The Regional Government of Lombardy, based in Milaan, is the collegiate body that heads the political, executive and administrative powers of the region of Lombardy, Italy. The Department for Social Policies, Housing and Disabilities 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 and young people
  • Children at risk of social exclusion
  • Homeless
  • Elderly
  • People with addiction
  • People with physical disabilities
  • People with mental disabilities
  • Mental health
  • Social justice
  • People who are socially vulnerable
  • People in situations of difficulty or precarity
  • Victims of domestic abuse
  • Migrants
  • Social Integration
  • Beneficiaries of minimum income
  • Poverty
  • Recipients of care

Responsibilities/ Services

  • Transformation of care models
  • Promotion of systemic change
  • Role of the social worker
  • Integration of technological tools
  • Issuing of guidelines and policies for the district’s councils
  • Capacity building and training
  • Home care services for the elderly and dependent people
  • Programs for the prevention of addictions in young people
  • Financial support
  • Social insurance
  • Research/ identifying and monitoring of social problems
  • Financing
  • Planning Social Services
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Regional Government of Lombardy - Department for Social Policies, Housing and Disability