Definition of 'welfare'
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Example sentences containing 'welfare'
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The architect of welfare reforms announced yesterday that he was retiring from the government. Times, Sunday Times (2016)In recent years legal battles with animal welfare groups have plagued the circus. Times, Sunday Times (2017)She is supporting a campaign against wool by the animal welfare charity Peta. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The former banker was hired by Labour to look at welfare reform and the use of sanctions in the benefits system. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Crucially, too, it puts people out of work and into the welfare system. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The personal social services existed to promote the welfare of different groups of people with special needs. Introduction to Social Administration in Britain (1990)It is also a fiction that the welfare system helps people. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It is thought that they are now receiving government welfare. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Very few people can provide the necessary resources to meet their welfare needs. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Our commitment to reforming the welfare system and making work pay is unwavering. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The approach was welcomed by animal welfare groups. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Their welfare and needs become of paramount importance. Behind Closed Doors - advice for families with violence in the home (1988)But he said that tackling the issue should be linked to welfare reform. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They have four sons and should put their happiness and welfare first. The Sun (2006)And it is this protection that makes things so hard in areas such as local government and welfare. Times, Sunday Times (2015)We are streamlining the welfare to work system to make it easier to get off benefits and into employment. The Sun (2012)Companies will also have to change their payroll systems so that welfare payments can be adjusted in real time. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Our charity is devoted to the welfare and comfort of kidney dialysis patients at our local hospital and is run entirely by volunteers. Times, Sunday Times (2012)We must of course look after ourselves, our personal health and our welfare. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The eurozone faces profound financial, welfare and demographic challenges. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There's harmony in the church when people place the welfare of others ahead of their own. Christianity Today (2000)The medical officer, occupational health nurse and welfare officer all have a contribution to make here. Personnel Management: A New Approach (1991)He could split the duties, rather than have a single individual responsible for welfare and financial matters. Times, Sunday Times (2016)And the charity said proposed welfare cuts would leave some unable to work worse off by 30 a week. The Sun (2015)He meant would I oversee her general welfare. Times, Sunday Times (2006)A golden eagle was found close to death after being shot, an animal welfare charity said. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Some general welfare facilities may be provided by schools such as school meals, milk in infant schools, and special transport facilities. Introduction to Social Administration in Britain (1990)
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Translations for 'welfare'
British English: welfare NOUN
The welfare of a person or group is their health, comfort, and happiness.
I do not think he is considering her welfare.
Definition of welfare from the Collins English Dictionary
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