Most countries in Europe are experiencing challenges to meet the care needs of an ageing population. In old age, people often become frail and develop multi-morbidity conditions, which cause them to need both medical care and social care on a continuous basis.
Social services provide support to disadvantaged children, young people and families. This can come in a range of forms including support to parents, child protection, alternative care arrangements and supporting vulnerable young people onto the labour market.
In Andalucía, Spain, an online platform has been developed to promote early intervention which will make a huge difference to the overall quality of services provided for young children with developmental difficulties.