- Created by: megan jones
- Created on: 15-03-16 19:51
The road to Wigan Pier.
This is an account where the poverty in Britain in the post war period is explained in detail of how housing changes can make a substantial difference to individual care and support at all stages of life where the person or people who are reformed in their lifestyle can be affected for the better. It is real life exposure of the terrible difference the whole of western society chose to ignore in Britain where birth status defines a person’s ability and identity and did for many centuries where the poor would stay in the same quarter and not rise more often than not as through history there are always stories in Britain of social exclusion and poverty that is crippling when the welfare came through some less skilled people then became ready dependants on the handout system.
Inclusive in this however is the theory that people who are poor are not akin to change and that effective change is scary and new, people react in a shocked way to change. You must be willing and educated on how to change and then how to adapt. Social reform started shortly after the 1912 period with the introduction of Barnardo’s charity and the housing reform of workhouse children who were the basis for Oliver Twist and A Christmas Carol. Poverty has…