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Care in the Community1

Synopsis
In 1982 Devon Health Authority closed all its large mental hospitals and replaced them with care in the community, centred in mental health centres in the patient’s locality. This process had been completed in July 1987 when the film was shot. Looks at the alternative arrangements for the care of the mentally ill in one local area, Paignton, and asks how successful this policy has been.
Series
Social Problems and Social Welfare, Course D211
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 25 min.
Year of production
1988
Availability
OUT OF DISTRIBUTION
Subjects
Social welfare
Keywords
community health services; mental illness

Credits

Producer
Clare Falkner

Production Company

Name

BBC Open University Productions

Distributor

Name

Open University Worldwide

Web
http://www.ouw.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 1908 274066
Address
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
Notes
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