Home care (SoL)

Home care is granted by social services and consists of help and support to an individual in their own home or equivalent, so that the person can continue to live at home.

Home care is the term for a collection of services granted by social services according to Chapter 4, Article 1 of the Social Services Act (SoL). These may be:

  • non-personal services, such as cleaning or shopping or
  • personal care, such as hygiene or help at mealtimes.

Certain other types of service that do not entail significant contact with the eligible person (for example social care alarms, delivery of meals, collecting and delivering laundry, etc.) are not subject to authorisation.

Application for permit

Application for permit Home care (SoL) (Swedish)

Swedish regulations

Legal requirement for authorisation/licensing

Lag (2001:453) socialtjänstlagen (SoL)

Förordning (2001:937) Socialtjänstförordning

Regulations, manuals and knowledge support at the National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen)

National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen) webpage

Senast uppdaterad 2020-12-11