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Introduction to the 1970s

The seventies saw the birth of modern computing with the development of the world's first microprocessor[i], and other technological advances.... Read more
1970
1970

1970 – First MacIntyre service opens its doors

In 1970 Westoning Manor started operating as a residential school with 5 pupils and the first member of staff, one of few residential alternatives to long-stay hospital care.... Read more
1970
1970

1974 – Wingrave School established

MacIntyre took over Mount Tabor House, Wingrave. It had been run by catholic nuns of the Order of St Mary of the Cross for young women with learning disabilities since the WWII, and was closing down as the Order had become depleted and... Read more
1974
1974

1976 – Early progressive concept of education

MacIntyre was ahead of its time when it introduced small classroom groups based on chronological age with, in some cases, consideration given to maturity and skill, regular reviews, constant monitoring and assessment, resulting in deta... Read more
1976
1976

1976 – Westoning develops adult training and community participation

By 1976, the chief emphasis at Westoning was further education and training for adults.... Read more
1976
1976

1978 – Residents’ progress advances quality of support

By 1978 the children who had started at Westoning were adults and some people were growing beyond the available facilities.... Read more
1978
1978

1978 – Pioneering equality

The main premise driving MacIntyre was the belief that everyone should have a purpose in life and that everyone is equally important, children and staff.... Read more
1978
1978

1978 – An innovative Care pattern

By the mid-seventies, MacIntyre had established a pattern of care based on the principle of family groups.... Read more
1978
1978
1970s




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