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Introduction to the 1980s

The Eighties saw profound changes across the globe, such as the end of Apartheid in South Africa, and the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 signalling the end of the Cold War. ... Read more
1980
1980

1980 – Volunteer awarded Young Citizen of the Year

Volunteers at all levels of the organisation have always played a vital role in MacIntyre, since the early days at Westoning. ... Read more
1980
1980

1983 – Princess Diana visits Westoning

As a measure of the growing recognition of MacIntyre’s work, HRH The Princess of Wales spent an afternoon at Westoning Manor on September 20th.... Read more
1983
1983

1983 – Responding to changing demand

With the growth in residential provision being made by Health Authorities and Local Councils in response to Better Services for the Mentally Handicapped (1971) and the closure of long stay hospitals, the role of Maclntyre in the nation... Read more
1983
1983

1984 – Promoting opportunities for a meaningful enjoyable life for all

In pursuit of providing opportunities for a meaningful and enjoyable life for children and adults under its care, MacIntyre invested in improved leisure facilities and adventurous holidays for the residents.... Read more
1984
1984

1984 – Ordinary patterns of life for residents

The concept of normalisation, which contributed to the move of people with learning disabilities from large isolated residential establishments into smaller provisions, was undoubtedly the strongest external influence for MacIntyre dur... Read more
1984
1984

1987 – Supporting the development of work skills

While in the wider learning disability context there was a move to promote a more independent life for people with a learning disability, in MacIntyre residents were already experiencing educational activities and training to enhance t... Read more
1987
1987

1989 – Changing language

Changes in thinking about learning disabilities were accompanied by changes in language.... Read more
1989
1989

1989: Harnessing self-advocacy skills

The eighties saw the advent of advocacy and self-advocacy, with the foundation of the first UK based self-advocacy group for people with learning disabilities in 1984, and others that followed shortly after. ... Read more
1989
1989

1989 – Further Education and Work experience

Young adults were provided with activities that were as work like as possible, and were financially rewarding within the limitations of the benefits system.... Read more
1989
1989
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