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Podcast: The History of the Carers’ Movement – A Remarkably Successful Story. Why?

VAHS Seminar given by Timothy Cook on 26 October 2009 ABSTRACT The carers’ movement is today one of the most successful of all the voluntary sector initiatives that began in the early 1960s. The term carer however was not even … Continue reading

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Almshouses in Europe

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Henk Looijesteijn, International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam The Dutch town of Haarlem receives far fewer foreign visitors than Amsterdam, just twenty minutes away by train, but is well worth a visit. Its well-preserved old centre witnessed the past glories … Continue reading

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