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

  • 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).

  • 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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