Disabilities

Disability policy is based on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The policy safeguards the rights and interests that people with disabilities have in society. Several areas are covered by this policy, including labour market policy and education policy. This page is currently being updated with additional information.

Responsible for disabilities

Responsible minister

Lena Hallengren, Minister for Health and Social Affairs
Lena Hallengren Minister for Health and Social Affairs

Responsible ministry

News about disabilities

  • About the Government’s COVID-19 measures in the areas of public health, medical care, social care and social insurance

    :  Lena Hallengren, Minister for Health and Social Affairs, Stefan Löfven, Prime Minister and Johan Carlsson,  Director General of the Public Health Agency of Sweden at a press conference.
    At a press conference: Lena Hallengren, Minister for Health and Social Affairs, Stefan Löfven, Prime Minister and Johan Carlsson, Director General of the Public Health Agency of Sweden. Photo: Ninni Andersson/ Government Offices of Sweden

    Read more below about the decisions in the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs’ policy areas of public health, medical care, social care and social insurance with regards to the Covid 19-pandemic. The date in the title indicates when the article was written.

Content about disabilities

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