Social services including care for older people
Social services including care for older people 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.
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About the COVID-19 virus: for older people, people with health conditions and health and social care staff, 24 June
Here you can read more about current measures in health and social care and health and social care staff. This is the fourth article in a series about the work of the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs in response to the COVID-19 virus.
Enhancing welfare requires a strong society
Minister for Health and Social Affairs Lena Hallengren talks about her areas of responsibility, her priorities and the challenges that await during this electoral period.
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EU heads of state or government invited to a Social Summit in Gothenburg
Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, together with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, has invited heads of state or government from EU Member States, as well as over 30 different organisations and actors, to attend the Social Summit for Fair Jobs and Growth in Gothenburg on 17 November 2017. More than 180 participants have been invited to the summit.
Sweden cooperating with Bulgaria and Romania concerning vulnerable EU citizens
In recent years, the number of EU citizens who are temporarily in Sweden has risen. These people are in a vulnerable situation. Most of those who come to Sweden to beg do so of their own volition. But organised crime with a link to begging is also prevalent, such as trafficking in human beings and extortion.
Summary of the Government Communication 'Power, goals and agency – a feminist policy'
On 17 November 2016, the Swedish Government decided on the written communication ‘Power, goals and agency – a feminist policy for a gender-equal future’ (Govt Comm. 2016/17:10). In the communication, the Government presents the focus of gender equality policy with a new goal structure, a gender equality agency and a ten-year national strategy to prevent and combat men’s violence against women.
The Government helps municipalities place unaccompanied minors
The reception of large numbers of unaccompanied minors seeking asylum in 2015 involved a considerable undertaking on the part of the municipalities to achieve a good long-term system of reception in which account is taken of children’s rights. Although the number of unaccompanied minors seeking asylum in Sweden has decreased, Sweden will probably receive a large number of unaccompanied girls and boys in coming years too.
Assignment for the Swedish Agency for Youth and Civil Society to inform young newly arrived immigrants about health and gender equality
The Government has tasked the Swedish Agency for Youth and Civil Society with creating a digital platform containing information in relevant languages about health and gender equality for newly arrived children and young people. The assignment – for which SEK 5 million has been set aside – will be conducted in collaboration with the internet-based youth clinic UMO.
Government action to combat men's violence against women
Men in all social groups and age groups use physical, psychological and sexual violence against women. And it is not decreasing, writes Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality Åsa Regnér in an opinion piece. It is essential that newly arrived girls and boys have access to a good introduction to Swedish society, with knowledge about our society and values as important elements. This of course includes sex and relationship education.
National Board of Health and Welfare and Ombudsman for Children in Sweden launch website about social services
On instructions from the Government, the National Board of Health and Welfare and the Ombudsman for Children in Sweden have developed a national website containing information tailored to children and young people about social services and what social services can offer children and young people in need of support and protection.
Swedish Agency for Health and Care Services Analysis to survey homes for care or residence
The Swedish Agency for Health and Care Services Analysis is to survey and analyse homes for care or residence, as well as foster homes and emergency foster homes providing support from advisers. The Agency is conducting this work from the perspective of child protection and the rights of the child. Particular attention is to be given to the quality and costs of care. This was decided by the Government on 11 February.