In the 1980's. who looked after the poor?: THE POOR LAW
This was the only form of help from the goverment, it was given to people by parishes or the chair of guardians. It included outdoor and indoor relief.
Indoor Relief: This woud be where someone would go into a workhouse, get fed and clothed etc.... they had to endure hard physical labour and were seperated from there family. This would discorage people from going into them. This brought shame onto the person or family as they couldnt support themselves.
Outdoor relief: This would be where people wouldnt go into a work house and they would recieve food, money from these people. This brought greater shame than the workhouse as it showed they couldnt look after themselves without help. Many people were to proud to accept it.
PRIVATE CHARITYS: Some charitys were set up for example Dr Barnardos who set up homes to help orphaned children, the salvation army helped homeless people. However somke charitys got given more money than others, and some people were to proud to accept it.
BEFORE THE SOCIAL REFORMERS PEOPLE BELIEVED IN laise Faire- let it be! Charles Booth- carried out his studys in London- he interviewed doctors dentists etc.. and he published his data. In his study he said that most people would die younger if in poverty, an you were classed as poor if you eaned less than 21s a week. He also came to the conclusion that it was'nt the poor peoples fault for being poor.
Rowntree- another reformer, carried his research out in York. He also came to the conclusion that people wo earned…