The Social Services Department is available for everyone, and is a municipal responsibility. The Swedish Social Services Act specifies the kind of assistance you may receive, and defines the municipality´s obligations. Everyone living in Sweden is entitled to receive assistance from Social Services if they need it.
The Social Services Department has special responsibilities for the following groups:
- Children and young people
- People with alcohol or drug abuse problems
- Elderly people
- People with functional impairments
- People who are taking care of a relative.