Social welfare – appropriate and timely help

We want to strengthen a variety of measures to combat illness and exclusion. In this work, preventive efforts, early intervention and multi-professional cooperation are crucial. When problems arise, it is important to pay attention to the entire family to provide the best possible help and support.

We want to ensure that

  • There are more social workers in social services so that anyone in need of help receives it in time.
  • There are adequate resources in child welfare by capping the number of clients to 35 per social worker.
  • Everyone working in social welfare has safe working conditions.
  • Investments are made in preventive care and vulnerable families receive assistance in their daily lives, such as home help for families with children.
  • Health and social services personnel are familiar with and have basic knowledge about gender and sexual diversity.
  • More places are made available in shelters for people subjected to violence or threat of violence in a relationship, and that low threshold services are offered to victims of violence.
  • Investments are made in the integration of immigrants to avoid exclusion and reduce the differences in health and wellbeing. 
  • The wellbeing services counties support efforts to ensure the equality of immigrants and asylum seekers. 
  • All wellbeing services counties adopt a culturally sensitive approach.

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