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FAQ - Care & support

My parents need more help in their daily lives, who should I talk to?
Övertorneå municipality Support and Care includes several different forms of support for our elderly population. Housing adaption, home care or retirement homes are some of the things they can help you with. You’ll find more information and contact details on the Support and Care website. 


I think I need income support. How do I find out if I’m eligible?
If you live in our municipality and you do not have sufficient financial resources to provide for you and your family, you are entitled to apply for financial assistance. According to the Social Services Act, only those who themselves cannot meet their needs or have their needs met in any other way are entitled to assistance under Chapter 4, Section 1 of the Social Services Act.

Information on how to apply for income support is available on our website.


My partner and I feel that we need help and support in our family life and our relationship, who do we turn to?
Övertorneå municipality Support and Care offers a wide range of social actions to ensure that children and young people are growing up in a safe and secure environment. We also offer counseling to couples who need support in their relationship. On our website you will find more information and contact information for Övertorneå municipality Support and Care.


I have reason to believe that a person I feel is being abused by their partner or someone in a close relationship, what do I do?
If someone in the family has been exposed to threats and violence and you need advice, support and help urgently or to change your situation, please contact Övertorneå municipality Support and Care. 

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