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, 21 december
Here you can read more about current measures in health and social care and health and social care staff. This is the seventh article in a series about the work of the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs in response to the COVID-19 virus.
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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.
Talks with trade unions about security situation in homes for care or residence
On 8 February, Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality Åsa Regnér met the relevant trade unions. The purpose of the meeting was to talk about the security situation in homes for care or residence and supported accommodation.
New model to distribute unaccompanied minors fairly between municipalities
Unaccompanied minors are not distributed fairly between municipalities, their reception is unpredictable and the conditions for planning could be improved. The Government has therefore instructed the Swedish Migration Agency to produce a new allocation model for unaccompanied children and young people. The model entered into force on 1 April 2016.
National Board of Health and Welfare to analyse reception of unaccompanied refugee children
The Government has tasked the National Board of Health and Welfare with conducting an in-depth analysis of the consequences for social services of the current refugee situation and the increase in the number of unaccompanied minors. The vulnerability of girls, access to interpreters and the skills needs in social services are three areas that are included in the remit.
Supported accommodation – a new form of placement for children and young people
The Government has presented the Government Bill 'Supported accommodation – a new form of placement for children and young people' (Govt Bill 2015/16:43) to the Riksdag. In the Bill, the Government proposes a new form of placement for children and young people aged 16–20 under the Social Services Act – supported accommodation.
The National Board of Health and Welfare coordinates information on foster homes for children
On 29 October, the Government tasked the National Board of Health and Welfare with initiating and nationally coordinating initiatives to raise awareness of foster homes, emergency foster homes and legal representatives for unaccompanied minors and specially appointed custodians.
Call function supports municipalities in their work with the refugee situation
On 22 October, the Government tasked the National Board of Health and Welfare with setting up a call function for the purpose of responding to questions from and providing support for the municipal social services in connection with the current refugee situation. The call function will be based on relevant legislation and available knowledge within the Board’s areas of responsibility.
The National Board of Institutional Care to set up 1000 places
On 8 October, the Government tasked the National Board of Institutional Care with looking into the possibility of setting up and providing at least 1000 places in supported accommodation and homes for care or residence for children and young people aged 16 to 20.