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The present treatment of groups in poverty.
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THE PRESENT TREATMENT OF GROUPS IN POVERTY
Since coming into power in 1997 the New Labour Government have identified 5 different groups of people that are still living in poverty in Britain today. They include the elderly, the low paid, unemployed, single parent families and the disabled. They have also become aware of the fact that all 5 groups have one key thing in common; they are all reliant on some form of state benefit. I decided to look more closely into the reasons why disabled people are still living in poverty in Britain today and what the present Government are doing to help them. After all disabled people have been identified as being the real needy in British society since the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act, surely after all this time this should still not be the case.
In May 1997, Tony Blair became Prime Minister of Britain as Labour won a landslide victory in the general election; this saw the end of Conservative rule that had lasted for 18 years. They refer to themselves, as New Labour as they have different views on how social policy making should be approached than the 'Old' Labour post-war
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