Report Strange person around Pewsey, or am I just misunderstanding local etiquette? in General Boating Posted June 24 5 hours ago, midnight cowboy said: Community care was about saving money and trying to deinstitutionalise the asylums. We now have people living in less than ideal ‘supporting people’ flats, isolated from others due to their social dysfunctional behaviours visited by the overworked mental nurse or social worker. Are their lives any better? At least this chap has some social contact with boaters like (y)ourselves. Mostly impoverished lives There are two sides to this. Some of the asylums were huge and there was no doubt that many of the inmates had been institutionalised. There was a powerful “Who do you think you are” programme with Ruby Wax finding that her ancestors with basically the same issues as her had been in asylums.