Companion service involves a person with a functional impairment receiving support from another person in the community. The aim is to enable participation in community life and contact with others.
The companion service in accordance with the LSS should not be confused with companionship in accordance with the Social Services Act (SoL). This is instead related to the service type 'home care'.
Application for permit
Application for permit Companion service (LSS) (Swedish)
Legal requirement for authorisation/licensing
Lag (1993:387) om stöd och service till vissa funktionshindrade (LSS)
Förordning (1993:1090) om stöd och service till vissa funktionshindrade
Regulations, manuals and knowledge support at the National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen)
National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen) webpage