William Blake House
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William Blake House is a spiritually oriented community consisting of three small registered care homes serving the developmental needs of residents with learning disabilities.

It sees the community model as best supporting the potential for development of those who need its particular specialist care, whilst also affirming it to be the best model to facilitate the personal and professional development of all people involved in the work of the community. It draws its philosophical ethos from the anthroposophical image of the human being, as developed by Rudolf Steiner and implemented by Karl Konig in establishing communities for those with learning disabilities. This approach validates the spiritual integrity of all human beings, regardless of disability, and upholds the potential for continual development of all who live and work in the mutually supporting community that William Blake House aims to be.

William Blake House recognises its relationship to the wider community in which its houses are placed as an essential part of its pioneering vision, and it sees real potential in the possibilities this provides for its future growth.

photo of Rudolf SteinerAnthroposophy

Click here to read about Anthroposophy and its founder Rudolf Steiner. The principles of this philosophy underlie our approach to providing a spiritually oriented community for our residents.

Volunteer at William Blake House

We offer our volunteers a range of great benefits and training opportunites and welcome many new volunteers from Britain and overseas every year. Click here to find out how you can volunteer at William Blake House.

Living at William Blake House

Our residents receive first class care and nurturing. We provide additional rooms from time to time, so please enquire if you require further information.

Site map

We aim to make our website as clear and accessible as possible. This link will show you a full overview of the layout of the site.

Mission statement

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Service specification

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Inside William Blake House

Our philosophy

“The healthy social life is found when in the mirror of each human soul the whole community finds its reflections and when in the community the strength of each one is living.”

R. Steiner

Click here to learn more about Rudolf Steiner and Anthroposophy.

Click here to read about William Blake.

William Blake House logoClick here to read about the evolution of our logo.

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