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British a profession that involves looking after other people, for example social work and nursing
work that a social worker does to help a particular person or group of people with social problems. The person who does this work is called a case worker.
someone whose job is to give help and advice to people on probation after committing a crime and to check that they are behaving well
British someone whose job is to help young people deal with problems with their families, at school, or with the law. The usual American word is counselor.
a group of houses or flats for people who cannot live in a completely independent way, for example because they are disabled. They can get help from trained staff when they need it.