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Hamburg’s social services authorities work on a broad range of social topics. The Ministry is responsible for establishing the Hamburg employment market policy, promoting integration and strengthening the commitment of citizens. Furthermore, the Ministry ensures effective health care.

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
  • Mental health
  • Public 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

  • Providing social welfare and health care services, programmes and projects
  • Social hedge
  • Labour market policy
  • Employment promotion
  • Research, identifying and monitoring of social problems
  • Steering social institutions and consulting services
  • Providing support for homeless people
  • Providing effective health care
  • Programs for the prevention of addictions
  • Programs for the prevention of poverty
  • Integration of migrants
Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg- Ministry of Labour, Health, Social and Family Affairs and Integration