In 2004 the service for people with intellectual disabilities was established with the pending closure of the Kimberley Centre in Levin. M.A.S.H was the first provider to establish a home, The Gables in Levin, for people moving from the Kimberley Centre. Staff still remember the furore. The process of opening a home in the community, for people with Intellectual Disabilities, created many anxious members of the public. However, The Gables was eventually established and had been operating for several months when a concerned neighbour phoned the office and enquired when residents were moving because they were concerned about the disturbance that there would be. They were told that the residents were already there!