The Basil Stafford Centre was established in 1968. The Centre provided accommodation and associated care services for intellectually disabled people, including children. The Basil Stafford Centre closed in 2013.
The Centre was orginally part of the Wolston Park Special Hospital, then in 1960 a separate centre providing institutional accommodation for children was established. It was named the Basil Stafford Centre in 1968. Children from the Challinor Centre were transferred to the Basil Stafford Centre in 1977.
Sources used to compile this entry: Stewart, D G, 'Institutional Culture and People with Intellectual Disabilities : Experiences of an Inquirer', in Marge Hauritz, Charles Sampford and Sophie Blencowe (eds), Justice for People with Disabilities, Federation Press, Australia, 1997, p. 264.
Prepared by: Lee Butterworth
Created: 25 August 2013, Last modified: 15 October 2018