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What is a welfare state?
In a welfare state it is part of the job of the government to help any citizen in need. This help is usually given through direct payments of government money, such as income support when you are unemployed or old-age pension.
What is 'meals-on wheels' ? Dutch equivalent?
It is a system whereby food is cooked and distributed to the homes of people who cannot cook for themselves. Dutch equivalent: 'Tafeltje Dekje'
What is the Citizens Advice Bureau?
It is a service that has a network of offices throughout the country offering free information and advice. It is run by state authorities with the help of volunteers.
The Samaritans; free counselling by phone for people in despair.
Salvation Army: grew out of missionary work; offers help to the most needy e.g. overnight accomodation, food, clothes etc.
Barnardo's: helps children in need
Salvation Arm: grew out of missionary work; offers help to the most needy e.g. overnight accomodation, food, clothes etc.
Mention some well-known British charities.
The Samaritans: an organisation that offers free counselling by phone, with anonymity guaranteed, to anybody who is in despair. dr. Barnardo's : founded in the nineteenth century, it used to provide homes for orphaned children and still helps children in need. The Salvation Army: offers various kinds of help to the most desperate and needy, for example, overnight accommodation in hostels for the homeless. MENCAP and MIND: two charities which help the mentally handicapped and campaign on their behalf.
What is the NHS and what is the basic difference to its Dutch counterpart?
The NHS is the National Health Service. It is the publicly funded healthcare system of England. It is primarily funded through the general taxation system. All medical help people get is free of charge. In the Dutch system medical help is not funded through taxes, but through insurance companies. Dutch people also have to pay a small amount of the costs themselves (eigen risico)
Oxfam is an international confederation of charitable organisations focused on the alleviation of global poverty.
Barnado is a British charity founded by Thomas John Barnardo in 1866, to care for vulnerable children and young people.
Why have many hospitals become trusts?
because it gives them more managerial and financial freedom.
what is Harley street in London famous for?
It is the street where many hospital consultants (who have very high prestige in Britain) have their private practices (and earn big money treating private patients). Having a practice in Harley street means the doctor is of the very highest quality.
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