Social care

Social care is about the support and help provided by society to people who are particularly vulnerable or experiencing difficulties. This area covers individual and family care, support for people with disabilities and care of the elderly.

Responsible for social care

Responsible minister

Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality Åsa Regnér
Åsa Regnér Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality

Responsible ministry

News about social care

  • UN report gathers Swedish initiatives for the rights of older people

    An older man with two older women actively playing a game.
    The objective has been for older women and men to be able to lead an active life and exert influence in society Photo: Maskot/Folio

    On 31 October, the Government sent the Swedish report ‘National follow-up of the regional implementation of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (MIPAA) in Sweden’ to the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE).

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