Contents: Introduction; Social security; Employment; Education; Health; Housing; Conclusion.
"....of substantial value to anyone seeking to understand the origins and structures of welfare delivery." Iestyn Williams in Health & Social Care in the Community
"This is an ideal source of basic information, covering current debates and controversies and explaining concepts simply without over-simplifying them. It is an excellent introduction to social policy." Robert Adams, Professor of Social Work, University of Teesside
"A very well structured text book" Pobeda Vassileva Loukanova, Institute of Economic Studies
"A true lifeline - highly recommended" a reader on Amazon.co.uk
"This well-written and accessible text steps outside the usual concerns of the UK welfare state to deliver a highly original perspective focusing on key goals, delivery mechanisms and policy dilemmas. This makes it the ideal introduction and 'short guide' to social policy." Professor Martin Powell, University of Birmingham
"At last, a social policy textbook which builds from the basics to provide a comprehensive overview of the key pillars of the welfare state. Essential reading for all students (and a helpful reminder for those who teach them!)." Jon Glasby, Director, Health Services Management Centre, University of Birmingham