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Disability and the Welfare State in Britain: Changes in Perception and Policy 1948-79

Jameel Hampton


This book examines the welfare of disabled people during the welfare state of the 1940s to the later 1970s. The welfare state seemed to promise universal health and welfare for all, but originally excluded millions of disabled people. With the rediscovery of poverty in the dynamism of the 1960s, it was commonly held that new and sweeping provisions would result in the full inclusion of disabled people in the welfare state and society. This appeared to have been achieved with the creation of extensive cash benefits in 1975, but these were ineffective and appeared just before the rolling back of ... More

Keywords: disability, welfare state, Conservative Party, Disablement Income Group, Trades Unions Congress, thalidomide, personal social services, pressure groups

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781447316428
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447316428.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jameel Hampton, author
Liverpool Hope University