poorhouse

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poorhouse

(formerly) a publicly maintained institution offering accommodation to the poor

poorhouse

A building, often supported by a community or by a religious organization, that provide housing and minimal services for the indigent; also See almshouse and bettering house.
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The Poor House, on Wortshill Road, Pole Moor, is a stunning family home that has been owned by Neville Aspin for the past 12 years.
As hospitals became medicalized, they lost their previous functions as orphanages, poor houses, and refuges for the mentally ill.
He thought about it for a bit and said, |We don't have any poor houses,'" she says in the film.
Figures from Shelter show that almost 130,000 children in Yorkshire and Humberside live in poor houses.
Before 1776 there were six local poor houses of any size: the Huddersfield workhouse in Blacker Lane, Birkby and Almondbury's in Kaye Lane, each with about 60 inmates, Lockwood and Kirkheaton with under 20 and others at Honley and Lepton.