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Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
The aim of the study was to examine the background and prerequisites for social services responsibility for carers according to the carers’ section in the Social Services Act. How the legislation is perceived and implemented in practice was also studied. The study’s theoretical basis was jurisprudence and the sociology of law. Preparatory work and other sections of importance for the interpretation of the carers’ section in the Social Services Act were also scrutinized. Interviews with four municipal politicians and four local civil servants were conducted. Various factors which affect the prerequisites for the social services duty of care towards carers were identified in the study. By studying the direct effects of legislation various indirect effects were also highlighted. The results showed that legislation is a weak instrument of control in municipalities’ planning and implementation of support for carers. Therefore social services responsibility for carers is unclear and imprecise. For carers themselves it is difficult to know what support they can demand or ask for from social services – municipalities have to offer support for carers but the carers’ section does not give carers any legal right to support.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. , 57 p.
care of the elderly, carer, division of responsibility, jurisprudence, Social Services Act, support for carers
anhörig, anhörigstöd, ansvarsfördelning, rättsvetenskap, socialtjänstlagen, äldreomsorg
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-26244OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-26244DiVA: diva2:208086
Hollander, Anna , Professor
Tielman-Lindberg , Sanna