The Charity Organisation Review Volume 11

The Charity Organisation Review Volume 11

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...of outdoor to total paupers.. The figures are for the last day of the first week of June, and are exclusive of lunatics and vagrants. The May ratios are given for comparison: ----On a comparison of the class lists of May and June, it appears that the returns for all London show a. further decrease pf 2,595, of which 828 were in receipt of outdoor relief. St. Olave's, it may be noted, unlike most unions, increases its outdoor pauperism by 56 and its total pauperism by 6. At Shoreditch there is a. drop in outdoor relief, but there is an increase of 4 in the total pauperism. THE TWENTY-THIRD ANNUAL REPORT OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD. III. As might be expected, the Inspectors have a great deal to say on the subject of Vagrancy. The question as to whether some better means might not be devised for dealing with casual paupers has been discussed in every Board Room and at Conferences of Guardians specially convened for the purpose. Many Boards complain that, whereas their wards have overfiowed with vagrants, others have been quite empty, and the facts seem to show that outside London the number of tramps frequenting a workhouse depends much more on its situation than on its method of dealing with them, although the separate cell system has certainly proved its superiority over that of the association ward. The returns of vagrants relieved in the workhouse on July 1, 1894 and on January 1, 1895, are now to hand, so that we are enabled to ascertain whether the increase in vagrancy noted since 1890 still continues. It is very satisfactory to find a decrease since 1894, the main number of vagrants relieved during the year ended Lady Day, 1895, being 8,539 as against 8,935 during the preceding year.' In no one year since 1858 has the number...
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  • Paperback | 350 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 626g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236810856
  • 9781236810854