The area Social care and social work covers interventions and activities of the social services, the organisation of social services and the development of methods and cooperation with other organisations. Social work in health care settings, schools and other organisations as well as informal care and the role of relatives are included in this area. It also covers research on the interaction between citizens and social service representatives, for example individual and family care, elderly care and childcare.

Research on problems with provision, social child- and youth care, care for people with mental illnesses and various types of addictions as well as care for people with disabilities is covered. The area includes research on the situation for disabled people, for example factors that restrain and promote care. Research about preventative interventions in social care is also included.

Key concepts

  • Interventions and activities of social services, their organization and the development of methods, cooperation
  • Elderly, children and adolescents, disability, problems of provision, mental health, addiction.
  • Informal care, the role of relatives
  • Prevention

Members of the scientific panel

  • Ordförande

  • Peter Dellgran

    Department of Social Work, University of Gothenburg

  • Ledamöter

  • Ann-Zofie Duvander

    Department of Sociology, Stockholm university

  • Lennart Forsberg

    Stiftelsen Göteborgs Kyrkliga Stadsmission

  • Lars Lindberg

    The Swedish Disability Federation

  • Urban Markström

    Department of Social Work,
    Umeå University

  • Lars Oscarsson

    Department of social sciences, Ersta Sköndal University College

  • Tine Rostgaard

    Danish Institute for Local and Regional Government Research (Denmark)

  • Marie Sallnäs

    Department of Social Work, Stockholm university

  • Marjanna Seppänen

    The Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki (Finland)

  • Stephen Widen

    School of Health and Medical Sciences, Örebro University