Social Services Committee
The Social Services Committee is responsible for City-wide issues relating to social issues such as social services, financial assistance and care for people with disabilities.
The Social Services has City-wide responsibility for
- activities for children and young people provided by social services
- issues relating to domestic violence
- issues relating to substance abuse
- financial assistance
- issues relating to homelessness
- care for people with physical and mental disabilities
- interaction with voluntary organisations in the field of social welfare.
The committee is also responsible for municipality-wide issues relating to
- drug and crime prevention
- licensing and supervision under the Swedish Alcohol Act
- overall responsibility for coordinating the supervision of sales of medium-strength (folk) beer and tobacco.
The Social Services Committee is also responsible for the City’s research and development activities in the field of social services.
The Social Services Committee is responsible for the Social Services Department, which executes the committee’s decisions.
The committee meets 12 times a year. The committee consists of 13 members and 13 substitute members.
The Social Services Committee is appointed by the City Council.