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

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

Responsible ministry

News about social care

  • Security and presence in elderly care

    Woman and elderly man having a conversation
    “Many elderly people are well-off and have a good standard of living, but there are also large failings with regard to health and social care. The Government will therefore produce a long-term quality plan for elderly care during this electoral period,” says Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality Åsa Regnér. In the photo, Åsa Regnér speaks to Åke Larsson at the Hälleborg home for the elderly in Västerås. Photo: Sören Andersson/Government Offices

    Health and social care of elderly women and men is a central part of welfare policy and affects many people.

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