Caring in the community
In the past few years the concept of care for people with a mental handicap has been to integrate or keep this specialist group within a community setting. Perhaps the most forward-thinking document of its day, Better Services for the Mentally Handicapped, was published in 1971 and set the trends for policy in services up to the end of this century, with a major shift in responsibility involving an increasing need for local provision and requiring a full supporting network.
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