Group    From 1/12/1966 

Shelter

Categories: Social Welfare

A charity that campaigns to end homelessness and bad housing in England and Scotland. Founded by Bruce Kenrick it evolved out of the work on behalf of homeless people being carried on at St Martin-in-the-Fields and was also spurred by the public outcry following transmission of the B.B.C. television play 'Cathy Come Home', which dealt with the problems of homelessness.

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

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Shelter

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Bruce Kenrick

Bruce Kenrick, 1920 - 2007, founder of Notting Hill Housing Trust and Shelter...

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Family allowances

Family allowances

Pioneered by Eleanor Rathbone, specified in the 1942 Beveridge Report, Family Allowances were introduced in a 1945 Act of Parliament and came into operation in 1946.  It was the first time that a f...

Concept, Social Welfare

1 memorial
Robert Browning Settlement

Robert Browning Settlement

Inspired by East End schemes such as Toynbee Hall, this Settlement was established by Francis Herbert Stead (1857 – 1928, brother of W. T. Stead).  Francis was Congregationalist minister at York St...

Group, Philanthropy, Religion, Social Welfare

2 memorials
Richard Titmuss

Richard Titmuss

Social researcher and teacher. Born Richard Morris Titmuss at Farm lane, Stopsley, near Luton. He became concerned with the social differences between the north and south of England, publishing 'Po...

Person, Education, Social Welfare

1 memorial
Mrs Mallet

Mrs Mallet

Concerned for the poor of Lambeth and was a district visitor in 1864 trying to identify families in need. She organized a refuge for women and then started to prepare penny dinners. She also ran mo...

Person, Gender Issues, Social Welfare

1 memorial