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Development Trust for the Young Disabled

  • GB 3544 DYD
  • Collection
  • 1975-2013

Meeting minutes, reports, leaflets and seminar programmes relating to the Development Trust of the Young Disabled (later Living Again Trust and then The Neuro-disability Trust), a charity set up to support medical research, clinical engineering and development work carried out at the Royal Hospital. The charity was established in 1974 and dissolved in 2013.

Development Trust for the Young Disabled

Board minutes

Meeting minutes for the hospital board of management, dating from July 1929 to December 1938. The volumes contains an index and manuscript meeting minutes for the period covered along with various meeting inserts including an annotated list of members of the Board of Management; letter and report received regarding a bequest by hospital 'pensioner'; letter received by the Privy Council regarding changing hospital bye-laws; letters received from patient's relatives and newspaper clipping for advert for new Matron.

Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability

Royal Hospital and Home for Incurables presentation film

Colour presentation films for the Royal Hospital and Home for Incurables. The narrated films provide an overview of the activities and facilities available to patients and includes soundbites from patients. The films shows a typical patient bedroom and common areas of the hospital, such as the cafeteria, Assembly Room and gardens, and some of the activities and services available to patients, including: physiotherapy, occupational therapy, art and pottery classes, furniture making, a patient using a possum typewriter (which was operated with a mouth piece), music therapy and the work undertaken by patients at 'The Factory', where patients were paid to undertaken simple manufacturing tasks for a small income. Finally, the video ends with plans for the new Chatsworth Wing at the hospital, which initially designed to house young disabled residents.

Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability

RHHI Presentation Film

Copy of the 1975 presentation film for the Royal Hospital and Home for Incurables (RHHI). Film includes narrated sound track, though the audio quality is fairly poor, with an audible background crackle throughout the recording. Track duration: 05:54.

Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability

RHHI Presentation Film, October 1975

Copy of the presentation film for the RHHI (Royal Hospital and Home for Incurables). This version of the film is identical to the film(archive ref: GB 3544 RHN-AV-1-2) but the sound quality has been slightly better preserved. Track length: 05:54.

Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability

RHHI Presentation Film

Copy of the 1975 presentation film for the Royal Hospital and Home for Incurables (RHHI).
This film is silent film and possibly is of the raw footage collected for the presentation. The film includes additional footage shots of the construction of the Chatsworth Wing and footage of the John Howard's Convalescent Home in Brighton, which the hospital had recently taken over. Track duration: 53:23.

Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability

RHHI Presentation Film

Copy of the 1975 presentation film for the Royal Hospital and Home for Incurables (RHHI). Film is silent and unlike the soundtracked copies includes a mixture of footage which is not in its final order, including initial additional footage of John Howard's Convalescent Home, Brighton. Track duration: 10:16.

Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability

Financial records

Papers relating to the hospital's finances including minutes of the finance committee, papers relating to legacies and bequests and changes in accountancy procedures.

Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability

Minutes of Finance Committee

Minutes of the finance committee, 1857-1864, includes entries relating to the purchase of Melrose Lodge, revisions of the admission form and inserts including a job outline for an office clerk.

Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability

Minutes of Finance Committee

Minutes of the Finance Committee, 1864-1870, including a clarification of the charity's constitution regarding the hospital's rejection of any candidate receiving parish relief.

Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability

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