Social healthcare and welfare in Sweden: an introduction
Social welfare in Sweden is primarily funded by public taxes. Social welfare in Sweden is split into three areas, each managed by three separate ministries: welfare, education and labor. The Ministry of Health and Social Affairs is responsible for welfare. Education is the responsibility of the Ministry of Education and Research. The labour market is the responsibility of the Ministry of Employment. In general, their work is to set governing rules in the form of regulations and directives. In other cases, they work with available strategies, action plans and programs that specify the orientation of work. The Ministries cooperate closely with each other, other national Ministries as well as with many international institutions, such as UNICEF, OECD, the EU, etc.
This study tour typically focuses on different aspects of the social services and welfare Swedish model in the policy making, management and administration of the social services at all levels of social system. Explore various aspects of the study tour below.
It aims at giving the participants an understanding of how social services can be organized and managed in order to meet efficiency without compromising the need and integrity of the individual. It will demonstrate the Swedish experience with the development of social services policy and its implementation issues and challenges at all levels of social system. 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 social services.
Managers, Civil servants, Policy makers and Politicians with full or partial responsibility for Social Services. Typically: