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Camphill Village Trust (CVT) are a leading, long established and progressive UK charity supporting adults with learning disabilities, mental health and other support needs. CVT support people in their home life, work, social and cultural activities at nine urban and rural communities in England.

CVT have a strong emphasis on the sense of belonging that people have as part of their community. Each care location provides a person-centred approach ensuring that everyone receives the support they need to participate fully in their community and surrounding areas.


Historically, IT and communications were delivered at a local level, which created challenges within the business, therefore CVT recognised that it needed a more strategic approach to IT and communications. Fluid worked with CVT to define and implement a strategic central approach based on enterprise-grade infrastructure.

Detailed requirements were defined including a full discovery phase of the existing estate, with following phases including detailed WAN, LAN and Wireless designs, infrastructure implementation and end-user migration and support.

The project delivered on all CVT requirements including an easy-to-manage central cloud platform and Fluid added additional value by securing a licence model with Cisco Meraki that eradicates the need for any additional investment for the next decade.

The project was delivered successfully and below budget, and CVT continue to work with Fluid on future strategic developments.

Technology: Cisco Meraki MX Appliances, Cisco Meraki MS Switches, Cisco Meraki MR Access Points and Microsoft Server Operating Systems.

Fluid have worked in close partnership with us to successfully consult, design and deliver a robust Cisco network, we have built a trusted partnership and Fluid continue to act as an extension of our IT team to ensure continuous support and services - Camphill Village Trust