Introduced state funding for social housing development by housing associations. This started the development of housing associations as the major provider of social housing
Gave local authorities powers to limit the number of people living in a property in an attempt to prevent overcrowding.
Reduced subsidies to local authorities.
Abolishes the workhouse system.
Increased subsidies to local authorities and allowed them to borrow from the Public Works Loan Board.
National Assistance Act abolishes the Poor Law. Suitable accommodation to be provided by local authorities for those with physical or mental health problems.
“Overseers of the Poor” in each Parish were to arrange work and apprenticeships for the able-bodied poor and to administer relief for those unable to work.
Established houses of correction for those who refused to work.
Councils to take account of all housing needs and not just those of the “working classes”.
Thirlmere Road, Newbold, Chesterfield.
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Councils could sell council houses. The subsidy paid to Councils for housing increased.