Social Workers' Benevolent Trust

Scope and Content

Minutes and papers, 1970-2004. Account book of the Institute of Medical Social Workers' Benevolent Fund, 1957-1972; annual financial statements of account, 1971-1986, 1988, and financial correspondence, etc., 1970-1991. Correspondence with the trustees, the British Association of Social Workers, the Charity Commission and others; correspondence concerning the Enid Warren Trust, fund raising donations, publicity and applications for assistance, etc., 1971-1999. Applications for financial assistance and associated papers, 1971-2004.

2 boxes of uncatalogued minutes and related papers (acc no 640). Additional boxes of minutes and financial papers. (Acc. 779)

Administrative / Biographical History

The Trust was set up in October 1971 "For the relief of persons who are or have been engaged in professional social work, and the wives, widows, children and other dependants of such persons being in need of relief". It grew out of a benevolent fund of the Institute of Medical Social Workers which went back to at least 1957.

Access Information

Apart from records relating to applications and some correspondence, which is closed for 100 years, this collection is available to researchers by appointment at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick. See

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Custodial History

Deposited between 2001 and 2008 by the Trust, with some material added from the general deposit by the British Association of Social Workers (MSS.378) in 2003.