Learning Disability Today
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A home of my own

After spending nearly 30 years living in various institutions,Tony Gritton at last has a home, and a life, he can call his own. Lynne Powell reports. Not many people leap out of bed at 7am to get ready for work with a song in their heart and a smile on their face, but Tony Gritton does. After spending most of his adult life in hospitals and institutions, the 47-year-old is doing something he never thought possible – living a supported independent life in a home he loves, and shining at a work placement. “It is like a dream come true,”


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