Current status of people with disabilities in Sweden
Swedish organizations for people with disabilities have been influencing policymaking for over 50 years. Most of these organisations belong to the Swedish Disability Federation, an umbrella body designed to influence official policy. The Federation is an active member of the European Disability Forum (EDF), an independent NGO that represents the interests of 80 million Europeans with disabilities.
For people requiring specialists care and services, municipalities offer the actual care services and they are often of the arranged as group living where different levels of assistance are offered. These are managed either directly by the municipalities or by private care companies.
This study tour presents the Swedish model and includes visits to several interesting health care and service centres. It also includes discussions on issues such as meaningful occupation, employer’s responsibilities, needs assessment, allowances and community resources. Various types of technical aids and care services will be presented in this study visit. Explore various aspects of the study tour below.
It aims at giving the participants an understanding of how care for disabled people is organized and managed in Sweden. It demonstrates the Swedish experience with care for disabled people social services, policy and its implementation as well as issues and challenges. It is meant to provide basics facts about the Swedish model as well as give inspiration to participants who can make their own reflections.
These vary and are adapted to client interests, demands and priorities. However, typical subject areas include:
These vary and are adapted to client interests, demands and priorities. However, typical tours include meetings and visits held at the most relevant institutions providing care services for disabled persons.
Managers with full or partial responsibility for the care disabled and handicapped citizens in private and/or public health care organizations. Typically: