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From public assistance institutions to 'sunshine hotels'
 — changing state perceptions about residential care for elderly people, 1939-48
Author(s)Robin Means, Randall Smith
Journal titleAgeing and Society, vol 3, part 2, July 1983
Pagespp 157-181
KeywordsCare homes ; Histories.
AnnotationThis article traces the development of residential care for elderly people in the period 1939 to 1948. It begins by looking at the nature of such institutions in the period just prior to the second world war and the discusses the complex impact of war upon such provision. particular attention is paid to how evacuation hostels, run by local authorities and voluntary organisations, changed notions about the role of the state in the care of elderly people. The paper concludes by looking at how such changed notions were incorporated into the 1948 National Assistance Act. (KJ).
Accession NumberCPA-930609115 A
ClassmarkKW: 6A

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