Municipality of Norrköping – Community Care department, based in Sweden, has a research and development group that operates in the community care sector. Its purpose is to create a platform to link researchers, professionals, citizens and end users. It also contributes to a more in-depth analysis for an increased quality through knowledge development.

Areas of Intervention

Responsibilities/ Services

  • Providing social 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
  • Professional training
  • Training of social welfare workforce
  • Research and development
  • Conducting inspections
  • Maintaining networks for managers and social workers
  • Management of public nursing homes and day centres for older people
  • Home care services for older and dependent people
  • Consulting services and specialised studies for local governments regarding older people  facilities
  • Emotional support groups for family caregivers
  • fostering cooperation with non-governmental organisations and the promotion of social volunteering.
  • Research/ identifying and monitoring of social problems
  • Representing and defending interests of their members
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