Social welfare: helping people to help themselves

Social welfare: helping people to help themselves

The Social Services of towns and municipalities are responsible for advising people in need, offering help themselves or providing information on where help can be found. They value each human being and individual situation and strive to help people achieve integration into social networks and the workplace. In situations of extreme financial need, the social workers apply for welfare benefits, which are paid according to cantonal regulations.

Every application is dealt with carefully and confidentially. It is always best to tackle problems at an early stage. Don’t hesitate to make use of the assistance offered by Social Services.

In accordance with the principle of helping people to help themselves, the Social Services offer:

  • counselling in personal, legal and financial matters
  • information about support offered by other social institutions
  • referrals to other social institutions.

Switzerland

Addresses and links

  • Guidelines on social welfare by the SKOS*: www.skos.ch

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* = Services explicitly offered also in other languages than German.

Aargau

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Basel-Landschaft

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Basel-Stadt

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Solothurn

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