Care in the Community
Friday, 4 September
In the 1990s Britain closed down many of its long-stay hospitals and asylums and their patients were sent to new lives in the community. But the transition wasn't always easy. Some people had suffered abuse and found it hard to adjust to life outside. Lucy Burns has been speaking to "Michael" who has a learning disability, about his experiences both inside and outside of institutions.
Photo: A now derelict asylum in Colchester, England. Credit: Simon Webster/Alamy Stock Photo