William Beveridge at Toynbee Hall 1903-5 #1

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William Beveridge at Toynbee Hall 1903-5 #1

William Beveridge was appointed Sub-Warden of Toynbee Hall in 1904. He claimed he wished toRead More

William Beveridge was appointed Sub-Warden of Toynbee Hall in 1904. He claimed he wished to go to Toynbee Hall as he viewed ‘Social problems in a scientific way.’ He saw the settlement houses as a base to gather the information necessary to remedy them. His time at Toynbee Hall made him see unemployment as the great social evil, to see the damage caused by the Poor Laws and to see the state as the only means to effectively guide social action.