Independent Living


Long-stay hospital residents prepare to live in the community.

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Producer: Twentieth Century Vixen
Year Produced: 1990
Running time: 35 minutes
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Looks at a joint initiative in Kent between Social Services and the local Health Authority, which helps long-stay psychiatric hospital residents and people with learning disabilities. to live independently in the community. People who have been housed by the scheme talk about the kind of support they need and the problems they face leaving the family home or the institution.

Made in 1990 this film reflects the cultural attitudes and language of the time it was made. The issues raised are timeless. The film quality may not be to modern standards.

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