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From Poor Law to Community Care

The Development of Welfare Services for Elderly People 1939-1971

by Robin Means

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Published by Policy Pr .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Sociology,
  • Social Science,
  • Gerontology,
  • Care of the elderly,
  • Community care,
  • Postwar period, 1945 to c 2000,
  • Second World War, 1939-1945,
  • United Kingdom, Great Britain

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages380
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9448769M
    ISBN 101861340850
    ISBN 109781861340856
    OCLC/WorldCa40425158

      First published in Professor Crowther traces the history of the workhouse system from the Poor Law Amendment Act of to the Local Government Act of At their outset the large residential institutions were seen by the Poor Law Commissioners as a cure for nearly all social by: First of the extensive state efforts was the Elizabethan poor law of , which attempted to classify dependents and provide special treatment for each group on the local (parish) level. During the Industrial Revolution, many entrepreneurs believed that social welfare programs undertaken by the state violated the concepts of laissez faire and.

    Poor law unions existed in England and Wales from to for the administration of poor to the Poor Law Amendment Act the administration of the English Poor Laws was the responsibility of the vestries of individual parishes, which varied widely in their size, populations, financial resources, rateable values and requirements.. From the parishes were grouped into Created by: Poor Law Amendment Act In effect, the poor laws separated the poor into two classes: the worthy (e.g., orphans, widows, handicapped, frail elderly) and the unworthy (e.g., drunkards, shiftless, lazy). The poor laws also set down the means for dealing with each category of needy persons and established the parish (i.e., local government) as the responsible agent for.

      It is based on a book chapter originally published in Kieran Walshe and Judith Smith’s (eds.) book on Healthcare management (1st ed.). This chapter has been edited and re-written for current purposes, and the material is reproduced with the kind permission of Open University Press. From poor law to community care. Basingstoke. All Chicago e-books are on sale at 30% off with the code EBOOK


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Recent community care changes have raised fundamental issues about the changing role of the public, voluntary and informal sectors in the provision of social care to older people. They have also raised issues about the health and social care interface, the extent to which services should be rationed and the respective roles of residential care and care at Poor Law to community care.

From Poor Law to community care sets these debates in the context of the historical growth of welfare services from the outbreak of the Second World War through to the establishment of social services departments in Over twenty-five years and through five editions, Walter I. Trattner's From Poor Law to Welfare State has served as the standard text on the history of welfare policy in the United States.

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Trattner. Free Press, New York, $ Hardbound, $ Paperbound. ppAuthor: H. Otto Dahlke. From Poor Law to community care: the development of welfare services for elderly people [Robin Means; Randall Smith] -- Recent community care changes have raised issues about the changing role of the public and voluntary sectors in the provision of social care to elderly people.

From Poor Law to community care: the development of welfare services for elderly people [Robin Means; Randy Smith] -- Based on extensive research on primary sources and interviews with key actors, this book explores the changing perceptions of the needs of elderly people.

Over twenty-five years and through five editions, Walter I. Trattner's From Poor Law to Welfare State has served as the standard text on the history of welfare policy in the United States. The only comprehensive account of American social welfare history from the colonial era to the present, the new sixth edition has been updated to include the latest developments in our/5.

still managed through Poor Law principles. Let’s dump the Poor Law. The time is right to replace the framework of social services legislation, including the National Assistance Act, the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act and aspects of community care.

Over twenty-five years and through five editions, Walter I. Trattner's From Poor Law to Welfare State has served as the standard text on the history of welfare policy in the United States. The only comprehensive account of American social welfare history from the colonial era to the present, the new sixth edition has been updated to include the latest developments in our society as well.

England's New Poor Law () transformed medical care in ways that have long been overlooked, or denigrated, by historians. By closely analyzing the day-to-day practice of workhouse doctors and nurses, author Alistair Ritch questions the idea that medical care was invariably of poor quality and brought little benefit to patients.

After years of complaint, a new Poor Law was introduced in The new Poor Law was meant to reduce the cost of looking after the poor and impose a system which would be the same all over the country. Under the new Poor Law, parishes were grouped into unions and each union had to build a workhouse if they did not already have one.

As noted, Trattner’s From Poor Law to Welfare State: A History of Social Welfare in America criticizes early American welfare policy, yet his book presents a. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for From Poor Law to Welfare State: A History of Social Welfare in America at Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users/5.

Editions for From Poor Law to Welfare State: A History of Social Welfare in America: (Paperback published in ), (Kindle Edition), Cited by: The Poor Laws were very much disliked, a great deal of the development of social services in the 20th century including means tests, health care and national insurance were designed to avoid having to rely on them and in many industrialised societies social exclusion and poverty are alleviated to some degree by the introduction of a welfare state.

Poverty and the Poor Law The problem of poverty caused growing public concern during the early 19th century. The existing system for looking after those unable to care for themselves - the old, sick, disabled, orphans and unemployed - was based on a series of .From poor law to community care: Development of welfare services for elderly people, Author: R.

Means and R. Smith.received minimal benefits in cash or kind (food, clothing). The reformed Poor Law rarely funded carers in the community.1 From free Poor Law health care was available to all who could not afford to pay for it, whether or not they received poor relief.

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