Introduction to the Social Sciences

Introduction to the Social Sciences


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Age Concern is the UK's largest charity working with and for older people.

Child Poverty Action Group is the leading charity campaigning for the abolition of child poverty in the UK and for a better deal for low-income families and children.

Communities and local government access to up to date policy direct from the deputy Prime Minister’s Office.

The following information is taken from the introduction to the website: "The Joseph Rowntree Foundation shares the hopes of its founder that 'to seek out the underlying causes of weakness or evil' should contribute to 'the right measures of human advancement' which over a period of time could 'change the face of England'. To this end, the Foundation supports programme of research and development in the fields of housing, social care and social policy. The Foundation's Trustees and Directors are also responsible for the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust".

Mind is the leading mental health charity in England and Wales. It “works to create a better life for everyone with experience of mental distress”.

Provides an introduction to social policy from both a UK and international perspective. It also includes resources on specific topics such as older people, mental health, learning disability, children, education, health, physical disability and criminal justice.

Shelter is an organisation campaigning for better housing for all.

The Refugee Council is the largest organisation in the UK working with refugees and asylum seekers.

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