By R. Humphreys
This quantity demanding situations many extensively held ideals concerning the efficacy of the London Charity association Society. Politicians, social directors, sociologists, economists, biographers and historians were swayed via the power in their propaganda. The Charity association Society is still used as an institutional version to demonstrate the alleged benefits of voluntarism over nation advantages. negative reduction and Charity 1869-1945 exposes the deceptive nature of lots of its claims. It explains why they have been kept away from via different charities, taken care of with suspicion by means of parish clergy, ignored through negative legislations guardians and noticeable as little assorted from the stigmatized bad legislations by way of these in desire.
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24 A COS Sub-Committee (hereinafter the ‘Relationship Committee’), was appointed on the 17 October 1871 to consider the relationship between the Council and the ‘present state of the various Committees’. 25 The Relationship Committee consisted of Lord Lichfield, Willis Bund, Hornsby Wright and the Secretaries with ‘the advantage’ of Sir Charles Trevelyan’s and Col Freemantle’s assistance for their later meetings. The COS Council could already detect uncomfortable similarities between themselves and the Poor Law authorities regarding the identical problem of combining the ‘principle of selfgovernment and self-support’ with the amount of centralization and mutual assistance needed to create an essential unity of purpose.
It described ‘the main object of the Society’ as being the improvement of the condition of the poor. This, it was said, would be achieved by; ‘(1) bringing about cooperation between the Charities and the Poor Law, and amongst the Charities; (2) securing due investigation and fitting action in all cases; and (3) repressing mendicity’. The Charity Organization Society was described as consisting of a Federation of Committees within the metropolis. It was anticipated by the COS that each would be aligned functionally with the nearby Board of Guardians responsible for a local Poor Law union.
MP, who was ‘perfectly in accord’ with COS principles, explained that before being converted to charity organization he had found it hard to believe in the ‘unwisdom’ of giving money in the streets. 11 The COS District Committee was intended to be the local decisionmaking forum. Although keen to attract clerics to their colours, the COS studiously avoided being associated with any particular religious denomination. 12 Each DC had a Chairman, at least one Honorary Secretary and an Honorary Treasurer.