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Social Policy and Welfare Resources

Posted by LibeRaCe on April 4, 2008

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What services are available? Check out the Dept. of Work and Pensions.

Intute host excellent tutorials, resources and links for Social Studies, which are freely available to students.

The British Library also provide a fantastic list organisations and freely available resources on the Internet for Social Welfare as part of its 21citizen.org.uk  set of pages (it also highlights resources that are only available in the library itself).  

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The National Archives also has a section on the start of the Welfare Reforms in 1906 and breaks down the topics by group – older people, young people and working people. This part of a wider project called The Learning Curve, which enriches British historical research.  

Homeless Resource Centre (US) provides over 2000 articles and research papers in their Knowledge Base Centre.

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Find a good basic Introduction to Social Policy provided by the Robert Gordon University.

The Higher Education Academy has a dedicated resource and links list for Social Policy & Social Work. This includes specific topics, organisations and learning approaches.  

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation supports programmes of research and development in housing, social care and social policy. Offers several hundred research summaries and information on publications and research programmes. It also has a useful links section to other similar organisations.

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Find out more about this subject in the Library at shelf number 361.3

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