Anybody studying social policy, social work or with a keen interest in social justice and politics should access this:
This is the full text of In Defence of Welfare II. In Defence of Welfare began in 2010 as a response to this government’s first Major Spending Review. Put together by the Social Policy Association, it was an attempt to anticipate the impact of such cuts to welfare on British society.
This second edition, In Defence of Welfare 2, brings together nearly fifty short pieces from a diverse range of academics, policy makers and journalists to explore the impact of those reforms at a time when a general election is looming. The tone is overwhelmingly critical and assesses the impact of a government with little or no understanding of what it means to be disadvantaged or marginalised. It covers a wide range of welfare issues. Oh, and I wrote the chapter on domestic violence – which can be accessed here: