By the mid-seventies, MacIntyre had established a pattern of care based on the principle of family groups. People lived in small groups in independent living units, each with its own care team. Staff ratios varied according to need. There was also a community-based home where people could learn the skills they would need for more independent living.
“Thus in a fully integrated care, education and social environment a planned development is taking place where opportunity and happiness are given a very high priority.”
-Extract from Annual Report, 1978