Workhouses

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  • Created on: 18-04-13 13:34
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  • Work houses
    • Design
      • To  keep  segregated
      • By  Sampson Kempthorne
      • Y shape
      • Cruciform shaped building
    • Staffing
      • Master/Matron
      • Teacher
      • Medical officer
      • Chaplain
      • Accountant
    • Conditions
      • Less then that  of the poorest labourer OUTSIDE the workhouse
      • Monotonous work
      • Poor beds/diets
      • No  pauper individuality
      • Changed from  workhouse to workhouse- regional varies
    • Inhabitants
      • Vagrants
      • Sick paupers
      • Elderly  paupers
      • Pauper children
      • Pauper male adults
      • Pauper female adults- single mothers/prostitutes
      • Pauper Young Adults
    • Specific examples
      • Ashford,  Kent
        • When the  Master left, he was good that paupers cried
      • Andover Workhouse
        • Pauper sexual   abuse (M'Dougal and his son)
        • Colin  M'Dougal- the master
        • Paupers sucking bones because they were so hungry
      • Todmorden
        • No workhouse built there until 1877
    • Improvements
      • The Poor Law Board (after Andover scandal)
      • Attitudes changed
      • Better conditons
        • Days out etc.
      • Elderly people
        • Couples could share rooms
        • Longer sleeping hours
    • Regime
      • Strict monotonous work
      • Strict schedule
      • All punishments recorded
      • 6 dietaries- all bad
      • Families split up
      • Observation of baths- no personal privacy
      • Uniform- no pauper individuality
    • Aims
      • Provide care to the most vulnerable in society
      • LESS ELIGIBILITY
      • Put off people going to the Work house

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