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The Swedish Disability Policy

The cornerstone of the Swedish disability policy is the principle that every person is of equal value and has equal rights. General efforts to improve accessibility in the community are central to achieving the goals of inclusiveness and equality.

Persons with disabilities may be in need of individual support from the community. In Sweden, State, municipalities and county councils are jointly responsible for this aid that is intended to ensure good health and economic and social security.

Actions such as housing with special services for adults, or daily activities for those who are inactive and not enrolled in education are regulated by the Act Concerning Support and Service for Persons with Certain Functional Impairments. County councils and municipalities are responsible for that health care assistance is provided in the form of rehabilitation and habilitation.