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Health & Welfare


People’s health and welfare today are looked after very differently from how they were in earlier times. When Foggieloan was founded people had little in the way of protection against bad health and poverty. Here you will learn about Foggie’s doctors and its hospital, and improvements in public health, as well as how poor people were dealt with before the advent of the welfare state.

You will learn how in the early 20th Century the first steps were taken to introduce the welfare state we take for granted today and how it was greatly expanded after World War Two.

Finally you will see how local involvement in health and welfare gradually diminished as a result of centralisation.