Duncan Mitchell was born in 1962, and trained as a nurse at Calderstones between 1983 and 1986. After qualification he became a staff nurse, then deputy charge nurse on a resettlement area at Calderstones. After nearly two years he left to work in community based settings. He has been involved in the lives of people with learning disabilities both as a practitioner and academic most of his adult life.
In an interview he reflects upon the key factors that shaped the everyday experience of people who lived in Calderstones.