Story: Care and carers

Closure of Templeton Centre

Ann, a resident of Templeton Centre near Christchurch, talks about the kind of house she would like to live in when she leaves the institution where she has spent most of her life. In 1996 the policy of deinstitutionalisation meant that Templeton, then home to 480 people with intellectual disabilities, was in the process of closing down. Those affected often had mixed feelings, including excitement and trepidation.

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Reference: Out of sight. Producers, Lincoln Rout and Gerard Smyth; director, Gerard Smyth. Christchurch : Gerard Smyth Films, Christian Resource Centre International, 1996

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Care and carers - Care of people with disabilities', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 February 2023)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 11 May 2018