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A place like home.


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This film is concerned with disabled young people with cerebral palsy and how their housing and care needs can be met by the state. The lives of seventeen boys and girls with cerebral palsy who live in a purpose built hostel on the edge of a small town are compared with those of over fifty similar children housed in a large hospital for people with severe disabilities. The film concludes that the lives of those living in the modern hostel are much improved.


UK : Scope, 1970.

Physical description

1 videocassette (VHS) (30 min.) : 1 DVD (30 min.) : sound, black and white sound, black and white

Copyright note



This video and DVD were made from a film print held at the BFI National Archive. The film print held at the Wellcome Library has begun to deteriorate.

Creator/production credits

Made by Knight Film Productions. Written and directed by Peter Neal, narrated by Brian Rix, filmed by Ian McMillan and edited by David Gladwell.



  • English

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