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This revival of selfhelp is picked up by Nicholas Deakin in the following chapter. 34 AN INTRODUCTION TO THE VOLUNTARY SECTOR CONCLUSION: TOWARDS 1945 What was the position of the voluntary sector at the end of the period covered by this review? We have rejected the view that the rise of the state saw the destruction of the voluntary sector. This did not happen. The voluntary sector carved out a new if altered role for itself in society. Cole: It is a great mistake to suppose that as the scope of state action expands, the scope of voluntary social service necessarily contracts.

Did post-war developments in the state sector help to define the role with sufficient clarity? Completion of the welfare state The main body of the welfare state legislation was passed with a rush in the first period of Labour government—the sequence of reforms was completed with the coming into force on the appointed day (5 July 1948) of the National Health Service Act. Most of the post-war legislative reforms were uncontroversial, in political terms. ) and Attlee taking the opportunity in the debate to reflect on the changes as the completion of a long process of addressing the problem of poverty.

Most of the post-war legislative reforms were uncontroversial, in political terms. ) and Attlee taking the opportunity in the debate to reflect on the changes as the completion of a long process of addressing the problem of poverty. The only significant dissenter was Beveridge himself; Tory spokesmen took the position that the argument was all over at last and good riddance (Deakin 1987:47). Health was the important exception. On arrival in office, Aneurin Bevan immediately overturned the cautious reform project that the coalition government had been engaged upon.

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