Winson Green Hospital in Birmingham was built in 1847 and was designed to accommodate 800 people with psychiatric needs. In 1953, it housed 1,200 patients.
'Personal social services' describes a range of services provided by local authorities for a number of vulnerable groups, including the mentally and physically disabled, older people and neglected children.
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