1. Outline and evaluate recent government policy in relation to the pensions in UK – Identify and explain key concepts and ideas from social policy – Evaluate the impact of social policy on various communities and/or social groups in the UK. – Compare and contrast major ideological perspectives relating to the operation of social policy Background Social Policy is a highly contemporary subject which will enable you to understand social welfare provision. This subject will give you the opportunity to engage in and analyse contemporary social issues such as housing, unemployment, health, immigration, to name just a few. These have a high profile on the political and public agendas. This assignment gives you an opportunity to investigate the origins of social policies and its development to its delivery in society. You will compare and contrast major competing perspectives and examine key contemporary issues for policy makers, welfare recipients, providers and stakeholders.