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home help

(in Britain and New Zealand) n
1. (Social Welfare) a person who is paid to do domestic chores for persons unable to look after themselves adequately
2. (Social Welfare) Also called: home care such a service provided by a local authority social services department to those whom it judges most need it
Also called (NZ): home aid
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.home help - a person hired to help in another's home (especially one employed by a local authority to help the infirm with domestic work)
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
domestic, domestic help, house servant - a servant who is paid to perform menial tasks around the household
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"My father receives visits from the home help services and they will not be able to drive here either.
These include a lack of available home help hours, home care packages or community-based respite support in nursing homes or rehabilitative centres.
A GREEDY home help who fleeced a vulnerable pensioner out of his savings has been ordered to pay PS10,000 back to him.
We used to have a generally proper home help system, run by local councils.
REGARDING an article in the Chronicle about the rising costs to service users for home help and personal care/shopping and a little light housework.
MY HOME HELP Confined tomy wheelchair, I can't helpmyself I'm totally dependant onmy home help She arrives each day, a smile on her face Always on time, never aminute late Nothing is toomuch trouble, she always tries to please Cookingmy meals,my laundry andmy every day needs Without her help, Iwould be left all alone Four walls becomemy prison, instead ofmy home My home help is anAngel of Mercy that's for sure For her, there is always a welcome atmy door I givemy heartfelt thanks tomy home help For doing the things that I can't domyself by William Reilly, L15
Maesteg-born Sian has teamed up with the Home Help Hotline to offer advice to people suffering from the freezing temperatures.
A SPEEDING sports car driver was to blame for killing a home help and himself, a sheriff ruled.
Mr Landry, of Tregarth, near Bangor, receives 11 and a half hours of home help per week.
What types of home help or personal care do people need?
Under the proposals, only those with critical or substantial needs will in future receive the home help service - about 600 people currently receive help with tasks such as shopping and cleaning.

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