1997- Shift from the village idea to a community-based concept

Kenneth Newton Wright’s vision of self-sufficient villages that sheltered and nurtured people with learning disabilities, protecting them from the outside world, had been born in a different time. It was more widely recognised that people with a learning disability should to be part of the community, to belong and contribute to it. So MacIntyre decided to break Westoning down into smaller units. One of Bill Mumford’s initial tasks as Managing Director was to oversee a closure programme for Westoning Manor.


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