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Adult social care and integration

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The Report of the Inter-Departmental Committee on Social Insurance and Allied Services (the ‘Beveridge report’) was published in December 1942

The Inter-Departmental Committee on Social Insurance and Allied Services, led by Sir William Beveridge, was tasked with undertaking a review of existing social insurance schemes and making recommendat

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A National Health Service white paper was published in March 1944

The white paper, A National Health Service, published in 1944, detailed the wartime coalition government’s vision for a comprehensive, free and unified health service. It was proposed that the

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Legislation

The National Insurance Act 1946 received royal assent on 1 August 1946

The National Insurance Act 1946 extended the scope of the National Insurance Act 1911 to require everyone of a working age (except for married women) to pay a weekly contribution.

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Legislation

The National Health Service Act 1946 received royal assent in November 1946

The Labour victory in the general election brought a new minister of health, Aneurin Bevan.

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The National Assistance Act 1948 received royal assent on 13 May 1948

The National Assistance Act 1948 abolished the Elizabethan Poor Law 1601 and set out to ensure that assistance was given to people, over the age of 16 years, who were not making National Insurance con

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The Report of the Royal Commission on the Law Relating to Mental Illness and Mental Deficiency (the Percy Commission) was published in June 1957

The Royal Commission on the Law Relating to Mental Illness and Mental Deficiency (Percy Commission) delivered its recommendations on mental health in 1957. The Percy Commission was set up in 1954 to

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Legislation

The Mental Health Act 1959 received royal assent on 29 July 1959

The Mental Health Act 1959 provided the legislative framework to implement the Percy Commission’s recommendations from 1957.

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The National Assistance (Amendment) Act 1962 received royal assent on 1 August 1962

The National Assistance (Amendment) Act 1962 enabled local authorities to provide assistance to voluntary and community groups to provide meals and recreational services for the elderly.

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The Ministry of Social Security Act 1966 received royal assent on 3 August 1966

The Ministry of Social Security Act 1966 created the post of Minister of Social Security.

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