Definition of home help in English:

home help

noun

British
  • A person employed, especially by a local authority, to help in another's home.

    • ‘She has a home help 15 hours a week to assist with some of the everyday jobs that most homemakers do without a thought, like making the beds and clearing the breakfast table.’
    • ‘He said it was the failure of the health system to provide step-down facilities and a shortage of home helps that was keeping elderly people in hospital.’
    • ‘Official government policy in relation to the care of older people is to maintain them in their own homes for as long as possible, with the role of home helps seen as vital.’
    • ‘They will pass on the techniques they learn to hundreds of social workers, district nurses and home helps who visit the elderly.’
    • ‘He knew of a number of cases where elderly people receiving five or six hours of assistance had their home help time cut by half.’
    • ‘Data on living conditions and scores for the activities of daily living, and the instrumental activities of daily living at the time of the fracture were obtained from patients, relatives, home nurses, and home helps by a nurse.’
    • ‘A tribute to the ‘Meals on Wheels’ and home helps for the way they kept going through the long, snowy winter, was paid at this week's meeting of the North Cotswold Old People's Committee.’
    • ‘Those clients who are unable to manage a frozen meal, with or without assistance, could be re-assessed and provided with a cooked meal by a home help.’
    • ‘A Kerry woman who is in the final stages of a long illness has been told that the number of hours she can have the assistance of a home help is being slashed by three hours a week.’
    • ‘I'm the first from my family to go to university - my dad's a miner and mum's a home help,’ he said.’
    • ‘Arrangements have to be made for the movement of home helps and district nurses.’
    • ‘He has painted churches, received acclaim for his skills as a gardener and groundsman, and has worked as a bus driver, cook, messenger and home help to the needy.’
    • ‘She would have had a home help to assist with things like lighting her fire and so on.’
    • ‘These residents are not taking space at council-provided residential homes and rarely need, or ask for, home helps or social worker visits.’
    • ‘Elderly residents across the district have been forced to abandon their home help after fees rocketed.’
    • ‘‘People are going home successfully with a care package such as a home help and some can live independently.’’
    • ‘Frances was a home help who contributed greatly to fundraising events.’
    • ‘Jennie is full of praise for people who have helped them over the past two years, most notably the home helps who come for an hour each morning to bathe and dress John and the friends who fix the things around the house which he once did.’
    • ‘About 18 years ago, she moved to Swindon, and still lives semi-independently, with the aid of a home help.’
    • ‘About 15 per cent of vacancies remain unfilled in children's social services and home helps but the situation could soon improve after discussions took place this week on new plans to keep and recruit staff.’
    domestic worker, domestic help, domestic servant, cleaner, cleaning woman, cleaning lady, maid, housemaid, housekeeper, servant, hired help, helper, assistant, employee, worker
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Pronunciation

home help