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The Institute for Social Security, based in Lisbon, Portugal, is a public institute under the Ministry of Social Security but with its own  administrative and financial autonomy, and assets. It was created in January 2001 with the aim of establishing a coordinated administration mechanism for all social benefits.

Areas of Intervention

  • Children and young people
  • Children at risk of social exclusion
  • Homeless
  • Older people 
  • People with addiction
  • People with physical disabilities
  • People with mental disabilities
  • Public Health
  • Social justice
  • People who are socially vulnerable
  • People in situations of difficulty or precarity
  • Victims of domestic abuse
  • Gender equality
  • Migrants
  • Social Integration
  • Beneficiaries of minimum income
  • Poverty
  • Recipients of care

Responsibilities/ Services

  • Providing social services
  • Transformation of care models
  • Issuing of guidelines and policies for the district’s councils
  • Capacity building and training
  • Training of social welfare workforce
  • Research and development
  • Conducting inspections
  • Child protection
  • Assistance in cases of energy poverty
  • Financial support
  • Social insurance
  • fostering cooperation with non-governmental organisations and the promotion of social volunteering.
  • Research/ identifying and monitoring of social problems
Institute for Social Security