Why social services matter
Local and regional social services have a crucial role to play in implementing the SDGs. Most underlying policies and investments are a shared responsibility across levels of government, and it is estimated by the that
- The SDGs can be a tool to strengthen the voice of social services
- Improve social services funding
- Build cooperation for better data and indicators on the SDGs and local practice
- Enhance the capacity of social services professionals
- Engage social services in dialogue platforms to improve implementation
Eradicating poverty: the role of social services
The Agenda 2030 principle of “leaving no-one behind” means ending extreme poverty and reducing inequalities, disparities and all forms of discrimination. Every day, social services are faced with the challenge not only to provide resources and services needed to raise people above the poverty line, but to also ensure they remain out of poverty, particularly in times of crisis and shocks.
Beyond the brief
The next meeting of our Working Group will focus particularly on ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all regardless of age group with aa particular focus on the role of city services. If you have good practices to share from your city please contact , Policy Officer at ESN.