A Level History What social changes were made during WW2 and who did they target?

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  • What social changes were made during WW2a and who did they target?
    • Rest centres and meal services centres
      • To help those who suffered in air raids
    • Committee for the Homeless
      • A million houses were habitable. Prefabricatedhomes were created to meet the housing shortages
    • National Assistance
      • The old 'means test' was abolished in 1941 and helped given to those who needed it
    • Emergency Hospital Service
      • By 1941, eight out of 10 hospitals were brought under a national scheme for the first time
    • National Fire Service
      • Employed both women and men
      • Over 1500 different fire services were brought together
    • Mothers and children
      • Diptheria immunisation;free milk to school children;
        • extension of free school meals; orange juice and cod - liver oil provided.
          • Reductions in infant mortality
    • Factory Acts
      • 1940 Factory Acts were the responsibility of the Minister of Labour: improved welfare for 6 million workers
        • improved conditions of work for younger workers;
          • Catering Wages Act 1942 and Wages Council Act of 1945, improved wages for low - paid workers


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