New ambitions for our country: a new contract for welfare; presented to Parliament by the Secretary of State for Social Security and the Minister for Welfare Reform by Command of Her Majesty, March 1998

GREAT BRITAIN. Department of Social Security
Stationery Office
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Green paper marking the beginning of a debate on reform of the welfare state. The principles guiding the proposed reforms are a system rebuilt around work and security - 'work for those who can; security for those who can't'. Contains chapters on: the background to reform; the four ages of welfare; the importance of work; new partnerships for welfare; the importance of welfare services; support for disabled people; support for families and children; attacking social exclusion; rooting out fraud; a modern service; and the fourth age - 'Welfare 2020'.

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joint working, physical disabilities, policy formulation, social exclusion, social policy, welfare state, benefits, children, families, employment, government policy;
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government publication
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(Cm 3805)
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0 11 138052 6

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