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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Romanian state secretary participated in conference
Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality Åsa Regnér and the Government’s National Coordinator Martin Valfridsson hosted a conference on Friday 11 September. Conference participants included Romanian Secretary of State Ciprian Necula.
Interest in de-institutionalisation of orphanages
Romania and Sweden have appointed a working group comprising officials from both countries. The group met for the first time in Stockholm on 8–9 October. The group consisted of staff from Romania's Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Protection and Elderly, the Ministry of European Funds and the Embassy of Romania.
Meeting with NGOs
On Friday 27 November, the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs held a consultation at official level with NGOs and agencies that work with vulnerable EU citizens in Romania. The Ministry listened to the NGOs' and agencies' problems, ideas, project proposals, topical issues and expertise.
Coordination responsibility for vulnerable EU citizens to county administrative boards
On Monday 1 February, the national coordinator for vulnerable EU citizens presented his final report, Framtid sökes (Wanted: a future), to Åsa Regnér, the minister responsible for the issue, at a press conference. Martin Valfridsson, whose remit now ends, proposes that county administrative boards be instructed to coordinate this work, with the overall responsibility resting with the Stockholm County Administrative Board.
UN report gathers Swedish initiatives for the rights of older people
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). “People do not become more alike simply because they get older. We continue to have different interests. Our needs continue to be individual. A modern policy for older people must not only take this into account – this must be an obvious starting point that informs this policy. The rights of older women and men must be in focus when we develop care for older people in Sweden,” says Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality Åsa Regnér in connection with Sweden having now submitted the report.
Fact sheet: National strategy to prevent and combat men’s violence against women
Stopping men's violence against women is a priority issue for Sweden's feminist government. The Government is therefore now presenting a national strategy to prevent and combat men's violence against women.
More robust rights for older women and men have a positive impact when building our society, National follow-up to the Regional Implementation Strategy of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (MIPAA) in Sweden
The report describes the measures taken in Sweden during the period 2012–2016 to strengthen the rights of older women and men.
Speech by Minister Regnér at Charité University Hospital in Berlin
Speech by Minister for Children, The Elderly and Gender Equality Åsa Regnér on e-health at Charité University Hospital, during state visit in Berlin, 7 October 2016. Check against delivery.
Budget reforms for increased welfare and security
The Budget Bill for 2017 was presented on the 20th of September. Improvements in sickness and activity compensation, the establishment of a gender equality agency and better dental health for older people are some of the reforms in the areas for which the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs is responsible. The Budget Bill for 2017 is based on an agreement between the government parties and the Left Party.