Social History Society 2019 – reflections

I wanted to pull together some thoughts about my first Social History Society conference here. Obviously this only reflects my experience – there were lots of fantastic sessions I sadly didn’t get a chance to attend. I’m also, naturally, going to focus on the stuff that’s of interest to me; there was lots of other …

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50 years since Seebohm: its place in voluntary sector history

The Report of The Committee on Local Authority and Allied Personal Social Services, known as the Seebohm Report after its Chair Frederic Seebohm, is 50 years old this month. The Report is an important milestone in social work history; it recommended the creation of unified, ‘family-centred’ social services departments at a local authority level, a … Continue reading 50 years since Seebohm: its place in voluntary sector history

What’s happened to the voluntary sector since 1965?

I decided a little while ago that my literature review wasn’t pretty enough. So I made this timeline of voluntary sector history instead. Enjoy!  My research looks at how the local voluntary sector in Birmingham has developed from about 1965 onwards. The story of the national voluntary sector, and the policy, programmes and debates that … Continue reading What’s happened to the voluntary sector since 1965?