Liberal Reforms Notes

A summary of the Liberal Reforms of the 1900s in easy to process note form

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Liberal Reforms Notes

How the poor were helped before:

Children:
Charities such as Benados
There were no real government reforms
Orphans went to work houses

Elderly;
There were some charities
Their children provided for them
However there was no state pension

The Sick:
There were some charities
Their children provided…

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School Clinics (1912)
o Provided free medical treatment for children

Elderly:
Pensions Act (1908):
o Weekly pensions from government funds to elderly- law in 1909
o Everyone over 70 eligible for a state pension
o A single person received 5s a week and a married couple 7s 6d (later
increase…

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