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social service

noun
1.
organized welfare efforts carried on under professional auspices by trained personnel.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55
Related forms
social-service, adjective
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  • Tonga has a reasonably sound basic infrastructure and well-developed social services.
  • The culprit here is that governments take money in taxes then give it directly back to its citizens to pay for social services.
  • Poorer residents may also be missing out on free social services found in low income neighborhoods.
  • Students and faculty also contribute through community service in health care, education, social services and the arts.
  • And use every jot of the social services you qualify for.
  • Not so for health sciences and social services, where the report shows drops in hiring.
  • But right at the point when opportunity is offered, it is being threatened by severe budget cuts in education and social services.
  • The path toward a solution begins with increased transparency in government, business, and social services.
  • What's more, there are plenty of people who could use the increased social services that higher tax revenue would provide.
  • That's great for firms and it's undeniable that social services are an anchor around the neck of many state budgets.
British Dictionary definitions for social services

social services

plural noun
1.
welfare activities organized by the state or a local authority and carried out by trained personnel
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