This website attempts to collate stories, photographs and information about Cane Hill hospital from people who lived, worked and visited it, in order to create a lasting record the hospital’s involvement in the provision of services to people in South London.
Contributions such as photographs and memories are gratefully received.
I was born in the Cane Hill catchment area in 1986 and became interested in mental healthcare in 2005, whilst my father was involved in a Care in the Community initiative in London and the Thames Valley. In 2007 I commenced work for a supported housing provider, and now lead a housing association providing accommodation for people with complex support needs including learning disability and mental illness.
In 2007 I visited Cane Hill with the intention of creating a photographic record of the hospital’s remains, and visited a further 15 times to do so. My interest led to further research into the hospital and the decision to create this website as a lasting record of the hospital’s work.
In 2011 the website was selected by the British Library for permanent archiving.
(Ali Costelloe, 2020)