Disability policy is based on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The policy safeguards the rights and interests that people with disabilities have in society. Several areas are covered by this policy, including labour market policy and education policy. This page is currently being updated with additional information.
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Lena Hallengren new Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality
Lena Hallengren was today appointed as new Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality. Ms Hallengren was Deputy Minister for Education, with responsibility for preschools, youth issues and adult learning, in 2002–2006.
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Reforms for increased security and welfare in the Budget Bill for 2018
In the Budget Bill for 2018, the Government presents a range of proposals to increase security and welfare in Sweden. Here you can learn more about the proposals related to the areas of responsibility of the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs.Reforms for increased security and welfare in the Budget Bill for 2018
Disabilities in the budget
The area ‘Disability’ is part of expenditure area 9 ‘Health care, medical care and social services’ in the Government’s Budget Bill for 2017.Disabilities in the budget