Discussion at the Council begun: many cases of individual hardship occurred among the respectable aged poor in consequrnce of the restriction of out-door relief. Major Fitzroy urged the necessity of organising voluntary charity to meet such cases. Other agencie, the Society for Relief of Distress nor the Metropolitan Visiting and Relief Association, were unwilling to undertake permanent cases. "the charitable ... must be prepared to give sums of 20 pounds to two or three deserving persons" [SW 282].
Co-operation sub-committee issued a circular: "inviting their co-operation in providing pensions in well authenticated cases, of sufficient weekly amount to render unnecessary the provisions of almhouses or other relief".