the separate links below.

Phoenix HERE

Field Maple Tree  HERE

Willow End Office  HERE

Seahorses HERE





Latest News

  • 24 August 2017Lantern Community Job VacanciesWe are currently advertising a number of employment vacancies in the community. Please see what is available. House Co-ordinator Maintenance Asstistant FT Cafe Team Member Learning & Development Officer
  • 4 October 2016The Lantern Workshops Winter Sale and ExhibitionSaturday 19 November You are welcome to join us and see exhibitions of our crafts and purchase some unique items
  • 24 August 2016The Lantern AGMOur AGM will take place on the 24 September 2016. Documentation is available from the Administration > AGM page.