opportunity women became better position and more

opportunity to choose and
produce what is acceptable for all people to leave healthy.  Getting to the late 19th century, the liberal
government extended part of the state in the delivery of social welfare by
allowing access to the rising number of campaigners and politicians that the
public would have to amend in dealing with the increasing community problems
and shortages of the ”poor Law system”. 
This improved reform was then built on present progress in awareness of
social welfare issues.  The “Work
housing” which was mostly visited by ”middle class” women became better
position and more understanding.  The
public health movement expanded influencing the local government system to
mature. Gradually, the different areas of social welfare provision were being
accepted by the state which included public health, housing and education and
later divided the health and social services between the municipality. The rich
paid for medical care whiles “The poor law amendment act” in 1834 provided for
the treatment of the poor (Walsh et al., 2000).

THE
IDEA OF LIBERAL REFORM

It was understood that
government should only have a limited role in raising taxes and defending its
area of control.  The British government
under the Liberal party in the 19th century proceeded with the principles of
‘laissez-faire’ where a person’s where responsible their own lives and
welfare.  The government was not
concerned about the poverty and hardship that was within its citizens.  Their thought was as that poverty comes about
by idleness, drunkenness and other moral weaknesses on the side of the working
class. The wealthy classified the poor as being unlucky but was an unavoidable
part of the society.

At the start of 20th
century, there was nothing like old age pensions, unemployment benefit and
family allowances. This means if the one working to support the family get sick
or die it means the whole family in here get no help from the state.  The main concern of the government was to
maintain law and order, protect the country from invasion.  During this time, two wealthy businessmen namely,
Charles Booth and Seebohm Rowntree paid for an investigator to find out the
main cause of poverty in the British cities. 
These social surveys came as not a surprise but changed the attitudes
towards poverty which helped paved way for a whole variety of government-led
welfare reforms.  Their findings agreed
that 30% of people in the cities were living below the poverty level and that
situations were such that it was