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The Regional Government of Galicia, based in Santiago de Compostela, is the collegiate body that heads the political, executive and administrative powers of the region of Galicia, Spain. The Department for social welfare manages all social policies related to children, youth, adults, families and older people, with particular emphasis on population groups who are in difficulties (disability, dependency needs, poverty).

Main Areas of Work

  • Children at risk of social exclusion
  • Homeless
  • Elderly
  • People with physical disabilities
  • People with mental disabilities
  • Social justice
  • People who are socially vulnerable
  • People in situations of difficulty or precarity
  • Victims of domestic abuse
  • Social Integration
  • Beneficiaries of minimum income
  • Poverty
  • Recipients of care
  • Foster care

Responsibilities/ Services

  • Providing social services
  • Transformation of care models
  • Integration of technological tools
  • Training of social welfare workforce
  • Research and development
  • Conducting inspections
  • Management of public nursing homes and day centres for the elderly
  • Home care services for the elderly and dependent people
  • Socio-educational services for children at risk of social exclusion
  • Specialised intervention services as meeting points for children, victims of violence, and their families
  • Child protection
  • Telecare
  • Assistance in cases of energy poverty
  • Fostering cooperation with non-governmental organisations and the promotion of social volunteering
  • Research/ identifying and monitoring of social problems
Regional Government of Galicia - Department for Social Inclusion