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Definition of Indoor relief

Indoor relief Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
Social Work in Canada
A type of social welfare service in which services are delivered in a residential facility rather than in the home of the recipient.
Indoor relief Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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In England and Wales a workhouse, colloquially known as a spike, was a place where those unable to support themselves were offered accommodation and employment. The earliest known use of the term dates from 1631, in an account by the mayor of Abingdon reporting that "wee haue erected wthn our borough a workehouse to sett poore people to worke".

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