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    • 1901- Seebohm Rowntree found that in a society were thos who didn't work or eat, there were three times in people lives when they were especially vulnerable
      • As a young child
      • When they were old
      • When they were sick or unemployed
    • Children
      • 1906- Local authorities were allowed to provide free school meals
      • 1908- Children and Young Persons Act introduced to set regulations that became known as the Children's Charter
        • Imposed severe punishment for neglecting or treating children cruelly
        • Made illegal to sell cigarettes to children or send them out begging
        • Seperate juvenile courts were set up, which sent children convicted of a crime to borstals
          • Instead of going to prison
    • Old age
      • 1908- Pensions were introduced for the over 70s
      • Gave them 5 shillings a week or 7shilling 6pence to a married couple
      • Old people cried as they collected their pension
        • They said 'God bless Lloyd George'
    • Workers
      • 1909- Labour exchanges
        • set up to help unemployed to find work
      • 1911- National Insurance Act
        • Part 1 gave people the right to free medical treatment and sick pay of 10shillings a week for 26 weeks
          • In return for a payment of 4 pence a week
        • Part 2 gave people the right to unemployment pay of 7 shillings 6 pence a week for 15 weeka
          • In return for a payment of 2 1/2 pence a week
  • 1901- Seebohm Rowntree found that in a society were thos who didn't work or eat, there were three times in people lives when they were especially vulnerable
    • As a young child
    • When they were old
    • When they were sick or unemployed

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