The Opportunity Doorway scheme for women was launched in 1976. Here’s an excerpt from the council’s literature:
“Scientific studies conducted by some of the finest minds in the Gentlemen’s Science Club of Great Britain clearly show it’s not your fault that you were born female.
But that doesn’t mean you are entirely blameless for your irresponsible birth. Lazing around the house all day looking after infants and cleaning your husband’s home is all well and good for a few years. But what happens after that, when you have become redundant?
Enter The Opportunity Doorway scheme, which has been designed specifically for you. It won’t dig into your housekeeping allowance and you won’t have to worry about reading anything complicated; however, a head for heights is recommended.”