The Association of Social Directors is a membership organisation based in the Icelandinc city of Mosfellsbæ. Its primary focus is providing services and benefits to its members, directors of Icelandic social services in the municipalities.

Areas of Intervention

  • Childcare
  • Families
  • People with disabilities
  • Older people 
  • Refugees and asylum seekers
  • Homeless
  • People who are socially vulnerable
  • Social integration
  • Foster care
  • Victims of domestic abuse

Responsibilities/ Services

  • Collaborating with municipal service providers
  • Monitoring new legislation and innovation in the field of social services
  • Promoting public discussion about social services
  • Collaborating with associations of directors in foreign welfare services
  • Providing social services
  • Transformation of care models
  • Promotion of systemic change
  • Role of the social worker
  • Integration of technological tools
  • Training of social welfare workforce
  • Maintaining networks for managers and social workers
  • Management of day centres for the older people 
  • Home care services for older 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
  • Consulting services and specialised studies for local governments regarding elderly facilities
  • Child protection
  • Financial support
  • Social insurance
  • Representing and defending interests of their members
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Member news

Ensuring a more holistic approach to support children in need

Rannveig Einarsdóttir tells us about a new law that will enter into force in January 2022 concerning childcare and services for parents with a focus on early support and intervention.

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