The Oxford Project: Provision for Psychologically Vulnerable People in Oxford, c. 1950 to the Present (2013)
Roughly between the arrival in Oxford of Dr. Bertram Mandelbrote in 1959 and the closure of Littlemore Hospital in 1996 there existed a network of inter-relating communities of people involved with service-providing agencies for psychologically vulnerable people in both Oxford City and the county of Oxfordshire. These incorporated not only the therapeutic communities – the Phoenix, and later, the Ley and the Eric Burden – but also well-established services in the fields of offending/criminal justice, drug and alcohol abuse, and homelessness, in addition to several newly developed community resources (e.g. Elmore). This project is intended to document and explore these.