This film is part of Free

A Centre is Made

Disabled people working in the community in Oldham.

Amateur film 1956 33 mins Not rated


From the collection of:

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In this film from Oldham, the builders of the new centre (called the Female Industrial Centre for the Mentally Handicapped) include people with learning difficulties from the local Arthurs and Kenyon Centre. This initiative was designed to promote independence for disabled people.

The preservation of this film was funded by a grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund.