The Chinese Dragon Gate Legend

Phil has been taking part in painting classes at Stoke Mandeville hospital, reflecting on independent living. He explains how his picture associates two Stoke Mandeville residents who wanted to live together with a Chinese legend.

Grove Road Housing Scheme

Grove Road housing scheme was a groundbreaking development,¬†opened in 1976 in Sutton-in-Ashfield, which enabled disabled people to live in society and not in an institution. When I first became disabled in the mid-1960s, the only prospects for people who needed help with their personal care were to be looked after by their families, to marry… Read more »