Social Policy is the study of social services and the welfare state. In general
terms, it looks at the idea of social welfare, and its relationship to politics
and society. More specifically, it also considers detailed issues in
- policy and administration of social services, including policies for health,
housing, income maintenance, education and social work;
- needs and issues affecting the users of services, including poverty, old
age, health, disability, and family policy; and
- the delivery of welfare.
These pages outline the main issues.