Another Way of Life : 2. Settling In


People with learning disabilities learning to live in the community

SKU: 3563
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Year Produced: 1985
Running time: 55 minutes
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Community care for people with learning disabilities. A moving and controversial series of three cinema verite films by Simon Heaven following a year in the life of four adults who live in a local authority hostel in Hereford. The hostel is closing, and the residents are moving into the community.

2. Settling In The three have gained confidence and practical skills, but emotional difficulties and lack of communication cause problems. David and his girl friend get engaged. Meanwhile, Ian is still living at Ivy House, but his challenging behaviour leads to his return to a hospital ward.
See also Pt 1 Moving Out
Pt 3 A Difference of Opinion
Made in 1985 The quality of the care given nowadays can be usefully compared with then, which is a generation ago!
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