Support to relatives
The municipality offers support to help people who care for or support a relative with a long-term illness, or who is elderly or disabled.
The contributions made by relatives are invaluable, which is why it is important for Huddinge Municipality to provide them with the support they need to be able to cope with work that can at times be physically demanding and difficult. Being the relative of someone who needs support can affect a person's health, social situation, finances and quality of life. Support to relatives is there to prevent ill-health and to facilitate the situation of the relative.
We offer support, training and a chance for relaxation in various forms. We have open activities and assistance-assessed measures.
The Relatives' Centre offers individual support to people who care for someone with a long-term illness, or who is elderly or disabled. At the centre you can meet other relatives in similar situations and take part in various activities, such as relative groups, study circles, theme days and café activities. You are also welcome to book an appointment for a personal discussion with our relative consultants, who can also do home visits if required.
The support we provide is free and you do not need to have a special decision to visit the Relatives' Centre. All the staff who work at the Relatives' Centre are bound by professional secrecy!
We start up study circles and relative groups based on need and interest, and we design the content together.
Hemvårdsbidrag (home care allowance)
People who get help or care from a relative are entitled to an allowance from the municipality. It is called the home care allowance and is paid out to the person receiving the help. This help should mainly consist of assistance with personal care, for example, personal hygiene, help getting dressed and eating and other things that do not count as normal help within a family.