Disability: Supported living and its unlikely student digs origins

An interesting article from the BBC:

When 19-year-old student Jim Mansell invited a young man with Down’s syndrome to move into his student digs, little did he know it would be the catalyst for ending institutionalised care for disabled people.

The ground-breaking house share at 12 Ruthin Gardens, in Cardiff, paved the way for modern-day supported living, ending a long and inglorious history of people with disabilities being consigned to institutions.

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