Definition of community home in English:

community home

noun

British
  • A centre for housing young offenders and other young people in need of custodial care.

    • ‘They were one of the first couples in the city to sign up to Community Parents scheme, which encouraged families to take children from community homes into their own homes.’
    • ‘Residential community homes accommodate juveniles who have committed less serious offenses or are nearing the end of their sentence and preparing to return home.’
    • ‘Volunteers are being sought in Bradford to help improve life for children in foster care and community homes.’
    • ‘Mr Walker said: ‘We operate an ‘open door’ policy, so we accept anyone who wants to rebuild their lives and live in a community home.’
    • ‘He could not be placed in an ordinary community home because he had held two children hostage at such a home the previous year.’
    • ‘Volunteers willing to befriend young people in foster care and community homes are being sought.’
    • ‘It became an assisted community home under the Children's Act of 1969.’